Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Two Thirds of Mexico's Most Wanted Capos Are Dead or in Custody

Friday, October 19, 2012 |

Borderland Beat

 
 
The government of President Felipe Calderon has made the elimination of top capo suspects from a most-wanted list of 37 men the barometer for success in its fight against organized crime.
With the slaying of Zeta cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano earlier this month, that number has now been reduced by 25, or about two-thirds of the total, as identified on a list  published by the attorney general's office in March 2009 (link in Spanish).
But have the captures or killings of cartel leaders helped stem the violence in Mexico or reduce the flow of drugs to the United States? Not significantly, L.A. Times correspondents in Mexico have concluded in a variety of articles since December 2006, when the government's military-led assault on the cartels began. The death or capture of a cartel leader, analysts repeatedly argue, usually sparks infighting for succession among lieutenants and thus more bloodshed.
The most-wanted man in Mexico, meanwhile, Sinaloa cartel alliance chief Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, remains conspicuously at large. But weeks away from the end of Calderon's term, Mexico's security forces have plenty of "gets" to point to in the country's efforts against criminal gangs.
Here's a partial list of the major cartel chiefs who have been taken down so far.

Captured or killed in 2009

The son of a top Sinaloa alliance capo, Vicente Zambada Niebla, alias "El Vincentillo," is arrested in March during an operation in a posh section of Mexico City. Extradited to the United States in early 2010 to face drug conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Zambada has been complaining of the conditions of his imprisonment.

 In April, Juarez cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Leyva, son of Juarez's Amado Carrillo Fuentes (the "Lord of the Skies"), is caught by authorities, also in a well-to-do section of the capital.
 In a dismantling blow to the criminal organization he co-founded, Arturo Beltran Leyva is killed in a shootout with Mexican marines in December in the city of Cuernavaca. His body was photographed after his death covered by peso and dollar bills, in a damaging "trophy" gag reportedly staged by security forces. Later, in a horrific act of revenge, assailants ambushed and killed members of the family of a marine who died in the shootout hours after a memorial for the serviceman.
Captured or killed in 2010
An enforcer for the Tijuana-based Arellano Felix cartel, Teodoro Garcia Simental, alias "El Teo," is captured in La Paz, Baja California Sur, in January 2010. The criminal kingpin was known to dissolve his victims in barrels of lye.
 In late July, Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel Villareal, a top lieutenant to Guzman in the Sinaloa cartel, is killed in an army operation in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
 Mexican federal police capture U.S.-born Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias "La Barbie," in late August in Mexico state. Another top capo in the Beltran Leyva gang, "La Barbie" captured headlines for grinning slyly during his presentation to the news media. He remains in custody in Mexico but has requested extradition to the United States -- a prospect that might have been fueling all those smiles.
In September, marines capture another Beltran Leyva leader, Sergio Villarreal, alias "El Grande" (pictured above), in the state of Puebla. His capture signaled a near-dismantling of the Beltran Leyva gang.
A leader of the Gulf cartel, Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, alias "Tony Tormenta," is killed in a fierce citywide battle with Mexican security forces in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, in November.
 In December, the founder of the La Familia cartel, Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, alias "El Mas Loco," is believed to have died after a two-day battle with federal police in Michoacan state, where the cartel was formed. His body was never recovered by authorities, but his death did spark protests in Michoacan in favor of the cartel and against federal forces.
 
Captured or killed in 2011
A founding member of the Zetas paramilitary cartel, Flavio Mendez Santiago, alias "The Yellow One," is arrested in January in the state of Oaxaca. Mendez was suspected of handling the Zetas-controlled smuggling of migrants from Central and South America.
In June, a top La Familia leader, Jose de Jesus Mendez, alias "El Chango," is arrested without a struggle in the state of Aguascalientes
 
Captured or killed in 2012, through Oct. 18
Effectively wiping out the Gulf cartel leadership, Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez, alias "El Coss," is arrested in September in the port city of Tampico. Costilla's arrest comes days after the arrest of another Gulf capo, Mario Cardenas Guillen, who is not listed as one of the most-wanted.
 
