Friday, October 20, 2017

Kate del Castillo: "I had sex with Sean Penn, it was just business"

By Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

In case you missed it, Kate del Castillo was a guest on Good Morning America today promoting her film, out on NETFLIX Friday.  There has been drama surrounding the film titled “The Day I Met “El Chapo”.  The big story yesterday was the revelation that Sean Penn, who accompanied Castillo on the clandestine trip to meet the capo in a Mexican jungle, was attempting to stop the film from using footage about his alleged cooperation with the United States government in catching Chapo. The film reportedly suggests that Penn alerted U.S. authorities to the fugitive drug lord’s location, this was after the meeting with Chapo arranged by Castillo in September 2015.

Penn’s camp suggests that if NETFLIX releases the film, “blood may be on their hands”.  Meaning there may be retribution or as in the narco world it is said “A settling of scores”.

CJNG Guanajuato Boss: El Cholo killed in shootout

Chivis Martinez

On Wednesday afternoon, Enrique Eguia López alias "El Cholo", alleged CJNG cell chief in the southern area of Guanajuato, was shot and killed. Local media reports reveal that he was a former Jerécuaro ministerial police agent.

At a press conference, Israel Aguado Silva, PGJE deputy prosecutor for justice, said that the events took place around 3:30 pm on Wednesday as ministerial agents carried out intelligence work in the community of El Terrero in the municipality of Jerécuaro.  They were shot upon by two men who were riding aboard a Honda. When the police repelled the aggression, the aggressors attempted to flee and  the pursuit began amid an exchange of gunfire.

"El Cholo" was hit by the gunfire from the agents and fell dead in the public highway, while the other man managed to escape.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sicarios leave Sinaloa and form cartel in Mexico State, dramatically named: "New Empire"

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from SinEmbargo
 "The Plaza has an owner CMNDTE", ''charging floor" and taking credit for attacks, signed "Nuevo Imperio"


According to the Security Atlas and Defense of Mexico, in 2006 only six drug trafficking organizations were identified in the country, and four years later increased to 10. Thereafter, PGR reported in 2014 a total of nine cartels controlling 43 criminal groups. Today, however, there are 14 criminal organizations operating in 96 of the municipalities of the Mexico State, and 10 have presence in the 16 delegations of the country's capital.

Mexico City, October 15 (Infobae / SinEmbargo) .- The drug cartels in Mexico are like The Hydra. In a decade that has cost the country 193,000 deaths and 30,000 missing - according to official figures - criminal groups have expanded and fragmented.

There is no official figure or consensus among specialists. But recently Francisco Torres Landa, secretary general of the United Kingdom Against Crime Foundation (MUCD), said that the number of criminal gangs operating in the country has increased from six to 400 in 10 years.

One of these groups appeared recently in the State of Mexico, which borders the capital of the country. Authorities identify the group as the New Empire cartel and attribute its appearance to the breakup of the Sinaloa Cartel, which at the time was led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loaera, now in prison in New York, United States.

"This is part of the fragmentation, having removed the big heads, the only thing that it creates is the dispersion of interests and even struggles to reach higher distinction in different geographical areas," said Torres Landa.

Does Netflix Documentary suggest Sean Penn ratted out El Chapo?

Chivis republished from Daily Mail and TMZ

Sean Penn is 'trying to block a Netflix documentary that suggests he told authorities he was secretly meeting with El Chapo' in Mexico

Sean Penn has reportedly tried to block or edit a Netflix documentary that suggests he told authorities that he was meeting drug kingpin El Chapo prior to his capture.

The documentary, which is set to be released on Friday, apparently includes interviews with some people who suggest the Hollywood actor ratted out El Chapo to the US Department of Justice, TMZ reports.

They claim Penn told the DOJ that he was traveling to a secret location in Mexico to interview El Chapo for his now infamous Rolling Stone article.

The interviews feature in the documentary - The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story - which includes details of the meeting and background on what led to Penn's article.   

Several of Penn's lawyers have reportedly been in contact with Netflix multiple times to pressure them to edit out any reference that he contacted the DOJ prior to the meeting.

TMZ obtained an email from the executive producer of the film, David Broome, in which he seemingly details his concerns about pressure from Penn.     

'My concern is that we are taking an immense amount of pressure from all directions related to Sean Penn and currently Netflix has done a great job of hanging tough... but their nerves are on edge,' he wrote.

El Chapo denied contact legal visits

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

On Tuesday, the court ruled against Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán in denying his request for contact legal visits.  This translates to Guzmán’s attorney visits will remain behind glass without privacy and without the ability to review videos etc with his attorneys. 

I wrote an article regarding the denial of Guzmán’s privileges but the ability to have contact visits is the most important in defending his case fairly.  For those who insist on making it about Guzmán, instead of an uncompromised system of justice, one would think a successful appeal may be of concern.

