Who is next?

In this column, Salvador García Soto asks, “Who is next?”

The spectacular and highly publicized assault by the government of Felipe Calderón against two PRD governors (Amalia García and Leonel Godoy) and one from the PAN, Marco Antonio Adame, sharing the common theme of narcopolitics, could be just a prelude for an even bigger coup that is being prepared in Los Pinos in order to reposition the image of the President and aid his party in the elections. …. During the two top level meetings that took place in the PRI and the PRD, one before and the other after the Michoacanazo, the same questions were floating in the air:  ‘Who is next on the Los Pinos list? Is there a black list?’ ….During the PRD meeting it was heard say … that the next governor in the sights of the feds is Eugenio Hernández of Tamaulipas. Other sources in both parties talk of the governors of Veracruz, Fidel Herrera; of Coahuila, Humberto Moreira; of Durango, Ismael Hernández Deras; and of Chihuahua, José Reyes Baeza, as the ones who might come next in the federal offensive. More than a few think that there will be two spectacular coups ordered by Calderón before the July 5 elections: the fall of a governor and the capture of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. (Universal 5/30/09)

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