Monday, January 13, 2014

Autodefensa: Narco-Corrido Singer El Komander Blocked by Cherán Community Police

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Though autodefensas groups have organized and been successful in keeping organized crime out of their communities for over a century,  the autodefensas of Cherán, Michoacán, was the first group in recent history to organize and drive out organized crime from their community.

A "narco-corrido" concert by "El Komander" had been promoted in Cherán, Michoacán from 3pm on December 15th, 2013. The Sinaloa based El Komander is known for singing about organized crime and in particular about the Sinaloa (CDS)  Cartel. 

Even though the cartel  isn´t active in the Purépecha plateau, where the community of Cherán is located, community members clarify that they are absolutely against any type of organized crime organization and the activities that revolve them, including narco-corridos of any type.

 On April 15th, 2011 Cherán, rose up against the local cartel that was taking control of their lives through murders, rapes, extortion, kidnapping, disappearances, and the illegal exploitation of forests in the region.
 

The contention of members of the Purépecha community declared that local, state and even federal authorities were complicit with organized crime in the region and were no longer conducting their duty to protect and provide security to their communities, and that authorities had become a part of the problem  as they were no longer working in the interest of the community.


In the 20,000 member community, the situation resulted in the indigenous community becoming ungovernable and in a move to exercise their constitutional rights, they banished all forms of government agencies, state, local and federal from their community, and took control in a self-governing, self-policing manner.

In affect they took control of the community and all of its governing functions, including all primary decisions.  By implementing a rotating general council, its form of self-governing since the uprising has returned to the traditional form of indigenous self-council has been reinstated.
These actions have eradicated crime from the community, in the hands of a rotating council.  Living with the awareness that organized crime will try methods to reestablish themselves in the community, the concert of narro corrido band “El Komander” was not allowed to perform or enter the community.

Despite ticket sales by event organizers, the autodefensas council informed event organizers they were prohibited from entering the community and conducting the concert. 

The concert was viewed by community leaders as an attempt to test the community’s resolve against these types of concerts.
A few miles ahead of the proposed concert venue, a community barricade was established as a check point, and would-be concert attendees were turned away and the concert was prevented from going forth.

Note: The video and information on the original articles named CDG as the cartel that this singer sings about, however that is in error, the Sinaloa based singer is a corridor singer of CDS material.  I changed the information to reflect the correction but there remains the conflict in the video.   
 Information Source: michoacancheranblogSpot-facebook


72 comments:

  1. El Komander sings about the Sinaloa Cartel and associates

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  2. El Komander doesn't sing about the Gulf cartel. He rides CDS way too much and has corridos about the LFM but mostly overdues it with CDS corridos. This guy sucks, everytime I hear his corridos I cringe. Movimiento Alterado at it's finest. Glad they kept his ass out.

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    1. El komander se sienta en la cavesona!!!

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  3. the gulf cartel reference was in the original piece and I did not know what to do, so I left it.

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    1. Here's an idea....maybe correct it, instead of copy and paste.

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    2. Chivis don't listen to these type of people! Do you thing! I love your work and I would love to ask you some questions for my English project over writers! I love your work!
      -Jim Thugga

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  4. Komander fuckin sucks!!!

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  5. This clown is playing at bailes in Morelia every other week.

    It really sux. I love norteña, but none of them come down here because I guess they refuse to pay the cuota. (Los Originales de San Juan aint' norteña)

    Pesado, Intocable, Los Invasores, Duelo - they play all the time just north across the border in southern GTO.

    When Intocable will play in Valle de Santiago in GTO, but not Morelia. Something's messed up.

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  6. I'm all for a good well written corrido,like from Ramon Ayala,Cadetes,Tigeres,and Chalino,but I have to say that el komander is probably one of the worst singers out there(and I don't care if he writes his own crappy corridos)he sucks really bad...two of the worst singers out there are him and Gerardo Ortiz..I change the station really quik.

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    1. Televisa loves Larry hernandez,arley perez, gerardo ortiz,Gloria trevi,Don Francisco and la larva del Peru...

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    2. Komander is one thing but Gerardo ortiz is at a different level in singing he has very good ROMANTIC songs with millions n millions of views on YouTube so how can he be as bad as you say he is just saying

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    3. @3:44,you must not know anything about music,basically he sucks really bad.Can't sing at all..just like Adan Sanchez(rip),he was a real bad singer,oh but wait he had some romantic songs also,but he still couldn't sing at all...know sit down and listen to his dad,Chalino Sanchez,but really listen to him,he was bad asshe knew how to sing,aside from the funny voice he had.

