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Tony should be resigning quick, or we'll be facing the ultimate "no vaseline" political deal.

51 posted on 02/04/2005 10:38:36 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a mean-spirited and divisive loco gringo armed terrorist vigilante cucaracha!)
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Yes he should. It's unbelievable we're throwing more money to these clowns --- this is a good article showing how inept they've been --- but much more than inept --- there is a reason the Mexican government is standing in the way of the murders of women being solved. And they're all on the payroll of the narco-cartels.

Juárez deaths
Still too little progress in solving murders

This is not progress, although it was a third so-called progress report.

Mexico's special prosecutor, Maria Lopez Urbina, has been assigned to assist Chihuahua state authorities with solving murders of hundreds of women in Juárez.

Authorities say more than 400 girls and women have been killed in the past 12 years.

At a press conference in Juárez this week, Lopez Urbina provoked disappointment and anger from about 20 victims' mothers. The gist of her report was that one public official has been added to the list of 143 local law enforcement officers already under investigation for mishandling the cases.

The disappointment and anger was pointed at the wrong person. Lopez Urbina cannot investigate or prosecute, only assist those who can. In Mexico, the individual states, not the federal government, handle murder cases.

Here's an example: Lopez has been assisting in cases, including those of eight women whose badly decomposed remains had been dumped in an empty lot in 2001.

So far not much has happened -- except ongoing murders. It's obvious there has been no breakthrough in the cases. But there has been an eyebrow-raising chronology, an example being the case of the eight bodies dumped:

In October, Victor Garcia was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the eight slayings. He claimed he was tortured into making a confession.

His co-defendant, Gustavo Gonzalez Meza, died in 2003 while in police custody.

Gonzalez's lawyer had been shot to death in 2002. Police called his death "a case of mistaken identity."
Another example:

In Lopez Urbina's two earlier reports, she said it was determined criminal or civil charges should be filed against 41 of the then-143 officials under investigation. So she's officially "assisting" people she thinks ought to be under investigation themselves.

Those people included: Investigators, forensic experts and police officers. They allegedly lost evidence, contaminated crime scenes and were sluggish in taking actions to protect endangered women.

So far "officials" have allegedly issued arrest warrants for five of those officials, according to state officials.

No arrests of the officials have been made by the officials thus far.
What was Mexican President Vicente Fox thinking when he named Lopez Urbina to this post -- basically a whipping post.

It the same thing all over. Too many dead women. Too many so-called dead ends.

53 posted on 02/04/2005 10:51:03 PM PST by FITZ
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