Chivís Martínez for Borderland Beat
Danger is persistent for singers who sing the so-called narco corridos. Killings and warnings are a part of the business against those who sing about the "heroics" and glorification of drug traffickers.
Murders and threats of death from rival groups, such is the case in point that singer Gerardo Ortiz faces, having received several death threats in the past, another presented itself yesterday, displayed in a narco manta (banner).
The singer was scheduled to perform at the Plaza Monumental de Tijuana, when the image of Manta appeared via social networks. The manta was quickly removed by authorities.
The message conveyed a demand that he not sing any songs for 'El Achilles' and /or his brother ‘La Rana', otherwise he will be killed. The text was signed by LA MAÑA .
In 2011 suffered an armed attack in which his representative and driver were killed.
Manta Text (by Tijuano who says he could not see it very clearly)
GERARDO ORTIZ, NO TIENES
GUARDAESPALDA AQUI EN TJ
NO TE ENREDES AQUI
ALA VERGA EL AQUILES Y
LA RANA. TJ TIENE DUEÑO
CANTAS UNA DE ELLOS Y TU
NO SALES VIVO
ATTE: LA MAÑA
GERARDO ORTIZ, YOU DON´T HAVE BODYGUARDS HERE IN TJ,
DON´T MESS AROUND HERE.
FUCK EL AQUILES AND LA RANA.
TJ HAS AN OWNER.
YOU SING ONE FOR THEM AND YOU
WON’T MAKE IT OUT ALIVE.
SINCERELY, "LA MAÑA"