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Mexico Magazine on Casino Corruption Mysteriously Disappears from Newsstands

EXTORTION / 14 SEP 2011 BY JEANNA CULLINAN EN

Proceso magazine reports that its latest edition, which features a cover article on the “sinister history” of a casino magnate and his ties to officials, has been bought in bulk from newsstands in cities across Mexico, presumably to prevent its circulation.

Newsstands in four regions reported that unknown individuals arrived to purchase their entire stock of the newsweekly. Between 1,000 and 2,500 copies were bulk purchased in·Monterrey, Puebla, Durango, and Leon.

The Proceso cover story investigates the role that "casino czar" Juan Jose Rojas Cardona (photo, above) played in financing political campaigns for members of the three main political parties, PAN, PRI, and PRD. It explores the relation between Rojas Cardona’s political donations and the proliferation of casinos in Mexico.

Proceso reports that the disappearance of the magazine has been widely discussed online, on social media sites.

Another issue of Proceso, with an article entitled "The wedding of El Chapo," about fugitive drug lord Joaquin Guzman, disappeared from newsstands in similar circumstances in 2007.

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