“She was not Chapo’s mother”: AMLO’s new controversy, after not attending to the mother of a fishing leader arrested in Baja California

Mrs. María Carolina yells at the president for her son (Photo: Facebook / Victor Medina Gorosave)

In the last hours it has viralized in social networks one Photography that has brought a lot of criticism to the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In it you can see a elderly woman in front of the window of the truck where the president was traveling, while he just watch her.

According to the photojournalist Victor Medina Gorosave, who captured this image during his visit in Baja California This November 27, it is about Mrs. María Carolina, mother of Sunshine Antonio Rodríguez Peña, detained fishing leader last November 11 and currently imprisoned in a Hermosillo prison, Sonora, for the alleged totoaba traffic, a highly valuable fish that is known as “aquatic cocaine”, and which is widely consumed in Asian countries.

Through his Facebook account, the photojournalist explained that when leaving the Civic Center of Mexicali, a group of protesters, including fishermen, waited for López Obrador to ask him to will remove the ban in the Upper Gulf, imposed for eradicate illegal fishing species in danger of extinction.

Among the tumult of people, Mrs. María Carolina managed to reach the window of the Chief Executive and catch their atention.

The protesters waited for him as he left the Civic Center of Mexicali (Photo: Facebook / Victor Medina Gorosave)

The protesters waited for him as he left the Civic Center of Mexicali (Photo: Facebook / Victor Medina Gorosave)

“Please help my son. He is unjustly detained, he is Sunshine Antonio Rodríguez Peña, they hurt him and lied to you, he has not done bad things! “he yelled at the president, as he knocked on his window. However, AMLO he just stared at her without lowering the window until the unit started.

I was not the mother of Chapo”Commented some people who attended the protest, when they saw that the president’s vehicle did not stop.

The greeting of AMLO and Chapo's mother in Badiraguato, Sinaloa (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

The greeting of AMLO and Chapo’s mother in Badiraguato, Sinaloa (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

And it is that many compared the time that the president approached the truck where the lady was traveling Consuelo Loera, mother of Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán, to greet her, while on a visit to the city of Badiraguato, In Sinaloa.

In an interview with the portal The Impartial, Bangladesh Antonio Rodríguez Peña, Sunshine’s brother, stated that the arrest was a injustice, in which his human rights and those of his family were violated, the authorities reaching gunning down a minor.

A fisherman with background

  Sunshine Antonio Rodríguez Peña, fishing leader (Photo: Special)

Sunshine Antonio Rodríguez Peña, fishing leader (Photo: Special)

It is worth mentioning that the name of Sunshine Rodríguez Peña already has sounded before in the media. In March 2019 the journalist Carlos Loret de Mola denounced him and held him publicly responsible, together with Oscar Parra Aispuro, for alleged threats of death.

The above, after Loret de Mola participated in the documentary “Sea of Shadows”, a work that calls for rescue the vaquita marina and where the journalist closely followed the corruption and organized crime networks who are involved in the Totoaba traffic, which operate in regions such as San Felipe, Baja California, and Santa Clara, in Sonora.

But that’s not all, in 2017 he had already been arrested accused of drug traffic, crime for which he was released and exonerated.

The Totoaba fish, highly valuable and which is widely consumed in Asian countries (Photo: File)

The Totoaba fish, highly valuable and which is widely consumed in Asian countries (Photo: File)

Rodriguez Pena will remain in preventive detention for the duration of the process, for which a period of two months was defined for the complementary investigation.

Besides him, three other fishermen from the port of San Felipe, in Mexicali, Baja California, fThey were arrested for the alleged crime of fishing prohibited in a protected area, which is punishable by up to 9 years in prison.

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