Wednesday, August 8, 2012

US and Mexico Seek Secrets of La Barbie

Borderland Beat

What was behind the smile?  Perhaps he was  thinking how his secrets will cut him a sweet deal
by Dianne Schiller
"He is in the middle of everything," said Mike Vigil , a retired chief of international operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
"He deals with the people at the top and, at the same time, directs people at the bottom. He'd have tremendous knowledge," Vigil said of Valdez.
The U.S. government offered a reward of up to $2 million for his capture.
"I think there are a lot of reasons why the Mexican government is reluctant to let him go," said his American attorney, Kent Schaffer of Houston.
"Number one, if they think there are crimes committed in Mexico, they'll want to prosecute him," Schaffer said. "And there is always a concern on the part of the government that he may know things about the government that may prove to be an embarrassment for the government."
Before his arrest two years ago, Valdez was the heir apparent to lead the heavy-hitting Beltran Leyva Cartel after leader Arturo Beltran Leyva, the so-called "boss of bosses," who was killed in a gunbattle with the Mexican military.
Valdez's attorney has said the accused gangster, who is notoriously known among his foes, would be safer in the U.S.
U.S. indictments
Valdez is charged in federal indictments in Atlanta, New Orleans and his hometown of Laredo and accused of running drugs across the U.S.
Agreements almost certainly would be on the table to offer Valdez leniency in exchange for cooperating.
Juan Garcia Abrego, the former head of another cartel, refused to cooperate when he was captured and sent to the U.S. and now is serving multiple life sentences.
Osiel Cardenas Guillen, who took over a few years after Abrego was captured as the top leader, reached a plea agreement to cooperate in 2009 after he was extradited from Mexico to the U.S. The 45-year-old Cardenas is due to be released in 2025.
Since the world last saw Valdez in September 2010 - clad in an expensive green Polo shirt and flanked by hooded Mexican agents who captured him outside of Mexico City - the behind-the scenes tug-of-war over his fate has gone unresolved.
The United States twice has requested he be extradited to face American justice, or be deported.
Mexico, in turn, has kept him locked in a fortress-like police base, then the Toluca prison where he now sits.
Grew up in Laredo
Valdez was born and raised in Laredo. He played high school football there, and a coach nicknamed him "La Barbie," like the doll, for the color of his hair and eyes.
His family has kept a low profile but last year spoke with the Houston Chronicle and other media about the need to have his rights, such as access to a toilet and clean clothing, protected.
Schaffer declined to comment on whether Valdez knew the military men in the latest round of charges, but he said authorities likely would either prosecute him or seek his cooperation, if he knew anything of value.
Schaffer noted that shortly after Valdez was arrested, he seemed destined to be quickly sent to the U.S. But instead, Mexican officials cut off communication with Valdez's legal team and put him in prison.
Vigil, the former DEA agent, said Mexico likely wants to send a message. "They want to show they are able to arrest high-level traffickers and keep them in prison in Mexico," he said. "Unfortunately, they have a very low success rate in federal prosecutions."
Source Houston Chron

Links:
To access further information, the backstory, and legal documents see the links I have added below

Osiel Cardenas
RE: Osiel Cardenas LINK HERE  AND HERE
RE: Rafael Cardenas "El Rolex" and Osiel's nephew PLEA AGREEMENT HERE
RE: Juan Garcia Abrego LINK HERE AND HERE

An undated foto from REFORMA.  Abrego is standing as his uncle Jaun N Guerra sits at left

Juan Abrego


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    1. u r trippin barbie is a legend 4 life

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  2. This article is pointless! Give us facts not what if's.

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  3. His video is on YouTube " cronicas de un narco" it sucks really bad

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  4. Does anyone know if when Osiel Cardenas is realesed from prison he will resume leadership of the Gulf Cartel if they are still around? Also I was wondering, was Osiel Cardenas more powerful than Chapo Guzman before he was arrested? Was there ever a time the Gulf Cartel was more powerful than Sinaloa?

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    1. I'm pretty sure it was from late late 60 to early 80 than again in the late 90s with osiel as d leader but with his Z hitmen cleaning house nd taking out all those who oppsed him like all them people who work for el chapo in Nuevo Ladero they got ran out by El Cari nd Z and where gaining plazas for him than osiel got captured nd extradicated to d us which was d real blow to d CDG that crippled it

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    2. Research carbon don't be lazy,huevon.

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  5. Well I'm defiantly happy to know he is behind bars, more over I'm also happy to know some of the corrupted generals are also behind bars.

