What we saw yesterday in Culiacan was a surrender says Fernández Menéndez

Those who took control of the city were criminals, said analyst and columnist Jorge Fernández Menéndez

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What we saw yesterday was a surrender” and who stayed with the control of the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, was the crime, said the analyst and columnist of the newspaper Excelsior , Jorge Fernández Menéndez, after the Army captured and left in freedom to Ovid Guzmán López, son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

In an interview with Pascal Beltrán del Río for Imagen Radio, Fernández Menéndez said that “what we saw yesterday was a surrender. You have to say the right words. For whatever reasons, it may be justified or not, there was an action by the State, there was a reaction from the criminal groups and the State forces surrendered. They handed over the person they were detaining to avoid acts of violence. ”

Jorge Fernández said he did not understand “what is the reasoning behind these things, because we had violence in the streets. What happens is that the violence was perpetrated by the criminals and by exercising it in the way they exercised it they also somehow put the citizens under their control. That is perhaps the most serious of all we are seeing. Those who took control of the city were the criminals, ”he insisted.

He considered that after the delivery of Ovid Guzman to the criminal forces by the Federal Government, the way is being taught for other groups to do the same and exercise extreme violence to achieve their ends, since “you have taught the way.”

He explained, for example, that “the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, what it is going to do right now, every time there is a confrontation, it will do the same. Every time he sees that a position is threatened he will do the same. You have shown the way, ”he emphasized.

He also said that this path has been taught “to social organizations. It burned something and you are going to give me what I want. ” He said that “it is not a timely decision, that is what I mean, it is something that has consequences for the future. The way you are going to face security, political or social challenges, ”he said.

He pointed out that “you cannot be very hard and talk about the corruption of ‘white-collar’ and the corruption of criminal groups. You can not be very hard on one and think that you can be soft on the other, in the end, if you are not strict with everyone, you just get weak, ”he said.

According to information published by the American media The Wall Street Journal, a former federal official revealed the possible cause for which the AMLO government freed the son of “El chapo”

Before the violent events that were generated after the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, the AMLO government decided to release him (Courtesy)
Before the violent events that were generated after the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, the AMLO government decided to release him

A video showing the execution of an element of the Mexican armed forces that was sent to military commanders is the possible reason why the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador decided to release Ovidio Guzmán, detained in Culiacán, Sinaloa

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According to the American media The Wall Street Journal, a former government official revealed that the son of “El Chapo” Guzmán was released by order of senior government officials in Mexico City after they were informed that at least six soldiers They were arrested by gunmen on Thursday afternoon.

According to the former official with knowledge of the situation, armed men sent at least two videos to military commanders stationed in Culiacán, one that shows members of an army patrol captured as hostages, and another that shows a uniformed soldier, tied and barefoot , executed with a shot in the head.

According to the American newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, it was not clear if the soldier filmed in the video was a hostage taken in the wave of violence on Thursday.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the decision to release the offender, from whom he omitted his name, was to protect the life of the citizenry, given the reaction so violent that it was activated by criminal groups.

“It was decided to protect people’s lives, and I agreed with that, because it is not about massacres, that is over, it cannot be worth more the capture of a criminal than the lives of people. They made that decision and I supported it. Also, tell them that it was an operation carried out by the Army from an arrest warrant of an alleged criminal, but as I explained there was a very violent reaction and put the lives of many people at risk, ”he added. 

The president was very insistent that what was privileged was to protect people because you can’t put out the fire with the fire and the time for massacres is over. 

“This decision was made to protect citizens, you can’t put out the fire with the fire, that’s the difference in this strategy compared to what other governments have done, we don’t want dead, we don’t want war, this costs them I work to understand many, but the strategy that was being applied turned the country into a cemetery and that we no longer want, I have said it a thousand times, nothing by force, all for the reason, the right, it is not easy is A process is not easy, ”he said.

To give the official version of the events, the federal government security cabinet moved to the capital of Sinaloa, where, headed by the Secretary of Citizen Security and Protection, Alfonso Durazo, a press conference was offered to confirm the release of Ovid Guzman.

Source: excelsior, linea directa, reuters, wsj, blogdelnarco

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