Skip to comments.Murder Foretold
Posted on 05/16/2009 8:42:21 PM PDT by devere
IT COULD have been a scene from Gabriel García Márquezs novella, Chronicle of a Death Foretold. But there was nothing magical about the realism of the video recorded by Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemalan lawyer, four days before he was shot dead on Sunday May 10th while cycling on a busy avenue. If you are hearing this message, he intoned, it is because I, Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano, was assassinated by the presidents private secretary, Gustavo Alejos, and his partner, Gregorio Valdez, with the approval of Álvaro Colom and Sandra de Colom [Guatemalas president and first lady].
Political murders are sadly nothing new in Guatemala. In the course of the 2007 presidential campaign 56 candidates, party activists and relatives were killed. During the civil war, which lasted from 1960 to 1996, at least 150,000 people were killed. Now Mr Rosenbergs explosive posthumous accusation has riveted the country, and threatens to plunge an already fragile democracy into crisis. In the video, Mr Rosenberg contends that the government had offered a spot on the board of Banrural, a state-owned development bank, to Khalil Musa, one of his clients, a farmer and textile manufacturer. The proposal was subsequently withdrawn, he claimed, for fear that Mr Musa would reveal rampant corruption at the bank. Mr Musa and his daughter were murdered last month, and Mr Rosenberg alleged that both that hit and the one he correctly foresaw on himself were designed to ensure the episode was kept quiet.
The claims are particularly damaging because Mr Colom, of the centre-left, has promoted himself as a crusader against endemic corruption and violent crime. Because of its extreme poverty, location and weak institutions, Guatemala has become a haven for drug traffickers: according to Americas Drug Enforcement Administration, three-quarters of South American cocaine destined for the United States passes through
(Excerpt) Read more at economist.com ...
Shockingly sad and infuriating.
We really cannot let that stuff happen here.
Rodrigo definitely does not lack courage.
IT COULD have been a scene from Gabriel García Márquezs novella, Chronicle of a Death Foretold.
Cronica de una Muerte Anunciada.
I actually troubled myself to sit down and read this book in Spanish and enjoyed it immensely.
‘Vamos a matar a Santiago Nasar’
Beautiful. I can remember that one line because it rhymes and because it was said over and over again.
We must be vigilant!
“Thank heavens that our country hasn’t gotten that low yet!”
Vincent Foster and Ron Brown both died before the Youtube age.
I wonder what they would have said?
Anytime someone commits suicide, there is speculation that he could have been murdered.
Youtube does tend to hold a person's feet to the fire!
“Anytime someone commits suicide, there is speculation that he could have been murdered.”
What happened to Vincent Foster wasn’t suicide, it was “Arkincide”.
Foster was the Clinton’s personal lawyer, and responsible for creating their Presidential “blind trust”, which at the time of his death was already 6 months late. A few days after Foster’s death, the blind trust was finally filed, with Vincent Foster’s signature on it!
As for Ron Brown, that was even worse! I’ll give you the fun of researching it on your own. Try googling ‘Ron Brown bullet hole’.
Bump, for truth. How soon we forget ...
A United Nations investigation found that Mr Rosenberg had told the Valdes Paiz brothers, who were his cousins, he was being blackmailed and needed their help to hire a contract killer to murder the blackmailer. The pair allegedly hired the killer and, following Mr Rosenberg's instructions, told the killer where and when he could ambush the blackmailer. But it was Mr Rosenberg who then appeared at the time and place given to the contract killer, and had himself shot, the commission found.(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...------ Suspects in Bizarre Guatemala Murder Case Surrender BBC ^ | Tuesday, 29 June 2010 Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:26:27 AM by nickcarraway
“Thank heavens that our country hasn’t gotten that low yet!
We must be vigilant!”
Close, but no cigar yet. Vigilance is absolutely essential, but vigilance accompanied by action. He, Obie and the leftists in Congress must be stopped!