US DEA Manipulating Mexican Drug War To Influence Sunday’s Presidential Election

[As this latest story from the Mexican drug wars emerges, we begin to see the complex nature of the grand psyop which is being set-up for us there.  The latest chapter in the story involves two young men who were arrested by Mexican military authorities, based on US DEA directives.  The charges against them were that they were allegedly to be the sons of “El Chapo” Guzman, who is called “the world’s most powerful drug lord” by the CIA psy-warriors.   These men, who have been tied to the notorious drug baron by the compromised American media are not who they have been alleged to be.  They are not related to Guzman and therefore innocent of the charges leveled  against them by the USDEA.  After the mistake was revealed by Beltran’s lawyers, the bizarre twist unfolded next, that two DEA agents (both blonde, one balding) tried to make a deal with the men to take the rap, at least until the election (Mexico election next week).  Now it is more than covering-up a clerical error, it is a conspiracy to subvert the Mexican justice system, in addition to subverting our own system, in order to advance the political ambitions of the PAN presidential candidateJosefina Vázquez Mota, who the NED (CIA)-funded candidate in this election and is considered to be the most likely presidential candidate to advance the DEA’s drug war (More on this continues below, after Guzman article).  Vasquez Mota is a classic “false flag” operation, since she is using CIA money to campaign against her opponent by revealing the previous administration’s submission to the directives of the American International Republican Institute (IRI), run by Sen. John McCain and PRI’s participation in a CIA spy program, run by a private contractor (SEE: Peña Nieto CIA).   The intelligence operation was intended to gauge whether or not the PRI is willing to continue the ‘war Gringo'” (the American drug war), in anticipation of  Mexico’s scheduled “transition ‘from the right” to full-blown American neo-liberalism.  

This disgraceful episode is a clear-cut case of the US Drug Enforcement Administration interfering in Mexico’s legal and electoral processes.]

Oops! Mexican police reveal man paraded as son of drugs baron Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is actually a CAR SALESMAN

Kevin Beltran Rios (blue shirt) and Felix Beltran Leon (red shirt): Leon insists he is a car salesman from western Jalisco state who has no relationship to Guzman

Kevin Beltran Rios (blue shirt) and Felix Beltran Leon (red shirt): Leon insists he is a car salesman from western Jalisco state who has no relationship to Guzman

Marina stops in Texas the son of El Chapo Guzman

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Map: U.S.

Elements of Marine arrested in a raid in Zapopan Jalisco, Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, alleged son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Navy confirmed.

