Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Scorched Earth

The following are photos of the “scorched earth” policy followed by Los Zetas in northern Coahuila during the recent infighting as the organized crime structure in the plaza of Piedras Negras fractured with the rumored defection of a key Zeta operative in that area, Alfonso “Poncho” Cuellar, to the Gulf Cartel.

None of the families and individuals abducted by Los Zetas gunmen in the hunt for relatives and associates of Poncho Cuellar in late March have been released and all are now assumed to be dead and deposited in new “narcofosas”. Many of the survivors that avoided the Zeta dragnet reportedly fled to Eagle Pass and other cities in Texas.

(see Borderland Beat: http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/03/missing-in-piedras-negras.html )

Los Zetas in the Piedras Negras area are not only satisfied with cleansing the area of their enemies, real and perceived, but also in advertising their power to the communities by destroying and torching residences and businesses belonging to the victims of the purge.

It is incredible that these criminals can act with such violence without interference from municipal and state authorities, many of which are accused by local residents of being at the service of local organized crime groups. Federal troops and police quartered in Piedras Negras have not been a deterrent either.

These images show properties belonging to a family named Garza in Allende, Coahuila, a municipality of 20,000 inhabitants located 30 miles from Piedras Negras and the U.S.-Mexico border. The Garzas were reportedly associates of Poncho Cuellar.

In June of 2010, a Canadian mountain bike enthusiast, Kenneth Charles Peter Klowak, was murdered by gunmen in Allende during a robbery attempt.

Many other properties have also reportedly been destroyed in Piedras Negras during this current outbreak of violence.

Images by the citizens of Coahuila:

23 comments:

  1. I know of a cell of Zetas close By, I watch them and plot on them.. soon they'll either fuk up amongst themselves. or their adversaries close by will invade. maybe I myself will stroll in during one of their drug fueled binges and help myself to what ever is in the first bedroom. either way karma's a bytch. they are all worried as shyt over here, turning on each other, ratting each other out, stealing and smashing each other. its a beautiful thing. .. self destruction from the bottom up.


    dbgh

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  2. You should give the information to CDG!

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  3. Mi Amigo, are you forgeting that these supposedly "Innocent" people like Sr. Garza were
    allowed to accumalate all these properties as well as no harm ever came to him or his because
    of his influence with "Poncho" and the rest of that crew? Oh; how we cry "Foul" when we find out that we have been backing up and paying the
    wrong crew when shit hits the Fan! I have no doubt that "Garza" now wishes he was not as close to "Ponch" as he now not only lost some property but could still lose his "Head"

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  4. EL QUE CONTROLA LA PLAZA EN PIEDRAS NEGRAS ES RUBEN ACOSTA (EL ZETA 20). TAMBIEN CONOCIDO COMO PELOZ, CABALLITO O ABIZPA. ES UN VIEJIO QUE SE VA MURIR DE SU ENFERMEDAD. LE SIGUE SU LAMBE HUEVOS EL CELSO. QUE YA NO ESTA TRABAJANDO DE NARCO SINO DE LAMBEHUEVOS. HAHAHAHA.

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  5. Time and again the same theme,"the police do nothing ", this is uacceptable, why is this recurring practice allowed? We all know that Piedras police are Zeta punks,the Fed knows this as well,Is the army infiltrated? I have concluded that the govt is inefective and is good mostly for photo ops. Bring in special ops from 5 states away, no locals,no uncles,cousins etc clean house,CDG,Z,local thugs,by by.

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  6. "self destruction from the bottom up."
    Despite the infighting and the routine killings of Zetas by Federal authorities they seem remarkalbly resillient. Don't forget that they essential control Guatemala and are recruting from the Kabiles. Zetas seem like a more networked organization (as opposed to hierarchy) which makes them very resilient to killings of its leadership. Good luck to you in Mexico!

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  7. @7.40 - Hi. You wanted to know why the police do nothing. I can help with that one.

    1. They are paid $400 a month, and have to extort the rest. With that level of renumeration, it is hard to see how someone feels motivated to stop the Zetas.
    2. Zetas have an arsenal of guns, but municipal police have spud guns.
    3. Municipal police can't read or write, and therefore probably do not have the mental capacity or training to stop them even if they wanted to.
    4. Guaranteed death by the cartels for trying to stop them, and loads of work colleagues ready to snitch on you if you try to stop them.
    5. The Mexicans have no stomach for outside operations from North of the border They are convinced they can handle it. They can't, and so the situation of the corrupt police running the show continues.
    6. The US can't help due to 6. The Mexican government refuse to claim these thugs as "terrorists", which would bring in immediate outside help, well armed, and ready to kill the cancer in Mexico.