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  6. @chivis
    Great article as always...I'd like to see if you can do follow up on the 750lbs of meth seized in san jose, California...in your post in march you stated that the meth belonged to chapo. I was informed that the DA prosecuted the original 3 and an additional 4 co-conspirators as a cell working under CT as a result of wiretap evidence...your thoughts?

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  7. Osiel cardenas was way more powerful than Chapo.. he would be top dog if he hadn't made death treaths to the d.e.a. agents in matamoros.... He was low profile , but he made that mistake.. that's when the US started looking into his career...

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  8. Sinaloa cartel wasn't shit until calderon came into president.... The military was winning the war for Chapo... He's the reason why Mexico is all fucked up... Neither the zetas or juarez started the war.. the chaputo and his snitchloas did....

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    1. Actually it was until the PAN party got into office starting with Fox who let him free and yes chapo started everything beginning with TJ than Juárez but failed in Nuevo Laredo because Osiel had his Z group the original ex gafe which osiel took the war to chapo with the Z paving the to chapos front door even going into Sinaloa (yes Z made it into Sinaloa without BL before there alliance but where captured and executed and it made it more personal to the Z to go after Chapo) but since the Pan party its out of office your gonna see a change in favoritism all against Chapo and allies

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  9. All the new breed of self proclaimed mexican cartel thugs are snitches. No respect for em. For all you gangbangers and thugs with no morals no one cares about your lifestyle. Your a bunch of losers.pull up your pants.

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    1. Hey hey hey stfu peeps !

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    2. Pull up those sagging stupid pants ese's

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  10. Osiel Cardenas will not be released out on the street, he will be turned over to the Mexican Government where he faces countless charges and years of prison time, how much time he will actually serve depends on who the power brokers are at that juncture in time.
    MM38

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  11. And yes there was a time when the Gulf Cartel was the most powerfull Cartel in Mexico, that was when the helped their US allies (Murder Inc., and all US Mafia families) assasinate a sitting American President - JFK. By bringing in the other 2 shooters which were a French and Spanish contract killers, through Mexico City and Matamoros. The killers stayed in Dallas for 10 days after the killing in a house owned by Juan N Guerra, who eventually snuck them out of the US, again through Matamoros and were flown out of Mexico City back to Europe. Don Juan had in his headquarters in Matamoros the other 2 rifles used to kill JFK.
    MM38

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    1. Holy shit!! Seriosly?! Interesting!

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    2. What an ignorant sob!

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    3. What you been smoking? Cartel del Golfo did not even exist in 1960

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    4. @12:53.a.m
      YOU SOUND SO F##KING
      RETARDED I DON'T EVEN WERE TO
      START WHAT DOSE LA BARBIE
      HAVE TO DO WITH J.F.K??????

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    5. @12:53 A.M.FRENCH SHOOTERS? COME
      ON FRENCH PEOPLE CAN'T SHOT
      FOR SHIT.

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    6. @12:53Or maybe An American defector
      To RUSSIA/COMMUNIST AT THE TIME

      OR SOME PISSED OF CUBAN MAFIA
      CONNECTION
      Who the Fuck knows????????
      R.I.P J.F.K.

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  12. Wow....12:53 am where ya hear that from...

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  13. "American President - JFK. By bringing in the other 2 shooters which were a French and Spanish contract killers"
    Are some of you people from fuckin pluto?Where did you get that shit from?Yeya man,somethin shady might have gone down on big head.But how do you people come up with these conspiracy theories?Did you make that up?I bet you believe in the 911 shit dont you,ye know with the phosphorous and all that shit.Ye know it was us that did 911,yes we killed our own,so we could bring in more laws,and start more wars for profit and domination,see im not stupid.
    Mad ting.

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  14. August 9, 2012 12:37 AM You got that right.

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  15. August 9, 2012 12:53 AM Hay no mames. Story teller.

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  16. Osiel was the most powerful in his days. Now the gulf cartel is nothing but cholos. Only a handful have any real money. Back in his days there was no such thing as a 100 dollar a week sicario. People actually had money to buy their sh!t and weren't robbing folks like it is now. Same with the Juarez cartel and others. Soon as Calderon stepped in and started cleaning house for Chapo people got involved that otherwise would have never been "cartel material". And all this BS about one cartel being nicer than the other is just plain retarded. If the government can't keep their people from robbing, the cartel bosses sure as fukk can't keep their people in check. I seriously doubt Lazca, 40, Carrillo, Beltranes or Arellanos have a thing for snatching purses from old ladies. People act like there's some kind of internal affair units in cartels. LOL You wanna blame somebody for the sh!thole Mexico is in? Start with the fat slob Chapo.

