Cacho submits complaints against Puebla Gov. Marín

Wire services
El Universal
March 14, 2006
A reporter whose arrest and transfer across state lines triggered a scandal on Monday filed formal complaints accusing a governor and state attorney general of abuse of power, attempted rape and influence peddling.
Lydia Cacho, the author of a book about a network of pedophiles, presented citizen´s complaints with authorities at the federal Attorney General´s Office in Mexico City against Puebla Gov. Mario Marín.
Cacho also implicated Blanca Laura Villegas, Puebla´s top law enforcement official, Rosa Celia Pérez, the judge who presided over a hearing following Cacho´s arrest, and a businessman linked to reputed child molesters by her book.
Marín was implicated after Mexican news media released recorded telephone conversations in which he allegedly speaks with the businessman about punishing Cacho for her book. Marín first refused to respond to the recordings, then called a news conference to say the voice on the tapes was not his.
Cacho´s “The Demons of Eden” was published last year and chronicles networks of pedophiles, child prostitution and pornography.
The book links the businessman allegedly taped talking to Marín to the accused head of a child prostitution and pornography ring.
In December, police agents from Puebla traveled to Cacho´s Cancún home and arrested her on libel and slander charges which grew out of complaints by the businessman. Authorities then drove her 1,700 kilometers to jail in Puebla. She was later granted bail, but still faces charges.
Though Puebla prosecutors insist making the arrest across state lines violated no laws, the manner in which Cacho was detained raised questions among human rights groups. The recordings purportedly featuring Marín appear to provide more evidence her arrest was improper.
The lower house of Congress has urged the governor to step down while authorities investigate allegations he participated in a possible revenge plot against Cacho. Only the Puebla legislature has the power to remove Marín from office. The case has prompted street protests in Puebla, demanding that Marín resign.

Planning to rape Lydia Cacho in jail

Puebla – On Febraury 23rd, 2006, Hanna Naked Bayed, one of the main accomplices of Kamel Nacif in the conspiracy against journalist Lydia Cacho, had his state concession to run a maquiladora (low-wage factory) in San Miguel prison taken away by Puebla governor Mario Marin. Naked Bayed had held the prison concession for 17 years.
As has been expected, Governor Marin has begun to take measures to overcome the serious political crisis which came about when a series of secretly recorded tapes of the conspiracy against Lydia Cacho came to light.
Governor Marin’s most recent state-ment distancing himself from accused pedophile Kamel Nacif…
“Of course he is not my friend. I cannot be a friend of a person whom attempts to break the law, and is suspect-ed of crimes against children.”
The next step by Governor Marin could be to remove from power state attorney general Laura Villeda Martinez, state Judicial Police head Antonio Karam, and judge Rosa Celia Perez González, who previously presided in the Lydia Cacho defamation trial.
– La Jornada
Mexico City
Feb. 24, 2006