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Univision – Aqui y Ahora: Fast and Furious – Arming the Enemy

09/27/2012

Univision News Reveals How the U.S. Government Armed Mexican Drug Cartels in a Special Edition of Its Newsmagazine “Aquí Y Ahora”

Univision News’ in-depth investigation into the ATF’s controversial “gun walking” operation exposes never before disclosed facts about its horrific impact in Mexico and the region

“Aquí y Ahora Special Edition – Fast and Furious: Arming the Enemy” airs on the Univision Network on Sunday, September 30 at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central) with closed captioning in English

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An Univision News investigation reveals how the U.S. government armed Mexican drug cartels. The consequences of the controversial “Fast and Furious” undercover operation put in place by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2009 have been deadlier than what has been made public to date. The exclusive, in-depth investigation by Univision News’ award-winning Investigative Unit – Univision Investiga – has found that the guns that crossed the border as part of Operation Fast and Furious caused dozens of deaths inside Mexico.

Univision’s Investigative Unit identified massacres committed with guns from the ATF operation, including the killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010. This and many other shocking new revelations about Fast and Furious will be presented in a special edition of Univision Network’s newsmagazine “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) this Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central). The Univision News special will be aired with closed captioning in English to expand the reach and impact of this eye-opening investigation.

Univision News’ Investigative Unit was also able to identify additional guns that escaped the control of ATF agents and were used in different types of crimes throughout Mexico. Furthermore, some of these guns – none of which were reported by Congressional investigators – were put in the hands of drug traffickers in Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. A person familiar with the recent Congressional hearings called Univision’s findings “the holy grail” that Congress had been searching for.