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  17. Nieto has been linked to La Barbie and rumored to take protection money including a story where his state police provided escorts.

    Anyone else hear or read similar stories?

    Also I thought the movie La Barbie paid for was shot professionally. However it shows his narcissistic ways. Besides using the same cars repeatedly and a simplistic story line, it was a decent piece of work for 200K or 300K(whatever he said the cost was).

    Bottom line an American drug lord in Mexico is fascinating!

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  18. The Sinaloa Cartel had just been created when Pedro Aviles took command in the late 50's, one of his main lieutenants was ' El Gitano' Valdez, La Barbie grandfather when things went bad El Gitano sent his wife and two sons up north. The oldest son married his girlfriend, she was from Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon and later emigrated to Laredo, Tx where La Barbie was born.

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  19. Geeee... I wonder why Mexico doesn't want him talking? LOL

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    1. Lol maybe cause his gonna start pointing fingers from lower level government officials all the way to guess who? Yes The president was getting his cut too in general the whole PAN party

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  20. When in doubt blame El Chapo Guzman he is behind the war in Mexico

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  21. It has been said that Jaun N Guerra killed one of Pancho Villas son in the 1960s in his restaurant Piedras Negras. The man has an interesting history.

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    1. Yeah! The Piedras Negras Restaurant and his ranch El Tahuachal still exists, when he passed away his family took over. He also helped lots of people in Matamoros. The story says he killed Pancho Villa's son over a woman. Also when he was young he almost went crazy when he killed his first wife, she was from a very rich family, a beautiful woman but he was very jealous. RIP Juan Nepomuceno Guerra. A mexican legend.

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  22. August 9, 2012 6:49 AM
    Anonymous said...
    What an ignorant sob!

    Great contribution!

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  23. Born & Raised in Laredo... ;) ... It's crazy to think that "La Barbie" grew up 2 blocks away from me

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    1. You want a cupcake ?

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    2. U sound proud of living close to a mass murderer

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  24. Both countries want him, im sure he has info thatwould embrarrased both countriesnot just Mexico .

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  25. You guys want to blame El Chapo Guzman for everything bad thing relationed with Mexico. Look behind the bigger picture, there are more greedy and powerful people that with Chapo and agreements have raged wars. It has not just been him, he is the front man to the war, he has taken it and never complained ( I assume ). With becoming the drug lord he is, he knew that he would likely take blame for every tragedy on the borders. Every cabron involved in the narco business is looking out for themselves and themselves only. Some just do it in a less scandolous way.

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  26. In the old ppicture where Juan Garcia Abrego, is standing behind his uncle Juan N Guerra, Garcia Abrego has his left hand on the shoulder of Carlos Aguilar Garza, Don Juan N used all his political influence to help Carlos Aguilar Garza get the job as Chief Commander fo the Directorate of Federal Security and Political Investigations Police (Direccion de Policia Federal de Seguridad e Investigaciones Politicas) 5 years later he was killed in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, just 1 year after he betrayed and killed his best friend Pablo Acosta Villarreal aka El zorro del Desierto. His first commander Guillermo Gonzalez Calderoni, entered the witness protection program underthe DEA, but was executed outside his lawyer's office in this town of McAllen, Tx.

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    1. El zorro de Ojinaga pendejo!!!

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    2. Pendejo tu! Asi le llaman ustedes los mexicanitos ignorantes, acá se le conocia como el zorro del desierto. Asi lo identificaban Gil Ontiveros aka El Greñas y el comandante Guillermo González Calderoni, la DEA y la judicial federal mexicana, ya deja de escuchar canciones de los tigres del norte y compra los periódicos americanos.

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    3. Mejor que aga un research bien echon los periodicos americanos son igual de corruptos. Tea lo digo pork yo vivo aki en usa y estudiocese scienciapolitica y creema Mexico y estados unidos son igual oh estados unidoshastapeor solo k ocupan corbata. Perdon por ni espanol

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  27. @12:53 AM Now we know who was on the grassy knoll.

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  28. Chapo unfortunately is 100x more powerdul at the moment than Osiel ever was. Whoever said Osiel was more powerful you are dead wrong.

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    1. You said it at "at the moment" yes his more powerful because his out free and Osiel is locked up it was different when he was out free and had control of los Z and Gulf cartel and they were against every cartel like Juárez Tijuana La Familia and Chapo but Osiel and his Z where giving them hell after he got arrested was when chapo started growing even sent La Barbie to Ladero to take out the Z but failed

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    2. loool dont compare osiel to chapo. chapo is bigger than escobar was.

