Within the context of Dr. Viridiana Ríos… we [the staff] don’t want to point out that we told you so, but we told you so. And as seen from the Central Europe Time Zone, we [the staff] always argued that the Economic and Strategic accord between France and Mexico, from way back in 2013 (following the OBLIGATORY return of Florence Cassez to Champs Elysées, straight from a Mexican prison) was kin to the props used on a stage; or the revelations found inside the pages of a political thriller.
We [the staff] always pointed out that at least in Paris, one of the political strategies deployed by the Mexican Embassy and its Foreign Service (or Servicio Exterior Mexicano) in order to stop the growing protests against the Mexican government abroad and, specifically because of the wave of manifestations, which accompanied the 2012 Mexican presidential election (worldwide) was by way of “rounding-up” political opposition activists into the spotlight of high profile cultural events, luring them into events that included, but were not limited to film festivals, art galleries, and other Mexican community outreach gatherings.In any case, if it is not a Wilson Center fellow (Viridiana Ríos), or a Colegio de México professor at Sciences Po (David Recondo), or a distinguished Economics reporter for the AFP who happens to break this political forecast then the information does not count; and more to the point, if a blogger is the one who calls this investigative nugget to their attention [in Real time] just as we did in several Parisian forums starting in 2011, then the annotated and researched observations must be just a bunch political agitation… ain’t that right, Dr. Valenzuela, Alex* (PhD, one-each).
* … previous to a visit from the former Mexican Secretary of the Interior, (Dr. Alejandro Poiré) to Sciences Po, Dr. Valenzuela, revealed to us [the staff] during an interview that he worked for an Israeli firm that sold software to the Mexican government. The software was supposed to crack into the “popular” Nextel telephones systems, which at the time (2011) featured a two-way radio feature on their top of line cellular contracts.
According to Dr. Valenzuela (PhD), that particular software did not require a “malicious link” attached to an email (like the one revealed this week by The New York Times), instead he told us, their exclusive product worked by planting (or rather deploying) transponders in the vicinity and along Mexican highways. The transponders (or gadgets) then captured the frequencies of all radio communication traffic that passed through the ‘capture zone’ of said ‘transponders’… without regards [we might add] if the communications passing through were from normal citizens who chose the ‘two-way radio’ option because of the high price of text services and regular calling plans of the time; You Know, the stuff (scheme) that made Mr. Slim a very rich man.
Anyway, who knows if Dr. Valenzuela (PhD) was pulling our leg, but his tall tale sure seems relevant now; again —in Real Time, and from the Source… we might also add.
[NOTE to the readers who do not follow this blog: this entry was edited for clarity; we think, on Friday June 23rd of 2017.]
1. Wilson Center Fellow: https ://www .theguardian .com /world/2017/jun/21/mexicos-monthly-rate-reaches-20-year-high?CMP=twt_a-world_b-gdnworld