La Tuta Exposed Several News Collaborators For Los Caballeros Templarios Cartel

La Tuta sends several videos to news source in order to expose two corrupted news collaborators.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 22, 2014

Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico – On Tuesday, Noticias MVS with radio host Carmen Aristegui/Noticias Aristegui released several video recordings in which Servano Gómez Martínez, aka, “La Tuta” the drug cartel leader of the Caballeros Templarios and one of the most wanted man in Michoacán talking and paying off two news collaborators. The two news collaborators with La Tuta were identified as Elisello Caballero Ramírez, a news correspondent for Televisa (Digital Diprosa, SA de CV) in Michoacán and José Luís Díaz Pérez, owner and director for Esquema News Agency.
La Tuta wanted them to help him portray a better image and ways to convey Los Caballeros Templarios messages to overcome the negative news reporting by other news agencies and groups from self-defense community militias. Ramírez recommended for La Tuta to continue to use banners with messages at different locations in Michoacán and the use of social media to counter attack news against Los Caballeros Templarios posted by self-defense militia groups.
La Tuta in the videos is seen taking out stacks of money from his pockets and paying off both Ramírez and Pérez. Before leaving, Pérez asked for a pick-up truck from La Tuta and Ramírez asked the drug lord for support to buy several $6,000 digital cameras.
La Tuta send two UBS’s with several videos showing Ramírez and Pérez taking bribes for control of news reports aimed at Los Caballeros Templarios, including notes addressed to Carmen Aristegui on September 16 giving her the exclusive to report and release the corrupted news collaborators.
Since the MVS report, Ramírez who was dropped by Televisa and Pérez have confirm their identities in the videos to MVS. Noticiero Televisa in a press release stated on Monday, that Ramírez had called the central office and notified them that MVS had called him about the La Tuta video, in which he confirmed his identity on the video. Televisa fired Ramírez for not letting them know ahead of time that he was going to meet with La Tuta and Televisa notified authorities about Ramírez meeting with La Tuta. Ramírez apparently violated a Televisa policy prohibiting news staff, reporters and correspondents meeting with drug cartel leaders and criminal organizations without permission to avoid bribes and propaganda for such entities.
Pérez in a video release about him meeting with La Tuta stated, that many reporters have accepted bribes during the drug cartel takeover in Michoacán for fear of their lives. Pérez did admit of accepting the bribe when he met with La Tuta for fear that if he wouldn’t, he might not have been allowed to leave the meeting with his life. “If I wouldn’t have attended the meeting with La Tuta, they would have kidnapped me and force me to meet with him anyway,” Pérez said. He also says, that he feared for his life and the lives of his family and employees, if he didn’t accept the bribe. But in the video, Pérez asked for a pickup from La Tuta contradicting his statement about being forced to take the bribe.
Ramírez is now saying that he was forced to meet with La Tuta and made to take a bribe along with Pérez. Ramírez is seen asking for La Tuta to help fund several $6K digital cameras in the video indicating otherwise.

La Tuta video showing both Elisello Caballero Ramírez, a news correspondent for Televisa in Michoacán and José Luís Díaz Pérez, owner and director for Esquema News Agency getting bribes.

MVS video part one: http://youtu.be/HfmaGzWzSwU

MVS video part two: http://youtu.be/51yEvT5mMU0

Video statement from José Luís Díaz Pérez: http://youtu.be/3LJ8BLCF7xI

Servano Gómez Martínez, aka, La Tuta; Elisello Caballero Ramírez and José Luís Díaz Pérez

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La Tuta Esposed Several News Collaborators For Los Caballeros Templarios Cartel

La Tuta sends several videos to news source in order to expose two currupted news collaborators.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 22, 2014