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    3. Chapo ain't shit... Get ur lips off his ass... Look up the history Osiel was bigger.. osiel was the first to use military commandos to attack rivals.. and bigger than escobar ur really smoking some crack.. CORRIDOS are bullshit son.. Chapo isidro is gonna tear a new one Chapo guzman... Cuando salga el mochomo la fiesta comiensa...

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  29. For those of you who read only in english here is a good piece on Juan N. Guerra:

    http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/matamoros-28819-mexican-garcia.html

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  30. @3:41PM

    I think Juan is possibly the most fascinating character out of the Mexican Drugwar. I have collected a mountain of info about him and have wanted to write an article about him forever...I have the Brownville article and it is good for English readers. thanks for posting. Paz, Chivis

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  31. You guys don't know shit, the Gulf Cartel did not exist in the 60's, Don Juan was supplying Al Capone with wiskey since prohibition, they were freinds. I have seen pictures of Joseph Kennedy at Piedras Negras, he was also a business associate of Don Juan's, when his sons started going after their fathers former associates, that when the Mob turned on the Kennedy's, and Don Juan helped. I heard this story fron the old man's people, and heard Don Juan himself say he had the rifles. This is all documented, the arrival of the known contract killers in Mexico City, and their travel to Dallas under the protection of Don Juan. Educate yourselves, know History, especially your local history. The organization Don Juan created eventually became the Gulf Cartel, but this criminal organization has been around since the late 20's. If you don't believe me, I don't give a shit, but this is all true.
    MM38

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    1. If all that shit is true and is all documented then why FBI, CIA and Interpol DID NOT follow those leads and arrested the old punk? Do you have an answer?

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    2. He PROBABLY had Them on HIS PAY ROLL.??????

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    3. I think Don JNG was just high and running his big mouth about the Kennedys,.he didn't even have a green card!

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    4. Na@ 7:29. You liar

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  32. @7:29
    I think you mean they DID exist in the 60s. They are the oldest cartel and began with the bootlegging of alcohol. Alcohol is still being trafficked by cartels, (the knock offs). But they began in 1930 with alcohol, small quantities with JNG (tamps)at the helm then swithced to drugs in the 70s....Paz, Chivis

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  33. People can be so blind. The biggest super WORLD Power is the U.S. This is a global issue. The Merida Initiative started this war.

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    1. Anyways buddy do some research the u.s. owes china billions of dollars

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    2. Really WE OWE $$$$$$ those F##cking COMMIES.CHINA ©
      THEY SHOULD JUST GO BULLY
      TIBET FOR IT I THINK CHINA HAS
      A LOT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
      PROBLEMS.OVER THERE
      I THINK IT'S. BECAUSE THERE OVER
      POPULATED OVER THERE.
      SAD REALITY.

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    3. Yeah! The US borrowed billions from China to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan!

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  34. listen and read well, my fellow compitas. matamoros esa es la plaza de los guerra, yes the cdg is the off spring of Don Guerra... more so ever Don Abergo... followed by the Cardenas Fam....To answer the question of who or what is the cdg asfar as power... well Juan garcia Abergo was the FFFIRSSTTT. druglord on the fbi most wanted not no f**Kin Chapo or Pablo EScobar... because the man had power and sum deep pockets.... keep inmind that post 1980 the mexicans were just that smugglers not drug lords not till the camarena incident did the mexican cartels take shape i'm talking structure, drop offs ,payoffs ,distribution the whole 9 yards not even by today standards is that being done today by any cartel... and guess who was at the top winner winner chicken dinner CDG... yes the carrillos had their shine as did the felix brothers and CDS but never like the CDG that is just history asfar as cartel history....el cartel de Sinaloa ya tuvo su presidente ahora le toca al cartel del golfo y Don Mario se las va cobrar con interes .. so aunque mucho decein que los chapos o que los zetas... el cartel de golfo almenos en matamoros aun manda y comanda respeto So agan fila que ya esta Don Neito como presidente ponganse pilas por que bein lo mejor cabrones arriba Matamoros y Arriba Tamaulipas pinches lacaras como decein en english dont bite the hand that feeds you, cause its bound to slap you pa que sepan

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  35. August 9, 2012 2:59 PM .
    Good facts man,interesting.It makes you realize just how clannish a lot of this is.If you look at a lot of the players involved,you start to realize the familial connections between a lot of them,going way back,and still going right up until now.Thanks for the facts dude.

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  36. I dont wish to upset the hero worshipers but i hope barbie gets the hardest time possible with no deals for his ass.This guy been snitching for ever,does anyone doubt that?There is no honor among thieves,but c,mon man.This guy was a rat.
    He had it sown up to get collared off the police.
    "Alright ill come in now"that was iffy.Now he complains about prison!This motherfucker has caused cain all over the place,sending dudes to kill people,and now you got sad fuckers thinkin he is some kind of half-assed hero?Fuck barbie and the polo shirt he was wearin.

