Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Ongoing Mexican Sicaria Phenomenon

Women are finding themselves in the ranks of drug cartels and have been doing so for as long as they've had the opportunity.  It happens wherever cartels have infiltrated. Mexico isn't alone in observing this fact. It happens in Guatemala and it been ongoing in Colombia,  with the highly publicized recapture of  the 17 yr old assassin, "La Perris", first apprehended at age 14.
La Perris

UTB Government Department Chair Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera spoke to Action 4 News about the phenomenon.


Professor Correa-Cabrera reports that women being involved in gun battles is not a surprise, especially since cartels have been recruiting men and women even teenagers in large numbers in recent years.


"Karen" , the teenage sicaria was arrested at a property in Cuernavaca, a popular tourist city, capital of the central state of Morelos, coincidentally the home of infamous boy sicario "Ponchis"

When cornered, she shot the policemen. After her capture, the military realized that she was carrying a nine millimeter caliber weapon.
The confessed sicaria had been recruited by a criminal cell to kill and dismember people from rival groups. She said her home was a subway stop in Mexico City

Cartels have been recruiting women training them to kill just as they train any other member of the cartel. Some cartels concentrate on training younger girls.
La Tosca
María Guadalupe Jiménez López, "La Tosca, a 26 yr old sicaria was in charge of the Zeta plaza in the town of Guadalupe before she was apprehended last year. Three other women detained with her confessed to be her henchmen.  20 assassinations were attributed to "La Tosca".

Last weekend, two women were killed in a gun battle in Reynosa across the river from Hidalgo.
 

13 yr old Zeta sicaria
"There are many more women involved in organized crime, performing different activities other than killing," Professor Correa-Cabrera said. "When Felipe Calderon started the so-called war on drugs in 2006 and he involved the federal forces in the fight, the organized crime groups started to recruit more men and also more women."

la Nina Halcón
Some cartels concentrate on training younger girls but
some young girls are not always involved as a “Sicarias”, instead  they may distribute drugs, for the criminal organization, or just as often they may work as a halcón , a lookout"
          

“Sicarias”, or female assassins, are often fighting alongside their boyfriends, husbands or just joining the crime wave by themselves.

Maria Celeste was arrested in June 2011 after a fierce gun battle between Los Zetas and Jalisco state police in Guadalajara. After she was apprehended, she told reporters at a news conference, "I'm a sicaria serving Los Zetas."  Maria, aged 16 at the time, said she had been trained in the use of assault rifles AK-47 and AR-15, and other firearms. Nine other members of the cartel were arrested and six were killed in the shooting.
"Soy Maria Celeste, Sicaria"
This is not because the women are particularly interested in it, it's because of the general economic trend," Professor Correa-Cabrera said.
          
But in some cases, economic hardship doesn't apply or begin to answer the questions about their involvement even if they are not trained as killers or as anything, as with the two former Sinaloa beauty queens, Laura Zuniga who was arrested in 2008, after she was found riding with suspected gang members in a truck filled with weapons and the more resent Sinaloa beauty,
Maria Susana Gaméz Flores who lost her life in a firefight with the military.
In 2011, ex-marine Mireya Moreno Carreon known as “La Flaca”  served as the plaza boss for the Zetas in the city of San Nicolas de los Garza, near Monterrey before her arrest.   Nancy Manriquez Quintanar, also known as "La Flaca", was also arrested in October 2011 in Ecatepec for her alleged involvement in at least a dozen murders. Her role was to go to the bars, find rival cartel members and identify for the gunmen, authorities said.

La Linea the armed wing of the Juarez cartel, which operates on the U.S. Mexico border, was known to recruit and train dozens of young and beautiful women as hitmen . This fact was revealed after the capture a gunman for the organization. "They are nice, good-looking, young and they can deceive and mislead their opponents a little longer," said the suspected member of the of La Línea, Rogelio Amaya, on camera of the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) federal, in a video circulating after his capture in 2010. This criminal gang, characterized by its cruelty against his rivals, had between 20 and 30 women, mostly "pretty" between 18 to 30 years old hired and trained to kill. The women operate in the same way as men and carry both light and heavy weapons, trained to kill, said Amaya. 
Cabrera says most of these woman are voluntarily becoming killers and there is no sign the trend is slowing."We have more women who are willing to participate because of globalization, because of modernization, they are leaving their homes and have found another options to bring the bread to the table," Professor Correa-Cabrera said.

