Bautista: From the corrupt equation to the search for another deputation

Oscar Bautista hopes to reach the Congress of the Union. Head of the Single Command accused of corruption wants the mayor of Rioverde

By La Orquesta

During the weekend the possibility arose and, on sunday, Oscar Bautista Villegas himself confirmed it: he wants to be a federal deputy.
The local legislator asked for leave to his office for six months, after being involved in an alleged corruption scheme between Congress and the Superior Audit of the State (ASE) to clean the public accounts of the municipalities. Case that was known as the Corrupt Equation.

The possibility that, despite the criticisms issued by various sectors of society, Bautista Villegas occupies a federal seat was outlined after the news portal Astrolabio leaked the content of a letter, dated December 21, 2017, that the PRI militancy in Rioverde sent to the state party leadership, in which he requests that the congressman be the candidate for the federal deputation of the third district (a position he has already held); Arnulfo Urbiola Román for the mayor of Rioverde and Fabiola Guerrero Aguilar for the local deputation.

In an interview for La Orquesta, Bautista Villegas said:
“There is nothing yet. We are waiting for the party to determine “

La Orquesta: Would you like to be a federal deputy again?

Oscar Bautista: Of course, but all at the right time. There may be many requests but the party is the one that determines.

LO: Will the issue of the Corrupted Equation affect the fact that your party decides for you for the candidacy and in a possible candidacy it will reduce votes?
OB: I do not think so, because the authority investigated 70 officials and nobody accused me. In the video, Enrique Flores mentions my name as he could have done with the other 23 deputies. I have won four elections at different political moments, with a wide margin. Our people in the district know us and know about our work as a legislator.


Consulted by this means, some PRI militants from the Middle Zone, who asked to reserve their identity, expressed their dissatisfaction with the possible nomination of Bautista Villegas, as well as the other two profiles mentioned in the letter: “Here in Rioverde they are always the same . If you look at these two people who propose, Arnulfo and Fabiola also have a relationship with Bautista. He is the husband of the sister of his deputy (Jesús Quintero) and Fabiola is now a federal deputy. I thought that the Corrupt Equation did not come back, but this is a cat, it always falls down on feet”.



In July of last year, La Orquesta uncovered several of the illegalities committed by Arnulfo Urbiola Román, head of the Single Command in the Middle Zone, a close friend of Oscar Bautista and a prominent businessman whose business is not always legal.

According to testimonies collected among ex-employees of Urbiola Román, this would have taken over the force of a mine located at kilometer 187 of the road to Rioverde, near the limits of Rioverde and San Nicolás Tolentino, from where silica sand is illegally extracted. that they sell to the company Cemex. The extractions are also transported on trucks with serial numbers changed.
Urbiola Román also has several companies with names such as Transporte San Barón, Rio Roma and TSB Materiales, which, in a clear conflict of interest, have a monopoly on cranes and pensions that transport vehicles with decompositions of the State Police in area.

About him, Bautista Villegas said:
“Names of who may be candidates are several. Arnulfo Urbiola is a young businessman who would be a good candidate with chances of success”.


Upon returning to his seat, Oscar Bautista Villegas said that the video scandal of the alleged corruption within the Legislative Assembly and the ASE left him with many damages in different areas of his life.
“I was only mentioned, I was just a comment of who makes the video with another partner of his own party, to tell you that it was a family, moral and emotional damage; that’s why I put myself in consideration of the authority. “


The following is a profile built by Blakely Morales, ex-collaborator of La Orquesta. It is part of a series of texts on the topic of the corrupt equation and that sought to better understand those involved and for the purposes of the possible candidacy of Oscar Bautista we consider it worthwhile to take up again. It appeared originally on June 15, 2017.



He does not like his nickname. Is the way that he is called by friends and strangers between whispers, because there are some who assure that it pisses him up exceedingly. But that’s the way the call him: El Cochiloco.

As the character played by Joaquín Cosío in “El Infierno” (2010), Oscar Bautista Villegas (Tantoyuca, Veracruz, 1964) has a humble past, he is the son of peasants and during his youth he also dedicated himself to the countryside. Like El Cochiloco, Bautista is a man with a tanned face, in an abrupt manner, who tries to keep his body upright by sticking out his chest in a challenging attitude, although what stands out most about him is the belly.

Not only is the physical resemblance the reason of the nickname. The Cochiloco (nickname of a narcotraficante that existed in the reality) of the film is a jocular and rogue type, at the same time as cynical and shameless. Bautista has shown similar attitudes. Last year he took his most arrogant side by demanding a group of state police officers to release a van of his property, stopped when driving without license plates on the San Luis-Rioverde highway.

As if it were a viceroy, Bautista accused the police of disrespecting “the investiture I have as deputy.” Like a chip off the old block, a video released last year showed his son lighting a cigar with a 500 peso bill.

In the eighties, Bautista studied an agronomic engineering at the Technological Institute of Linares; later he arrived at the Huasteca potosina to be a professor of Agricultural Technological Baccalaureate Centers (CBTA). At the end of that decade, he began his political career in the Revolutionary Youth Front of the Middle Zone. But its rise began a little over a decade ago when it became the state leader of the CNC.

From there, and belonging to the group of Pablo Valladares, along with priistas like Fernando Chávez, Bautista began to weave alliances. His first great achievement -or at least he was awarded it-, to take Fernando Toranzo to the governorship, to whom he directed all the support of the peasant sector, at a time when no one gave a peso for the Valles doctor.

When Toranzo Fernández arrived at the Government Palace, Bautista rose as the most important PRI in the state and his prize was a multi-member deputation for the 2009-2012 period; Once that legislature was over, it jumped into the federal legislature, making a campaign that will remain for posterity due to the use of technology, at least figuratively in its threats. That year Bautista warned the inhabitants of a community in Guadalcázar, that he had bought a satellite from where he would watch that they voted for him.

The accusations against him for illegally and illegally using resources and support are not new. He has been appointed to handle social programs at convenience from the CNC, and even he is credited with the thickening of the Local Congress spending in legislative gifts and support, during his first period in Vallejo 200.

Maybe it’s the man with the sharpest tusk of the LXI Local Legislature. Within the Congress, it is known that Bautista is one of the characters who know the threads that move local politics, and through their hands and whiskers pass the most important issues. He himself maintains a position and strives to be seen as a kind of recalcitrant alpha male. In March 2016, Sergio Desfassiux confronted him in the middle of the session shouting “do not ever cause me any more offense!” Bautista did not flinch, took a sip of his coffee and ignored it.

Along with Enrique Alejandro Flores Flores he met the ABC of legislative work in the Congress of the Union, where they were partners. The relationship between both politicians is narrow and particular. On occasion, in an event of federal deputies, Flores Flores see him arrive and said: “Here comes Oscar Bautista, he is like my dad”.

In his Freudian role of the spiteful son, Flores has now put him in a mess by assuring that Bautista has enriched himself by controlling the resources of the Sagarpa, the Conagua and the State Water Commission. “It has all over. He is very rogue. That dude is a millionaire of pure social program”.

When she smiles, the eyes swollen with endless circles, they contract with pointed shapes on her face, an image between malevolent and caricatured. Bautista is fond of making birthday parties that last whole days, where officials, friends and reporters arrive. His clothing is never a sign of opulence, although it is known that he owns large tracts of land in Rioverde. In himself, Óscar Bautista Villegas embodies a stereotype: that of the provincial, ranch politician.


To build this profile, opinions of people close to Óscar Bautista were used.

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