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El Chapo Trial: Former Mexican President Peña Nieto Took $100 Million Bribe, Witness Says

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posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 07:58 PM
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New York Times

The stunning testimony was delivered Tuesday in a New York courtroom by Alex Cifuentes Villa, a Colombian drug lord who worked closely with Mr. Guzmán from 2007 to 2013, when the kingpin was hiding from the law at a series of remote ranches in the Sierra Madre mountains.

“Mr. Guzmán paid a bribe of $100 million to President Peña Nieto?” Jeffrey Lichtman, one of Mr. Guzmán’s lawyers, asked Mr. Cifuentes during cross-examination.

“Yes,” Mr. Cifuentes said.


Holy hell! That is one huge payoff. This guy, testifying under oath against El Chapo, just blew wide open a scandal few could possibly have known about. This is definitely unprecedented and it seems to jive with his tendency to rail against immigration policy in the US. He was bought and paid for by the Cartels to ensure no Mexican intervention in the on-going illegal immigration crisis. Putting both HIS country and the border communities in the US at risk.

The violence in Mexico as a result of drug cartels has taken a massive toll. If true, Enrique Peña Nieto, sold the lives of his citizens to the tune of $100 million, probably more.
edit on 15 1 19 by projectvxn because: grammar and spelling edits.




posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:01 PM
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Your can buy anything in Mexico.

Even the President it seems.

a reply to: projectvxn



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:05 PM
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It wouldn't be at all surprising, the amount is pretty incredible.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:08 PM
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this is massive. thanks for bringing this.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:13 PM
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Wasn't he some kind of "Resistance", anti-Trumper hero?



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:16 PM
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How can anyone be shocked by this. You can bet much money goes in and out of political figures hands here in this country and our country does the same to foreign governments.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:28 PM
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Lots of stuff getting sealing tight in that trial.

Bet there's some familiar names on the "bribe" list 😎

Can't wait for the leaks 😀



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:31 PM
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That's how it works down there. You want to a contract for large public works project? The mayor says, "This is how much I want and this is how you're going to pay me." That's a direct quote. They are all on the take.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

Yep. That's been par for the course for as long as I can remember.

But it's always been inferred, it has never come out in witness testimony under oath.

This is truly unprecedented.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:38 PM
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The story sounds bogus.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: starviego

You analysis is ground breaking.




posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:41 PM
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"... the kingpin was hiding from the law at a series of remote ranches in the Sierra Madre mountains."

$100 mil doesn't get you very much, I guess.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:47 PM
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Wouldn't surprise me one bit. These people thrive when they are all willing to sell their soul.

The only thing that can stop it, is when good people have had enough. Sadly, by their nature, good people often do nothing. It's a vicious cycle.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn


Ah, the price of doing business. I wonder how much he paid Border Control and the CIA?



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:55 PM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: projectvxn


Ah, the price of doing business. I wonder how much he paid Border Control and the CIA?



You should ask how much the CIA paid him.

P



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 09:06 PM
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originally posted by: pheonix358

originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: projectvxn


Ah, the price of doing business. I wonder how much he paid Border Control and the CIA?



You should ask how much the CIA paid him.

P


What do you mean? For his testimony? ...Or, are you suggesting the CIA paid EC to get the US drug addicted?



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

There is little question the --- was complicit in the crack/coc aine epidemic during the 80s



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 09:14 PM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha

originally posted by: pheonix358

originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: projectvxn


Ah, the price of doing business. I wonder how much he paid Border Control and the CIA?



You should ask how much the CIA paid him.

P


What do you mean? For his testimony? ...Or, are you suggesting the CIA paid EC to get the US drug addicted?



The CIA are the King Pins in the world drug trade.

Either you work for them, or they take you down.

The CIA are not your friends.

P



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 09:33 PM
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Mexico has been corrupt like the wild wild West and has only gotten worse, bribery of officials and law enforcement is common place. It is now obviously a narco state lying next door to us, the wall won't help and any cooperation from Mexican government would be laughable.

I am starting to to think a full blown war against the cartels and Mexican government might be necessary to liberate the Mexican people.
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posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 09:50 PM
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Canada and the US should be ashamed to have a trade deal with Mexico.

Put up a wall.




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