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A new video appeared yesterday on YouTube in which a man claiming to be Dionisio Loya Plancarte aka "El Tio"(Leader of the Knights Templar Cartel) challenges Hipolito Mora (leader of La Ruana´s communitarian Police) to a death match.
Dionisio Loya Plancarte was reported killed last march, the date in which this video was recorded and it´s veracity is still unknown.
The following is a transcript of the message given by "El Tio":
“To all the Michoacan people:
This is Dionisio Loya Plancarte speaking, Knights Templar representative, better known as “El Tio” (The Uncle).
The reason I´m speaking to all of you, specially to the people of Buenavista, La Ruana, Tepalcatepec is the following: The last events which took place in the towns I just mentioned force me to tell you the citizens, that we the Knights Templar may be responsible but not guilty.
I speak particularly to Hipolito Mora, to make a pact of peace and civility and in doing so avoid the killing of innocent people that only create mourning homes and resentment, just like you, the supposed Communitarian Police have been doing sponsored by the Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG).
If after this dialogue we don´t reach an agreement which benefits society, I challenge you to a Death match and with this end the sterile conflict that has been going on.
I´m awaiting your answer with the place and time that you see fit to either dialogue or fight each other.
Always at your service.”
The second half of the video shows an old audio recording of a phone call between Servando Gomez aka “La Tuta” and Loya Plancarte, this call took place in 2010 and is shown to compare the voice of Loya with the new video. In that recording they speak about the then governor of Michoacan Leonel Godoy attending an annual reunion with Federal Government officials.
The following is a transcript of said audio:
El Tio: is Godoy also going to be there?
La Tuta: well yeah, he says he´s already there…
El Tio: what´s with that dude then? What is he doing?
La Tuta: Tio, Tio, it´s not his thing, it´s the military and since he´s the governor of the state, he has to be there. They also sent the guy from PFP(Federal Preventive Police) in Morelia, the one from the Navy in Lazaro, all the division Generals, there in the annual reunion..Today and tomorrow, it´s not up to him, Tio. I mean, he as state governor has to be close, it´s not like he shouldn´t, he is supposed to be the state´s authority...
El Tio: Mmmm...
La Tuta: No, no, Tio, this son of a bitch has to be close to them, but they noticed us early...
El Tio: Ok, call him, call my compadre and let´s see how he can help us with this.
La Tuta: Ok, for now I have 150 thousand on hand, so you can add it there and I wanted to be lent a car so I can take it to him...
El Tio: We don´t have with crosses? Almost none…we´ll see, we´ll see, talk to my compadre..And whatever he tells you, that´s what it is. Hey, because maybe he has papers with him...
La Tuta: OK then, OK Tio.
El Tio: OK.