It is widely believed that if a business is operating today in Nuevo Laredo, it is doing so with the “blessing” of the cartels. That blessing of course has come with a high price, in money and the blood of our neighbors, friends and even loved ones.
WHY A POLITICAL CANDIDATE WOULD BUY GOODS AND SERVICES FROM NUEVO LAREDO BUSINESSES IS BEYOND UNDERSTANDING!
However, Raul Salinas has had his new campaign signs produced in Mexico… and you can bet they weren’t printed in Acapulco! Can you believe that? The Mayor of Laredo Texas, the man who promised to bring an end to the violence on the border, the man who promised to return the kidnap victims, the man who is running for re-election based on helping Laredo businesses and its economy is putting money into the pockets of the very criminals he swore to protect us from… both as an FBI agent AND as our Mayor!
This isn’t about a few political signs. Local politicians (though not the smart ones) have been buying campaign materials from Mexican businesses for years. But now, the money flowing across the river is flowing into the pockets of the assassins who have contributed to the murder of an estimated 28,000 since 2006. Salinas’ money! And if you gave money to finance Salinas, then you should know that when he spends it there, your money is going to finance the most tragic mass murder in the history of North America!
One has to question how deep this relationship goes between Salinas and the businessmen across the border. Is is just a few printers? Or is it much worse? And, given the pattern of corruption since the Salinases have come into power, you also have to wonder how long this has been going on?
Oh yeah … and what about supporting local businesses, Mr. Mayor!