TaringaTelegraphChannel 4, Valley Central

35 comments:

  1. Good,equal opportunity for all i say....

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    1. Not really. I think most men go with the trend as well. This article seems kind of biased in nature.

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  2. I'm so glad my daughters decided on a saner life than a sicaria. I would have had to knock 'em until next Tuesday had they leaned in that diection. I would say thanks but i'm too disgusted. I hope they forbid these women from procreating ever especially with fellow sicarios when they get out of prison if they ever were in prison, that is. They should sterilize El Ponchos too. Just eliminate all assassins! Period!

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    1. Your an idiot

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    2. No they r not. These kids who do this should have been aborted

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    3. The fact that you use sarcasm makes me questions if you even care or take this kind of shit seriously. You "would just knock them" if they were sicarias? Eliminate assassins by sterilizing men?? Really? Stop having sex you whore.

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    4. "I would have had to knock 'em until next Tuesday had they leaned in that diection."

      Or until your head rolls on the floor, after having been sawed off with a chainsaw.

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  3. Seems like ugliness X 10! Or 100..

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  4. as much as I like looking at the three hotties in the last photo, it really takes away from the reality of the situation. it is not even a photo of the sicaria phenomenon. an interesting article. there are so many books that could be written an various facets of the lucha. declaring one's home to be the metro speaks volumes of life among the cartel underlings.

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  5. 8:00pm

    I agree. Havana you really don't need these type of photo as it does take away and the comments will go towards that photo and not the core of the subject.

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  6. the photo is from the playboy video girls with guns or something like that- not anything to do with mexico or drug war.

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    1. I bought a copy of that video! I believe it's about $7.50 on amazon!

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  7. They recruit underage kids boys and girls because mexicos laws on juveniles SUCKS and the narcos know it.hell everyone knows it but the mexican gvt.some states in the u.s if u committ a murder 13,14 or not you are going up the creek as an adult and they should.i realize teenagers will do stupid things but murder should not be one thats acceptable.i say fry these little bastards.you old enough to do the crime u old enough to do the time.once these kids start killing they are NOT salvagable and the parents are to blame for letting them do this.kick their ass big time if they even think about doing this lifestyle

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  8. Any gang Any where, females are Always involved
    They can go where men can't
    TEjas

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  9. plenty of el diablolita running around mexico these days

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  10. With all the fighters the cartels are losing at the hands of the security forces and rivales it makes sense that they would start recruiting women, in an act of desperation, to the ranks of the cartels. I Imagine that with all the triggermen getting killed the cartels would start having a hard time recruiting adult males, while the bosses and their families live a life of luxury/relative safety. Its called the I don't want to die phenomenon! With the lack of employment and the extreme poverty that exists in Mx. would be other reasons for women to want to swell the ranks of cartels. Women are fully capable of becoming armed thugs, just as they are capable of becoming members of México's armed forces. Here in the U.S., we have women fighter pilots, naval ship pilots, and combat soldiers; in fact, the Pentagon just gave its approval for women to be allowed in combat operations. Society does have the desire to give women equal rights, but not in the capacity of cartel criminals. The cartels in their struggles to fill their ranks have even resorted to hiring minors and Central Americans, not just females. The consequences for these female cartels members is going to be equal opportunity death, prison time, and beatings. However as long as the gov. and economy of Mexico fails to provide adequate employment and opportunities for Its citizens, Mx. will continue to be recruiting hotbed for the cartels .

    A little tidbit to the story. You really outdid yourselves this time BB. That UTB professor is fine. Political correctness be damned! The same goes for the woman in those bikinis with high powered automatic rifles!

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    1. Women are just as capable of doing whatever they want to do. I am a Woman in the United States Airforce and I'm sick of stereotypes or gender roles, these poor gals had choices like anyone else but they are limited for being weak minded.