Also last month, Zetas cartel leader Ivan Velasquez Caballero, alias "El Taliban," is caught by marines in the city of San Luis Potosi.
 News of the death of Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano in a shootout with marines in Coahuila state is dampened after his body is snatched from a funeral home by armed men. Lazcano's remains are still missing, but authorities said they used fingerprints to identify him and are now hoping to double-check with DNA from his dead parents.
 Speaking after the capture of Lazcano, Calderon said it is imperative that the government continue its struggle against the cartels in the incoming administration of President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto. The two have already met behind closed doors to discuss security issues (links in Spanish).
Previously, Peña Nieto has affirmed that his government will not seek pacts with crime groups, as some sectors of Mexican society have speculated would occur.
The government has not updated the most-wanted list, which means that arrests of leaders of cartels that have recently emerged, such as those tied to the relatively new Knights Templar gang, do not figure into the count. Between 2010 and June of this year, more than $3.8 million in rewards have been doled out to individuals who provided information that led to a capo's arrest or death, government figures show.
Since the conflict began, cartels have branched out to other criminal enterprises, fueling more fighting among gangs. The crackdown against cartels has also led to growing claims of human-rights abuses committed by the military. Drugs, moreover, continue to move north to the U.S., while weapons and cash keep flowing south.
Security analyst Eduardo Guerrero, in an interview this week, said that the most-wanted list is significantly flawed despite its steady thinning out.
"I consider its effect to be moderate, if not negative," Guerrero said. "The demand for drugs, the private armies, and the networks of corruption that facilitate drug-trafficking do not cease to exist when a capo is captured or killed."
 Los Angeles Times

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Chivis said...

Thanks for the heads up to the rader who sent this link in....Paz, Chivis

Anonymous said...

Well not sure if some of these guys are actually dead but still a great policy, forces them to make a decision, not deals with the devil when you want to have a real society.

Anonymous said...

When the hell are they gonna get el Viceroy??!!

Anonymous said...

haha they aint nevercatching viceroy

Anonymous said...

Great article.
They make great trophies for Calderon's war but as the article stated:
"The demand for drugs, the private armies, and the networks of corruption that facilitate drug-trafficking do not cease to exist when a capo is captured or killed."

As long as this black market exist there will always be people willing to take the risk and commit the atrocities that are necessary to reap the profits.

520/matt

Anonymous said...

Damn I never imagined that in two months or so talivan, ardilla, coss, LAZCA and Manuel Torres would be out the game. All I gotta say is...BOOOM BABY! Viva la marina de Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Anybody that believes that Pena-Nieto will not negotiate with organized crime syndicates is a fool!!! His protector, Salinas de Gortari will make sure it gets done. After all Salinas is the true power behind Pena-Nieto! The president will only serve as a figure head. The negitiations began the minute inside politicians knew thar Pena-Nieto was going to be imposed on the mexican voters. Get real please!! Salinas, Pena-Nieto and all the mexican politicians have larges stakes on the drug trade and they will make sure to come to a deal with all drug cartels. Back to the Guadalajara Cartel days, split terretories and work without violance!!!!! DEA is deep in it to!!! Gotta finance secrete wars somehow!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling they're never going to catch el chapo.

Anonymous said...

Remove one and there are more already waiting in line to take their place.

Anonymous said...

"I consider its effect to be moderate, if not negative," Guerrero said. "The demand for drugs, the private armies, and the networks of corruption that facilitate drug-trafficking do not cease to exist when a capo is captured or killed." - End of quote

Well, then obviously the above problems will have to be treated as well in tune with the wiping out of the cartel capos!
It should be a multi-prong approach.
Failure to do anything will only result in the country being taken over by the cartels.
Does any Mexican want that to happen?
Will they be happy to be subjected to the rule by these capos?
Answer those questions and you will know what is necessary to be done!!
As for the capos complaining about their jail conditions in the US, just ask them whether they would rather be handed over to the rivals to be dealt with?
If they are happy with that, then just hand them over and let their rivals mete out their own justice.

Joe Lara said...

A lot of these captures are not suprising when some of these narcos refuse to fly under the radar by taking plenty of photos and calling attention to themselves with messages on narcomantas .

