Saturday, January 11, 2014

Michoacán at War


Halcones looting after setting fire to a truck
Includes:


Parácuaro: A Week of Tension and Violence
Tierra Caliente at War; Shootouts, More Than Three Shops and Ten Vehicles in Flames
A War Zone This Afternoon in the Municipality Of Parácuaro, Michoacán
What the People of Apatzingán Woke Up To
Antúnez; the Occupation That Sparked the Violence in Michoacán


Additional photos are located in the Forum

Parácuaro: A Week of Tension and Violence



January 10, 2014—Following the arrival of the self-defense groups in the municipality of Parácuaro on Saturday, January 4, 2014, the stage for the Tierra Caliente region has once again become intense and has brought anguish to the people.

Roadblocks for five consecutive days, shootouts, assassinations, burning of vehicles, and protests against the self-defense groups have been constant during the week.

On one side the self-defense groups supported by a portion of the population remains in the municipal capital and have the security of the municipality under their control, while the 11 municipal police officers still haven’t taken on their duties.

Meanwhile, the mayor of Parácuaro, Lucila Vázquez, has recently led prostests on the road that connects the community of Cuatro Caminos, to demand that the Mexican Army and federal authorities intervene to get rid of the self-defense groups.

Military retentions have occurred here and also the burning of at least five vehicles from last Saturday to today.

This is the context that maintains a warning to the public against a possible new armed uprising of a community and the fear that in the tenure of Antunez, a portion of the population is arming itself to deal with an attack on the self-defense groups.

As told by some testimonies of the people, anxiety is becoming widespread among these towns and those near the municipality of Apatzingán, where a violent weekend is expected.

Source: Revolución 3.0



Tierra Caliente at War; Shootouts, More Than Three Shops and Ten Vehicles in Flames




January 10, 2014.  Michoacán—After the incursion of the self-defense groups in the tenure of Antúnez, in the municipality of Parácuaro, the region of the Tierra Caliente is in a state of war.  At least three stores and more than a dozen vehicles have been set on fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bih8S_DN1Q
At the height of the road Cuatro Caminos-Apatzingán and at the junction to Parácuaro, many roadblocks and burning of vehicles have been recorded as well as the municipality seat of Apatzingán; where two OXXO stores and a Coppel Canadá were set on fire.


Meanwhile, after many shootouts and a tense atmosphere that has occurred in Apatzingán and nearby towns; entire families have been trying to leave in convoys towards the towns of Uruapan and Morelia.

As told by testimonies from the inhabitants, Federal Police and the Mexican Army have not had a presence in the conflict zone (at the time of this publication), where several shootouts between the self-defense groups and armed commandos have occurred.




Residents of the municipality of Apatzingan reported that minutes before 20:00 hours the war began.  After the burning of vehicles and shops; in the county seat, gunshots and explosions, possibly by grenades, were heard.

“We just heard a grenade going off just outside my house, we have the lights off, the shootings have intensified”, a resident staying in the downtown area of the conflict told Michoacán 3.0.

“Sorry but this isn’t the right time, we’re not in our right mind, my family is inconsolable, full of panic, we are sheltered” he said before hanging up.


“Please help me, bullets are flying everywhere, businesses are burning, etc.  We have family at the corner of the library, in OXXO they broke everything, they aim at the cars, the few that are out, and shoot at them.”


Meanwhile, residents of the town of Apatzingán panicked since Friday morning as they have been isolated since apparently different parts are without internet access.

On this afternoon (Friday) around 18:00 hours, the self-defense groups entered the tenure of Antúnez, after they took the municipal seat of the municipality of Parácuaro last Saturday.

Sources in the area have also stated that the self-defense movement has also taken the municipality of Coahuayana, after which the wave of violence and psychosis among the population unleashed.

Source: Michoacán 3.0


A War Zone This Afternoon in the Municipality Of Parácuaro, Michoacán







By: Antonio Jimenez



January 10, 2014— Violence deepened in the Tierra Caliente region in Michoacán, after the afternoon on Friday when a group of citizens of Parácuaro, set up roadblocks with vehicles blocking the highway Apatzingán-Cuatro Caminos, and the entrance to that municipality.  Strangers then suddenly began setting fire to a bus and several cars that were blocking the roads.  Minutes later clashes were reported in the community 20 de noviembre, in the municipality of Parácuaro.







A car store has also been reported to have been set on fire as well as the OXXO previously stated in Apatzingán.





Some of the vehicles burned were: a passenger bus of a Purépechas route, two from the company Bimbo, one from Gamesa, a box truck, among others.  The violence has spread to Apatzingán where there were also reports of vehicles being burned.

Source: Revolución 3.0 


What the People of Apatzingán Woke Up To




This is what the people of Apatzingán woke up to: deserted streets, businesses damaged by fire, banks riddled with bullets, and a tense atmosphere on Saturday morning.

 
The city hall of Apatzingán

The city hall of Apatzingán



 OXXO store in Apatzingán

 
One of the burnt buses in Tierra Caliente


Coppel Store in Apatzingán


The library Benito Juarez in Apatzingán




The bank Banamex in Apatzingán
The bank Banamex in Apatzingán



 
The bank Banamex in Apatzingán
One of the vehicles burnt on the road in Tierra Caliente


Source: Michoacán 3.0

The response from the official twitter page of the governor of Michoacán was this:

“There is no widespread conflict occurring in Apatzingán, it is only focused in certain areas.  Order will be gradually restored.”