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  11. Wellcome to mexico the wonderfulland where people are willing to do whatever to have a meal every day even if that mean chop up a fellow human being

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  12. Globalization has nothing to do with this, Narco juniors didnt need money in the 90s and they were the most feared sicarios in Mexico.

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  13. It's nice to know the cartels offer equal employment opportunities. Nice to know that our kids have something to fall back on in case they do drop out of school or just plain don't want to go to school. Nice to know they won't be just being lazy asses at home watching tv playing video games all day. Maybe this will help with the childhood obesity and diabetes in younger children. Join a cartel, be outside running around getting exercise not only that but they will also learn how to deal with everyday Mexico situations, problem solving, how to do math weighing out drugs and counting enemy forces, learn human anatomy when they dismember and decapitate, dude who needs school join a cartel

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    1. Who needs school?
      Join a cartel!

      Who needs school?
      Join a cartel!

      Who needs school?
      Join a cartel!


      Who needs school?
      Join a cartel!

      Who needs school?
      Join a cartel!

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    2. You 1:21 are in need of school and education or you wouldn't write such a stupid statement. Joining a cartel isn't a good option if you care about living a long life with any freedom. It is a life with hellish obligations that will undoubtedly end only two ways. Violent untimely death or untimely jail.

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  14. If the rival sicarios get hold of these sicarinas, they will have their hands really full!!!
    With these very well developed sicarinas!!!
    Good luck to them!

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  15. Everyones posts is different so FK OFF
    yall sound like children complainning about a pic Relateed to SICARRIAS
    Good Post Havana

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    1. Y'all? Bitch, you sound uneducated.

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  16. Globalization, modernization, seriously? How about the money, right now the stakes are high and well worth the risk, and please, dont tell me it's because of NAFTA. Thinking that economic opportunity will make the problem go away is silly. If every working age Mexican had a great job, sicarios would still be in demand, just more expensive. Is the opium trade in south central asia - as old as agriculture itself - because of "globilization and modernization"? It's simple supply and demand, old as the first humans exchanging objects and services of perceived or real value. Decriminalization of drug use, not conservative suburban postering or left wing economic control, will drug trade violence of this magnitude.
    Cultural elites in the US, Canada and Europe, through their consumption and glorification of drugs, deserve far more blame than "globaliztion and modernization".

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  17. sounds like when the Germans were running out of soldiers in WWII, they started using little kids and old men...vallan con Dios.

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    1. Consider that a police officer or rival cartel member mistakenly perceives child and women soldiers as innocents or less of a threat, lets them pass without further scrutiny, and/or to their their peril, let down their guard, only to be caught off guard and whacked.

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  18. how did 5:25am manage to comment ahead on a forthcoming post, 7:27am? that is amazing. bien hecho!

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  19. The police victimize people just as much as the cartels. It's no surprise that just about anyone would choose to pick a side, and that includes women.

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  20. fuck these skanks. mexico is regressing down the evolutionary chain. my parents were born in Mexico... and romanticized their homeland with stories of brave generals and fighters during the revolutionary wars, with great stories of honor and such which were recounted in Corridos off of my dad's old cassette tapes. amazing stories of beautiful women who would turn the tables on their woo-ers and were graceful and elegant. these tramps that follow these other narco idiots are worse than the narco themselves. sad really... that what use to be was way better than what is today. I'll pray for the really people of Mexico.... the ones that still fight for a better Mexico.

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    1. 1:10 AM you don't undetstand evolution.

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  21. Me encantan las chicas que llevan armas. Me prenden cómo cerillo a la gasolina, pero los dos son iguales de peligros.
    ¡Hay Chiquitas!

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  22. March 21, 2013 at 1:19 AM
    "I am a Woman in the United States Airforce and I'm sick of stereotypes or gender roles"
    I am a lesbian woman in the United States Airforce so i want a medal.
    I burned my bra and i was in the trenches fighting all those awful men,and i also chained my nickers to a mans leg.If a woman wants to pick up a gun and kill innocent people thats my right and no man is going to stop me,am i right sister?Where is my medal ?

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  23. Isn't that last photo on the bottom a shot from Actiongirls.com?

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