Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
For a while there have been a rumor of a splinter of Los Mazatlecos and La Mochomera, both Beltran-Leyva groups but there is also a rumor that what is left of Los Mazatlecos is now potentially joined up with CDS? Mazatlecos are said to be in dispute of the Golden Triangle in the mountains of Sinaloa with the Mochomera clan. Some have said that Los Mazatlecos made their way up Sinaloa from Mazatlan and were mainly Zetas forming an alliance with Beltran-Leyva clan.
It has also been suggested that Los Mazatlecos have had a presence in the region from Mazatlan to Sinaloa for some time and were a local group that took heavy hits from the federal police and military. It is believed that Los Mazatlecos were at one time under the command of Fausto Isidro Meza Flores "El Chapo Isidro," but may no longer be. It is also believed that they may be aligned with a Sinaloa Cartel cell commanded by Orson Iván Gastélum Cruz, "El Cholo."
La Mochomera takes the name of Alfredo Beltrán Leyva, El Mochomo.
In May of 2013 a heavily armed commando ambushed a convoy of the municipal police of Ahome with intent to execute the Chief of police Jesus Carrasco. The commando was said to be La Mochomera under the command of Fausto Isidro Meza Flores "el Chapo Isidro." There were several executions in the region attributed to someone by he name of "El Dos Letras" that formed part of the criminal group.
Source: Mexico Informado, Grillonautas
By: Charbell Lucio
Sunday, December 29, 2013
|civil servant C. Ramon Contreras Orozco writes letters for asylum seekers.|
By Damien Cave, NYT
Saturday, December 28, 2013
|Ponchis at the time of his arrest|
What Are Mexico's Courts Hiding?
Denise Dresser, Reforma
If cameras had recorded the process that exonerated Raul Salinas de Gortari (brother of former president Carlos Salinas and millionaire charged with corruption but absolved by the courts)?
If the outrageous legal maneuvering against Lopez Obrador (attempt by the Vicente Fox government to remove legal immunity from the leader of the left when he was Head of Government of the Federal District, evidently to cause his disqualification for the 2006 presidential election) had been shown on television?
Something simple, easy and powerful.
Opaque processes would have become transparent. Everyone would have been able to understand the decisions taken by high authorities.
The Judicial Power would have shown how it behaves, for better and for worse. Controversial cases about which no consensus has been reached would be shared certainties, rather than rooted doubts.
The lens would place the accused, police, defendants and judges under the same magnifying glass. Cameras would help create awareness. And culture. And truth.
Perhaps because it is so poorly done in Mexico, resistance to cameras is fierce.
Rejecting modernization with childish arguments such as "it would make the witnesses nervous". Or it "affects the witnesses’ ability to remember the events about which they are testifying". Or it “affects witnesses’ privacy".
" WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?"
By DD for Borderland Beat
Por Libertad Michoacán is reporting a narco cartulina. (poster board) was left with the bodies indicating Cartel Jalisco New Generation were the killers, this was done by singing the message as being from CJNG.
Por Libertad and other sources report that in fact the killings were perpetrated by Templarios with the purpose of directing the blame at CJNG.
There is no proof that the dead men were even involved with a cartel, and quite possibly are innocents, picked up and killed for use as props.
sources used: IM noticias, YouTube and facebook
Friday, December 27, 2013
Source: The Monitor-Thank you to "Luis" for the heads up
Nicaraguan police transported the defendants, including a Mexican policeman, under tight security to Managua's International Airport, where authorities turned them over to Mexican prosecutors and prison officials.
The members of the group will serve out their remaining jail time in Mexico and will not be able to make further legal appeals, the Mexican federal attorney general's office said in a statement.
In August 2012, this group of 18 people was detained when they crossed the Nicaragua-Honduras border carrying $9.2 million in six vehicles with logos from Televisa, Mexico's largest broadcaster.
Televisa denied any connection to the incident.
Three other Mexican citizens sentenced in Nicaragua for drug trafficking were also repatriated.
La Jornada del Oriente writes that the leader of the fake journalists, Raquel Alatorre Correa – who was transported to a Nayarit prison separate from the rest of the group, and under heavy guard – will share a cell in prison with the Queen of the Pacific, Sandra Ávila Beltrán.