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    4. I listen to chalino all the time bro he AINT a better singer then gerardo ortiz I can tell your judging by hearing Gerardo's corridos so go n hear OLVIDO by gerardo ortiz n come back tell me he can't sing n sucks.... That might be the best song you've ever heard

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    5. The son and dad have almost the same voice

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  7. Yes im very proud of this town cheran michoacan they also dont allow the selling of beer or any alcaholic drinks , any illigal drugs , and political parties. Thats a town of true mexicans the ones i am proud about

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  8. Fuck him and his narco songs . cut his head off and sell tickets to his funeral .

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    1. I agree. sell funeral tickets like the Riveras did with jenny.

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    2. So the Rivera family sold tickets to Jenny R. funeral?!?..I didn't know that,they're scandolous.

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    3. They sold tickets! Does anyone know the whole rumors about Jenny's sudden death? Isn't it ironic that she fought with angel del Villar and 4 weeks later after she publicly accused him of being a drug dealer her plane crashes. What's up with all those conversations that were uploaded (hacked) onto Del Villar's Instagram? Conversations before Jenny's death were he talked about her death with some women?

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  9. Good I admire these people

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  10. This dude is a loser. I seen him walking around las vegas, I was gonna run up on him with the AR10 and let it off.

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    1. Lol cool story bro

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    2. Your fucken stupid trust yu do that they will hunt you down

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  11. 2:38 says "Here's an idea....maybe correct it, instead of copy and paste."

    I am loving this comment...read the entire post, and look at the video. if you still unable to define a conflict, then it is time to go back to school.

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    1. So you hold no responsibility for what you post? Rather blame the reader for your laziness. How hard is it to correct a simple article? Wait that's right you didnt know what to do so you just left it.

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    2. ^^ what do you post or contribute?? Not a damn thing! U just sit back and criticize an error! Sit down and shut up!

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    3. 7:32 lay down and sit on it? Not until el Sancho is gone man,somebody has to pay for making you a guey...

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  12. This goes to all the idiots who liste to that kind of trash in the U.S the think they all cool with their fuckin narcocorridos playin loud in their "trocas" horrible fuckin trashy music is worst than contemporary rap music. It is the people of mexico who have to suffer the onslaught the violence, extortion of these asshole cartels. And you know what, maybe that is precisely why they did not let this fool have his little narco concert.

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    1. We got dr. Mireles jr. Over here haha we listen to watever we want jst like you listen to ur backstreet boys or justin beiber.

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    2. It's "have"... not "got"... it's "I"... not "we", because "we"implies that you speak for everyone... which you really don't. 7:02pm, you're an idiot. It's easy to understand why you think that callin someone "dr. Mireles jr." Is an insult... But then again, you probably pretend and imagine that you live the same life as those lame ass narcos which are portrayed in those narco corridos. Get your own life and stop using shortcuts like "ur" instead of "your".

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    3. 10:44 PINK's u'n ur hand makes it acceptable,as long a ya'unnerstand the poster's statements,where's the beef?
      Not that I agree or disagree with the statement that hurts you so bad in any way,but why bothering attacking the poster'grammar,if you were teacher's pet it is OK,but now it is against the law,you can sue now,

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  13. The Self Defense Group did the right thing. An important part of the struggle against the cartels is on the cultural front. Music, clothing, slang and narco lies.

    The Narco corridas have been promoted by The Los Tiges del Norte, Los Tucanes for about 25 years. They sing about the Narco lifestyle or the killings of enemies. Glamorizing the lifestyle and killings. Some kids really believe the narco corridas. Music is a recruiting tool for the cartels.

    Its time we demand,the radio stations in Mexico and the States to ban this ugly, sick music.

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    1. The groups you mentioned are actually some of the more calmer groups,if you listen closely to those singers,they might mention a gun or two or a ton or two of coke,but they don't talk about chopping heads or dissolving people.I think one of the greatest corrido composer of all time is Chalino Sanchez.He tells stories of people he new personally or through a third party..just my opinion.

