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23 July 2009

Hit and Run

Aurelio Díaz Hernández was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Mitzitón, Chiapas Monday.  Normally, that wouldn’t be national news, but Díaz was leading a group of local ejitarios that are blocking construction of the Palenque-San Cristóbal de las Casas highway which threatens communal properties.  Hard to say it was an accident when the driver who hit Díaz was in a pickup without any plates, and had four passengers carryig AR-15s.

Do not pass go, do not collect 200

Being an ex-President doesn’t mean you get to change the rules of the game.  Although there are already houses on his property, Vicente Fox wants to build a hotel.  The problem is, Fox’s house is Hacienda San Cristóbal, built in 1614.  Under Article 52 of the “La Ley Federal sobre Monumentos y Zonas Arqueológicos, Artísticos e Históricos” converting a property built before 1824 without authorization from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia  can get you ten years in a not-so-historically signficant federal prison.

Fox has been trying to raise the funds to set up something called “Centro Fox”, which is more or less modeled on the Carter Center in Plains Georgia, but about as popular with its neighbors as the proposed George W. Bush Library is in Dallas.

Gabriel Rentería, the local director of the office of Urban Development for San Francisco del Rincón, Guanajuanto filed the official complaint.  The local municipal council is now looking into how construction started without a building permit.

Will the fat lady sing?

Estela González Calva was booked yesterday on suspicion of being one of the two ladies of the evening responsible for the deaths of midget wrestlers La Parkita and El Espectrito II. González admits to having spent time in the hotel rom where the two brothers — both well known midget luchadores — died of respiratory arrest after drinking alcoholic beverages laced with cyclopenthalate. She also admits providing the eyedrops containing the knock-out drops… but blames the actual killing on an accomplice, known only as “La Gorda”.

If it wasn’t for the outcome, the concept of two athletic midgets, a fat lady and the 65 year old Ms. González might have had a certain appeal… not for me, and I don’t know anyone in this particular subgenre of the porn industry, but I know a guy who did a film on body snatching and Abe Lincoln… sounds like something for him.

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