Cartel de Sinaloa search for the leader of la linea in Chihuahua

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a milenio article with additional material from youtube

Subject Matter: Sinaloa Cartel, Gente Nueva, La Linea
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Members of Gente Nueva, the armed wing of the Sinaloa Cartel, stormed the village of Gomez Farias in a search for Jose Luis Gonzalez Montes, El 32, but didn't find him during the search of two houses.

Reporter: Milenio Digital and Juan Jose Garcia Amaro
Members of the Sinaloa Cartel stormed the town of Gomez Farias, Chihuahua in a search for Jose Luis Gonzalez Montes, El 32, leader of La Linea, one of the groups that operate in the state, informed the Prosecutor Cesar Peniche Espejel.

"We know that we have a problem, but it is not exclusive to Chihuahua but is implicated in other states as well, what occurred yesterday in Gomez Farias was the incursion of an armed group in a search for an antagonistic criminal leader", he signalled.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

El Marro threatens Cjng in Guanajuato

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a El Pacifico MX article

Subject Matter: El Marro, CJNG
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

A video is circulating in social networks where El Marro of Guanajuato sends a message to the people of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion.

" In this field whenever we bury bitches, sons of bitches we are going to take out the shit, here and in our state assholes, and how much they want, we are here sons of bitches, arriba Guanajuato, sons of bitches, "

Jose Antonio Yepez Ortiz, El Marro, of the Grupo Santa Rosa de Lima, Guanajuato, is head of sicarios for homicides, kidnapping, extortion, drug sales and fuel theft in the state of Guanajuato. His closest assistants are Fabian Lara Belman aka "La Vieja", Noe Lara Belman "El Puma" and Jose Mario Lara Mendoza alias "El Magia".

This person has the sole responsibility for the murders in the state of Guanajuato.

This municipality has the largest number of illegal fuel pipe tapping's this year, in what seems like an open challenge to the criminal groups dedicated to that activity, this area houses the headquarters of the 12 Military Zone.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Alleged Murderer of Activist Miriam Martínez is killed in San Fernando, Tamaulipas

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Animal Politico

Juan Manuel Alvarado López was accused of the murder of activist Miriam Rodríguez, co-founder of the Citizen's Community in Search of Missing Persons in the state.

Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez. 
The representative of the group of missing persons in San Fernando, Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez Martinez, was killed by a group of armed men on the night of Wednesday, May 10 at her house. Especial  

Juan Manuel Alvarado López, alias "Alushe", identified for the murder of activist Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez, was killed in a confrontation in San Fernando, reported the Attorney General of Justice (PGJ) of Tamaulipas.

The alleged offender's death occurred after state police tried to defend him from assault Saturday afternoon in downtown San Fernando. Police captured four members of a criminal group, probably engaged in kidnapping and extortion.

Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez was murdered on May 10 when gunmen shot her outside her home in San Fernando. The activist was cofounder of the Citizen Community in Search of Disappeared in Tamaulipas. Rodríguez Martínez was looking for the remains of her daughter Karen Alejandra, who was kidnapped and murdered in January 2014. 

A prominent political leader is murdered in Guerrero

Posted by DD republished from NM Politics

By  Kent Paterson

 DD note:  Political murders have already started as the 2018 July 1 Presidential  election draws near. 

 Ranferi Hernandez Acevedo, fought against corruption and Government oppression  of the people of Guerrero since the 1990s during the political crisis arising from the Aguas Blancas massacre of 17 unarmed small farmers by Guerrero state police on June 28, 1995
An important political and social leader in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero has been murdered. Authorities confirmed Sunday the death of Ranferi Hernandez Acevedo, whose body was found in a burning vehicle with those of his wife Lucia Hernandez Dircio, 94-year-old mother-in-law Juana Dircio and chauffeur late Saturday on a rural Guerrero highway, according to Mexican press accounts.

The travelers had been considered missing for several hours before their remains were recovered.

 Hernandez was a founder and former Guerrero state president of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) as well as an ex-state legislator. More recently, he was a prominent member of a Guerrero movement of activists historically associated with the PRD that is supporting the 2018 presidential bid of Morena party leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Also on Saturday, Enrique Baños Herrera, Morena member and activist with the Fodeg social organization, was taken by men from his workshop and beaten into a coma in Ometepec, Guerrero, the Acapulco-based publication reported. It’s not known if the vicious assault was related to the Hernandez murder. There was no immediate public comment from Lopez Obrador about either the Hernandez slaying or the Baños attack.

Sinaloa Cartel cell responsible for recent murder of journalist

Posted by Stevectpa-Republished from El Universal translated by Mexico Daily

The murder last March in Chihuahua of journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea, 54, has been linked to hired gunmen associated with the Sinaloa Cartel, the state Attorney General’s office revealed this week.