Incommunicado false “Chapito” and threatened his lawyers

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Veronica Guerrero, defense attorney Leon Felix Beltran, whom the Navy Department and the DEA confused with the son of Joaquin “El Chapo Guzman”, reported that has been threatened to take the case, and said the arrest of his client has electoral purposes.
In a radio interview, the trial revealed even that is thinking of leaving the defense of Leon Beltran, whose presentation was publicized by the Semar as a major blow against organized crime, especially the “Sinaloa Cartel” that commands “El Chapo” Guzman. Less than 24 hours after the federal government had to accept their mistake: the detainee was not the son of the boss.
The lawyer also alleged that the federal government held incommunicado Beltran Leon, despite already confirmed that he is the son of “El Chapo”. He explained that since last Thursday have prevented him from advising his client.
This lack of communication, the lawyer said, has prevented the defense to know what crimes are arrested. Although he admitted that one of the lawyers could meet with the detainee, I can not provide legal assistance or allowed access to the file.
Although no details of the bullying, he said that is in a delicate situation.
In the morning, said Beltran had a meeting with Leon in the Office of Special Investigations into Organized Crime (OFDI) could not be performed. “We could not, because we were told that there was no staff to make the presentation.”
He said that tomorrow will see the mother and wife who are the only ones that have been able to talk to Felix Beltran Leon.
Announced that it filed a complaint with the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) for the arbitrary detention of Beltran Leon, lack of communication and access to the detainee.
Till next Wednesday when the defense seek to meet with the detainee facilities SIEDO, “We are in fear of what else is making.”
He said considering that Leon Beltran capture and subsequent presentation to the media, had intended to bolster the candidacy of Josefina Vazquez Mota, the PAN candidate for President of the Republic.
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Arrested by the Navy is not the son of El Chapo. Photo: Rafael River
Heriberto Rangel Juan Mendez, who heads the defense of Felix Beltran Rios, the young man who mistook the Navy with Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, “El Gordo”, son of the leader of the “Sinaloa Cartel” Joaquin “El Chapo”   Guzman, said that while his client remains in solitary confinement, his legal team began receiving threats not to proceed with the case.
The attorney said the lawyer Veronica Guerrero received calls on his cell phone to warn: “Keep fucking and cock will enforce.”
“I mean, what makes us nervous, I say unfortunately, we discovered the farce of the Navy and the DEA, and that has us worried …” she told   MILLENNIUM.
Minutes earlier, in an interview with Ciro Gomez Leyva   Evening Formula, Ms. Veronica Guerrero addressed the issue of threats, and who said they fear that you are fabricating evidence to his client and the middle brother, Kevin Daniel Beltran Rios.
“Even us, as a defense, we have received threats. The situation is becoming a bit more delicate but the truth we will move forward. We are currently in discussions with the family, because both the lawyer Heriberto and his servant are pondering the option that maybe we withdraw from the defense, “he said.
About the kind of intimidation that has received only indicated that the litigant have called his mobile phone during the early morning, why he decided to turn it off, but did not elaborate more about it.
“This phone even today (Monday) I have tried to switch them off as much as possible, precisely to avoid such things. But we must, unfortunately is the only phone number I count right now, “he said.
He said that the only people who have been able to briefly talk with Felix Beltran, who remains rooted, like his brother, his mother and wife were also attorney Heriberto.
“We have not had access to the file, and just going out of the National Commission on Human Rights because it also brought a complaint,” he said.
Heriberto Rangel reported that Monday was quoted by the federal prosecutor assigned to the Office of Special Investigations into Organized Crime (OFDI) to take the oath of office as a lawyer for the two young people and meet the preliminary investigation, but, upon arrival said no one was there.
“Everyone (authorities) deployed, to seek, scratching, to see how incriminating these guys,” he said.
He noted that the work of his team has “walked the calluses to corporations that are very strong,” but all he has done is to show the truth of what happened.
“We always said, if we had gone straight to the SIEDO to display the voter registration and licensing of this guy (Felix), then the better it would have eaten and had never taken,” he said.
He recalled that the elements of the Navy stormed the home of young people without a warrant, and took official documentation, including passport Felix Beltran.
“Our greatest fear is that right now they have it there (in the Federal Research Centre), which will require touch guns. That’s our biggest fear. He (Felix) told me that the weapons were not there (at home) and who has never touched, “said the lawyer.
(With information from Proceso.com.mx and Milenio.com)

Josefina Vazquez Mota received funding from a “front organization” of the CIA

The journalist Manu Dornbierer published information in its column in the newspaper Por Esto! , information that reveals the funding they received Josefina Vazquez Mota of the CIA by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which is one of its front organizations . The NED was created in 1982 to carry out covert CIA actions by providing advice and financial support to unions, NGOs and political parties. Its purpose is to enforce (for good or ill) the interests of the United States. If you want more information about the NED I recommend  this article . For now we Dornbierer he writes:

But the PAN and Vázquez Mota have other tricks to gain power and money, serving to neoliberalism. Consider this information: “ In 2000 the International Republican Institute received from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED that financed Sergio Aguayo) $ 270.407 to mark the transition ‘from the right’ to the political change in Mexico. The beneficiary of these funds is the Mexican NGO ANCIFEM that went to ‘encourage the participation of women in the Mexican electoral process’ . This organization has now ACTION PROGRAM: Election Observation.Featured ANCIFEM members are Josefina Vazquez Mota (political coordinator) and Ana Teresa Aranda, among others. Similar courses were used as instructional supporters of Mr. Yushchenko (Ukraine presidents) to ‘report’ or ‘simulate’ electoral fraud in case of defeat. These complex networks of international relations not only have the same modus operandi but claim a certain procedure of the beneficiary. National Democratic Institute also maintains programs with Mexican political parties. “

The candidate was now a member of the leadership of the women’s association ANCIFEM PAN, the organization “NGO” received money from the CIA, through an agency for the development of democracy , with the intention of promoting a political shift to the right in 2000. Also, remember that Hillary Clinton said in July 2011, as always respectful of the sovereignty of the American countries, which in Mexico “The PRI would win only” over my death body “(over my dead body), but after Washington organized an operation of “damage control” with Peña Nieto, trying to see if the PRI is willing to continue the “war Gringo” (El Universal). Meanwhile, Chepina and declared his love for García Luna, ergo Hillary Clinton and her clan. Is that they are women, they say, and both pro-drug war.