Mexico – On Tuesday, Noticias MVS with radio host Carmen Aristegui/Noticias Aristegui released several video recordings in which Servano Gómez Martínez, aka, “La Tuta” the drug cartel leader of the Caballeros Templarios and one of the most wanted man in Michoacan talking and paying off two news collaborators. The two news collaborators with La Tuta were identified as Elisello Caballero Ramírez, a news correspondent for Televisa (Digital Diprosa, SA de CV) in Michoacán and José Luís Díaz Pérez, owner and director for Esquema News Agency.
La Tuta wanted them to help him portray a better image and ways to convey Los Caballeros Templarios messages to overcome the negative news reporting by other news agencies and groups from self-defense community militias. Ramírez recommended for La Tuta to continue to use banners with messages at different locations in Michoacan and the use of social media to counter attack news against Los Caballeros Templarios posted by self-defense militia groups.
La Tuta in the videos is seen taking out stacks of money from his pockets and paying off both Ramírez and Pérez. Before leaving, Pérez asked for a pick-up truck from La Tuta and Ramírez asked the drug lord for support to buy several $6,000 digital cameras.
La Tuta send two UBS’s with several videos showing Ramírez and Pérez taking bribes for control of news reports aimed at Los Caballeros Templarios, including notes addressed to Carmen Aristegui on September 16 giving her the exclusive to report and release the corrupted news collaborators.
Since the MVS report, Ramírez who was dropped by Televisa and Pérez have confirm their identities in the videos to MVS. Noticiero Televisa in a press release stated on Monday, that Ramírez had called the central office and notified them that MVS had called him about the La Tuta video, in which he confirmed his identity on the video. Televisa fired Ramírez for not letting them know ahead of time that he was going to meet with La Tuta and Televisa notified authorities about Ramírez meeting with La Tuta. Ramírez apparently violated a Televisa policy prohibiting news staff, reporters and correspondents meeting with drug cartel leaders and criminal organizations without permission to avoid bribes and propaganda for such entities.
Pérez in a video release about him meeting with La Tuta stated, that many reporters have accepted bribes during the drug cartel takeover in Michoacán for fear of their lives. Pérez did admit of accepting the bribe when he met with La Tuta for fear that if he wouldn’t, he might not have been allowed to leave the meeting with his life. “If I wouldn’t have attended the meeting with La Tuta, they would have kidnapped me and force me to meet with him anyway,” Pérez said. He also says, that he feared for his life and the lives of his family and employees, if he didn’t accept the bribe. But in the video, Pérez asked for a pickup from La Tuta contradicting his statement about being forced to take the bribe.
Ramírez is now saying that he was forced to meet with La Tuta and made to take a bribe along with Pérez. Ramírez is seen asking for La Tuta to help fund several $6K digital cameras in the video indicating otherwise.

La Tuta video showing both Elisello Caballero Ramírez, a news correspondent for Televisa in Michoacán and José Luís Díaz Pérez, owner and director for Esquema News Agency getting bribes.

MVS video part one: http://youtu.be/HfmaGzWzSwU

MVS video part two: http://youtu.be/51yEvT5mMU0

Video statement from José Luís Díaz Pérez: http://youtu.be/3LJ8BLCF7xI

Servano Gómez Martínez, aka, La Tuta; Elisello Caballero Ramírez and José Luís Díaz Pérez

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Raul Cano, Milwaukee Civil And Educational Rights Activist Passed Away In San Antonio

Cano along other Mexican-American civil and educational rights activists fought for Hispanics to be given the opportunity to higher education in Wisconsin.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 21, 2014

San Antonio, Texas – On Sunday, Raul Cano, 65, a well known Milwaukee civil and educational rights activist in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s past away, according to family members. Cano passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio, according to Yolanda Cano, his sister.
Cano joined the Brown Barets and fought along side other Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans and undocumented immigrants for equal access to higher education and employment opportunities in local, county and state jobs.
Cano fought along side with the late Roberto Hernández and the late former Aldermanic woman Mary Ann McNulty and was one of more than 500 educational activists who took over the U.W.M. Chancellor’s Office on August 27, 1970. The educational protest by Cano and other community activists lasted until the chancellor decided to accept Latinos to enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (U.W.M.) and created the Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute and later was renamed the Roberto Hernández Center at U.W.M.
Cano was also instrumental with the changing of the leadership role at the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) in the late 1960’s along with Jesus Salas who became the first Hispanic director of UMOS.
“Cano was one of the community organizers with the Latin American Union for Civil Rights (LAUCR) during the late 1960’s and 1970’s and was one that care very much how Latinos were being treated in Milwaukee. Also, he always wanted to make a difference for young people in Milwaukee and around the state,” said Ernesto Chacon, former executive director for LAUCR.
Cano also joined and fought along side iconic Milwaukee Hispanic leaders and community organizers like, Jesus Salas, Ernesto Chacon, Lalo Valdez, Armando Orellana, Dante Navarro, Salvador Sánchez, Roberto Hernández and Tony Baez, including a group of women known as las Adelitas, Marla O. Anderson, Maria Ortega, Clementina Castro and Mercedes Rivas who were just initiating a local civil rights movement in the late 1960’s to bring down the barriers of discrimination, exclusion and inequalities in fair housing, Welfare rights, higher education and the lack of employment opportunities for Latinos in local, county and state governments.
Services for Cano will take place in Uvalde, Texas his hometown.

