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Peace Rallies Show Public Support for LFM

Sunday, December 12, 2010 |

Apatzingán.- Peace marches planned for this Sunday in Apatzingán have transformed into a show of public support for La Familia, a statement which the state governemnt has largely denied.

Mayor Genaro Guízar personally attended this rally which began at the Cultural Monument of Glorieta, which was built in the memory of general Lázaro Cárdenas. The march concluded in the plaza de armas of Apatzingán, and among the demonstrators their were signs that showed support for the criminal organization and its founder El Chayo.

Some of the signs read ‘Nazario Lives In All Our Hearts’ y ‘Viva la Familia Michoacana'

Protests began on Friday afternoon when 300 citizens of Apatzingán, began to call for Felipe Calderón to order an immediate exit of the federal police because of alleged "beatings, causualties and other human rights violations." That particular banner was well made and of good quality.

Most of the demonstrators traveled on foot, some in cars and it was people of all ages, men women and children. The demonstrations began noon in the middle of the city and has since blocked all traffic in the area.





























































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Anonymous said...

LFM markets themselves brilliantly. Sad to see how effective their propaganda is. Do these people not realize they are nothing but an evil group of murderers, kidnappers, extortionists and drug dealers?

Even if they don't realize this somehow, do they think its okay to expose innocents by rolling decapitated heads into a club? What if their child was at the club that night...would they feel the same way?

Anonymous said...

What a worpped ingnorant mentality. No wonder that place is such a mess!!

Anonymous said...

LFM MAYBE BE FILLED WIT MURDERERS, kidnappers, extortionists and drug dealers but that doesnt make them evil to their own ppl from michoacan, a friend of mine went to morelia, michoacan and said that in roads the bushes they hide to kill only invaders such as mexican federal police or marina, rival drug cartel such as los zetas,beltran leyva org, etc.. etc. they fight protect their own ppl frm everywhere michoacan

Anonymous said...

These people are brain washed by this p.o.s LFM cartel. The people feel like they are paying for protection but instead they are being extorted and killed if they don't pay.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha dumbass ignorant people

J said...

Who knows the truth? Only people from Michoacan know, and even then there will be conflicting sentiments. But, it's definitely possible, and probable that a lot of the public support is engineered directly by cartel operatives.

'lito 'brito said...

looks like LFM new how to win hearts and minds...the government of Mexico should learn from them

Anonymous said...

They want to make that little queer of satan something that hes not.
Hes in hells fires roasting alive, but never to die
Remember Rafael Caro Quintero. "the hero"- hes a washed out old fart who has been in prison since he was 29 years old.
Those who worship these evil men are poor dumb peasants who have no clue...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure LFM paid these people to spread their stupid propaganda. I hope that the campaign won't end until all the familia leaders are all DEAD.

Anonymous said...

So they like being victims of extortion, kidnapping, murder, etc. Good for the "people" of michoacan. Would it be too much to ask them to stop cooking meth? Oh that's right, they make a lot of money selling that shit to everyone else. Sooo, they are not as pure as they would have us believe..

If someone wanted to die and asked you to shoot them and would pay you, would you do it? It's the same moral, christian issue as selling meth for profit. So all you christians in michoacan, is this how you express your faith? Supporting crystaleros? Or are you just scared shitless? I think the latter.

Anonymous said...

Peace rallies my ass! Michoacanos should be ashamed of themselves and their society.

The one consistent theme running through all of this is the total failure of anyone to take responsibility for their actions. Everybody is poor, downtrodden, victimized, helpless because of somebody else. I'm all for the Virgin of Guadalupe but I think the Lord helps those that help themselves. Either get busy living or get busy dying.

Buela said...

Briiiiito!!!!!

Have you been hitting the Tequi amigo? Hearts and minds of the people? Mx Gov should learn from them??? Things are not as they seem, this guy/god was an effective manipulator, training recruits 6 mos until compltely brainwashed into thinking he was god. Have you studied this guy and his cult? This is one brutal bastard. Maybe his wife the latina Tony Robbins can step in for him, unless of course he resurrects from where ever his damn corpse is.....until then I will see if I can find his self penned pamplet of aphorisms, and send to Calderon so he can mass produced for the army.

Ay Brito, its the season so I will give you this one...jaja

ANYONE HEAR IF THEY FOUND HIS ....B O D Y ...?

Hussy

Anonymous said...

We have a Malverde in the making.

Anonymous said...