Activity in Mexico of the International Republican Institute (IRI), which received NED funds to be allocated to the ANCIFEM, is documented in a note of El Universal November 2, 1999 from which I extract the following:

The IRI was one among other international organizations with greater representation in the legislative elections of 1997, sent in 16 states and a close linkage with the National Women’s Civic (Ancifem) . The IRI was presided over recent years by Senator John McCain , who represents Arizona and has special interests in Mexico.

New poppy blight poised to boost opium price: U.N.

[If you had possession of several years worth of surplus opium stashed from Afghanistan’s constant overproduction, then a blight would be the greatest gift in the world.]

New poppy blight poised to boost opium price: U.N.

Afghan farmers work at a poppy field in Jalalabad province

Afghan farmers work at a poppy field in Jalalabad province (Parwiz Parwiz Reuters, REUTERS / May 5, 2012)

Michael Shields
VIENNA (Reuters) – A fresh blight is poised to hit Afghanistan’s poppy fields this year, driving up opium prices and threatening to fuel a shift to potentially lethal heroin substitutes like “krokodil”, the U.N. drugs watchdog said on Tuesday.Plant diseases destroyed nearly half the 2010 opium harvest in Afghanistan, the world’s biggest producer, but output there rebounded 61 percent last year, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in its 2012 World Drug Report.

That helped put global opium production at 7,000 metric tons (7716.2 tons) in 2011, still more than a fifth below the 2007 peak.

“We may anticipate that this year there will be another plant disease – maybe not to the same scale as 2010 – but (it) still may affect, especially in the southern part of Afghanistan, poppy cultivation,” UNODC Executive Director Yuri Fedotov said.

“This means that the production of opium may not increase or may even decrease, but at the same time definitely it would lead to an increase in prices for the next year. That is something we need to address very seriously.”

The UNODC report cited indications that shortages had encouraged users in some countries to replace heroin with other substances such as desomorphine – whose street name is krokodil – acetylated opium, and synthetic narcotics.

Krokodil is a crude, codeine-based drug that users inject, risking serious health problems as it attacks body tissue.

“It is a powerful drug which can kill people in just two months, in a few weeks,” Fedotov said.

It was hard to gauge what impact the 2010 crop failure in Afghanistan had on major markets, the report said, but drug seizures fell in most countries getting Afghan opiates. Some European countries, including Britain and Russia, saw heroin droughts.

Opiate prices in Europe and the Americas had not changed much since 2009, officials said, but farm-gate prices in Afghanistan and number-two producer Myanmar kept rising in 2010 and 2011. A kilo of opium costs around $200-$250 in Afghanistan.

Rising prices at times of increasing output could reflect under-reported demand from Asia and Africa, a growing market for raw opium not made into heroin, a parallel market for morphine or speculation on local markets, the report said.

Drug syndicates also tended to stockpile opium to be able to smooth out supply fluctuations, UNODC officials said.

CANNABIS ON TOP

The 2012 report showed overall use of illicit drugs seems to have stabilized but was on the rise in several developing countries, especially those along trafficking routes.

Fedotov cited as an example growing consumption of cocaine in West Africa, now a transit route for shipping Latin American supplies to Europe, increasingly from Bolivia and Peru as output in Colombia – mainly bound for North America – declines.

Cannabis remained the world’s most popular illicit drug, with between 119 million and 224 million established users worldwide, the report said.

That was followed by amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), the use of which was largely stable, although methamphetamine and ecstasy appeared to be on the rise.

Seizures of methamphetamine more than doubled in 2010 from 2008 due to big hauls in central America and Asia. Ecstasy pill seizures more than doubled in Europe from 2009 to 2010, and the drug’s use seemed to be rising in the United States and Oceania.

The report stressed the health and security threats illicit drugs posed, renewing UNODC’s call for an integrated approach to reducing both supply and demand.

“Heroin, cocaine and other drugs continue to kill around 200,000 people a year, shattering families and bringing misery to thousands of other people, insecurity and the spread of HIV,” Fedotov said.

