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The US media have virtually ignored this story. The Observer is the first newspaper to have spoken to Janet Padilla, and this is the first narrative account to appear in print. The story turns on one extraordinary fact: playing a central role in the House of Death was a US government informant, Guillermo Ramirez Peyro, known as Lalo, who was paid more than $220,000 (£110,000) by US law enforcement bodies to work as a spy inside the Juarez cartel. In August 2003 Lalo bought the quicklime used to dissolve the flesh of the first victim, Mexican lawyer Fernando Reyes, and then helped to kill him; he recorded the murder secretly with a bug supplied by his handlers - agents from the Immigration and Customs Executive (Ice), part of the Department of Homeland Security. That first killing threw the Ice staff in El Paso into a panic. Their informant had helped to commit first-degree murder, and they feared they would have to end his contract and abort the operations for which he was being used. But the Department of Justice told them to proceed.[/exe]
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this is unbelievable - they allow a man to be killed and many more so they can chase a cigarrette smuggling gang??!! and then when it gets traced oh boy it goes all the way to washington..
And notice how quick this was to be buried and sat on by all those that could, until the Observer gets the FIRST interview and be the FIRST to put this terrible case into print!!
Ugly face of America shines through this - Life is cheap to those in charge.