Anonymous said...

It's sounded like Viceroy basically retired from the game awhile ago.

Anonymous said...

They have done a horrible job of combating crime in Mexico... Are the last 2 moths supposed to make up for the last 100 years? Every single president that is alive in Mexico that served before Calderon should be in prison as well as probably 80% of all government and military, Mexico is a pathetic, corrupt country run by criminals...

Anonymous said...

A lot of top capos might be dead, but we still need the toughest and most dangerous ones to go. Until we get el chapo, Mexico cannot rest.

Anonymous said...

Long live Senór Viceroy

Anonymous said...

I like listening to corridos.. doesnt mean im going to go out and try to copy what they do, im currently in a university (last years for bachelors degree) but lets be realistic these guys rack more money in a month then a doctor does in a few years lol crazy shit but hey the americans love thier drugs

Anonymous said...

Whats goin down in Nuevo Laredo? any know on who is winning the war there please....hard too get any info on whats occurring there at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Yeah they will get him, its going to be a little bit harder because he went thru a series of sex change surgeries. Now he looks like a woman, but they will catch him.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Gerardo Castillo Chávez, a Zeta Whitman sentenced to life + 40 years in Laredo, Texas, good riddance to the fat punk.

Anonymous said...

Mexico is so backwards and childish when it come to fighting in the cartels its a must be joke, whats so hard in sending in 20,000 troops to durango and sinola you don't have to catch these people to get them to come out in the open just disrupt there drug supply.

You people think guys like chapo and Viceroy is untouchable,remember when they killed Enrique "Kiki" Camarena the us and Mexico took down the entire Guadalajara cartel it they burn it and crumble to the ground.

Chivis said...

Personally I don't believe killing/catching capos is a sucessful strategy.

It accomplishes nothing to little. Powerful cartels prepare for capos to be taken down. Its like any other business, there is a plan for any eventuality. Cancer killed the powerful, brilliant Steve Jobs, but Apple was not destroyed. people error by not thinking of cartels as big business.

I think Calderon had good intentions and his catch the capo plan was a success as far as executing the plan, but a failure in changing anything in the narco war.

Anonymous said...

When are they gonna get El Diablo?

Anonymous said...

Viceroy is another ballgame, that guy more than any of them knows how to stay low way more than chapo. And for those who think sinaloa weakened them it wasnt sinaloas sicarioz, it was the military and federales fighting with the juarez and chihuahua people. Chapo is is just a bitch in all of this

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

I like listening to corridos.. doesnt mean im going to go out and try to copy what they do, im currently in a university (last years for bachelors degree) but lets be realistic these guys rack more money in a month then a doctor does in a few years lol crazy shit but hey the americans love thier drugs
October 20, 2012 1:11 AM "
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You sound like an idiot!

Anonymous said...

"Chivis said...

Personally I don't believe killing/catching capos is a sucessful strategy.

It accomplishes nothing to little. Powerful cartels prepare for capos to be taken down. Its like any other business, there is a plan for any eventuality. Cancer killed the powerful, brilliant Steve Jobs, but Apple was not destroyed. people error by not thinking of cartels as big business.

I think Calderon had good intentions and his catch the capo plan was a success as far as executing the plan, but a failure in changing anything in the narco war.
October 20, 2012 8:53 AM "
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Only because they killed way to few because the corrupt government and military sells information to the cartels! They need to kill about 100,00 - 200,000 more criminal narcos and then lets see what shape they are in!

Anonymous said...

Girl, the only reason it is the strategy is because its the only strategy available; and not because it would be the best thing to do.

For example, let's look at other better options:

How about: Tell the Gringos to get off the pipe? Not happening.

How about: Stop the flow of weapons and ammo south? Uhu...

How about: Partner to help make the state and local governments (the only way to really effectively police the badlands these roaches flourish in) root out the problem? ...not going to happen when these mf-ers handle coin in the amounts they do (or the weapons and huevos to use them against the locals where plata o plomo becomes the norm).

How about: Take on the problem, cost and time it takes to make a law enforcement and criminal processing [warehousing] infrastructure that will act as a catalyst to grow a new culture of compliance? What do you think Calderon is? Jesus Christ? (Now we're getting into Obama level expectations...)



