Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mothers Wretched Search Ends after 2 years 2 Months and 20 Days

Borderland Beat Posted by "lala" of BB forum

Not given answers by authorities, the activist mother visited the imprisoned Zeta plaza chief, "El Cabrito", and he provided her the horrific answers......

On her Facebook page, Mrs Margarita López wrote with "heart and soul amputated" a dedication to her daughter, Yahaira Guadalupe. She had been searching for her - in this land and among the dead - for two years, two months and 20 days.

For "her girl" (the one in the photo printed in canvas she always carried: large almond-shaped eyes, wedding dress) she was a housewife who became investigator. She spent millions (Mx Pesos) on informants, went to military barracks, visited morgues, studied piles of corpses, faced criminals inside prisons, discovered human trafficking houses, confronted the corruption of the Government; joined the Movimiento por la Paz, marched throughout Mexico and the United States, made two hunger strikes, faced a kidnapping, escaped an assassination attempt and faced two Presidents and their cabinets with the requirement to locate her daughter.

"I found my daughter, yesterday I received the news and I can hardly share this. I hoped that everything was a dream, until the last moment and that my little girl would return to my arms, alive and with that beautiful smile that always characterized her.
 my soul is broken in the same way they did with my girl's body", and from the deepest of my soul, from the depths of my heart, and if it is true that the curse of a mother has power, I curse a thousand times those vile people who murdered my daughter so brutally, a 19 years old girl who never hurt them, and whose only crime was being from Michoacán, and living in a different State"

She wrote the message after the Argentine Forensic anthropology team confirmed that the decapitated body, which lay in a morgue, was that of her only daughter, who had been taken from her home on April 13, 2011, in Tlacolula, Oaxaca, by a commando of Los Zetas. After four months of testing the badly preserved vertebrae and clavicles it was determined that the DNA from mother and daughter matched.

The corpse had gone through two mortuaries: in Oaxaca, where she was killed, and in México City, where the forensic tests were conducted. Before that, condemns Margarita, her daughter had been buried twice: first by criminals, the second time by personnel of the Attorney of research specialized in organized crime (SIEDO, now SEIDO) of the PGR, who wanted to make a montage to close the case.
 
For this reason, she accuses the Attorney-General's Office of having blocked the identification of Yahaira Guadalupe, because the data she had found out contradicted with the site where the body was found, according to the SEIDO.
 
"My girl now rests and I do not know whether to say thank God, because I expected her to be alive. Where was God when he allowed for her to be tortured and murdered in such brutal a way", she wrote.
                                             cuitlahuac salinas martinez in photo below
She also wondered when will the officials complicit in the crimes fall and those who "covered up and obstructed the course of Justice and prevent every day thousands of parents from having the opportunity to recover their children, dead or alive".
 
On Monday 1, Argentine experts informed about the genetic match. To get to that point she had to press with a hunger strike in November. Allowing the prestigious forensic team to study the corpse, which in the PGR claimed it was her daughter's, and asked to get it buried without testing.
 
However, Margarita, in search of her daughter, had gone to Perote prison to talk to el Cabrito, plaza boss of Los Zetas. She begged him to inform her about her daughter.
 
And he answered: "she was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by our people". According to what Lopez has told Proceso, el Cabrito said that the Commander of the local police, Honorio Abel Lara Ruiz (who was "arraigado"), had given them the tip that this young woman, newly married to a soldier, was from Michoacán, "had ties with la Familia and was there to help that cartel enter" in Oaxaca.
 
El Cabrito forwarded her to another prisoner Encarnación Martínez Colorado, el Lagarto, who told her how they tortured her, raped her, left her without eating, made her witness the excavation of her own grave and beheaded her. Also he told her the site where she had been buried, which did not coincide with the PGR finding.
The second hunger strike, last May, was to protest because in the PGR they told her there was no money to do the operative that would allow them to go where she had been told that her daughter was buried.
 
"When I saw that body I kept telling them that the soil in its tissues was different from the place where she was supposedly found, that´s why I required the proceedings, so we´d go to that place. I did not understand who had wanted to pull her out and bury her again elsewhere. It is now clear to me that, at that time, the kidnappings department  of licenciado Gualberto and Rodrigo Archundia was in charge."
 
