“An unequivocal sign of the decline of the regime”: AMLO warned…
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador considered that the arrest of the former secretary of National Defense in the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto, General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, occurred this Thursday in Los Angeles, California; “It is a very regrettable fact” but it is an “unequivocal sign of the decadence of the neoliberal regime.”

During his press conference in the Treasury Room of the National Palace, López Obrador assured that he will wait for the United States to report on the charges of which he is accused, he stressed that there is talk about his relations with drug trafficking, however, we will have to wait, but stressed that it must be tested.

“It is a very regrettable fact that a former Secretary of Defense is arrested on charges of links to drug trafficking. Of course, all this must be proven, we cannot advance vespers, we cannot make summary trials, they are legal processes in which the accused have the right to defense “, he stressed.

“Regardless of the result of the investigation and the conclusion of the entire process, It is very unfortunate that this happens, we are facing an unprecedented situation, because the one who was Felipe Calderón’s secretary of Public Security is being detained by the same accusation and now they arrest the Secretary of Defense during the government of Enrique Peña Nieto, ”he said.

General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda (Photo: REUTERS / Daniel Becerril)

“This is an unequivocal example of the decomposition of the regime of how the public function, the governmental function in the country was degraded during the neoliberal period. I always said that it was not just a crisis, that what was suffered was a decline, a process of progressive degradation and we are now verifying the depth of this decomposition that was brewing long ago “, he assured.

The president recalled that he always asserted that it was not a crisis, but rather a decline “There was a process of progressive degradation and we are now verifying the depth of this decomposition that was brewing long ago”, he pointed.

In this situation, López Obrador announced a clean-up in the Secretariat of National Defense of former collaborators of Cienfuegos Zepeda. He assured that all those who have been his accomplices will make themselves available to the authorities.

“I want to say that, as in the case of García Luna, all those who are involved in this other matter of General Cienfuegos, who are acting in the government, in the Ministry of Defense, will be suspended, removed, and if it is the case, made available to the competent authorities “announced the president.

“We are not going to cover up for anyone”, he highlighted.

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In this sense, the president gave a boost to the current Secretary of Defense (Sedena), General Luis Cresencio Sandoval, and the head of the Navy (Semar), José Rafael Ojeda, to whom he expressed all his confidence.

“I have every confidence in the current Secretary of the Navy and General Secretary Sandoval”said the president.

López Obrador recalled that when he was forming his cabinet, he asked to be presented with shortlists, but he did not speak for any of them, so he himself who chose the current incumbents of Sedena and Semar after an arduous investigation, for which he qualified them of incorruptibles.

“I had to choose both of them. I did a detailed analysis to make the decision to appoint them, I investigated their background, their good repute and both are characterized by being incorruptible “, he stressed.

“In neither case, Marina and Sedena, did I take the proposals. I named them, above all, for being honest people. I can say the same about admirals, officers, both from the Navy and the Army, ”he said.

The president insisted that both institutions will continue to be strengthened “which are essential for the good progress of the Republic, we will continue to support them in these two institutions … And we will be aware of the accusations that are being made and will to publicize today against General Cienfuegos, ”he insisted.

At the express question of one of the media representatives, López Obrador said that it was the Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, who informed him of the capture of General Salvador Cienfuegos, in Los Angeles, California.

“The Foreign Relations Secretary informed me because the United States Ambassador to Mexico (Crritopher Landau) had just spoken to him to inform him of the arrest of General Cienfuegos … At 6:50 in the afternoon, I was in my office”, he remembered.

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