Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shootout in Zacatecas Signals Possible Increase in Violence

On Monday, December 15 shootouts took place between opposing criminal groups aboard various vehicles in Fresnillo, Zacatecas.  It began around 9:00 PM in the colonia Industrial, next to the Unidad Deportiva and spread over several blocks before continuing on Varela Rico boulevard, which doubles as highway 23.  Around twenty minutes later, the shootouts ended near the crossroads of highway 23 to Jerez and highway 44 to Valparaíso, though La Jornada reports it to have lasted two hours.

Army and Marine forces, as well as state, municipal, and ministerial officers, responded to the scene in search of the involved parties, however all the participants of the shootout apparently managed to escape save for one individual who was killed.  A few yards away from the body was a black armored pickup truck which was damaged in the front (I assume crashed but the report does not specify) and shot numerous times.

 Zacatecas was once a stronghold of Los Zetas, but its war with the Gulf Cartel (CDG) has left its power in the state greatly diminished and the number of shootouts occurring has been greatly reduced.  It is worth that three weeks ago, the Attorney General of Zacatecas, Arturo Nahle García, warned that Los Zetas were regrouping and that reinforcements were being sent from other states to mount a campaign to reclaim lost territory.

Furthermore, at least one Spanish language blog over the weekend reported that the Gulf Cartel had left a message on a banner which was wrapped around the body of a young man on Friday.  Within the message, it said that they would not allow Los Zetas to disrupt the holiday season and wanted Mexicans living in the United States to be able to visit their families without fear.  However, this information has not been reported in any professional media sources.

13 comments:

  1. Hmm, why is it the army, police etc , always show up after the fight is over? Why not surround the bad guys and slaughter them? They know whats going on.Collusion, or afraid?

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    1. All of the above yo...

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  2. Kompas they be doing some excellent law enforcement work....what you talkN about Willis :)

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    1. According to them they are not getting paid enough to get wasted in shootout with punks that will kill for $20..yikes.not stupid after all ehh..

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    2. Then they shouldn't wear the police uniform. If they can't do the hard part of the job. WTF. Only wear the uniform to intimidate the innocents? Everyone got away but the dead guy in a two hour battle? Seriously?

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  3. There still is people that don't mess with civilians! That used to be the way cartels operated less than ten years ago! I'm definitely not excusing cartels , but it was always known If you don't get involved you may never be rich but you could live an honest life and raise a good hardworking family! If you chose the cartel life then if something happened, you had it coming to you! The people would wave hello but keep their distance! The people involved with the cartels did drive nice trucks and had nice stuff , but it always came at a price! It seemed being young and a bad ass was very appealing to many youngsters! There was an unspoken agreement! This last generation is just stupid at all levels! There are still some old school places in Mexico where It's like that! Personally I wish there were no cartels in Mexico and people focused more of their energy on education and business! But the greedy bastards that want more are slowly suffocating Mexico!

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    1. Those animals are ambitious rats, to the point where they have enough millions to live for the rest of their life without having to 'work' anymore. But they still choose to keep living that dirty life killing and destroying the rest to keep getting more 'power' until they eventually end up killed or encarcerated. Eso le pasa a la 'gente' perra se kedan sin su hueso y sin su vida.

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    2. But they mess with civics be real carful when entering Mx

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    3. I will wait till next Christmas to go to Mexico. Nieto will may have fixed

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    4. By the end of the next year things are going to be better in mx EPN is going hard on them mf'rs.

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  4. Puro CDS de pura sangre putos!

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  5. I go on CDG FB pages,many different ones and they been talking about convoys going to Zacatecas and showing some of them with faces blurred,what group they with an all that shit,and people heard the rumors of Zetas sending people in to try and retake their old ground,there is a Zeta on one of the CDG pages talking shit and showing himself with ARs an chongin green the fuckin loon?There is something going on?

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  6. I know Villanueva is good and peaceful since CDG came and kicked out da Z...

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