Morena’s sponsor

Three months ago, with the triumph of Morena decreed in a dozen governorships and a simple majority assured in San Lázaro, a family celebration turned into a celebration for the victories of the Fourth Transformation. Enlivened by Río Roma and Julión Álvarez, this congregation of personalities from politics and entertainment occurred under the patronage of the brothers Sergio and Julio Carmona Angulo.

The first-born of the first was then the celebrated one and at least a score of winning candidates attended the appointment. In the last six years, in the house of the Carmona family – originally from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and dedicated to the construction industry – it was frequent to see PAN politicians. This time the special guests were Morenistas, among whom Ricardo Peralta, ex-Secretary of the Interior and ex-chief of Customs of Mexico, stood out.

Between San Pedro Garza García and the CDMX was Sergio Carmona the last two years. Ennemy with his countryman, Governor Francisco Javier García Cabeza de Vaca, the businessman – with investments in the transportation of hydrocarbons – had invested in local politics since 2018. First, in Maki Ortiz, the former PAN senator who managed to become mayor of that border city despite the reluctance of the PAN president.

Carmona also added the now federal deputy, Erasmo González, and the Morenoist leader in Tamaulipas, José Ramón Gómez Leal, who have their sights set on next year’s candidacy.

In 2018 he joined the tsunami of the Fourth Transformation and since last year he has been fully involved in the political projects of half a dozen Morenista candidates. His main bet – unsuccessful, for the rest – was in Nuevo León, with Clara Luz Flores. And thanks to their contributions, the Morenista candidates in Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Sonora and Sinaloa deployed air campaigns worthy of competing with the other political forces.

Ricardo Peralta was his main link with the federal government, although his relations with the state administration flowed – in fits and starts, in the last stage – through César Verástegui Ostos, the powerful government secretary of Cabeza de Vaca.

Of his power and influence many can offer testimony, in the last two years. But few expressed their condolences publicly after the information about the attack he suffered in the Downtown Del Valle, in one of the municipalities considered the safest in the country, was made public on the afternoon of Monday 22nd.

This high-impact homicide came to shake the incoming government, led by the emecist Samuel García. Other similar incidents against fuel traders – subject to extortion by criminal gangs – had gone practically unnoticed by the national public opinion.

Carmona Angulo never hid his opulence. Nor, his ties with the politicians of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León. His story will hardly be told …

Side effects

CLAIMS. Republican austerity generated pernicious effects on the country’s insurance industry, given the reluctance of the Fourth Transformation to cover the premiums contracted in the previous administration. The then Secretary of the Treasury, Arturo Herrera, endorsed the constitution of Protection Funds for payments in the manner of Infonavit, but the pandemic was crossed. Fonacot made progress on this path, but in agriculture, production loans follow other logics and the overdue portfolio expanded. On the eve of the conclusion of the contracts that expire in 2021, they again want to suppress these expenditures and recall a cumbersome litigation, undertaken 15 years ago by COMESA against Seguros Atlas to claim 3.5 million dollars as compensation, for assets stolen from their facilities.

Alberto Aguirre


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Journalist and columnist for El Economista, author of Doña Perpetua: the power and opulence of Elba Esther Gordillo. Elba Esther Gordillo against the SEP.

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