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    2. Dont be a idiot corridos do not glamorize no one they simply tell a story. You want to get pissed at some one for the existence of narco start with the goverment both us and mexico they are the ones who truly benifit from all the drug trafficking and violence

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    3. Global banking launders drug money by the trillion of dollars,el chapo has now less than a billion of dollars,Mexico makes almost no money,the narco-money of drug traffickers and corrupt politicians goes to foreign banks.
      Mexican sicarios have to kidnap for ransom and extort people to make ends meet after not being paid by their narco-bosses.it is normal to suspect that those making the most out of it,must be the owners of the circus...like the "king of Spain"now a billionaire,after he had no money for chewing gum...now he comes to America to ask Hugo chavez"why don't you go home? In his own house,but he won't stay to listen to Daniel ortega's accusations of his corruption and his pretending to recolonize latinamerica for the good wellbeing of his pockets,after the economy of Spain has fucked up and its financial institutions have lost billions of dollars and euros,and the Spanish great financiers don't know what the hell happened. Now Bertie boy moreira is "studying"in Spain. ???????

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  14. ESTO ES UNA BERGUENZA PARA MEXICO QUE LA GENTE TENGA QUE DEFENDERSE POR ELLOS MISMOS DONDE ESTA LOS MILITARES Y LA DEA Y LOS PUTOS DRONES DE LOS GRINGOS LOS GRINGOS SON MAS CRIMINALES QUE LOS CARTELES MEXICO NOMAS SE VENDE PARA QUE LOS POLITICOS MEXICANOS SE MIREN MUY BONITAS LOS CARTELES SON LO QUE SON PERO PIENSEN QUIEN REAL MENTE CAUSA LA GUERRA EN MEXICO PARA QUE SE QUITEN LA PRESION

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    1. 6:57 the US is under siege too,by foreign powers and the Heirs of the us independence war hero,Benedict Arnold, who proved once before that American heros,can and will turn traitors and sell out their country to anybody for personal gain.
      Now the US has its government representatives from both parties,selling out for the same reason$$$$,and working the laws to make it worse for the people of their own country,what can other countries expect? The US may be the face of the powers that be, but that is not the worst of it,to make sure,find the men behind the movement for the "global economy", they are real,not royal,and not "ghosts"as some lazy lambe-huevos suggest,in BB,no less!

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  15. Komander sucks. Great job guys. they shouldnt let these types of music play on the radio at all. they shouldve smacked hes ass around acouple of times before lettin him go.

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  16. I dont think (narco)corridos have anything to do with promoting the "narco lifestyle". I personally like narcocorridos but that doesnt mean I glorify narcos or that I want to be involved in any of that. I have been hearing them ever since I was little, and while some corridos do glorify certain narcos, others warn the listener that being part of that is not a game....then again everyone has their own opinion/perspective about corridos, I just wanted to share mine

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  17. ESB...
    Honestly that's never going to happen in the entire country. Sure some parts of the country will but not the whole country.
    It's like saying rap being banned in the us. Which we all know will never happen. Also not all corridos are full of it, they are just exaggerated.

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    1. I don't do drugs but the best corrido for me is Una Cruz de Marihuana,con Las aguilas del norte de Colombia/YouTube.
      Other than that,I'd say let the people ha e their fun,as long as they pay for it,and not the state or corrupt politicians,or televisa which is a real danger to Mexico...
      Silencing narco-corridos,is as dangerous as religious fanatism that engenders the most dangerous jihadism,etc...

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    2. Warning trolls and narco-corrido lovers, there is a troll thats wanna put you in a concentration camp and make you lissen to wagner until taken to the shower for the gassing...

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  18. well I personally don't mind listening to narco corridos. But only from groups like: Los Tigres del Norte, Los Tucanes de Tijuana..etc. But when when it comes to crap from guys like kommander or gerardo ortiz, it just ruins it all. Makes you wonder what has happend to all the good music that Mexico used to had..

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  19. BBC reports that Mexican federal troops to move into Michiocan on large scale.

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    1. 9:44 Not fair! it had already passed,could you edit and post a clean version? I am sure worse things have been posted,let's don't be Pena nieto'auto censurers...

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  21. Me dio risa por que EL CORRIDO fue El Komader. Lo corrieron mucho a la chingada. Como qien dice le dieron una patada en el rabo. Lol

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  22. 9:18 I wrote a small post about the federal forces deployment
    http://borderland-beat-forum.924382.n3.nabble.com/Federal-Forces-Arrive-as-autodefensas-say-quot-We-Will-Not-Lay-Down-Our-Arms-quot-td4062633.html

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    1. This surge of federal troops has the makings of a counter revolution of sorts being that the region is near collapse in terms of cartel control and the government's need to assert authority over the people. The company and ad have a good point: where are the arrests of the leaders being that they know where the cartels heads are? Too close for comfort. Also, did you catch the article on business news where the cia and cds are linked: cds gives info on rivals and cia lets cds drugs flow into country?. I think El universe did the original story.