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Drink Rejection During Siggno Dance In Amarillo Leads To Ejection Of Agitator

Jesse Lee Turner from the Siggno Tejano group stopped his concert and challenged an agitator (aggressor) after refusing to take a shot.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 21, 2014

Amarillo, Texas – On Sunday, Jesse Lee Turner from the Siggno Tejano group stopped his concert and challenged an agitator who began making faces and was talking bad about Turner during his performance. Turner suddenly stopped his singing, put down his accordion and told the unidentified man who was wearing a Raiders cap, that just because he was a musician, he wasn’t going to take his aggression and ordered security at the Amarillo dance to kick the agitator out.
Turner told the agitator, “Ok brother, you follow me, you got a probem with me, don’t be making faces, if you got the balls, then come up here and talk shit to me.
We are partying in the house and this guy talking shit to me, just because I’m a musician doesn’t mean shit to me. I’ll talk shit back to you.
Hey security, take this guy out of here, vamonos para afuera, a la chingada…”
Then Turner dedicated a song for him while giving the agitator the bird as fans watched and cheered. A video of the incident posted on Facebook by Loraine Nuñez on Tuesday has gone viral.
According to some people at the dance, the unfortunate dispute happened after the agitator offered a shot to Turner while he was singing and Turner refused. The unidentified man then began to agitate Turner while he was performing at Guitars and Cadillacs in Amarillo.

Jesse Turner Kicks Guy Out From Amarillo Dance: http://youtu.be/0ohxbAsQ9y4

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Members No Longer Serve On Both Historic Mitchell Street BID#4 and the HMSPC Boards

Board members have dropped out from serving on both the Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District #4 and the Historic Mitchell Street Preservation Corporation and now serve on one Board to avoid questions of Conflict of Interest.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 18, 2014

Milwaukee, WI – As of Thursday, Board members previously serving on several non-profit organizations that share a building for office space at 1635 S. 8th Street have decided to serve on one Board to avoid any questions of “Conflict of Interest.” Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) raised the question about a possible conflict of interest by Board members serving in both the Historic Mitchell Street Business Improvement District (BID#4) and the Historic Mitchell Street Preservation Corporation (HMSPC) after members of the BID#4 questioned the membership of some Board members in both organizations in June.
BID#4 on Thursday was notified during its monthly Board meeting that its Broad members no longer serve on the HMSPC Board. The BID#4 also approved for David A. Rotter, the Co-President/CEO of the National Ace Hardware to be a Board member after submitting his resume to the Board, Tony Garnica, the owner of Taso’s Hairstyling shop in Historic Mitchell Street made a presentation to the Board, but his approval for the Board was placed on hold until the next meeting so, the Board can get a copy of his resume before getting approved to join the current Board.
The lease at 1635 S. 8th Street for BID#4 is up on January 21, and BID#4 initiated a Board discussion to relocate their offices to Historic Mitchell Street. BID#4 under a lease agreement have to provide a 120-day notice to the HMSPC to move and are seeking a month-to-month tenancy in order to determine a new location. The HMSPC owns the building where the BID#4 is currently located.
Alderman José Pérez from the 12th District was at the BID#4 Board meeting and HNNUSA attempted to get a comment from him about the issue of conflict of interest resolved by both organizations, Pérez refused to comment. Ald. Pérez has also refused to comment about his attempt to keep Reynas Events from getting a restaurant license and his influence to also hold a liquor license during the Licenses Committee hearing for Reynas Events. Reynas Event was led by Ald. Pérez to believe that he would support for Reynas Events to open a restaurant at the Esperanza Unida International Building at 611 W. National Ave. Alfonso Morales from Reynas Events said that he spent more than $30,000 at the location, which got an occupancy permit. Morales later discovered that Ald. Pérez had placed a hold on his restaurant license with the Milwaukee Department of Health.
Reyna Morales from Reynas Events says, she has attempted numerous times to contact Ald. Pérez by phone, leaving messages and e-mail concerning her business, but Ald. Pérez has not contacted her at all. Morales believes that Ald. Pérez is doing everything possible to make sure that no new businesses open at the Esperanza Unida building so, it can be foreclosed and not generate any revenues in rent.
Ald. Pérez before he was elected to the Common Council had offered to purchase the Esperanza Unida 611 building, but the Board and former executive director Robert Miranda refused to sell it to Pérez or his investors, who was at the time a partner at LRG.
The City of Milwaukee Treasurer’s Office has filed a foreclosure against Esperanza Unida, Inc. for tax delinquency. Esperanza Unida has until November 19 to pay at least $110,000 (2011-12 delinquent taxes) to avoid foreclosure from the city. A Oshkosh developer has offered to buy the 611 building for $1.3M to invest $7M on a 55-apartment unit. The Esperanza Unida Board approved to accept the developer’s offer.

