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Calderón's Ambassador to Canada has Blood on his Hands

March 18, 2009

Calderón's Ambassador to Canada has Blood on his Hands


Francisco Barrio Terrazas, Mexico's new ambassador to Canada, assumed the cushy diplomatic posting on February 26th, 2009. He had previously served as mayor of Ciudad Juarez, known as the Murder Capital of North America, and later as governor of Chihuahua state.

That's right ladies and gents.

Representing the regime of Felipe Calderón in Canada is a man who governed a city where more four hundred women have been killed since 1993. Many of the women killed were sexually assaulted first. Barrio Terrazas refused to call for an investigation until 1998.

"We can't accept that Canada, a model country that's culture is based on the respect of human rights and rule of law, could shelter a person who tolerated the murder and rapes of women and girls," reads a statement concerning Barrio Terrazas' appointment from May our Daughters Come Home, a women's group based in Juarez.

As if that weren't bad enough (because it certainly is), Barrio Terrazas has an equally distinguished past as governor of Chihuahua:

"During the Fox administration, the drug cartels penetrated the federal police and the security apparatus in Mexico in unprecedented levels, when (Barrio Terrazas) was the man in charge of making sure the federal bureaucracy operated without fraud, waste and abuse," Tony Payan from the University of Texas at El Paso told the Canadian Press.

Currently, there are over 12,000 soldiers and police occupying Ciudad Juarez. More than 2,000 people have been murdered in Juarez since early 2008, and during January and February of 2009, there were five murders a day in the city of 1.7 million.

Photo: Barrio Terrezas relaxes in Ottawa with Michaëlle Jean while Chihuahua burns.

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Thanks for the post, I

Thanks for the post, I wasn't aware of the issue until reading this. The mexican government def needs to take stronger action to stop things like from happening!

Canada as a model State for

Canada as a model State for human rights protection.
indeed, its not good to hear that such country
sheltering a man who tolerated murder and any forms of injustices.
That's seems to be not good for the societies views.


That's not a good news. I

That's not a good news. I was unaware till now what happened there but now I know. Mexico needs a stronger government to stop all drug cartels and other crimes. Women needs to Prosper Real Estate be protected.


The only way that drug trafficking can be stopped is to legalize all
drugs. That would put the cartels out of business immediately. Harvard
Professor Jeffrey Miron, in his book "Drug War Crimes - the
Consequence of Prohibition," a compelling argument is set forth
for the legalization of drugs. His book has been endorsed by
Joseph McNamara, former Chief of Police in San Jose, California,
Santa Clara University Law Professor Margaret M. Russell, Steven B. Duke, Professor of Law, Yale University, Senior U.S. District Court
Judge John L. Kane, Jr. , all of whom express essentially the same opinion as Miron: that drug prohibition causes far more crime, disease, and death and would legalization.