The PGR sent samples to the Argentine specialists in January. When Margarita was heading to the forensic medical service a truck with armed individuals blocked her car, she told Proceso. The escort who was in charge of protecting her managed to maneuver and escape.
The results took four months because the chemicals that workers of the Semefo used to preserve the corpse  were too strong: they penetrated the bone forcing the experts to extract mitochondrial DNA, which matched with the mother's.
 
Last week, after receiving the genetic results, Margarita faced the holders of the PGR and the Ministry of the Interior. Demanding punishment for  those who hindered the investigation, including the former subprocurador Cuitláhuac Salinas, and the person now in charge of  SEIDO, Rodrigo Archundia.
From her home in the Michoacán port of Lázaro Cárdenas - where she is preparing the funeral - Margarita López says in a telephone interview: "I was told that they will investigate and will go to the ultimate consequences. I hope they keep their word.
 
I will not rest until I prove that justice is a mockery, that from September 2011 I´ve been asking for DNA testing, that it wasn´t until November 2012, after a hunger strike, that the SIEDO sent the samples, that they put obstacles for them (the Argentine experts) to come, that it took them a year to do the paperwork and send it, and that this happens to everyone calling loudly for support".
Now, she says, "I am more convinced that it´s my girl". But follows with a question: "Everything matches, except for the place where they found her buried. It's very different, and for some reason the PGR did not want to carry out a survey to verify if the body had been moved.
 El Lagarto said that the SEIDO had taken El Vampiro (his accomplice) from where he was in house arrest to point them where they had buried her, probably to bury her elsewhere, so I would stop looking for her. I guess that's why the SEIDO opposed so much to my survey request".
Yahaira Guadalupe Bahena López will soon rest near her family in her native Michoacán, the cause of her murder. Her mother, full of "anger, rage" for the days in which her daughter was alone in the morgue, says she will not rest: will continue calling for justice.
Proceso

41 comments:

  1. Omg wtf mexican gov. I have a daughter too. Give this mother peace for the love of god. I would kill these fucks if i was a mexican. Marine Corps 2/5 0311 infantry retreat hell !!

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    1. Sorry buddy but if u tried to kill them your head would end up on a stick. And u would literally retreat to hell

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    2. Hell must be getting pretty full right about now from the narco pieces of shit that are getting shot up.i feel so bad for this poor woman

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  2. Really well-written article. And such a shame. I hope that stories like these will inspire people to do what they can to move away from the state Mexico is currently in.
    What makes me feel sick is knowing about individual narcos who do this kind of thing, especially people like Miguel Trevino who take it to a whole new level. When I think about the sheer number of individual tragedies like this that that man has personally caused...and been able to get away with because guys like Pena Nieto want extra money...

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  3. This article highlights an important point: We don't know to what extent this girl was involved in crime, and God knows that no matter what she didn't deserve a death like this, but the real victims here are her family. Whether or not most casualties in the drug war are criminals themselves, many of their close family did nothing to deserve the heartbreak.

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  4. I wonder if there was some incentive for those prisoners to give her this information. If not, that was pretty decent of them, despite who they are and whatnot...

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  5. I just read about the 2011 San Fernando massacre

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_San_Fernando_massacre

    There were HUNDREDS of families in the same boat as this mother after the SF massacre. So scary. And the guys responsible for that are NOT serving life sentences.

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  6. There has not been established a connection to org crime of the daughter or her husband.

    El Cabrito said they were given the tip but he did not say it was so, he in fact gave up the name of the tipster as the obviously corrupt police chief. That lends itself to not being true. I wonder if he is still alive. Anyone?

    Her crime is as the mother says, being from Michoacán and I believe being married to a soldier. She was a teenager, kidnapped, tortured, starved, raped for days, and beheaded.

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  7. If it weren't for Mrs. Lopez's unwavering persistence and exhaustive efforts in locating her daughter's remains, she would never have found her. The courage this lady had in her search efforts, including staring death in its face, is highly commendable. The Mexican Govt. couldn't even get domestic forensic experts to match her DNA with that of her daughter's. Some of the violence of these cartels is senseless. May God help the innocent victims of the cartel violence. RIP Karla Contreras. Now they need to serve her a drink along with her father.

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  8. Man this is sad I am actually hoping she was involved in cartels someway as I hate to imagine her being murdered for no reason whatsoever. She was only 19 too :(

    The scum who do these evil acts are foolish to think they'll never somehow face damnation.