Around 230 million people, roughly five percent of the world’s adult population, are estimated to have used an illicit drug at least once in 2010. Around 27 million, or 0.6 percent of adults, are problem drug users, mainly of heroin and cocaine.

By contrast, surveys have shown 42 percent of adults drink alcohol and a quarter use tobacco.

Fedotov said his agency was looking into reports that Uruguay’s government planned to legalize the marijuana market as part of a drive to stop rising crime.

“If these reports are confirmed, of course it will be a disappointing development,” he told reporters, citing international conventions against such a step.

“Cannabis is not so innocent as some people prefer to describe (it),” he said, noting its users faced irreversible physiological changes and often moved on to harder drugs.

(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Nick Macfie)

Uzbekistan To Finish-Off Russian Internet In Central Asia

[If the Russian mobile/Internet provider gets the boot from Uzbekistan, it will effectively lost its entire Central Asian market, until the advertised return to Turkmenistan, alleged to be sometime in the next couple of months.  This will leave the Virtual Silk Road Internets in the individual countries as the only portals to the outside world.  Sounds like Obama’s and Hillary’s cut-throat diplomats are really doing their stuff in C. A.  The following service map comes from the MTS site.]

MTS’ Central Asian trials extend to Uzbekistan

Clare Nuttall in Almaty
June 26, 2012

Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is in danger of losing the right to operate on the Uzbek market, after authorities threatened to revoke its licence over poor service, complaints about the company’s use of mobile masts, and a fraud probe. The fight over the licence is just the latest trial for the company in Central Asia.

According to reports in the Uzbek press, the State Communications Inspectorate has said it could strip MTS-Uzbekistan, the country’s largest mobile operator, of its licence after receiving alleged complaints from customers about quality of service. The company is also under fire from officials who say it does not have the necessary authorisation to use 48 of its mobile base stations in Uzbekistan.

MTS-Uzbekistan, which has been active since 2008 and has around 9.5m customers and market share of 38%, is also being investigated on allegations of fraud. Reports say that the company’s former director, Bekhzod Akhmedov, is believed to have fled the country. An audit carried out by the Uzbek prosecutor and tax authorities claims to have uncovered misuse of funds, misappropriation of assets, illegal cash-out of funds and tax evasion,Interfax reports.

An MTS spokesperson told AP that the company sees no reason for the Uzbek authorities to revoke the licence and that it has already submitted documentation for most of the 48 base stations.

“It remains unclear what stands behind the allegations and whether MTS will be able to prevent its licenses from being suspended,” Troika Dialog writes in an analyst note. “We think the company can easily stop using the 48 base stations and not suffer any meaningful negative impact on the services it offers, but the issue, in our view, appears to be bigger than just 48 base stations.”

The pressure on the company comes just six weeks after MTS achieved a breakthrough next door, with the company striking a deal to return to Turkmenistan in May. The Turkmen subsidiary lost its licence in December 2010, but services are due to be restored within the next two to five months following a series of negotiations with Ashgabat. MTS is also facing problems in Kyrgyzstan, where it claims that its majority holding in local operator Bitel, acquired in 2005, has been wrongfully misappropriated.

However, Uzbekistan is a much larger market than either Kyrgyzstan or Turkmenistan, given that the 29.5m population is the largest in Central Asia. Poor fixed line coverage, with services covering only around 7% of the population, has seen rapid growth in the mobile telecoms market. After a leap in subscriber numbers in 2008, the mobile subscriber base has been growing by around 30% a year, with penetration reaching around 80% in early 2011.

Since MTS entered the market, Uzbekistan has become its third-largest market, accounting for around 4% of consolidated revenues. In 2011, MTS’s EBITDA in Uzbekistan was $231.4m. Troika writes that although the latest news is negative, “given the size of operations in Uzbekistan, the negative impact on MTS’ valuation would only be around 5% under the worst-case scenario of licenses being suspended.”

The Russian mobile operator is hardly alone in its struggles. International companies operating in Uzbekistan have faced numerous problems in recent years, despite insistence from Tashkent that the government wants to promote international investment. Oxus Gold, one of the longest-standing investors, claimed in 2011 that it was being forced out of the Amantaytau Goldfields joint venture by its Uzbek partners. The same year, security forces raided the Turkish-owned Turkuaz shopping centre, beating several of its employees and confiscating goods. A documentary broadcast on Uzbek state television later accused 50 Turkish businesses of promoting the Islamic terrorism.