Sanchez Ceren, Marxist Narco-Trafficker, and presidential candidate in El Salvador.
Update: 03/10/14: 15:00: The former Marxist rebel commander’s tiny lead in El Salvador’s presidential election is irreversible, the country’s electoral tribunal said on Monday. The narco-trafficker, Sanchez Ceren, is now the president.
Update: 03/10/14: 11:30: Ceren claims victory with 50.11% of the vote. His opponent also claims victory and said there was voter fraud. A fight looms.
Update: 03/10/14: Ceren is claiming a narrow victory but the election is still too close to call as 10:59 EST.
El Salvador might be the first country to become a full-fledged narco-principality this evening and as such, it will present a grave danger to the United States. The candidates are currently in a dead heat as of 9 pm EST.
The presidential election being held in El Salvador March 9th could be a disaster for the United States. The FMLN, the current ruling party, is backed by the vicious MS-13 gang, a gang which is brutal even by gang standards.
Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 is a transnational criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles in the 1980’s and has spread to 40 US cities, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. They have a heavy presence on Long Island.
Most of the 50,000 gang members are Central Americans. There are 10,000 of them in the United States.
It is believed that FMLN will turn El Salvador into a secure stronghold for gangs and traffickers. El Salvador provides a pathway for 80% of the cocaine that reaches the United States. Money from drugs is being laundered through Salvador’s dollarized economy.
Former Marxist guerrilla leader Sanchez Ceren of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), was leading with about 55 percent support and the conservative mayor of San Salvador Norman Quijano had about 45% of the vote. However, they are now unexpectedly in a race too close to call with 50% of the districts reporting.
Ceren had promised a glass of milk a day for every child and free school supplies to the country’s poor. His welfare programs have greatly contributed to the country’s debt. El Salvador is a very poor country and many rely on money sent back from other countries, mostly the United States.
This will be Ceren’s second term. Sanchez Ceren would bow to the influence of Venezuela, where the socialist government has taken over private companies. Ceren has said he will join Venezuela’s Petrocaribe oil bloc, which provides subsidized fuel to allies of Caracas.
President Obama has been courting this government but that was before the report of FMLN’s close working relationship with MS-13 was released.
We have open borders to the south which makes the trafficking even easier – something to consider.
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