Thursday, July 17, 2014

Global Impact: "Obama-Care" Had a Much Different Result in Michoacan

According to The Latin American Tribune, the testimony by a mere 12 of 500 children rescued from a vermin-infested shelter in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have confirmed reports that they suffered sexual, physical and psychological abuse, the Attorney General's office reports.

Mexican state Attorney General Jesús Murillo said in a press conference on Wednesday (July 16) suggests that the testimony and poor living conditions of children en-route to the US border region in the city of Zamora hardly was what the Obama Administration was expecting.

COMMENT: In point of fact, they could not even begin to anticipate the chaos that the children might encounter along the way, seemingly oblivious to the potential, largely because they gave it so little thought?

What possibly could Obama Administration officials have been thinking when they played an active role in encouraging Central American minors to make the 800-1,000 mile trip to the US border.

As I have said all too often in the past, unaccompanied children who were rescued on Tuesday (July 15) hardly typify the treatment Obama Administration officials had tacitly been encouraging in recent months, knowing that Other Than Mexicans (OTM) would endure in the arduous, dangerous trek from Central America to the US border.

The founder and owner of one home, Rosa del Carmen Verduzco, and eight employees have already been arrested.

The squalid private shelter, which housed 600 people including newborn babies, children and adults older than 40 who slept on the floor, begged in the streets and were subjected to sexual abuse.

AG Murillo said he was shocked by the “inhuman” conditions of the “La Gran Familia” home, a shelter which was regarded as “prestigious” and had received financial support from the federal Government, the state and international organizations.

One of the victims said she had been subjected to physical and psychological abuse and forced by a man to engage in oral sex under threats of death, said criminal investigation chief at the state Attorney’s office Tomas Zerón.

Another was hit in the face, forced to have oral sex and locked in a very small room which they called “El Pinocho” for long periods of time with no food or water as a “punishment."

A minor female said she was beaten with a hose and reported that one of the shelter’s employees compelled her to perform sexual acts.

One girl told investigators she was sexually abused by one of the administrators, who got her pregnant and later beat her to cause an abortion.

“The statements of the victims play a very important role in the preliminary investigation”, said Murillo, who added that they just had 12 testimonies and there would be many more to come.

The Attorney General described the case as “terrible and shocking” and said his office will “fulfill its duty, which is to protect crime victims."

He added that the investigation is open and “possible charges” against Verduzco and her eight assistants have yet to be determined.

Officials confirmed that Verduzco was admitted to hospital for a nervous breakdown and is under the protection of federal forces.