I guess that the strategy is one of "atomization" of the problem: break-up the large chunks of organized criminality into smaller more manageable bites where relying on help from the locals might be more effective. With the "atomization" of the organization comes the "atomization" of the power and money these mf-ers wield. The locals wouldn't dare take on whole cartels; but small cells or individual traffickers are more manageable. Killing or capturing the managers within the organization disperses the worker bees in many different (unorganized, smaller and more manageable bite sizes) directions.

The way I see it, it is an effective strategy: not a perfect one [So far, some people count about 60.000 imperfections in it] . It is a strategy that makes the goal a program of "manageable maintenance," and not eradication of the people in within the business. What's bad about taking this long term view is that this is a problem with the need of an immediate solution. But, it doesn't work that way.

Yo opino.

Anonymous said...

Eso si es verdad mi amigo. Los politicos junto con los narcos y las fuerzas armadas son los que tienen a mexico para llorar. Hopefully someday the u.s. Will let us go liberate these poor folks from the grasp of the criminals.

Anonymous said...

You people think guys like chapo and Viceroy is untouchable,remember when they killed Enrique "Kiki" Camarena the us and Mexico took down the entire Guadalajara cartel it they burn it and crumble to the ground. read BB writer arm chair piece about the kiki camarana story ibbara still loose in mexico even though he is wanted in usa by dea for taken part in the death of kiki camarana corruption must be eradicated in mexico otherwise u can kill grand roaches or tiny roaches but roaches will be here forever a bit of analogy lol

Anonymous said...

And they are saying that their is a lot of trucks in Nuevo Laredo with the name legionarios killing zetas is it true ?

Anonymous said...

Calm down killer "Long live Senor Viceroy".. Viceroy is a chump that's why the Juarez cartel dropped from being the number one cartel to been pretty much a gang of drug addicts... JL has more control of Juarez than his boss Viceroy

Anonymous said...

Until El Chapo is caught the drug war is considered lost. He is a prize worth 100 Lazcas, and its doubtful he will ever get caught at this point.

Anonymous said...

520/matt
"As long as this black market exist there will always be people willing to take the risk and commit the atrocities that are necessary to reap the profits"

Real talk 520/patt ,you on a roll now

Anonymous said...

(last years for bachelors degree)
"but hey the americans love thier drugs"?
And you don't?By the way you should change your spelling tutor,check it out?

Anonymous said...

Felipe Calderon's war on the drug cartels had to be done, Mexcians cant keep living with thier head in the sand.

Anonymous said...

In addition, Mexico's justice/court system is a total mess when it comes to managing complex crime or murder cases

Anonymous said...

the next big capture is gonna be calderon when zambada blows his glasses off his face

Anonymous said...

Who said it was a strategy of catching / killing capos and nothing else? It is a strategy of bottom to top, top to bottom destruction. Dont buy into catch phrases and one trick pony images and understand that in order to destabilize an organization you attack from all angles. You hit the top dogs to add fracture and instability within the ranks, you pull the street thugs out to help a neighborhood, you hit the finances to hurt the organization. You damm well hunt and kill the capos if not you have psychopaths run amok building mountains of cash and power. Before too long you have mexico city under the thumb of of coke fiend like z40.

Anonymous said...

zambada is gonna capture calderon next.... lolol!

Anonymous said...

Yes they destroyed guadalajara cartel but read later history as some other cartels emerged such as sinaloa cartel. Kill one cartel other emerges like mushroom.

Anonymous said...

I would look at these capos as nothing more than middle management which do the dirty business for the multi billionaires. These massive murder campaigns look also like a divide and conquer concept to instill fear into the population and the business. That again creates more jobs for the security area on both sides. That way politicians and military can squeeze more profits from the drug structures too.

A key question people should ask themselves. Why has nobody seemingly tried to kidnap one of these billionaires. With the human and equipment resources of the cartels organizing a kidnapping with massive force should be doable especially with the potential profits involved.

Anonymous said...

It's all because of the new presidency...the cartels have to make some sacrifices to form good alliances with the new administration...

Anonymous said...