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  37. "You guys don't know shit, the Gulf Cartel did not exist in the 60's" you punk, gulf cartel existed since the 30s do a research before u punk-speak

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    1. Oh yeah, right " reseach" on wiikipedia. According to wikipedia Z40 was an elite GAFE soldier. It does not mention his car washing days. I guess it must be true

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    2. Z40 never served in the mexican military. Whatever he knows learned it from real Z years after they deserted the Mexican Army, but he never, never, never got any kind of formal training. He joined the Z's after he betrayed the Gulf Cartel. When I say betrayed I mean he pass information to the Z and DEA in NGO Laredo about the Gulf Cartel, and set up some of his CDG friends with the Z's.

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  38. Whoever said Osiel was more powerful you are dead wrong." El Chapo became Mexico's top drug kingpin in 2003 after the arrest of his rival Osiel ...

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  39. Was there ever a time the Gulf Cartel was more powerful than Sinaloa?" yes

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  40. @Chivis, you're welcome. Two years ago the wikipedia article for the gulf cartel mentioned a "Weston C.", along with Juan N. Guerra, as the founders of the bootlegging organization that eventually became the gulf cartel. The name "Weston C." has now been removed from the article and there seems to be nothing in the internet regarding that person.

    @MM38, good info but wasn't Juan N. Guerra born in 1915? If so it means he was the leader of a criminal organization when he was just over 10 years old!

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  41. Barbie and pinche El Vincente in Chicago are spilling the Friholes on both Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas. Chapo Guzmans and the Lazcas Days are Numbered.

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  42. I stand corrected, Don Juan began bootlegging for the Chicago Mob and Al Capone in the late 30's, not the late 20's, supposedly when he was in his 20's. On two seperate occasions a battalion of soldiers were sent to Matamoros to arrest the crime boss. As soon as the first battalion arrived, they were told that they were in Matamoros to take down Don Juan, they all refused including the battalion commanders, they were all taken back to Mexico City to face charges. No one knows what happened after that. The second time, they arrived and arrested numerous individuals including Juan Guerra Jr., but they old man was allowed to leave and he crossed to Brownsville to stay at his house in
    One of his underlings that sold his smuggled electronics in Mexico City asked to help whith his son and his politicial asperations, Don Juan agreed to finance this man-his name is Carlos Salinas de Gortari, who eventually became president of Mexico. This among other things is why he was untouchable, and never spent a night in jail. His nephew Juan Garcia Abrego would go on to use all his contacts and political power to create the the cartel, and become as powerfull as he was with the protection of the Salinas de Gortari brothers. Icould go on for days...
    MM38
    MM38

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    1. If this is true ,it.does actually.connect to history. N filling.gaps between salinas ,the mob n.whos behind.the.mob.

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  43. El chapo lo respetan putitos tauches zetas atte tu madre

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  44. "Oh yeah, right " reseach" on wiikipedia. According to wikipedia Z40 was an elite GAFE soldier. It does not mention his car washing days. I guess it must be true"

    If you have ever done any type of research you'll find that wikipedia is not that bad, you just have to put in more work and not accept everything on face value. You have to check the references and cross reference. If you merely rely on wikipedia as your sole source then you're in trouble.

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  45. Wouldn't have that smug smile on his face with a length of 4 x 2 up his fat arse!!

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  46. La barbie looks an arrogant punk... Torture him see if he'll have that same smile on his face.. his snitching left and right.. like vicentillo... No Que los sinaloas muy chingones??? La barbie is gonna do 5-10 and his out.. all that good info hes giving out... I'm calling it next year La Barbies book comes out..La Barbie: Chronicas de un chismoso... He already has a movie been Made...

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  47. Maybe I need new glasses, but he don't look much like no Barbie doll to me.

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  48. Catch them and do just what they would do - KILL THEM ALL. No jail, just death

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  49. He's smiling b.c. he knows he's
    a SNITCH

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  50. la barbie isint guilty of any murders yes hes guilty of drug dealing but i think he should get a short scentence and return home soon the gringos need to worry bout the zetas killing up innocent people

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  51. There's a rumor that the mexican gorvenment is doing all this propaganda on la barbie because his suppose to go back to work for the powerful sinaloa cartel upon his release.Nieto is behind all this mess, it's been a plan well planed ,barbie and nieto go way back,so la barbie is going back on business you fools.look at the big picture here, is all having the connections in life

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