Skip to comments.Ex-Mexico president's brother found dead
Posted on 12/06/2004 5:59:59 PM PST by LouAvul
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Enrique Salinas, the youngest brother of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, was found dead in a car on the outskirts of Mexico City on Monday, with a plastic bag tied over his head in an apparent murder, officials said.
Authorities said there indications that Salinas had been killed as part of an attempt to extort him or get information out of him.
"Generally, if you put a bag over someone's head, you're often not trying to kill them, but rather extort them or get some information out of them," said Alfonso Navarrete Prida, the attorney general of the State of Mexico, which abuts Mexico City and where the body was found.
Enrique had long maintained a low profile, in contrast to the stormy lives of two of his brothers. Raul Salinas is serving a prison sentence of nearly 27 years for masterminding the murder of his former brother-in-law.
Carlos Salinas is widely hated in Mexico because of the economic collapse that immediately followed his 1988-1994 administration. Raul Salinas has been investigated for alleged corruption and money laundering during his brother's administration.
Enrique and a fourth brother, Sergio, stayed out of the spotlight, dedicating themselves to business activities - though their business were investigated by European and Mexican officials, with no charges ever brought against them.
"We was found in the seat of the car with a plastic bag over his head," Navarrete Prida said, adding, "this investigation will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law."
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Suicide came first to my mind.
Really! Bet you could have fooled this guy who is most decidedly dead.
"...was found dead in a car on the outskirts of Mexico City on Monday, with a plastic bag tied over his head..."
"Worst damned case of suicide I've seen in years", said the Mexican Policia...
I wish someone could put together a list of the members of the Gortari administration and family members that have died, gone to jail, left the country. Its not quite a "Clinton" list, but its close.
Now why would the police assume it was a murder? I always drive in Mexico City with a plastic bag over my head. The air demands it.
Probably drug related.
Ask folks in Juarez. I think they're still digging.
Also----if you put a rope around someone's neck and pull it you are not trying to kill them,it's just for information gathering.
And this type of comment is from the AG of the State of Mexico.No wonder people want to leave.
Somebody is sending an underground telegraph message for people to shut up about something.
Can't be; he wasn't in Arkansas.
el presidente carlos salinas gotari's bro, raul, is in jail for arranging the murder of his bro-in-law, who apparently went out on his wife to have sex with men. this murder may have taken place in the u.s., i forget. i do remember that his brother-in-law took refuge in the states.
raul's wife showed up in switzerland where she was arrested while trying to withdraw money from an account of millions.
in ol' mechico, the presidente serves one term of six years. and custom, until recently, was that the presidente selects his successor to run for the pri party. the pri party controlled mexico for 71 years until el presidente fox was elected in 2000. "democracy" in mexico will be short-lived for it's expected that the pri will re-take most of the country and the presidency in 2006.
carlos salinas gotari selected luis donaldo colosio, to run for the presidency in 1994, a pri party member and ex-govenor,but a man of the people, apparently too populist, because he was murdered in tijuana, and it was televised. i saw it live on mexican tv.
carlos left the mexican economy in shambles. the wealthy were moving their money out of mexico and with the aid of rubin, the cabinet member of the clinton administration, goldman sachs into nyc. on 2 december 1994 ernesto zedillo took office. he grew up on the california-mexico border in poverty, was noticed for his intellect by a catholic priest, and forwarded to yale where he got a ph.d. in economics.
only days into his administration, the peso underwent a devaluation, destroying the savings of the small middle class and devastating the vast poor of mexico.
much was expected of zedillo, and people feared that if he actually did attempt structural changes to mexico, that he would be murdered like colosio. his six year term passed without incident.
meanwhile, in december 1994 people blamed the out-going el presidente carlos salinas gotari for the devaluation. carlos' actions were strange--he boarded a private 727 and flew to canada loudly protesting his innocence and went on a hunger strike! he flew back to mexico, but left soon. later, he went to ireland which does not have an extradiction treaty with mexico. that was ten years ago. i don't know where he's at now; i think back in mexico, forgiven by the powers that be.
Generally, if you put a bag over someone's head, you're often not trying to kill them, but rather extort them or get some information out of them," said Alfonso Navarrete Prida, the attorney general of the State of Mexico"
He ought to know. That's a favorite tactic of the Judicial Police (sort of a combined CIA/FBI/Mafia)in Mexico.
What??? Does Mexico no longer exist??? You would think I would have heard of this before.....
you got that right about sarcasm.
it's amazing how illegals have rights in this country that they don't have in their own.
but they never seem to notice that difference, and respect our country.
yeah, i've heard the southern border of mexico is not a pleasant place to be detained.