DEA and CIA....The U.S. is the biggest cartel...

Anonymous said...

Sorry! Is Zeta Hitman

Anonymous said...

Fucking chapo is working the mexican government assisting him on eliminating top capos of rival cartels so at the end he will have all of mexico to himself fucking smart little fucker....

Anonymous said...

There can be only one .

Anonymous said...

Yea I used to too ( listen to corridos ) but the problem with those is not that because of them we're gonna try to do same but in my opinion is almost like propaganda that the cartels use to make the people think they are badasses n only kill their rivals n that is thu guud life n at the end of the day very little of what those songs say its true.. that's just my opinion

Yoshi_phumo

Anonymous said...

Very true my friend. But their never gonna do that.

Anonymous said...

zambada is going to capture calderon next

Chivis said...

catching capos was not a bad thing it was simply an ineffective plan. the middle layer should have been primary target catching a capo in the mix all the better just for the punity aspect and feel good element....calderon tried and he is the first president to give it an honest go at it. But his arrogance (much like obama :) got in the way of making an effort to change his course with a different tactic.

Anonymous said...

Chapo cant live forever he a marked man and he cant run from god

Anonymous said...

Add this for a more honest headline.

Two Thirds of Mexico's Most Wanted Capos Are Dead or in Custody AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED EXCEPT THE BODYCOUNT.

Baggy

Anonymous said...

Go spurs go

Anonymous said...

When a capo is killed or captured its doesn't slow down one bit cartels see it as if he dies we got his new replacement and more violence happens. sometimes more cartels appear its like really like a vice president drugs still move north to usa money down south and vice. President. Move in on a the new capo. And most capo could be in country that don't have extradition treaty with the us of a

Anonymous said...

Take the market away from the supplyer..legalize all drugs. The cartels will go broke. Look at prohibition. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Really?? Do you work in the Mexican government?? Do you work for Sinaloa?? Why don't you just read the news and move on instead of making these ridiculous accusations as if you know something.if you knew anything you'd either be dead not caring about BB because your living it and get 1st hand news, or helping the government. The Mexican government is making an effort we've seen a huge rise in honesty amongst the authorities. Even the citizens are saying even though its still violent they feel safer with the reformed police. Do not judge a countries future because of a few greedy men in the past. Things are changing and El Chapo is only a man and Everyman dies sooner or later for him sooner merely because of his age and lifestyle. I don't mean to offend or spark debate but come on man give the government credit for what they have done and stop making everything a conspiracy.

Anonymous said...

This is somewhat true. These capos were originally financed by lowkey people with honest money to get their hands on heavy weight, but these original guys are dying off. But also there is many (a lot more than anyone would like to think) that take in huge profits while either completely retired and unconnected that know absolutely nothing about day to day business, and those that are very involved but live regular lives breaking there back at normal jobs renting small homes and driving mediocre cars just waiting for retirement to live it up. I mean my old friends dad had a legit landscaping company with almost 500 monthly contracts making big money and he was funding a group of coyotes that would take the cash from him to buy supplies and pay him 10% per head that crossed successfully and would transport anyone he needed to the US this always came in handy when his workers would get deported and my buddy told me that he was involved with CDG and would always show me his gold and his wives diamonds and expensive stuff there house looked wrecked on the outside but inside was all custom tile and kitchen with solid wood paneling on the walls and roof and they had an underground thing the size if a small garage that was under a faux pile of wood for "storage" now I know it was probably for the poor migrants. Back then 5 years ago I had no idea what CDG was I just thought he was a cool guy. Just a little info from my sad lonely life lol

Anonymous said...

Zambada doesn't look for trouble that's why El Chapos face is plastered all over the planet and El Mayo is given a lot more privacy even though they are at the exact same rank in there cartels and started together. And quick fact, CDS is not one cartel and chapo and mayo are not partners, they are friends only. They both have two separate companies. Most people think they work together this is not true. El mayo runs culiacan and it seems Chapo has reached his greedy hand out very far across Mexico but he doesn't mind because El mayo is loyal to him and him to mayo, el mayo is not greedy he is very low key chapo has a huge ego. This is fact not opinion, so please do not try to correct me with your opinions. My family is from Culiacan, my grandparents aunts uncles and wanna be narco cousins still live there. I try to stay at the resort when I do go though only because I am pretty Americanized and have a lot of tattoos I don't want the police to think I am coming to negotiate with narcos and beat me. It happens very often I would recommend long sleeves for people with tattoos in Mexico that's all an officer need to lock you up for weeks in that hell hole

Anonymous said...

