"You don't have to mess with that": Fox's advice to Calderón on combating drug trafficking

Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox (Photo: EFE)
Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox (Photo: EFE)

Felipe Calderón remains in the Mexico talks, after the arrest of Genaro García Luna and the multiple rumors that revolve around him, as they have even linked him to different organized crime associations such as the Pacific Cartel.

He himself has been in charge of publishing communications through his social networks to deny each of the signs. From the alleged knowledge of the Mexican government in the links of García Luna, to the accusations of allegedly leading the meetings with the drug trafficker during his term.

Now it was through his book “Difficult decisions” that revealed the advice Vicente Fox Quesada gave him on drug trafficking and other maximum security issues in the country when he was about to leave power.

Felipe Calderón became president in 2006, after five months of transition. In that time, he assured, He only saw himself face to face with Vicente Fox three times and in one of them they discussed the rates of violence in the country, as well as the ways to tackle it from Los Pinos.

Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa (Photo: File)
Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa (Photo: File)

At that meeting, he wrote, he asked his predecessor on insecurity, drug trafficking, cartels and organized crime, in search of advice that would suggest a way to continue the legacy in the fight against crime left by the Guanajuato.

"You don't have to mess with that", President Vicente Fox replied, according to the data recovered by the newspaper The universal. It will be next May 18 when the book of Felipe Calderón Hinojosa.

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As soon as the cover of Calderón's book was released, social networks became controversial, as they launched a series of criticisms against the former president for Supposedly to plagiarize the title "Hard Choices" of the one published by Hillary Clinton.

“At the end of the year I finished a book about the most important and difficult decisions that I have had to make in public life. It is a necessary reflection on what it means to govern. Due to the pandemic, editorial work was postponed, but its presentation will be made soon, ”the former Mexican president published on his official Twitter.

Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox (Photo: File)
Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox (Photo: File)

Felipe Calderón is now involved in a controversy that links him to the Fast and Furious operation, in which agents from the Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) of the United States introduced to Mexico more than 2,500 tracking weapons to know the final whereabouts of the same.

The journalist Dolia Estévez announced that Eduardo Medina Mora, former attorney for Felipe Calderón, would have authorized and coordinated the controlled transfer of weapons "with the knowledge and consent of the Calderón government."

Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, for his part, categorically denied the accusations and said that at no time was the "Fast and Furious" operation "a matter of knowledge, discussion, and least of all agreement between presidential offices."

The former Mexican president even revealed that during his government Strong demands were made on the United States government to stop the arms trade.

"It is false that the Mexican government has had an agreement with the US government to introduce weapons to the country. During the 2006-2012 Administration, the Mexican government firmly demanded that the US government stop the trafficking of weapons that reached criminals, ”he wrote on his official Twitter.

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