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Don Omar Arrested For Domestic Violence In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Police in Bayamón arrested Don Omar for domestic abuse of his 26-year-old girlfriend.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 17, 2014

Vega Alta, Puerto Rico – On Wednesday, Lieutenant Aimée Alvarado, the Puerto Rico Police director of the Bayamón Regional Division for Domestic Abuse confirmed that William Omar Landrón Rivera, 36, aka, “Don Omar” had been arrested for domestic abuse around 1:00 a.m. at a residence in Vega Alta. Alvarado told Radio Isla 1320 that Don Omar is accused of sending threatening text messages to his 26-year-old girlfriend, Rebecca López from Carolina who filed a domestic abuse complaint against the Reggaeton singer.
López has accused Don Omar of repeated domestic abuse incidents and police in Bayamón say, the investigation is ongoing to determine the dates when the abuse took place.
López made her presence at the police station around 9:00 a.m., according to the preliminary police investigation.
Don Omar later posted $200K of the $600K bond and was placed on electronic bracelet monitoring before being released, according to court records.
Don Omar returned to live in Puerto Rico in June.

William Omar Landrón Rivera, aka, “Don Omar”

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Mexican Consulate In Chicago Facing Allegations Of Commercializing El Grito Event

Dozens of people from the Chicago Mexican community held a protest on Monday demanding full transparency from the Mexican Consulate.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 17, 2014

Chicago, Illinois – On Monday, dozens of people from the Mexican community held a protest in front of the Mexican National Museum of Art in Pilsen. The protesters were demanding transparency of the Mexican government funding provided to the Mexican Consulate in Chicago for helping to promote “El Grito de la Independencia de Mexico” (the Midnight shout of the Mexican Independence celebration on September 16).
A local Chicago radio program “Sin Censura with Vicente Serrano” exposed several recordings in which two Consulate workers, Alfonso Rosas Joule, in charge of Community Organizations for the Consulate and Ricardo Duran, the Consulate Office Coordinator were requesting up to $10,000 of sponsorships for the Grito event this week in behalf of the Consul General. One of the workers even suggested that a receipt would be provided that the business sponsor had given the funding to the Mexican National Museum of Art who hold a non-profit organization status 501(c) (3). But the money would actually go to the Mexican Consulate itself for costs, according to the phone recording.
The Mexican Consulate in Chicago is saying, that the Mexican government has given the authority to Mexican Consulates in the U.S. to raise sponsorships for El Grito event, since not enough funding is provided to them by their government. The protesters, community activists and Vicente Serrano have questioned the legality of asking for sponsorships and say that the Consulate has failed to cite their legal basis or Mexican federal law allowing them to seek extra funding for the Grito event. The protesters have been trying to get the actual funding totals that the Mexican government had allocated the Chicago Consulate, but the General Consul has not released the funding totals for the Grito event.
The Mexican Consulate in Chicago under Consul General Carlos Jiménez Macias created the Fiestas Patrias Committee in March to help the Consulate raise funding for the Grito event. The Committee elected Carlos Tortolero, the director of the Mexican National Museum of Art as its president, which his organization or museum holds the non-profit status.
Serrano on Monday joined the protesters at the museum to demand transparency from Macias and Tortolero. Tortolero sent a 2-page letter to Serrano letting him know that the Fiestas Patrias Committee and the Mexican Consulate are looking into filing a possible lawsuit against Sin Censura with Vicente Serrano radio program and others involved for making false and hurtful accusations, including irresponsible allegations against several Mexican Consulate staff members in Chicago and the Fiestas Patrias Committee.
Serrano in response says, wouldn’t it be easier to provide transparency of the costs and funds that were allocated to the Consulate for the Grito event rather than engage in a costly lawsuit in an attempt to censor the Mexican community from learning how much the Consulate has been allocated by the Mexican government or profiting from the Grito event.
For 40 years, La Sociedad Civica Mexicana from Chicago has sponsored the Grito event without any funding from the Consulate to coincide with their annual Mexican Independence Parade and the General Consul would be invited to officially celebrate the Grito event. But Consul General Macias has commercialized the Grito event and is attempting to make it into a profit generating event in which Mexican nationals in Chicago would end up paying for it.
With Macias failure to comply with full transparency as members of the Mexican community demand and today, the Fiestas Patrias Committee is dependent on the Consulate. A lack of full transparency will continue unless the Committee decides to become independent and break away from the Mexican Consulate in Chicago.

Vicente Serrano, Carlos Tortolero and Carlos Jiménez Macias

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