Calderon is a good man who cared enough about his people to politically kill himself to bring any kind of change he could. It's because of Calderon and his supporters that we've seen these dramatic changes. I respect the man and hope that peña follows his lead and gives Calderon and his family the best of body guards anti ballistic vehicles and security, he deserves it. I'm sick of people saying,"where's the beheadings videos!?" Or "why didn't anyone die today" people are beginning to enjoy this like a movie without caring for the children and innocent adults that are living in this twister of destruction and pain. You should be wishing for Mayo to be cuffed and sentenced not a man who has put his neck out to bring change and positivity

Anonymous said...

What do you suggest send all the troops home and let the people go back to suffering in peace?? How can you comment on the people of Mexico when you have no idea of the reality of Mexico and font lie saying you are from Mexico you are not. Because a true Mexican would slap the sense back into you for making such a comment about the only one who's tried to help

Anonymous said...

Why even reply to an obvious lying convent that is trying to make himself out to be a productive citizen?? If someone with that type of grammar skills is 2 years away from a bachelors Im petitioning the college board first thing Monday morning lol, the truth is yes we do love our drugs. Especially marijuana for some reason. So what can we do because there is always a solution just most of the time it's extremely hard

Anonymous said...

I don't mean anything racist by this but can you please stop with the ghetto vibes in your comments and at least use proper grammar?? I don't think anyone enjoys you guys rejoicing in this like some kind of hood movie. Real talk?? On a roll now?? Just because he made an obvious statement about the power of the black market? Is this really news to you? Just because there is always a greedy heartless person to pick up the reigns, does not mean that we should not have our authorities on the front lines bringing justice to these criminals. The people of Mexico need hope not obvious discouraging facts. Lets fight these sick animals both at home and in Mexico and in Bolivia and in Honduras and across the world. This is going to be the hardest task of modern times it will be harder than going to the moon, but we can do it not as Americans Mexicans, Central Americans, Europeans, but as human beings. Screw the borders and screw the lazy ones who only care for themselves. We need to stop depending on our governments and demand change. We are the majority the run if the mill middle class. WE HAVE POWER LET'S HARNESS IT FOR GOOD!!!
Saludos

Anonymous said...

los legionarios somos un grupo de zetas renegados q fuimos traicionados por 40----ahora formamos un grupo para combatir a cada mugrozoz y familia de los mismos.........comandados por 50,pegi y mamamito...comanandantes traicionados y entregados por 40 .......pero ya stamos aqui ...para terminar de una vez por todas........presencia en slp.zac.mty y lareso........8 lacras menoz y contando los legionarios teneos claramente la orden de exterminar solo a la gente de los zetas y familias...ojo x ojo......nuestro negocio es el narcotrafico solo y exclusivamente-------- respetamos a las fuerzas federales y la lucha q hacen para terminar el narco.......nuestra orden es terminar con la gente de 40 y familia....eso incluye a los federales q bajo las ordenes de 40 extorcionan a la gente de nvo.laredo

Anonymous said...

Yah then people will be doing drugs like they do alcohol instead of drunks well have meth and crack heads speeding down the street your gas attendant all coked or h'd out because hey it's legal people argue well the people that are using drugs now don't do those things at an alarming rate, yah lets make it legal and take the stigma away then we will see I see the idea but it has no logic for our next generation

Anonymous said...

"Two Thirds of Mexico's Most Wanted Capos Are Dead or in Custody AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED EXCEPT THE BODYCOUNT"

~~Ball~Baggy~

Anonymous said...

"but we can do it not as Americans Mexicans, Central Americans, Europeans, but as human beings"
Cunbya my lord,cumbya,swing low sweet chariot of love.We are better than the sum of our parts?We can be so much more,i wish i could teach the world to sing,to sing in harmony,to sing of respect.

