Monday, March 26, 2012
Might Take Flight from Mexico when His Term Ends
Mexican President Felipe Calderón could fear being assassinated when his term ends
and he might plan to flee from Mexico, Dolia Estevez, a correspondent for MVS News, revealed.
The journalist reported that U.S. government sources confided that, at a recent meeting between Felipe Calderón
and former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the Mexican President admitted his fear of being killed by
drug traffickers. In response, Lula offered Calderón political asylum in Brazil.
Calderón's fear, according to Estevez, has led him to support the process of Mexican ex-president Ernesto
Zedillo who asked for diplomatic immunity for the killing of indigenous people in the community of Acteal, in Chiapas.
Calderón's bid would be to set a legal precedent that would prevent judgment of
ex-presidents in order to thus be free from possible lawsuits against them due to the war versus drug trafficking.
A group of lawyers, academics and intellectuals sued Calderón before the International
Criminal Court for crimes against war and humanity stemming from the deaths of more than 50,000 people during the war against
Separately, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs classified
the diplomatic note delivered to the U.S. State Department, seeking ratification of Zedillo's immunity, as confidential
Apro/Proceso, Mar. 20, 2012, Mexico, DF; edited translation by MexiData.info