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Feb 3, 2015

Exclusive: Dr. Mendez Speaks on Arraignment and Political Future

Marco Tulio Mendez

Following his arraignment and the glare of the media, we got an exclusive interview with the politician who announced that he won’t seek reelection last November. Obviously affected by the ordeal, Mendez was restrained from going into details because the matter is now before the Magistrate’s Court. He told News Five, however, what transpired earlier today and about his political future.


Isani Cayetano

“Good Afternoon Doctor Mendez, you appeared in the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court today before Magistrate Moody. Can you speak to us in on the charges that were read to you in the Magistrate’s Court?”


Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez, Charged for Aggravated Assault of Indecent Nature

“Well, basically the charges were read to me and bail was offered. I can’t go into the details of the charges, due to the fact that the lawyers have advised me not to speak on them because it is before the courts of law.”


Isani Cayetano

“What does this mean for your political future, in terms of decisions that you have made subsequent to what has transpired in the court?”


Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez

“Well, I have spoken to the Party Leader and I told him that basically I will be removing myself from all active political campaigning. With respect to resigning, it is a matter that I wouldn’t want to discuss now.”


Isani Cayetano

“I noticed as well that there were members of your constituency in support of you as the area representative. Can you speak to us on that or do you have words for them?”


Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez

“Well of course I would want to thank my supporters, especially the people from Orange Walk East constituency. I really want to thank them. Definitely, this is a very difficult time that my family and I are going through and I am asking all the respect for this type of issue, nuh.”

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2 Responses for “Exclusive: Dr. Mendez Speaks on Arraignment and Political Future”

  1. Sonya says:

    what kind of journalist did interview-a 2 bit guy? why not ask him did he do it-even if before the court he could still say NO if it was NO right? he scared of interview on other News?

  2. Al says:

    Hence the reason why he did an “exclusive” controlled interview.

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