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  9. This is the most heart wrenching post I have read in a long while. In a sense the daughter got off easier than the mother. For her the torment never ends. I tell you this, she is one of the bravest people I have ever read about. I suppose Zetas must have respected that. I hope they don't kill her.

    and the husband?

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  10. Seems like the Zs knew they killed an innocent person.

    The jailed boss didn't have the body moved or he would have known the new spot; he gave the original spot & what happened to her. Then he said he was 'told' she was working with rivals but he didn't say it was confirmed or that she actually was.

    Also, no one bumped off mom & all her driver had to do was in only one incident was to maneuver around some guys, no shots fired, no chase. (I'm supposing those were rotten police and not narcos).

    Bless Mom and her efforts.

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  11. Everything was going well n i felt a lot of compassion for ms.López as i was reading this...n then she said z"where was God during all of this?,why did he allow this to happen?"thats when i knew this ms. Lopez Aint About Shit.!one,as a piece of shit human being (thats what we are at the end of the day,ALL OF US SINNERS)we r NOBODY to question HIM and HIS ABSOLUTE PERFECTNESS.oh n by the way this comment is coming from someone who lost his father ,older brtother n younger brother all before the age of 10.

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  12. her husband was a soldier.I'm sure there will be revenge.my brother is a soldier in nuevo Laredo and they hate the zetas.I'm sure he all ready knows about this.but I'll make sure.I think tonight I'll go out and shoot a couple zetas

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  13. Another brave Mexican woman suffering for the loss of her little girl?
    Heartbreaking story,how did it come to this?No-one ever seems to care?I hope she has some family to support her,and tell her"you have done enough"its time to start living again,hopefully it is her daughter and she can lay her to rest,(i,m not going to mention the human shit that did this)i hope someone can sit her her down and tell her its over.She is a brave woman in the face of cowardly little"men"

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  14. Innocents always get killed ---JUST---because they get suspected of being some kind of contra. Everyone knows about this. So why does this make news..because it was a female. When it happens to -----Men/Boys----- no one gives a fuck, in fact when the people find out about it most say "el que mal anda, mal acaba" basically implying that they where killed because they must have been involved with some crime/criminal group. When it happens to a female its "femicidio" (killed JUST because she is a female) everyone assumes right off the bat that she had to have been an innocent & that they picked her up on her way home from church.


    In today's society, YOUR LIFE IS WORTHLESS IF YOU ARE A --MALE--

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    1. It made news cause she never gave up to find out what happen no matter the obstacles she faced. Very brave woman.

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  15. great article.. I wonder how many missing people are out there in reality , but the Mexican government is so Fucking lazy to look for.. Mexico is doom.. If its not the cartels its the government Fucking there own people.. This not even a drug war , seems like they just wanna murder each other off the planet(Mexicans).. Mexico is a sadband depressing place.. If you don't have a any business in Mexico , then don't go.. Boycott Mexico until Pena nieto starts doing something about the violence there.. No wonder even Mexicans don't wanna live in Mexico

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  16. sooooo sad.. =(

    piece of shit corrupt mexican government...

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  17. One of the many innocent victims in Mexico's drug gang related violence...Mexico has become a terrorist state for it's own citizens...Shame on Mexico.

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  18. Damn there's just too many zorraz mugrozaz id like to turn myself into a giant bottle of insecticide and spray my venom all over those mugrozoz I hate zorraz I really do world war z in theaters now starring Brad Pitt as a matazorra Guerra mundial Contra Las zorraz mugrozaz.

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    1. Wtf does World War Z and Brad Pitt gotta do with this article?? Are you trying to promote the movie or what , cause this is the second comment I see about this dumbass movie..

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  19. even Henry VIII himself would be disgusted about what these sons of bitches do, now you have feminicides all over Mexico and not only in Juarez, covered up by state officials, which begs the question, who's being behind the murders of so many young women all these years?, it really doesn't take a fucking FBI badass, the baddest motherfucker detective on earth, it is only people who have enough power to cover up their mess, they do it by corrupting law officials, these argentine foresic science team are fucking good, they've been in other parts of the world also where mass killings have happend, they first formed by people who wanted to find out the truth about what happened to so many people during that awful argentinian dictertorship from the 70's, the missing, they do a great job, i can only imagine what pain in the ass these guys must represent for the Mexican state, to that asshole pena nieto, and previosly Calderon, because believe me they don't want these guys there, to do what they do best, to investigante, which is something the Mexican state does not do, at the rate of what? what are the figures? over 95% of unsolved, cold cases of these murders, that is fucking disgusting, no wonder why on many of these states women don't even go out no more, they are scared shitless.

