Following are some of the key interchanges in Carmen Aristegui’s interview with former President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado. The audio and a transcript of a portion is available on Reporte Indigo:
Carmen Aristegui (CA): What disappointed you most about Carlos Salinas?
Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado (MMH): Principally, the immorality that there was with respect to money.
CA: Do you believe that Salinas was conscientious, honest?
MMH: He committed serious errors. The worst was corruption, and above all, that of his brother.
CA: Since when did Raul Salinas have links with narco trafficking?
MMH: Starting with the government of his brother.
CA: Do you know with which cartels?
CA: But you had intelligence information that spoke of his relationship with drug trafficking?
CA: Does Raul Salinas still have ties with drug traffickers?
MMH: I wouldn’t know.
CA: Is justice an obstacle to exercising power in Mexico?
MMH: Sometimes, yes.
CA: Is impunity a necessary condition for the machinery continuing to work in Mexico?
CA: What you are saying is huge; it’s dramatic.
CA: Who is Carlos Salinas? Use three words?
MMH: He is complicit in the crimes of his brothers and sister.