520/patt

Anonymous said...

It was sinaloa that weakend them. All the soldados on chapos payroll. And the gente nueva, who surprisingly have more recruits from chihuahua than from sinaloa. Its the same people from chihuahua fighting each other, anf there are rumors that jl was killed in sinaloa

Anonymous said...

11:46 PM
"WE HAVE POWER LET'S HARNESS IT FOR GOOD"
Let us harness that power for the good of all.
Let us look up and see the light,to see the sun shine,and say,that shit is hot today.
-Christero

Anonymous said...

11:46 PM
"screw the lazy ones"
Lazy people have rights to you know?Why must you pick on lazy people?I just don't get your animosity to lazy people,what harm have they done to you?
Did you know,my uncle is a lazy person?The lazy fucker never wants to get out of bed.But he has rights just like you and me,validation is all they need,cannot we do even that?

Anonymous said...

los legioneros so una bola de pendejos

Anonymous said...

PROPAGANDA, that's all these arrests are. It happens every sexenio (six years, the mexican election) the last 6 months and the first 6 months of every sexenio are bloody and full of treachery by the Mexican Govt. Especially since we are for the 2nd time in 70 some years changing poitical parties. Expect another 8-12 months of brutal bloodshed and capos getting caught. It only means that persons 2nd in command takes over.

Anonymous said...

LOS LEGIONARIOS.. HAHA.. next month theres a new sicario group coming out.. LOS AVENGERS y el temible invinsible chapulin colorado(Chapo guzman).. anyways how many R1s are there, doesn't gente Nueva have one too??

Anonymous said...

^^Ditto!!!

Anonymous said...

Govt dont mind. And so more capos will die or spend the rest of their lives in jail. So the moment u decide to be a narco, just know what will become of u. Govt love killing capos for sport and fun.

Anonymous said...

12:42 PM
"there are rumors that jl was killed in sinaloa"
That seems to be fact now,jl"the beast"Ledesma is supposed to be one of the dead killed in some of the shit that went on Sinaloa,he was with Aztecas there?He was a hated guy,even Barbie doll said he was dead in his interogation

Anonymous said...

Well Chivis what do you think should be done to fix Mexico? You don't know. You only have an opinion on what has not worked so you criticize Obama and Calderon for their arrogance. Specifically, what do you want them to do? Be nicer? Less arrogant?

With your vast life experience and education you should be able to do better than that. Have you thought that it might help to support the Mexican government? No, because you fall into the tried and true Mexican way of bitching about the government and criticizing the government but accepting no responsibilty outside your immediate circle.

The Mexican people elected the PRI AGAIN. They bitched about everything the PRI did for 70 years, voted them out for 12 years and then voted them back in at the first, I mean the first, opportunity. Everybody needs to think about that.

Chivis said...

Dear 11:21AM...
Didn't anyone ever teach you that taking something out of context is unfair and dangerous? well it is. And that asking a question and then answering it yourself is silly?

I have written about Calderons arrogance often, and he is much like Obama in that way, only Nobama blames all the ills of the nation of the united states on bush/republicans. and Calderon balmes all the ills of Mexico on the United States.

That said, after almost 10 years in Mexico I do have an opinion of what a good course of action would be and have written about that countless times...

also, I have said, Calderon is an ass and his catch a capo strategy has failed, but it was not a lost cause and I think we do need the military involved in conjunction with reconstructing agencies beginning with the corrupt municipal police departments along the frontera. I think his targets should be the movers and shakers..and bottom line, he is a ass but I don't have to like him on a personal level to give him kudos as a brave president that did more than any other Mexican president in fighting organized crime. and I am frightened to know that the PRI party is back in business.

I get frustrated with the way things are. But I have a little memo tacked up above my desk that somewhat takes the sting out of the reality, REMEMBER!!! MEXICO IS A YOUNG DEMOCRACY!! I believe in Mexico and its people,I believe Mexico's best days are ahead, maybe not in my lifetime but they will get there. if I did not believe that I would not work so diligently, in my tiny way, hopefully making life a little better for its children.

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