His B O D Y is in the hands of federal police and on top of that there is pic floating around of him as dead as fried chicken. If he wasnt dead do you think LFM would be in such a panic mode?

santiagosrn@yahoo.com said...

thanks to the stupid federals the 8 month old died if the federals wher not there there trafficing would of went smoothly but the federals come and start caos

la gringa said...

my husband is from apatzingan and the stories he has told me about LFM i can see why the ppl would support them yes they do bad things but they also protect their ppl the keep the peace in the "villages" they have set up drug rehabs they have provided money and things to the schools etc. they dnt go out killing random ppl like the zetas or any other cartel...yes they will make u pay for having your own business but the money basically goes back to the ppl in one way or another....i do believe ive read somewhere that they will basically "surrender" (my words) if the president provides protection and jobs for the ppl i mean come on how hard is that....forgive me im not all political and i dnt kno all my facts but from what i see and or have been told they seem better than the rest...

Anonymous said...

It Is telling of the mentality and connections of these demonstrators what classy people,remember the articles about Media manipulation,same tactics used by the Mafia back when the local Don was a Italian folk Hero. Bario social order this must be broken just as it was in the US. Progress is being made,just muzzle the liberals and keep killing them.

Anonymous said...

Malverde my ass. LF already thinks that nassario was some sort of messiah sent from heaven to create LF. You can compare these asshat to al qieda.

Anonymous said...

@lagringa
Wow I can't believe how these terrorists have brainwashed the locals. The cartel does not care about anyone except themselves. Talk to anyone who hase any sense in them and ask them if they want these terrorists in their state. They don't hurt or kill innocents huh? Ask all those people who were shot at so that they could take their cars and burn them to slow down the efforts of the military. Ask the poor shop owner who was killed because his business was no longer profitable and didn't have the money to keep them happy. Ask all the innocent women and children who were killed in Jalisco by la familia this weekend just for the hell of it. These people are scumbags who deserve to die.

Anonymous said...

@ la gringa

They make their money selling meth, extortion, kidnapping, murder. Does it matter that they "take care" of some villagers? "better than the rest..."?? What is that??

Buela said...

He is dead...saw the pic...but the reports began in the media early that the body can not be found...

yes it is true they help farmers and medical. all cartels do that to an extent...even Zetas..nothing new here...but it all goes back to where the money is generated and how. And the fault, culpa, goes back to where it has been since the beginning ...corruption in the government and leadership of Mx and the desire to keep the classes separate. 50%+ poverty rate is why things are as they are. It makes poor people grateful and loyal to the hand that gives, without concern or thought to how it was earned. The culpa begins there and plenty of it extends from there. Everyone has a hand in this tragedy, including us.

Anonymous said...

Money talks.

Matanzas said...

Amen Buela. You're so right. Good luck on Monday, Hussy Lady.

Anonymous said...

The picture they are showing of him dead is a man with dark skin.
He had light skin... unless he had been on the coast sun bathing?
The only resemblance in the photo is black hair and mustache....
the photo of the dead man is not him.

Anonymous said...

@ la gringa
Seriously???????????? "but the money basically goes back to the ppl in one way or another....i do believe ive read somewhere that they will basically "surrender" (my words) if the president provides protection and jobs for the ppl i mean come on how hard is that."

Im sorry but your a f@ckin idiot if you think these idiots our protecting the ppl and think they will just give up their drug business. Are you seriously that dumb that you believe everything you hear???? The only thing they care about is green and that is money!! Here look at this video about your supposedly good citizens of la mierda michocana...good citizens they make why don't you invite them to your neighborhood.....you can keep them!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2yr1xQvmZ4

la gringa said...

anon 12:37a did u disrespect u in anyway?? im wondering what your point of calling me a "f@ckin idiot".....have u been to apatzingan??? do u even know anyone from there...yes i can see why my family there and others would support them...when u cant rely on your government to do a damn thing and someone offers the help u need yeah sure why not when it comes down to being damn dirt poor without a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of who cares where the money comes from...until u walk a mile in these ppls shoes who are u to judge...

Anonymous said...

"a friend of mine went to morelia, michoacan and said that in roads the bushes they hide to kill only invaders such as mexican federal police or marina, rival drug cartel such as los zetas,beltran leyva org, etc.. etc. they fight protect their own ppl frm everywhere michoacan
"

Wrong, they fight to protect their plaza, their money and interest, and their drug routes! LFM does not care about the people, they just pretend to, and they give money to poor ignorant people just like El Chapo does to all of the leeches in Sinaloa.

The same thing is done here in the US but it is called welfare!

Anonymous said...

La Gringa said "i do believe ive read somewhere that they will basically "surrender" (my words) if the president provides protection and jobs for the ppl i mean come on how hard is that....forgive me im not all political and i dnt kno all my facts but from what i see and or have been told they seem better than the rest...
"
Everybody in Mexico wants protection right now, why not support the country and report these criminals so things can begin to improve. FYI the President does not create jobs, he creates policies that help create jobs!!!! Perhaps if LFM would stop extorting businesses then maybe people would want to set up businesses and improve their economy.

Anonymous said...