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  23. WE ARE MAXED OUT ON THE CHINO ANTRAX INDICTMENT POST. NO MORE COMMENTS.

    the new foto is from a new zeta mag article.
    which BTW Tijuano is working on!

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  24. @7:32PM haven't you moved on? I am thinking you are ESL....if so I will try a little more patience. It is the video that is incorrect . I can't correct it and it is not a factor in the article or video. It is irrelevant which cartel, their point is not WHICH cartel, but the singer was a narco corridor singer so he was banned.

    It is about respect, and people that know me know I give what I get.

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    1. Chivaaa! No la hagas caso a ese guey,nomas te quiere caer en los callos yo creo que nadie lo quiere y necesita un boyfriend

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  25. "The Narco corridas have been promoted by The Los Tiges del Norte.....They sing about the Narco lifestyle ......Some kids really believe......recruiting tool for the cartels."

    A true statement which strikes at the heart of the issue.

    It's really the youngsters who always seem to be impacted most by events. And, as usual, we have no one other then ourselves and our own greed to blame. I could round out my thoughts more evenly on this subject if I knew how many advance-sale tickets had been sold to this event. Though I suspect the kids are probably more interested in the "beat" then the message. Clueless teenagers.

    We who are blessed to be living in North America need to take a more guarded approach to the way our own culture is evolving. It wouldn't take many levels or social evolution for all this to be taking place in our own neatly manicured front lawns.

    As always, thanks for the platform, Chivis.

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  26. army is disarming autodefensas and already killed 2 civilians

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    1. Let the 2nd Mexican Revolution begin

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    2. Fucking vallejo and Reyna and pena nieto, they are answering to the burnings and firebomings and sabotage by the ct, with actions against the CP...this needs a BIG report,get the Jorge Ramos and the aristegui involved ASAP,and protests to the Mexican consuls all over the US.que chingaderas son esas?pinche gobierno de mierda!
      No doubt,the PRI is again the most corrupt ever,make noise!!!

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  27. So is the Army also disarming all the CT members as well ... because if not this will be interpreted as a move to support the cartels.

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  28. Why do people do drugs? Nancy Reagan told me JUST SAY NO, but it was the 80's and their was just so much around.

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  29. No more narco propaganda in Cheran! Good for them!

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  30. Los zetas ya traen al comander no lo queremos en coah mantente fuera del alcanze del comando Zetas

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  31. We need corridos about Mireles and the AD's, the true heroes of the Mexican people.

    Call out the corruption and special interests of the multinationals feeding on the wealth of the nation.

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  32. To all the people that commented about my post, thanks. I did learn some new things about corridos, Maybe, instead of banning the groups, we should stop playing the "Narco Lifestyle is wonderful" songs on the radio and at fiestas.
    Los Tigres and Tucanes have been linked to to the AFO of Tijuana and Sinoloa cartels. Playing at private cartel parties, and praising them. OK,so we can't ban them and others. Then lets buy from artists that don't promote this narco BS. Food for thought...

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  33. El kommander is from los angeles. That bitch has ties to sinaloa but he is born and raised in l.a. All these narcocorrido singers are not even from mexico they all come from the usa.

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  34. 11:04 so you stand corrected? And anonymous?
    4 lousy comments,2 of which are from me,your Nemesis and worst nightmare were enough to change your convictions? I had to go back and the big post was chivis',well,ESBY keep trying...not everybody is a born genius.

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  35. All you silly as goons knocking narco corridos probably don't even speak Spanish but listen to wale and weezy and all these bubble gum tattoo rappers; old school shit told stories, that game has since evolved. What's so hard about if you don't like it don't listen to it. El komander got blocked cuz he represents something the people in these towns can't stand; good for them, el komander will just have to sing in any of the several other places that will have the guy sing.

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  36. I miss Chalino and Valentin. Good corridos and love songs.

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  37. I love rock en español,naco corridos suck!!!!!

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  38. komander is gay i worked a concert with him i was backstage working security the guy is a huge fruit cake but acts straight when he performs

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  39. Viva la Autodefensa!! Viva Cristo Rey!!

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