Antúnez; the Occupation That Sparked the Violence in Michoacán



Parácuaro, Michoacán.— On Friday afternoon around 18:00 hours, a convoy of self-defense members entered the tenure of Antúnez, municipality of Parácuaro, a community located on the side road of Cuatro Caminos-Apatzingán.

Minutes later, violence in Apatzingán unleashed; the results were more than a dozen vehicles torched, shootings, grenade detonations, and a day that ended with at least three businesses in flames and the town hall was partially damaged by fire.

This occurs just after five days of continuous protests in which people made roadblocks and vehicles were set on fire in response to trying to get federal forces to intervene against the self-defense groups staying in the municipality seat of Parácuaro, which has been liberated since January 4.

However, from local testimonies of people in the region, the taking of the road Cuatro Caminos-Apatzingán was in response to trying to prevent the self-defense movement from entering the tenure Antúnez.  The reason: to prevent the self-defense movement from entering Apatzingán.

Source: Michoacán 3.0

31 comments:

  1. I guess we're nearing the zero hour in Tierra Caliente. The CTs will not give-up Apatzingan without a fight -- and a big One at that. Mt fuese os that the ADs will not stop their March. Expect a bloody next couple of weeks in Tierra Caliente as ADs attempt to encircle CTs.

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    1. Can guys that murder girls fight to the end? I dont think so.when you murder a defenseless girl,you absorb the karma and psychic energy,and it imprints you,making you weaker for a long time,so that you cannot win when confronted with real people with righteousness and balls.you will shoot then run,or
      Die.

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    2. 6:58 Let's keep down the metaphysical and the esoterics before la Santa muerte comes and gets in the middle.
      All the fuckers need is un balazo en el fundillo,after getting caught of course...

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  2. And once again its on let the battel fields run red

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  3. Pinche tuta hora si vas a valer verga

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  4. What happened to the post about the photographer following mireles?

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  5. Arriva! Los Auto Defensas! They are true Mexicans. True Mexicans, not by the shade of their skin, Not by tatooed "Tough guys", True Mexicans by the their heart.

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  6. I feel bad for those drivers that had their trucks stolen. I don't feel bad for the property of Bimbo, Gamesa and Sabritas. These over priced snack companies, are partly to blame for Mexico's diabetes and obesity plague.

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  7. Good luck to all the innocent.

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  8. Arriba CABALLEROS TEMPLARIOS GUARDIA MICHOACANA VAMOS AL CIEN PARA ADELANTE NO SE RAJEN

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    1. Arriba los Caballeros y a Nuestros compas los Z's.

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    2. Sus compas los z? Ellos son sus criadorez y luego los chingaron ala mala no kreo le led van a echar LA mano. Como dojo el ostion del chango . El que traicona una vez lo base otra vez

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    3. Dijo el mamito...el que traiciona una vez lo hace dos veces,el,siendo militar,traiciono a su patria y a su Pueblo,y a el mismo cuando se hizo zeta...

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  9. Wow, unbelievable! I really hope the Corona trailer was empty.

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    1. This made me chuckle tijiji

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  10. Sheesh! The Governor reminds me of police Brass at those COMPSTAT meetings. While the public complains about the neighborhood being on fire, the Brass declare 'aquí no pasa nada'.

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  11. Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto should resign.

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  12. Those are the families of ct probably, autodefensas are knocking on the devils door.. things will get ugly hopefully the federales and military choose sides like in juarez

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  13. I thought the templarios were supposed to "protect" michoacan, at least thats what all those corridos say, I support the Auto Defensas, I grew up in michoacan and even though im no longer there, its sad seeing all this happen

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  14. Excellent compilation of reports and translations Valor... thank you for this very important information.

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  15. Eyes on you guys I bet epn doesnt know what the fuck to do..

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    1. EPN and the PRI & PAN parties don't give a damn about the people (narco or civilian) if you haven't realized it the Mexican government is funded by dirty drug money..

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  16. Why would they be looting b the trailer if it was empty, now ,was it full of anything other than that nasty piss water?

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  17. Adios Dingoleros Wimplarios. - burn in hell!
    (FYI- Burger King is hiring!)

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    1. Why Burger King? Why not a construction job or anything else? Why does have to be a Fast Food Joint? in that case I'd rather sell drugs

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  18. epic pic of looting beer LOL

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  19. It must be very clear to La Tuta - even if it wasn't before - that he is now in danger of losing his CT empire. That empire is worth a fortune. Will he just give up without a major fight? I doubt it. These are still early days for the Autodefensas. They are having a lot of success, but this is only Round Two in the boxing match. Somehow La Tuta will find a way to hit back hard. I am not supporting him, and I hope Dr Mireles and Mr Mora win - but this is still the early stage of the battle. P, CA

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  20. Where are the newer model vehicles and weapons used by Auto Defensas come from? Private industry donations? Thanks

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  21. KT! Not much of a fight in them, when the other side is armed and deadly serious. What a joke.
    I guess KT will have to pay the AD tribute to sell marijuana!

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  22. @ 12:08 AM

    The perfect example of a narco troll. Screaming and cheering for the CT's and Z's to win.

    When the Auto Defenses Group chase you and your masters out of Michoacan, you won't be cheering. You will be on your knees, blubbering and begging for mercy. You are a sad, sad piece of toxic waste.

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  23. Hopefully the example of Michocan has shown, will give hope to others who are suffering at the hands of criminals.May this idea spread like a late summer California wildfire..and burn in the hearts of all the people! We all deserve to live in peace..and not have their daily lives thrown into criminal turmoil.It will only happen if the citizens make it happen..not the govt! God bless Mexico!!

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