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  8. I think the police who protect these thugs need to be punished as bad or worse than the zetas themselves. They were hired to uphold the law and instead use their badge to aid crime. That is worse than the criminal doing the actual crime.

    Mexico needs to stiffen up quite a bit on punishment and really at this point, after the San Fernando massacres, they need to deam the zetas as terrorists and declare war on them, killing them all on site. At this point arresting them is just a mere inconvienence, they´ll be back on the streets ready to kill again in a few months. They need to make some stern examples out of zetas and crooked police to start changing the attitudes of the general population. Right now narcos, as much as we all hate them, are deemed as heros in Mexico. All the latest music and mx soap operas glorify them and portray them as heros, when in reality they are the scum of the earth, esp. the zetas. At this point only God can help Mexico and all it´s good and innocent people. May God be with you all....

    tTt

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  9. 6. The US can't help due to 6. The Mexican government refuse to claim these thugs as "terrorists", which would bring in immediate outside help, well armed, and ready to kill the cancer in Mexico.
    April 20, 2011 10:03 AM
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    They cant do that because if they did it would expose just how deep the corruption goes in the Mexican government and Calderon thinks he has enough problems without opening that can of worms so day after day it is the same deadly dog and pony show...

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  10. CDG SHOULD SEND REINFORCEMENTS

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  11. Estabamos mejor en Piedras Negras cuando aun vivia Vicente LaFuente Huereca, y Armando Gutierrez. Ellos con su rollo y no mataban a nadie. Yo conoci a Celos cuando era niño, es de buena familia y de familia humilde y trabajadora, no se que le paso....

    El Zocalo aun es de los Juaristi?

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  12. It was better back in the day when Vicente Lafuente Huereca and Armando Gutierrez were running things in Piedras Negras, I remember Vicente when he lived on Teran St in "el centro". He was my Confirmation "Padrino" I wonder what happened to his wife Eloina? I also remember Armando had a house on Royal Ridge in EP, a small simple house. I used to hunt in an ejido in "Santa Eulalia" where he hunted too, even though I never met him I used his rifle t hunt that he had stashed there, I remember it been a .308 Ruger M77 with a Sies scope. I guess they kept a low key and didn't kill anybody....I also met Celso Martinez when he was a kid, he comes from a hard working family, his mom used to sell "ropa usda" from a small room next to her house on "Anauhac St"
    She was a good person and i can only guess a good mom too, I wonder why he chose this path??

    I also heard that the owner of "Scandalos Night Club" is also missing, I recomended an Atty to him to help him out with a case against his wife that was in Federal custody in Del Rio, I met her once too, she was very nice but very quiet. I wonder what happened to her too?

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  13. Anonymous 10:03am bemoaned the fact that some Mexican police make just $400 per month, though many make more than that, in fact. And he claimed that that this supposed desperate poverty makes them prone to corruption.

    'Hi. You wanted to know why the police do nothing. I can help with that one. #1. They are paid $400 a month, and have to extort the rest. With that level of renumeration, it is hard to see how someone feels motivated to stop the Zetas.'

    What he fails to do though, as he moans the supposed horrible pay of Mexican pigs, is to give any perspective about where this $400 per month falls on the Mexican wage scale, where less than $6 per day is minimum salary. That's only $120 to $145 per month or so for those workers, and this law is largely ignored with many not making even that supposedly minimum wage. Plus, even many children have to work so that they and other family members can survive.

    Add to that over view... more than 50% of Mexican workers earn $15 or less per day, which adds up to a salary of about a little less than $400 per month. Mexican police seem to be earn more than at least %70 of the population, in a country where one needs to earn 13 times their national minimum wage to equal what one US minimum wage earner makes.

    So, Anonymous, do Mexican cops actually have that need to 'extort' (your word) extra money, as you say that they do? Not really. Certainly not compared to the rest of Mexicans. A salary of $400 a month may be much less than a typical US cop makes, but then so is the average Mexican minimum wage earner also gaining much less. The Mexican cop is definitely not as scarred by poverty as the typical Mexican worker is.

    See http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/479174.html about wages.

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  14. Operation Libertador...I see it coming sooner or later heavily armed u.s marines will be patroling the streets of mexico soon if this shit don't stop.
    Its really the only thing that would help. If only mexico reinstated the death penalty.

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  15. CDG is controlling.....nobody wants to listen to the poster on el Norte he called the shots way before all this went down. I even sent the info to BB and they downplayed it. Amazing how BB will post a high school made up story about the supposed innocent killings in San Fernando. CDG and Zetas are reuniting some are leaving the zeta organization after the discovery of the narcofosas. Its about to break loose...former zetas and CDG to team up with CDS and its gonna be a bigger war on the rest of the cartels specially Juarez.

