posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 06:54 PM
Does anyone heard of this group in the US? This is what i found in wikipedia.
El Yunque (The Anvil) is the name of a secret Mexican organization that, according to its critics, promotes an ultra right-wing Roman Catholic
ideology. It was founded in 1955 in the city of Puebla, Puebla, by Ramón Plata Moreno and Manuel Díaz Cid.
Wealthy businessmen and politicians (mostly from the National Action Party) have been named as alleged founders and members of The Anvil. The father
of Ricardo Salinas Pliego, owner of Televisión Azteca, and one of the wealthiest men in Mexico, Hugo Salinas Price describes sponsoring and
supporting Movimiento Universitario de Renovadora Orientación (MURO) a supposed Yunque front group, in his autobiography. It is
unclear to what extent the sponsors of MURO knew of the supposed organizational structure and goals of its theoretical affiliation to El
One of the most prominent critics of The Anvil, investigative reporter Álvaro Delgado (see References) says that The Anvil was founded to "defend
the Catholic religion and fight against the forces of Satan, even by force and murder". He also claims that top members of the National Action Party
(PAN) and former President Vicente Fox's cabinet are also members of El Yunque. PAN president Manuel Espino Barrientos talked in an interwiew in 2002
without inconvenience about the membership to El Yunque of some acquitances of his.
Since it is a secret organization, most reports about it comes from its critics and ex-members. One noted ex-member is the former mayor of Puebla,
Luis Paredes Moctezuma who has led demonstrations against the organization, demanding the expulsion of all heads of PAN who are also affiliated to El
Yunque. Paredes Moctezuma has also explicitly pointed current party leader Manuel Espino as a yunquista. He has said that El Yunque played a role
backing Vicente Fox's campaign in 2000.
According to Andres Manuel López Obrador and his supporters, El Yunque was specifically pointed as the mastermind behind the organization of the
highly successful march against crime in Mexico City (June 27, 2004); because of this supposed connection, the leftist mayor of Mexico City at the
time, Lopez Obrador, saw the march as a political attack against him by El Yunque and downplayed its importance.
According to its critics, the secret organization of El Yunque was supposedly paramilitary in nature, performing its actions (including political
assassination mostly through a set of front organizations, and, according to the magazine "Contralinea", this included the student organization MURO
at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in the 1960s. Over time, the organization supposedly evolved and began working towards the
establishment of what crtics call "a fascist" government in Mexico achieving its goals through more conventional political means.[