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Ex-Mexico president's brother found dead
modbee ^ | 12-6-04

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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TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carlossalinas; enriquesalinas; mexico; moneylaundering; salinas
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1 posted on 12/06/2004 5:59:59 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

Suicide came first to my mind.


2 posted on 12/06/2004 6:01:03 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: LouAvul
""Generally, if you put a bag over someone's head, you're often not trying to kill them...."

Really! Bet you could have fooled this guy who is most decidedly dead.

3 posted on 12/06/2004 6:04:03 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: LouAvul

"...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...


4 posted on 12/06/2004 6:09:06 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: LouAvul

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.


5 posted on 12/06/2004 6:11:20 PM PST by marron
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To: LouAvul
...with a plastic bag tied over his head in an apparent murder, officials said...

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.

6 posted on 12/06/2004 6:17:36 PM PST by Jagman (If Mexican are aliens, where are their ovipositors?)
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To: LouAvul

Probably drug related.


7 posted on 12/06/2004 6:20:05 PM PST by theDentist (Jerry Springer: NPR for White Trash)
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To: 7.62 x 51mm

Ask folks in Juarez. I think they're still digging.


8 posted on 12/06/2004 6:29:03 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Bahbah

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.


9 posted on 12/06/2004 6:37:08 PM PST by Mears
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To: Dog Gone

Somebody is sending an underground telegraph message for people to shut up about something.


10 posted on 12/06/2004 6:45:13 PM PST by fella
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To: Dog Gone

Can't be; he wasn't in Arkansas.


11 posted on 12/06/2004 6:48:38 PM PST by Redcloak ("FOUR MORE BEERS! FOUR MORE BEERS! FOUR MORE BEERS!" -Teresa Heinz Kerry)
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To: LouAvul

unbelievable family.

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.


12 posted on 12/06/2004 6:55:45 PM PST by ken21 (against the democrat plantation.)
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To: LouAvul

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.


13 posted on 12/06/2004 7:10:53 PM PST by wildbill
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To: LouAvul
Ex-Mexico president's brother found dead

What??? Does Mexico no longer exist??? You would think I would have heard of this before.....

14 posted on 12/06/2004 7:39:30 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Onelifetogive

you got that right about sarcasm.


15 posted on 12/06/2004 8:08:31 PM PST by ken21 (against the democrat plantation.)
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To: wildbill
"...favorite tactic..."

The Mexican cops I know prefer to tilt the subjects head back and pour 7-Up down the nostrils. They tell me, after that they can't get the suspect to shut up.
16 posted on 12/06/2004 8:20:50 PM PST by investigateworld (( Another Cali refugee in Oregon ))
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To: investigateworld

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.


17 posted on 12/06/2004 8:25:00 PM PST by ken21 (against the democrat plantation.)
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To: ken21
People from Guatemala have told me stories that make me wonder if Mexico can even be considered civilized. Notice the burnings of the two cops.
18 posted on 12/06/2004 8:29:22 PM PST by investigateworld (( Another Cali refugee in Oregon ))
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To: investigateworld

yeah, i've heard the southern border of mexico is not a pleasant place to be detained.


19 posted on 12/06/2004 8:37:44 PM PST by ken21 (against the democrat plantation.)
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To: Dog Gone

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20 posted on 12/07/2004 4:18:30 AM PST by ken21 (against the democrat plantation.)
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