On Thursday morning narcobanners appeared in the Coahuila city of Monclova, signed by Los Zetas cartel. The banners were addressed to Francisco Juaristi, the founder of the popular newspaper Zocalo. One of the banners appeared on the IMSS bridge in Monclova, while others appeared in Acuña, Saltillo, and Piedras Negras.
According to the banner text the message is from Z42, whose name is Óscar Omar Treviño Morales, the 39 year old brother of Miguel Treviño Morales. aka Z40, the premier leader of Los Zetas Cartel. ( Juaristi at left)
Text of Banner:
Juaristi Do you remember me, I am "42", stop putting nonsense on Zocalo (I don't really know how to translate the cursing that well in English I am sure readers will help)
The only thing you are going to achieve is for me to kick your ass. Let's see if the Governor revives you, he could not revive his nephew, (reference to the murder of Lalo Moreira , nonetheless you.
I have let you know through your connections not to put lies, just put what is, keep fucking around and I will kick your ass even if you have body guards, you are not made of iron and it is not a threat, remember that you are a public figure and predictable and I am not, wherever you go I can kick your ass and it is not a threat, it is so you'll know. Remember me and if you will keep fucking around and putting lies in Zocalo, just wait for the punch.... and that who warns is not a traitor and in announce war there are not deaths"
Elements of SEMAR removed the banners.