El Chapo, will follow the path of Osama, US reaffirms fight against cartels
Janet Napolitano, United States Secretary of Homeland Security, and Alejandro Poire, Secretary of the Interior of Mexico, the border closed to criminals, both countries will strengthen action against terrorism and drug trafficking
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 28. – The Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, said her country will persist in the arrest of the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, and against the Zetas.
In a joint press conference with Secretary of the Interior (Interior Ministry), Alejandro Poire, the U.S. official likened the Sinaloa drug dealer with terrorist Osama bin Laden, who was killed last year in Pakistan, saying that even if take years, criminals have to pay for their actions.
“It took ten years to find Osama bin Laden, and you know what happened there. I am not suggesting that the same will happen with (El Chapo) Guzman, I am suggesting that we are persistent when it comes to people who do evil, “she said.
At the headquarters of the Interior Ministry, two officials agreed on mechanisms to strengthen bilateral relations in order to exchange information on international terrorism.
It was reported that efforts against drug trafficking and women abuse, and the start of a pilot repatriation of Mexicans, among other the many safety issues.
US ensures that the drug war has not been a failure
The Obama administration does not consider the war against organized crime, launched by President Felipe Calderon a “Freudian slip”, however is a necessary effort that must continue, said Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States.
On a visit to our country and having been hosted by Secretary of the Interior, Alejandro Pore, the official stated that the Mexican government’s strategy to bring down crime must be an ongoing effort, not to be neglected.
“I do not think the fight against drugs is a failure. It is not! Is an ongoing effort and we will continue to help our people and avoid ingesting dangerous drugs, “the official emphasized the United States?
At the same time, Janet Napolitano likened the drug trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Loera, with the terrorist Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, who was killed last year in Pakistan, saying that even if take years, criminals must pay for their actions.
Napolitano added that the eyes are placed on groups of terrorists, and “we will be persistent, consistent and robust when confronted.”
On the possibility of comparing the drug trade to terrorism, she said “I think that terrorism is a global threat, all countries are fighting it, the information exchange agreements and collaboration is important.”
In Juarez Salon Interior Ministry, Napolitano said that “the community of nations working together which increases the chances of preventing a terrorist act.”
She stressed that “drug trafficking is a threat, but must be addressed differently, it is a different type of crime, so it is important that we act not only on a bi-national, but regionally to combat drug supply illegal. “
Poire and Napolitano agreed to strengthen cooperation to combat terrorist infiltration in the region and orderly repatriation of Mexican migrants.
Both governments will work to prevent international terrorism in Mexico avoiding the entry of any person belonging to a criminal organization or persons threatening the security of both countries, for it will speed up and expand the exchange of information with opportunity to take the preventive measures and appropriate operational.
To drive traffic and combat human trafficking, “crime that respects no geographic boundaries,” said Interior Minister, agreed to launch a project with the Central American countries which will work collaboratively to dismantle the networks and lead to justice the criminals who commit “crimes as despicable.”
He also noted that Mexico and the United States will begin as soon as a pilot program of repatriation of Mexican nationals takes the lessons and progress that has been carried out in the frame, cited an example, the Voluntary Repatriation Program to Interior, to improve border security and that of its own nationals to facilitate their return to their home communities with full respect for their human rights.
Assessed progress in implementing various programs to facilitate the movement of nationals between Mexico and the United States, among which is the Global Entry, through which the user can enter the territory of another country with much more ease and speed.
He said this mechanism will start soon at airports in Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos for U.S. citizens who visit our country as tourists or business, may come more quickly and make their immigration with certainty and efficiency. This will encourage more tourism and trade between the two nations.
Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel is one of the world’s most wanted criminals and the magazine Forbes considered one of the 100 most powerful men on earth.
His criminal organization with tentacles in 48 countries was strengthened after his escape from prison in Puente Grande, Jalisco, in 2001 in a laundry.
The Sinaloa cartel has a bloody dispute with other criminal organizations, particularly with Los Zetas, and with the Armed Forces.
Major newspapers and news agencies circulated that Secretary of Homeland Security of the American Union, Janet Napolitano, said: “It took 10 years to catch Osama, you know what happened and the same will happen with Guzman.”
Stenographic version released by the Interior Ministry said the following:
“Well, I tell you something, it took 10 years to catch Osama Bin Laden, we find it and you know what happened. I believe that the same will happen to Guzman; the only thing I am suggesting is that we are persistent when we are close of evil and damaging to countries, yours and ours. So this theme is continued in a comprehensive manner. “
But Napolitano said: “Let me just say, it took us 10 years to find Osama Bin Laden, and you know what Happened there. I’m not suggesting the Same thing would happen with Guzman , but I’m suggesting That We are persistent when it comes to wrong doers and Those who do harm, in Both of our countries. So that issue continues. “
Translated into Spanish, she said, “Let me say, it took ten years to find Osama Bin Laden, and you know what happened there. I am not suggesting that the same will happen to Guzman, but suggesting that we are persistent when they get bad actors and those who do harm, in both countries. So the issue remains. “
However, hours later, the Interior Ministry said that there was an error of translation in the press conference that provided the head of the agency, Alejandro Poire and Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.
The blunder was attributed to an interpreter for the Government, that Napolitano would have suggested that Joaquin Guzman Loera would have the same fate as Osama Bin Laden, who was killed by an elite squad of United States last year.