The investigation has found that one of the four hitmen who killed Breach on March 23 is the nephew of Crispín Salazar, leader of a regional gang known as Los Salazar.

Thought to be a cell of the Sinaloa Cartel, the gang is based in and operates from the remote mountain Chihuahua municipality of Chínipas, close to the border with Sonora and also Breach’s hometown.

Sources quoted by the Attorney General said Breach’s murder was revenge by Los Salazar, who felt betrayed by the journalist’s exposés on their modus operandi.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mexico Prison Massacre Linked to Zetas Takeover Allegations

Posted by El Profe for Borderland Beat from InsightCrime
See 17 Dead in Cadereyta Prison

                   At least 13 died in rioting at Cadereyta prison
Written by James Bargent

At least 13 people have died in a prison mutiny in north Mexico that some witnesses claim was a backlash against an attempted takeover of the prison by the Zetas, highlighting the criminal control and corruption that are pervasive in the penal system.

Trouble at Cadereyta prison in the state of Nuevo Leon erupted when inmates took three guards hostage on October 10, reported AFP.

17 Dead in Cadereyta Prison

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Processo
see Mexico Prison Massacre Linked to Zetas Takeover

                 National Human Rights Commission Reprimands NL                     Government for its Lack of Attention 

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Following the riot in the Cadereyta prison that left 17 people dead, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) expressed concern about the lack of adequate response from the authorities to address the problem in detention centers in Nuevo Leon, which has been warned by the commission before, and urgently demanded to restore order.

In a statement, the Commission pointed out that Deputy Inspectors, in coordination with personnel of the State Commission on Human Rights, went to Cereso de Cadereyta to verify that the current situation is a result of violent acts, in order to verify that human rights of inmates and their families are not violated.

New fighting and narco blockages in Reynosa

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Noreste article

Subject Matter: Reynosa
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

There have been numerous robberies of large amount of vehicles with extreme violence by armed criminals.

Antagonistic criminal groups last night converted Reynosa into a battle field, in a day of violence that submerged the population into a night of chaos and terror with gun battles, road blocks and massive robbery of vehicles.

Simultaneously during the contingency, which frightened the population for more than two hours due to the detonations of high powered rifles, roadblocks made with hi-jacked public transport services and foreign vehicles.

At the same time, unidentified men threw hundreds to tyre puncturing spikes ( ponchallantas ) int into the streets affecting dozens of private vehicles that were stranded on avenues, boulevards and freeways.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

PGR detains "Big Papa" in CDMX, fianacier of the CdG and one of the most sought after by the DEA

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article

Subject Matter: Nazario Cavazos de Luna, Big Papa
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Thanks to Yaqui for the heads up on this article

Reporter: Carlos Alvarez
The Criminal Investigation Agency of the PGR detained Nazario Cavazos de Luna, alias Big Papa, in Mexico City, alleged operator of the Cartel del Golfo and included in the most wanted list of the DEA.

The PGR informed that the suspect was captured in a zone of Mexico City, without violence, with an arrest warrant that has an extradition order attached, moved by a Judge of the Sixth District of Federal Penal Processes.

"The arrest of this individual was carried out in strict adherence to due process and at all times his rights were respected", said a PGR spokesman on the arrest of Nazairo Cavazos de Luna.

The Federal Government had already carried out an operation to arrest de Luna, on one of his properties in the town of Bustamante, in the State of Nuevo Leon, but he managed to escape and relocate to the Capital.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Femicide and victim blaming in Mexico; Mexico's largest state rocked by slayings of women

Posted by DD Materials from Council on Hemispheric Affairs,   ABC News

  It seemed like any other day in the life of a 19-year old girl. On September 8, Mara Fernanda Castilla, a political science student had just been enjoying a night out with friends in the college town of Cholula, in the central state of Puebla. At around 5 am, she decided to use a Cabify car, a ride-sharing platform popular in Latin America, to get home safely. However, she never made it home and was reported missing by her sister a few hours later[i]. Following a week of investigations, the local Public Prosecutor’s Office announced that Castilla’s body had been found wrapped in a sheet at the bottom of a ravine, in the border between Puebla and Tlaxcala.

The inquiries revealed that Cabify’s driver Ricardo Alexis had allegedly subdued her and took her to a motel, just blocks from Castilla’s home, where he later raped and strangled her.[ii] Security video footage shows that Alexis parked in front of Castilla’s home for several minutes without her exiting the car before heading to the motel.[iii] Her cellphone and clothes were also found at Alexis’ home in a small town in Tlaxcala[iv]. Alexis will now go to trial and if found guilty, he may face up to 85 years in prison; 60 of them for the crime of femicide.[v]