Three (Somewhat Long) Short Stories

      Rafael Caro Quintero and the Sexologist of Cuautla

      Tripple Cross and the Madoninna of Forli

      Six Lessons from Madame Tarasca

The stories of three incredibly audacious players.

 

For 40 pieces of silver, a sociopath medic enlists in a death-defying game of espionage with the most dangerous Drug Lord in Latin America; a "pious teacher" plays all sides against each other and (so she believes) emerges victorious; an aged Tarascan Indian, now "reformed," reverts to her old games but with a newer and very much younger set of first-time players.

The following is a video interview of Rafael Caro Quintero, one of the main characters in my first of three short stories, Rafael Caro Quintero and the Sexologist of Cuauatla. Today, Caro Quintero is a free man.

Fugitive Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero pleads for a 'second chance'

Rafael Caro Quintero was the undisputed lord of drug-lords and boss of bosses in the Americas during the 1970’s and 80’s. The founder of the Guadalajara Drug Cartel, co-founder (with brother Miguel) of the Sonora Drug Cartel, which controlled cultivation, production and trafficking of drugs from Mexico and Central and South America

The legendary Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero has denied he played any important role in the 1985 murder of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, and has refuted reports that he is currently heading an assault on territory controlled by former allies in the Sinaloa cartel.

 

Instead, the 63-year-old fugitive told Proceso magazine that he has more than paid for his crimes and appealed to the US and Mexican governments to let him enjoy his old age in peace.

 

"In the name of humanity I believe that I deserve to be left in peace," Caro Quintero said in the interview published this Sunday. "I'm not involved in any problem of this kind and still less in any kind of war."

 

Caro Quintero's release from prison on August 2013 — after serving 28 years of a longer sentence for the brutal attack on agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena — prompted an angry reaction from the US government and the DEA.

Copyright © Charles Theodore Murr 2019