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  20. What a sad story. Shows many aspects that have happened and are happening in our Mexico: The ease with which Mexicans hurt others, indifference of governments and many citizens. The only thing that we can use it to our leaders, but it is perceived that their main interest is not providing security to the governed.

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  21. @8:16 am

    This story made the news only because of that mother´s determination, because of the way she pushed to find out the truth, exposed the ineffectivenes, indolence and corruption from the authorities and did everything in her power to make her daughter´s case public, nothing to do with the gender of the victim, and I think it´s very stupid and short sighted coming up with that kind of comment.

    You read an article that talks loudly about how defenseless the victims and their families are because the authorities either don´t give a shit or directly are linked with criminals, just saying, since apparently you didn´t get it.

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    1. Yea that guy wanted to go on about the males but i notice its the mamma who do the bloodhound detective work on their children never their husbands

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  22. Why torturing, why raping, why beheading. You want to execute her, then just shoot her FFS. I know, i know, they wanted her to feel the pain. But still. I can't even begin to imagine what she felt after the scumbag in prison told her what she had gone through in the hands of her kidnappers.

    I hope her husband (hoping he actually cares) will get revenge. Stories like that make your blood boils like fucking magma.

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  23. Viva mom! Mexico, no, make that the world, needs to be governed by moms.

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  24. There is so much crime, robbery, theft, rape, etc. etc.


    I bet the Mexican government is lost.

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  25. Fuck calderon for fuking his own people

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  26. at 8:16 AM
    "In today's society, YOUR LIFE IS WORTHLESS IF YOU ARE A --MALE--"
    In a way you are right,but it is as it should be.We are the physically stronger,we are the more aggressive and violence prone,we are the cause of much violence and as a man,yes,i feel a lot more for a hurt or murdered woman or girl,men killing and using violence its in our nature.This story is about the mother's agonizing search for her murdered daughter,not the importance of gender.As a man,i think your comments are strange?Just saying.

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  27. Evil, evil.,evil & cruel beyond humanity!!!! These people r monsters from hell, todititos los cupables se iran al infierno donde sentiran la lumbre y el dolor nunca imaginable. Toditito se va pagar y triple a lo que Han hecho. Todo por drogas y dinero. Que estupidos, ignorantes y desperdicio de humano. Los politicos -que verguenza!! TODA VIDA HUMANA ES VALIOSA SIN IMPORTAR TU POSICION EN LA SOCIEDAD-NADA MAS LOS MONSTROS MERECEN EL INFIERNO.

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  28. I agree with Chivis that her being married to a soldier was probably the main reason behind this. This article focuses on the mother's anguish, but it must be awful for the soldier as well. Since they killed his wife, that probably means he was one of the non-corrupt soldiers too.

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  29. It's too bad innocent women get dragged into the drug war just because of their association with people like soldiers, especially if those soldiers are innocent.
    I'm from Ixtapa and women here will do ANYTHING to get married as young as possible. They don't even see this coming.

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  30. This Woman is a modern day Rosa parks and her Mother's curse will make sure they meet a brutal end!

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  31. Need to nuke México....

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  32. As difficult and heart wrenching that this story is about the horrible plight of a mother and what all of Mexico is going through, your reporting gives hope that good will ultimately prevail through the mindless madness.

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  33. @3:56

    Man what kind of person are you to insult this woman because she questioned her belief in 'God'?!
    Oh because in your world, anyone who believes different is a piece of shit to this so called perfect awesome being right? Give me a break man, would your 'God' actually call her a piece of shit because she questioned his "perfectness" or would he (as we've been told over and over) practice actual love and kindness to her? something you obliviously have lost the sense of.

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  34. "El Cabrito forwarded her to another prisoner Encarnación Martínez Colorado, el Lagarto, who told her how they tortured her, raped her, left her without eating, made her witness the excavation of her own grave and beheaded her."

    How do these low lives come to such a level that they can do such things to others??!

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