“My detention was humiliating”: the desperate letter from Cienfuegos to AMLO revealed in his book

The new copy of AMLO delves into the actions that his administration has carried out in the first half of the six-year term. (Photos: Cuartoscuro / Reuters)

On the morning of this Monday, August 30, through his famous morning lecture, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented his new book entitled “A la Mitad del Camino”.

Here is my thought and action of this government (…) I recommend it, especially, I recommend it to my adversaries (…) They will not get bored “declared the president from the National Palace.

The new copy of AMLO delves in the actions that his administration has carried out in the first half of the six-year term.

Within hours of its launch, it was announced in the media that in the book The letter that Salvador Cienfuegos sent to Andrés Manuel López Obrador to intervene in his case after the United States government related him to drug trafficking issues is revealed.

“As my Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces informed you, in all truthfulness as a citizen and as a military man, that the confrontations attributed to me are totally false, because never in my life have I spoken to any drug trafficker, not by third parties or messengers or phone calls or messages of any kind ”, reads the letter sent on October 29, 2019.

“The most important thing is that there is a great injustice, I feel powerless and lack resources to pay a judgment in this country, “added the former official in the Enrique Peña Nieto administration.

File photograph dated September 15, 2017, of former Secretary of Defense Salvador Cienfuegos.  EFE / Jos  Pazos / Archive
File photograph dated September 15, 2017, of former Secretary of Defense Salvador Cienfuegos. EFE / Jos Pazos / Archive

Similarly, after a whole country shocked by the dissemination of its alleged links with drug trafficking, Cienfuegos described his detention as “Unfair and humiliating”, because it happened in front of his family.

Regarding the case, the Mexican president assured that the evidence against the military man was screenshots and written with bad spelling.

GENERAL PROFILE

Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was the titular General of the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena) during the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, the last president of Mexico flagged by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

General Cienfuegos was federal secretary from December 1, 2012 to November 30, 2018, that is, the entire Peñanietista regime was there. To obtain that position he had to go through different military ranks more. According to the database consultable of the Sedena, the former secretary was born on June 14, 1948, he joined the Army at age 15, on January 23, 1964.

Regarding the case of the disappearance of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Isidro Burgos Rural Normal School, the former Secretary of Defense was a key element in maintaining what was known as
Regarding the case of the disappearance of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Isidro Burgos Rural Normal School, the former Secretary of Defense was a key element in maintaining what was known as “The Historical Truth.” PHOTO: MOISÉS PABLO /CUARTOSCURO.COM

The site also reports that Cienfuegos Zepeda was active for 54 years and that its other positions and operational activities They were:

Senior Officer of the Secretariat of National Defense, Inspector and Comptroller General of the Army and Air Force, Commander of the VII Military Region, in the state of Chiapas, Commander of the I Military Region, in Mexico City, Commander of the IX Military Region, in the state of Guerrero, Commander of the V Military Region, in the state of Jalisco, Commander of the 15 / a. Military Zone, in the state of Jalisco and Commander of the 14th. Infantry Battalion, in the state of Jalisco.

In the case of Tlatlaya, State of Mexico, according to a weekly note Process, The general “tried to hide a crime against humanity and only with direct pressure from the United States government did he accept that his men committed serious acts against international humanitarian law”. After recognizing the act, where the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) reported 15 extrajudicial executions, Cienfuegos did not investigate or punish those responsible for the massacre.

Regarding the case of the disappearance of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Isidro Burgos Rural Normal School, the former Secretary of Defense was a key element in maintaining what was known as “The Historical Truth”. Too refuted the presence of the 27th Infantry Battalion stationed in Iguala in the facts related to the young normalistas.

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