President Calderon should conduct air raids on these idiots and their "demon"strations! Help us cleanse the filth off of our planet.

Anonymous said...

No cabe duda ke el principal problema en Mexico es la ignorancia, como la gente se deja ke les laven el cerebro y protegan a un grupo ke se dedica matar a sangre fria,,DIOS MIO PERDONA A ESA GENTE KE USA TU NOMBRE PARA LLEVAR ACABO ACTOS SANGUINARIOS..POR KE EL CASTIGO PARA ESA GENTE ES LA MUERTE ETERNA..

Anonymous said...

Criminal organizations have been recruting the public for many many years Mafia,Dillinger,how else can they survive,if the public rose up and cooperated with law enforcment,instead of sympothising with Robin Hood criminals it would be short work.

Anonymous said...

I hope that woman will remember that Viva La Familia Michoacana sign one day when she is crying over the bullet riddled bodies of her children one day.

Anonymous said...

How different are American political orginizations? They have there sources of money and supporters and on the other hand they have been accuse of conspiring, murder and lude acts....what about corporations in this country as well? Both have there humble beginings and have grown to be money making power houses trying to take over the market!!! it depends on your point of view...everything can be looked at in a different point of view....everything has a good and bad side...pros and cons! In this great nation of ours there are many instances in which our country committed genocide...we have started and carried out the most wars in world history!!! but we stand behind the u.s.a. because of the opportunities and great things we have stood for....it is a great country, but is not any better than LFM in my opinion....LFM took care of their people (Michoacanos.) end of story

Anonymous said...

Yeah LFM was doing something right to get support from the people....anything could be considered a cult. from mormons to muslims, from catholics to scientologists...they all meet the guidlines. our country has so many faults..but our country is still the greatest though!

Anonymous said...

Some of what I read here is such horseshit!!! I was born and raised in Morelia and have been in the US for only a few years. Only the stupid and lazy praise the LFM. Extortions, kidnapping, stealing, killing, corrupt politicians, police and military...is this what you want in a civil society?

Yes, attacks on innocent have gone up since Calderon declared war on the Cartels, but should were ignore the snake in our midst just because he hasn't bitten us? A snake is a snake and will seize an opportunity.

LFM appeal to the stupid and lazy. They hold up their bibles and say they are doing God's work..On what planet is dealing drugs and kidnapping and extortion God's work? Last I checked. my bible says Thou Shalt Not Kill!

And the people who try to liken the LFM and the cartels to American political organizations are delusional. They are not some type of freedom fighters, they don't protect the public. LFM and their ilk are nothing more than murdering, thieving butchers and cowards. Cowards that prey on the innocent and weak.

Anonymous said...

@la gringa.

.have u been to apatzingan??? do u even know anyone from there...yes i can see why my family there and others would support them??

YES i have been to apatzingan, but I ask you this!!! HAVE you ever had to two family members killed bz of these thugs? I have!! Have you ever had to see your little cousin cry over heard dead father and ask everyday where he is?? I have! Have you ever seen your beloved uncle face riddle with bullets!! I have! Have you ever had friends kidnap bz of this criminal organization? I have. So until you dont know what I have been through maybe you should STFU!!! But then again ill end it with your with what you said!!!

"until u walk a mile in these ppls shoes who are u to judge..." So dont judge me!!!

la gringa said...

@ anon 1:54p
dude why sooo hostile towards me??? heaven forbid this is the way u talk to women no respect....
you are correct i havent experienced any hostility from these "thugs" but i do however have a cousin there now who got shot in the leg who is now handicapped cause he called the authorities on a "thug" funni how he was thrown in jail for doing what he thought was the right thing guess who came and bailed him out guess who paid his medical sure wasnt the gov't....drug addict robbed my father in law did the police do anything your right again nope but lfm sure did....im not gonna go into this anymore cause i feel i have made my point which was i can see why some would support them...i am sorry for your losses none the less but really work on the attitude and btw i dnt recall judging you....always remember opinions are like assholes we all have one and most of them stink ;c)HAVE A GOOD NITE ANON

Anonymous said...

I live in Puerepero, Michoacan and LFM has recently moved in. Quite frankly, I used to like it better when they were not here. We used to be able to walk through the plaza and just hang out with our girlfriends talking. Not anymore. If they catch us after 9pm, they will not hesitate to use their arms against us. Yet, they say they are protecting the Michoacanos. That's not even the worst part. They say that they don't sell drugs to the people of Michoacan. Wrong! I've passed by the plaza and I have seen drugs being sold-this is the sickening part-by teenagers. They continously 'charge' the shops and stalls in the marketplace 'rent' (piso). A while back, this man found out that they were selling drugs to his son. He went and told the seller to never sell drugs to his son again. A few days later a pickup full of men arrived and of course, killed the man. So when staged protests like this show up saying how much LFM is good for Michoacan, I just want to vomit! I hope they all either get arrested or get killed off since that's what they seem to want anyway...

