The perfect example of Mexico’s corruption

Here is the roadmap. Here is the method. Here is the tested formula for carrying out the looting. Veracruz is the model for what happens in the rest of Mexico, state after state, governor after governor. The looting carried out weekly, monthly, every six-year term. Javier Duarte is the archetype of the greed of many who govern a rich country peopled by millions of poor. Javier Duarte is the stinking example that shows how an administration can become a plunderer. An omnipotent governor becomes an unpunished looter. He is accused, criticized, exposed and still untouched.

He remains immune from the magnificent report published in the Animal Politico website with Mexicans Against Corruption, detailing what he did, how he did it, when he did it. The corruption is described step by step. The government of Veracruz delivered US$35 million to a network of 21 companies allegedly to buy blankets, school supplies and shoes. These supplies did not reached their destination. The money was allegedly paid to “partners” who are residents of shantytowns who signed [incorporation] documents in exchange for promises of support. The scheme was created with made-up tenders for bids and direct contract awards, with corrupt officials and manipulated people, with a governor who promoted corruption and benefited from it. It was a network of shell companies and apocryphal partners, thanks to which Duarte and his people pocketed millions from the public treasury. It’s the Veracruz model.

It’s the Mexican model. RTFA for details, examples, a tale that goes back through decades of official corruption.

6 thoughts on “The perfect example of Mexico’s corruption

  1. John 8:7 says:

    Mexico Corruption: Peña Nieto’s “No one could dare throw the first stone” Raises Questions (9/30/16)
    This week, several looks were exchanged at the opening of the National Transparency Week event organized by the INAI [National Institute for Access to Information]. In an improvised speech, Enrique Peña Nieto alluded to a well-known biblical passage to refer, again, to the issue of corruption.
    The President brought the words of Jesus Christ to bear – from John’s Gospel – to compare the unfaithful woman about to be stoned with the issue of corruption: “This issue that so weakens us, corruption, is present in all spheres of society and in every setting. There isn’t anyone who could dare throw the first stone…. all have been part of a model that today we are discarding and changing”
    And just like that Peña Nieto spoke for us all and accused every Mexican of corruption.
    This is not the first time the current president has described corruption as a national problem, one that is extensive and widespread, from which no one is safe. It’s a broad claim which implicates himself and his closest collaborators. Otherwise such a huge generalization made by the president wouldn’t make sense.

  2. Actualizado says:

    “Wanted, Dead or Alive: Mexico’s Fugitive Governor Javier Duarte” “Authorities believe that Javier Duarte fled the state more than a week ago, only days after announcing that he would take a leave of absence to address charges of corruption and links to organized crime.
    In the state’s capital, Xalapa, citizens have posted old Western-style wanted posters in public buildings with the image of Duarte as a way to protest the inefficiency of Mexican prosecutors who issued the arrest warrant just a few days after he took a leave of absence from the job, allowing him to leave the state and probably the country.
    Prosecutors say Duarte embezzled or misspent as much as US$2 billion since he took office nearly six years ago. His administration is scheduled to end officially November 30 and auditors say he has left Veracruz with a public debt of US$583 million.
    At least 18 journalists have been murdered in Veracruz on Duarte’s watch alone, combined with the discovery of hundreds of bodies in mass graves, a litany of human right violations, thousands of disappeared and hundreds of femicides. The chain of events represents a stunning downfall for a politician who Peña Nieto once hailed as a member of a new generation of politicians who were going to transform Mexico.”

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