Florentino Cruz Bravo is the name of the person who presented a real estate mortgage for 150 million pesos to guarantee the bail for the APPO prisoners released so far. The real estate also apparently guarantees the payment of at least 47 million pesos in damages to both government and private property burned and vandalized the afternoon and evening of November 25.
But who is Florentino Cruz Bravo? Nobody knows. Reforma says he is a ghost. He doesn't exist. Reforma tried to find some record of the existence of Florentino Cruz Bravo in Oaxaca and came up empty.
APPO lawyers agree. They say that Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz is under so much federal and international pressure to release "political prisoners" that he cooked up a non existent person and put up a state government owned building as the bail guarantee.
The state government says it doesn't know who the guy is. But it's all "in the record" of the court.
The court says the "record is not available except to those with official access".
So we have the government saying, "Look in the record," and we have the court saying, "You may not see the records." Therefore, everything is reduced to pure speculation. Never daunted, unfaltering and endeavering to perservere, Mark in Mexico joins the fray.
This is Florentino Cruz Bravo pictured 2 weeks after brain surgery, 2 days after meeting and 2 minutes after wedding María Conchita de la Luz Tiburon Betabel. Señor Cruz Bravo's lobotomy as well as his wedding costs were paid for by Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz just prior to the signing over of a 150 million peso property to the Oaxacan state government.
The Cruz Bravo Mansion, also known as the "No Más Mansion", is a well known local eyesore located just across Avenida José Murat Casab from the Antonio López de Santa Anna Military Victory Memorial. This property, which just recently was re-assessed by the Oaxacan state government property tax assesor from 15,000 pesos to 150,000,000 pesos, was placed in escrow to secure the release of some 81 APPO political prisoners. When reporters arrived to interview Señor Cruz Bravo, who still resides in the air conditioned upper level of the mansion, he was heard to exclaim, repeatedly, "Uhhh. Uhhhhhh. No más. No mááás."Funeral arrangements are pending.
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