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 1:51 pm thanks you nailed it!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:16 pm I have to agree with your comment. These people at these so called protest are paid by LFM to make a public stand and ask for the federal police and troops to be out. They did this in Cuidad Juarez (when the so called student was shot) and they were also paid in Monterrey NL by Los Zetas to do the same thing. Politicians have done this too but in a peaceful manner and to rally against issues. Here in the US the Democrats bus people in to bitch about issues, same is done by Cartels...

Anonymous said...

"QUITE FRANKLY" WTF??? NOT LINGO FROM MEXICO AT ALL!!!

Anonymous said...

DON'T WORRY GRINGA I THINK A LOT OF THESE "MICHOACANOS" ARE FAKE BECAUSE ALL MICHOACANOS THAT I KNOW (WHICH ARE A LOT) TLK NOTHING BUT HIGH PRAISE ABOUT THE FAMILIA.....THESE PEEPS ARE JUST SPREADING PROPAGANDA I THINK.....ANYTHING THAT GOES AGAINST THE NORM IS CONSIDERED EVIL....WELL WHAT ABOUT OUR COUNTRY'S EVIL SIDE.....IS IT SO HARD TO BELIEVE THAT LFM DID SOME GOOD??? DO YOU NOT THINK THAT THE US DOES THINGS OR HAS DONE THINGS TO GAIN SUPPORT THAT SEEM REALLY GOOD BUT HAD A HIDDEN AGENDA ALL ALONG???

Lutticres said...

PEOPLE GET IN YOUR KNEES AND PRAY BECOUSE THIS IS GOIG TO GET UGLIER BEFORE THINGS GET BETHER, AND THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT SUFFER ARE KIDS , MAY THE LORD BE WITH THEM , AND WITH MEXICO

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the Mexican govt. use more airstrikes and fire from helo's rather than send in foot soldiers? The US has been very successful at eliminating targets in the middle east by use of UAV's, Helo's, B52's, etc.
There is no need to take these guys into custody, you cannot reform them, and they will simply get out of jail (or get sworn into office like Godoy to gain immunity).

Anonymous said...

@December 14, 2010 11:39 AM

You play to much call of duty haha...and second so they are going to bomb their own country and guess who is going to fix the fucked up houses and the streets where they bombed? not la FLM thats for sure....

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, it's funny how I used the term 'quite frankly', and all of a sudden, people doubt I'm from Michoacan, as if people from there can't speak english or can only use certain phrases. Es lo mismo que si la gente dijera que Marco Antonio Solis no es de Michoacan porque no usa sombrero de palma. Pero igual, no importa,aqui esta el enlace del hombre que les conte que habian matado por que le vendieron mota a su hijo: http://quadratin.com.mx/noticias/nota,41900/. Pero, de igual forma, no me crean a mi. Si ustedes creen que es pura propaganda en contra de la Familia, vengan, echense una vuelta por Pure' de noche. Si se animan metanse a la plaza o al barrio bravo. O tambien, vayan por Tlaza o por Gomez Farias. Haganlo de noche a ver si no es cierto que son re gachos estos de la Familia. En cuanto mejor los arresten a la fregada, mucho que mejor. Quite frankly, (there goes that damn phrase again), I'm tired of hearing LFM saying that they help people. They are nothing more than low level scum..

Anonymous said...

To talk about stereotypes and racist comments from your own freakin ppl...so what just because we speak English and sound so proper were not from Michoacan...como tengo que hablar..DIME!!! HAHA...ignorant people these days!!!!

Anonymous said...

ustedes son personas falsas que no pueden hablar! no son michoacanos! son malinches! yo conoci la pobreza y ahora yo vivo en la riqueza! gracias al pastor! que la Familia rifa! michoacan puro pa' arriba!

Anonymous said...

@ 10:04

you are an ignorant indio. being poor entitles you to nothing. the pastor made his living from cristal, kidnapping, stealing, extorsion and murder. which one of these did your riqueza come? idiota

Anonymous said...

No tengo que tener mucha lana pa' vivir la riqueza...tenemos FEY EN JESUCRISTO....TENEMOS FEY EN SANTO CHAYO....si la sangre indio corre en mis venas pero por eso me dices que soy ignorante? quien es el RACIST?? SALUDOS DESDE MICHOACAN

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:27 am te dicen Indio ignorante por las tonterias que comentas aqui. Como "tenemos fe en santo chayo"! jaja no mames, tener fe en un sanguinario asessino!! Eso ya es una gran pendejada.... esta bien si los indios de Michoaca apoyan a LFM pero decirles Santos? Esas se dan aqui abajo... jajaja

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