Thanks to reader "B" for the email heads up, sorry for the delay, I took yesterday as a computer free day
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
liin.tv where Zoila is employed issued a statement that said they have not been able to reach their employee after several attemps and:
"The official version that I have is that Zoila Edith was not the victim of unlawful or violent act, but I also think the authority should be clearer in the interests of transparency, because the purely journalistic field I also have many questions."
Monday, December 23, 2013
The leaders of the Sinaloa cartel gave the Green light for the execution of Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza. Inzunza already an embarrassment, could no longer be controlled, the last straw came when he, in order to expand his business, was executing other members of the same cartel.
What transpired: On December 12, 2010 in Sonoyta-Puerto Peñasco, El Macho Prieto had murdered Payón Paulo Osorio, “El Pablo”. El Pablo was a close friend and ally to Manuel Torres Felix, aka “El Ondeado” or “M1”, a leader of the Sinaloa. M1 gave the order to kill Izunza.
The execution was planned with the Government ending the life of “Macho Prieto”. The government was provided with his whereabouts, to facilitate the government in a capture or kill plan.
That plan was inacted on December 18th, which resulted in a chase and shootout lasing two hours in a luxury area of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. The aftermath was five dead bodies. After the shootout, they recognized that one of those dead was “El Macho Prieto”, but neither PGR nor the National Security Council confirmed the identities of the dead bodies
According to his version, only four bodies were recovered by the authorities because the fifth was stolen. However, ZETA consulted with the mortuary agency in Puerto Peñasco, they stated the bodies were picked up on December 18th at 6 PM and they remain under military custody ever since.
Once again, the Federal Government´s policy of not informing is creating doubts around those dead in the shootout between the Federal forces and the alleged criminals led by Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza.
For Inzunza, the problems inside the Sinaloa cartel began three years ago- this according to intelligence reports inside Baja California´s State Security Council- “Macho Prieto” lived in Tijuana at least from February to June of that year (2010), hiding from hitmen of the same cartel he worked for.
His relocation took place after the death of Paulo Osorio Payon aka “El Pablo” on December 12th, 2010, precisely on the Sonoyta-Puerto Peñasco highway. “El Macho” either killed or ordered the execution of Osorio Payon; “this led to an order for his execution given by Jose Manuel Torres Felix aka “El Ondeado” (see foto above), criminal leader for the Sinaloa cartel and in-law of “El Mayo”.
At the time, several criminal groups arrested in Sonora by the army in possession of arsenals, told authorities Inzunza was buying a lot of weapons from the US in order to fight Torres Felix, who was killed on October, 2012 in a shootout with members of the National Defense Secretariat. Around those days, “El Macho” returned to the Mexicali valley and then transferred himself to Peñasco, his criminal operations base.
He kept invading areas from other criminal cells and executing his criminal partners in order to take charge; that´s why the second order for his execution was given the first week of December, 2013.
Hell at the port
The night of December 18th, the near 50 thousand inhabitants of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, slept in doubiety. The fear was for the possibility of another shootout, just like the one just hours before in an area known as Las Palomas, a condo complex at beach front. That morning, a military operation, commanded by a Special Team of the Navy Ministry arrived at the area. They were being backed up by a pair of helicopters and sealed the whole area.
According to several versions –all of them unofficial- a chase erupted, the military received help from two helicopters, they even used grenades to try to stop a pickup truck which finally ended completely burned in front of a small roundabout located at the exit of the condo complex. Two dead men laid dead there, both of them of heavy build, executed. One was close to the pickup truck, the other near the sidewalk.
For hours, residents of Peñasco drove thru the roundabout, with their cameras, cell phones, anything that could record the scene, then fleeing the scene afterwards. Those people uploaded to social networks pictures of the shootout´s aftermath.
That Wednesday, school activities were suspended by authorities, the holyday celebrations and all public acts were suspended too in this port of Sonora, known for its spectacular landscape and calm waters in the Cortez Sea. ...continues
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Charts depicting the states in which they are located, and the municipalities under self control in Michoacán.
Self policing groups are legal and protected under the constitution. They have successfully policing for over a hundred years. In the municipalities where self policing has been initiated and established, crime has dropped 90% and has stabilized for decades.
Let's hope that the newly formed groups will achieve the same success.