Genaro García Luna
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García Luna was included in a list of the "10 most corrupt Mexicans" published by Forbes in 2013. He broke a self-imposed silence in a letter to Steve Forbes complaining that his inclusion in the list was based on lies and that it lacked journalistic rigor.
He completed his master's degree in Business (MBA) from the University of Miami on May 2015. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) and a Diploma Course in Strategic Planning at the Accountancy and Administration Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
His training includes specialization from security and intelligence agencies in the United States, Spain, Israel, France, Colombia and Japan.
In 1989, García Luna started his career in intelligence at the Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (Center for National Security and Investigation, CISEN), where he was responsible of Counterintelligence and Terrorism.
In 1998, he became the Coordinator General for Intelligence of the Preventive Federal Police, where he designed the conceptual framework for intelligence areas and their executive integration.
In 2000, after winning the position in an open contest, he was named Director for Planning and Operation for the Federal Judicial Police, where he began a re-engineering process for the agency. It included new administrative structures, operational concepts, and incorporating cutting edge information systems. This process made way for the Federal Investigation Agency.
In 2001 was designated founder and Director General of the Agencia Federal de Investigación (Federal Investigation Agency, In his administration, this agency received the INNOVA 2005 award for its practice of “Real-Time Kidnap Investigation”, and the ISO 9001:2000 certification for 33 of its procedures in different areas.
On December 1, 2006, García Luna became Secretary of Public Security of México. Since then, he founded the Federal Police Force which began operating on June 2009, under the New Police Model, designed by him.
In April 2011, Garcia Luna became president of the XXVIII International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC); whose World Summit was held in Mexico.
He is the author of “Contra el crimen: ¿Por qué 1,661 corporaciones de policía no bastan? Pasado, Presente y Futuro de la Policía en México” (2006) [Against Crime: Why 1,661 police forces are not enough. Past, Present and Future of Police in Mexico], where he first laid out the basic concepts of the New Police Model for Mexico, placing the emphasis on the importance of intelligence tasks, and “El Nuevo Modelo de Seguridad para México” (2011), which indicates what are the considerations and the state vision to confront a national priority.
On April 9, 2015, Genaro Garcia Luna was nominated for election as Member of the Board of SecureAlert, Inc., a Utah (USA) based company active in the offender monitoring business. SecureAlert, Inc. is controlled by Sapinda Asia, Ltd. and Mr. Lars Windhorst, beneficially owning 51.6% of the outstanding shares of the company SecureAlert. Inc, as of March 6, 2015.
Links to organized crime
In her book Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers, Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández accuses Genaro García Luna of being involved with Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán and the Sinaloa Cartel. García Luna allegedly threatened to have her killed for her journalism work.
In 2012, Mexican-American drug trafficker Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," claimed that he and organized crime groups had regularly paid bribes to García Luna and several other high-ranking federal police officers, including Édgar Eusebio Millán Gómez, Luis Cárdenas Palomino, Victor Gerardo Garay Cadena and Facundo Rosas Rosas.
García Luna has been unable to explain his personal wealth, which includes luxury homes and real estate in Mexico City and Morelos and rumored properties in the Dominican Republic, which would be unaffordable on a Mexican civil servant's salary. In response, García Luna illegally detained two television journalists and three Reporte Indigo newspaper employees who had reported on his wealth. He threatened to sue Reporte Indigo, but never did.
- "The 10 Most Corrupt Mexicans Of 2013". Forbes. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
- "SecureAlert, Inc.: Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934" (PDF).
- "SecureAlert, Inc.: Form 8-K, Amendment No. 1" (pdf).
- "Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie". The Guardian. 1 September 2013.
- "Narcoland: Journalist Braves Death Threats to Reveal Ties Between Mexican Government & Drug Cartels". Democracy Now. 27 September 2013.
- Mayorga, Efrén. "Dice La Barbie que le daba dinero al Secretario de Seguridad Publica Federal". Periodista Digital. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- Hernández, Anabel (2013). Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers. Brooklyn, London: Verso. pp. 309–13. ISBN 978-1-78168-073-5.
- Reyes, Javier. "Las evidencias de la inexplicable fortuna de Genaro García Luna". Reporte Indigo. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- Johnson, Tim (29 November 2012). "Calderon's shadowy security chief". McClatchy Newspapers. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
- Hernández, Anabel (2013). Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers. Brooklyn, London: Verso. pp. 237–8, 328. ISBN 978-1-78168-073-5.
- ¿Por qué 1,661 corporaciones de policía no bastan? – Pasado, Presente y Futuro de la Policía en México. Primera Edición, abril de 2006 (Impreso en México / Derechos Reservados). ISBN 970-03-2089-8 / Copyright © 2006 Ing. Genaro García Luna
- Para entender: El Nuevo Modelo de Seguridad para México. Primera Edición: Nostras Ediciones, 2011 (www.nostraediciones.com. ISBN 978-607-7603-76-4 / Copyright © 2011 Nostra Ediciones S.A. de C.V. (Ing. Genaro García Luna)
- Mexico - Presidency of the Republic website (in English)