This kind of "show off the bad guy" happens all the time.
Posed pictures of arrestees (usually with tables containing weapons or kilos of dope) are a time honored tradition. Often they show multiple bruises from the confessions that are beaten out of them. I have followed the Mexican media for many years without the need for Google Translator and never have seen a press conference in which the criminal makes his confession to the reporters with the cameras rolling. I will repeat that this was staged and is a desperate measure to try to assuage concerns of the foreign tourism industry.
(This post was edited by Brian on Jan 29, 2012, 3:17 PM)
Post edited by Brian
(Veteran) on Jan 29, 2012, 3:17 PM