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MX President Calderon Reveals Death Threat Received Early in His Administration

August 21st 2012   ·   8 Comments

MX President Calderon Reveals Death Threat Received Early in His Administration

President Felipe Calderon told a gathering of journalists and celebrities over the weekend that a threat was made against the presidential aircraft early in his term and he took it so seriously that he recorded a message for his children in case he was killed, Mexican media outlets reported.

Calderon revealed the threat during a private event on Saturday to celebrate his 50th birthday.

The president said he decided to go ahead with a trip shortly after being inaugurated in December 2006 even though intelligence reports indicated a potential threat to the presidential aircraft.

“I decided to make the trip amid a very tight security operation. Before going, I recorded a message for my children in which I told them that if something happened to me, they should know that their father died doing what he felt he had to do,” the president said.

Security officials uncovered a plot to attack the presidential aircraft during the first year of the administration, Calderon said, without providing details on who was behind the threats or how they planned to carry it out.

Dimas Diaz Ramos, a suspected Sinaloa drug cartel money man who allegedly planned an attack on the president, was paraded before reporters in August 2009.

The Sinaloa cartel is led by Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, Mexico’s most-wanted man.

The Sinaloa organization, sometimes referred to by officials as the Pacific cartel, is the oldest drug cartel in Mexico and has an extensive drug distribution network in the United States.

Guzman, who was arrested in Guatemala in 1993 and pulled off a Hollywood-style jailbreak when he escaped from the Puente Grande maximum-security prison in the western state of Jalisco on Jan. 19, 2001, is considered the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.

Chapo Guzman tops the list of Mexico’s 37 most-wanted criminals and is on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people.

The Sinaloa cartel, according to intelligence agencies, is a transnational business empire that operates in the United States, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Americas and Asia.


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Readers Comments (8)

  1. Yeah, Obama got a lot of those from right-wingers.

  2. May they rip his entrails out through his F**King nose… Sue the US because we don;t want to support his runaway people… F**K YOU CALDERON!!!!

  3. Lana Savin says:

    Oh Jamie I like how you think

  4. Right Wingers do not want Obama dead!!! Lefty’s would make Obama some kind of martyr and we don’t need that. He doesn’t deserve it. No to death threats.

  5. I live in CA… I am invaded with his outcasts… MY LIFE sucks because of them and so do our schools… punk ass little mexican boys punching my 2nd grade daughter in the chest… F**K THEM and HIMif he thinks they belong here and osamba for “dreaming” them in here….

  6. Chapo Guzman is the brother in law of Calderon. How many of you did not know that? That is why Chapo is still free.How many times do you think he has vacationed in the U.S.?

  7. Sure!!!! He is scared and will be scared as long as he is in office.

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