Sunday, November 28, 2010

Where In the World Is Jefe Diego?

The big news in Mexico yesterday was that Querétaro's most famous kidnap victim, conservative politician/power broker/general douchebag Diego Fernandez de Cevallos had been released and was, according to the screaming, above-the-fold headline in El Universal, "Free and Healthy." And within hours, everyone with a connection to the case was denying it.

We're just going to put this in the "Things Are Different In Mexico" file. While it's certainly possible for a rich and powerful American to be held hostage for six months, we have a hard time imagining this much confusion over a simple, confirmable piece of data such as whether or not the victim has been released in good condition.

We hope the reports are true, of course. Were El Jefe to be released while we're in the United States, it would make it harder for Governor Calzada to pin the whole thing on us.

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