Monday, February 17, 2014

México: Three Impeccable Members of Community Robbed of US$37,758 in Hidalgo

According to The Latin American Tribune, Sen. David Penchyna, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, and a member of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), said in a social media posting that this past weekend he and several friends were having breakfast at a restaurant in Mineral del Monte, a city in the central state of Hidalgo, when they were robbed at gunpoint by several assailants.

Senator Penchyna and the businessmen he was dining with stated that they were robbed of more than 500,000 pesos ($37,758) at the El Galerón Restaurant.

COMMENT: The other victims included Cemex executive Mauricio Bremer and José Antonio García, president of the Atlante soccer team, EL UNIVERSAL reported.

Police have reportedly launched a search for the gunmen who robbed the senator and the businessmen, yet no arrests have been made, and in México, given the lawless nature of the country, it is unlikely that arrests will ever be made.

Media reports did not explain how or under what circumstances the three crime victims came to be carrying such an incredibly large amount of cash. On whose say so? Did anyone witness the money being transported?

Given the level of corruption prevailing in México, people of means, given their political influence and clout, are trusted impeccably and are above reproach.