Televisa: A Mexican Crime Syndicate Exposed
Angel is a prolific author and media activist who has just released the juicy political thriller novel Janus: The Devil's Election.
I have a bone to pick with Televisa.
The hypocritical, white collar organisation are a Mexican television production company who seem to take an immense pleasure in stereotyping, and thus destroying Central American culture with their thoughtless, syndicated programming, all for the purpose of lining their own pockets. The fact that they continue to treat us, the audience, like overwhelmed guinea pigs is getting beyond the joke and to be quite frank, I'm sick and tired of it.
Whilst the truth about these glorified Trump supporters and their wily, damaging business methods has been revealed in the past, the company's misgivings have mostly been swept under the carpet. The truth needs to come out, and stay out, if for the sole reason of enlightening my Central American brothers and sisters as to how disgusting it is that they are being portrayed in this manner, while having their hard-earned dollars fleeced by these greedy fear-mongerers at the same time. To ignore the truth is to ignore reality. One who ignores reality, is simply living in a fantasy world; a Televisa presented telenovela perhaps.
A growing number of Central Americans, and indeed portions of the global population, are angry at Televisa's growing list of blatant crimes and many even see the company's attitudes as an imminent threat to democracy in the region. There is a whole plethora of underhanded scenarios of fraud, deceit and governmental influence that Televisa would like kept secret. But the worm's turning and has sprung out of the can with an army of thousands.
One of the more recent, dirty little secrets now turned scandal, is the Televisa Money Laundering Fiasco. In the Summer of 2012, eighteen journalists posing as Televisa employees, were convicted of money laundering in a Nicaraguan court. Some of the more serious charges included, drug trafficking, organised crime and conspiracy to commit murder. It was later proven, that despite the 18 were only posing as Televisa journalists, they were in fact quite intricately involved with the organisation's darker side. The persons charged used six Televisa registered vehicles along with sanctioned equipment as a key factor to their operation, and it was proven beyond reasonable doubt that just over 9.2 million dollars (USD) was exchanged with drug cartels for laundering purposes. Yes, as with the crumbling United States of America, Central America's relative democratic unity is under threat at the bloody hands of big business and corrupt politicians.
Of course, Televisa issued no response to the convictions, other than a constant drone of denial. Despite this, several employees who were either found to be involved in this elaborate scheme, or to be holders of potentially damaging information, have now mysteriously disappeared. Where could they have gone?
Now, the production company are under the heavy cloud of yet another investigation into yet another scandal, this time involving current Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto. During Nieto's controversial presidential campaign in 2012, Televisa sanctioned a secretive unit to not only help fund the eventual winner's campaign, but to slander and hinder his opponent through media, threats and intimidation. More and more information is presently coming to light on this matter, and is all poised to erupt to volcanic proportions in the very near future.
How's your democracy looking now, brothers and sisters?