Sinaloa Cartel cell linked to journalist's murder

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Sinaloa Cartel cell linked to journalist's murder

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http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/sinaloa-cartel-cell-linked-to-murder/



Mexico News Daily | Friday, October 13, 2017

The murder last March in Chihuahua of journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea, 54, has been linked to hired gunmen associated with the Sinaloa Cartel, the state Attorney General’s office revealed this week.

The investigation has found that one of the four hitmen who killed Breach on March 23 is the nephew of Crispín Salazar, leader of a regional gang known as Los Salazar.

Thought to be a cell of the Sinaloa Cartel, the gang is based in and operates from the remote mountain Chihuahua municipality of Chínipas, close to the border with Sonora and also Breach’s hometown.

Sources quoted by the Attorney General said Breach’s murder was revenge by Los Salazar, who felt betrayed by the journalist’s exposés on their modus operandi.

“What we know is that Los Salazar were not pleased with her, not so much about the content of her stories, but because they were being singled out by someone from their own hometown . . . shining the light on the abuses they committed and the way they attempted to impose candidates during the most recent [state] elections,” said Attorney General César Augusto Peniche Espejel.

Los Salazar operate in the border region between Chihuahua and Sonora, cultivating and trafficking marijuana and opium poppies, which they smuggle into the United States across the border between Sonora and Arizona.

Arrest warrants have been issued for the four individuals suspected in Breach’s murder.

Rosa María Breach, the victim’s sister, recently won an amparo, or injunction, in which a federal judge ordered that the state provide her with all information it had gathered regarding the journalist’s murder.

The Attorney General had refused to release the information on the grounds that Rosa María Breach was a third party, and that only the journalist’s children could be granted access to the case file.

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I realize this is somewhat off topic because it doesn't relate to Mexico but might be interesting in the sense of another investigative journalist murdered by a car bomb in her rented car in Malta as she was covering corrupt officials in her country along with much blogging on the Panama Papers which highlights the danger anywhere there is corruption and crime being covered.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41637730

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/malta-car-bomb-kills-panama-papers-journalist/ar-AAtCysV?li=AAggNb9&ocid=iehp
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Canadiana, there are Mexican ties to the Panama Papers leaks.

The leaks contain info on bribes paid by Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht to officials throughout Latin America.  Among them are Emilio Lozoya, former head of Pemex, whose passport number was found in documents used to create offshore accounts.

Odebrecht has acknowledged it spread around about 10 million USD in bribes in Mexico.  Recent data released revealed Lozoya was the recipient of a large portion of those bribes while he was working for the EPN presidential campaign in 2012.

https://lasillarota.com/nacion/emilio-lozoya-entre-panama-papers-y-odebrecht/169887