    HML

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  16. Ardent take your 60s anti-everything attitude and go away. Calling cops pigs went out with tie-dye T shirts.

    The fact is that when you sign up to be a police officer in Mexico you get a license to steal. Nothing to do with low pay, everything to do with corruption.

    "extort (your word)..." what else would you call it when a cop asks you for money and you have committed no offense?

    yerny is confused again. He defends Mexican workers against Mexican cops when the story is about zetas burning homes. Go back to bed.

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  17. All thanks to the War on (some) Drugs... Started in the good ole U.S. just like the first prohibition...

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  18. HML- zetas r flipping to cdg and goin after zetas. There also becoming allies of el CDS?

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  19. Anonymous 12:37PM, you seem to hate me calling Mexican cops 'pigs' but then go on to tell us that they are all pretty much all corrupt according to you, simply by the fact that they are MEXICAN cops?

    'Ardent take your 60s anti-everything attitude and go away. Calling cops pigs went out with tie-dye T shirts. The fact is that when you sign up to be a police officer in Mexico you get a license to steal. Nothing to do with low pay, everything to do with corruption.'

    I have a better idea for you, Big Shot. Take your own innate racism and get the hell out of my country instead. You're no eagle patriot at all, but just a typical dittoheaded US Right Wing turkey who hates and has contempt for people of other races and/or nationalities from your own.

    Fact is that many cops are corrupt pigs, both sides of The Border. Now you can kiss my '60s hippy ass, HamBurger Head! One gets sick of you Right Wing animals always always automatically defending the licensed uniforms of the world, whose principal job is keeping the rich safe from the rest of us.

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  20. oh lord...mexicans are just lazy fukcs...they want easy money, they are greedy and they blame everything on everybody else....and they love and hate the US...mex cops are pigs...yes they don't get paid well, but u know what they knew that before they went into.....only a small % are honest...I trust the armed forces...federal pol not so much...local police...hell no...just go see those mustachoed cops in PN...now...it seems every know all these guys...judging by the comments...1 why are they still at large? ...most are mex citizens w/US visas...2 why the US give visas to all those northern/border/criminal residents and don't even track them? but hard for a poor peasant to get one?...anyway... everybody knows who is the dealer in those towns...the restaurant, club, burger joint, shop owner...they are even opening new biz in Del Rio and Eagle Pass..nice trucks and all....and they call themselves "good, nice people'? ...gente bien my arse....CBP/ICE agents at the border don't even inspect their cars.....their relatives are cops in both US border towns...so how can they enforce the law when mexicans are known for protecting their own in the most obvious, corrupt fashion...my 2 pennies...btw I am Mexican

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  21. @ 11:00AM

    generalizations are dangerous and careless from anyone speaking about a race..but,
    Little aches my heart more than to hear a Mexican generalize about Mexicans. You are so wrong, it matters zero if yours is a characterization of US Mx or Mx citizens, it is wrong. I also get very upset, angry, frustrated at SOME of my race with bad-evil behavior but I could never invision a day when I would paint an entire race with the same paint brush, that would be anything but fair, right, or accurate.

    MY DOS CENTAVOS

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  22. Buela, this is just another Anglo racist writing down his lies at BB...

    oh lord...mexicans are just lazy fukcs...they want easy money, they are greedy and they blame everything on everybody else....and they love and hate the US... my 2 pennies... ......'btw I am Mexican'

    Why do they congregate together so many of them at the BB crime sheet? I wonder why...? Is this site feeding their racist hate somehow? Anybody want to take this question on and answer it perhaps?

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  23. "get out of my country"

    love it or leave it huh uhrny?..

    .no place for diversity in urhnys USA ???

    feed your cat ..do a bong hit and go lay in your hammaca....

    mebbe there is a poetry reading at the coffee shop tonite

    jajajaja...old, fay and in the way

    you care less about Mexico than any one ..all your comments are thinly disguised ,and condescendingly racist...and most are apologetic for the criminal element in Mexico...your weak kneed view is appropriate for a narrow minded brainwashed syncophant of the antiquated, fake liberal befuddled 60's wantabe revolutionary movement ...the whole view of right and left wing ...is no longer current in any discussion...like your attitude , it belongs to the past..

    your "movement" failed to recognize the true aims of those you assumed to represent , you adopted an attitude that presented your selves as people who knew what was best for everyone else ...that elitist approach alienated what would have been your constituancy ,

    besides that you never fail to bore me

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