- Mexican soldiers have arrived at the scene
- Manuel Mora, 32, confirmed dead by Mexican soldiers
- Castillo: "Four dead from 'El Americano' & two from Mora's side"
- Jorge Vázquez: Federal forces stay inside their barracks to have us kill each other off
Buenavista, Michoacán– In a 22 second phone call Hipólito Mora had with Michoacán 3.0, the autodefensa leader of La Ruana warned that “We have six dead, them too, the gendarmerie and the police have left us alone! They have us surrounded right now here at the roadblock…there are a lot of people belonging to El Americano. In 30 minutes we won’t be able to talk anymore, they’re going to kill us all! Right now in a while, that’s all I can say”.
This Tuesday afternoon, a strong confrontation between the Fuerza Rural of La Ruana, municipality of Buenavista, led by Hipólito Mora Chávez and the other Luis Antonio Torres, “El Americano” occurred.
During the confrontation, which has lasted for over two hours, Hipólito Mora talked with Michoacán 3.0 and warned that there are already a lot of people dead, including his son, Manuel Mora.
Since last Monday, December 8, Mora Chávez and Jorge Vázquez, a spokesman for the legitimate autodefensas and leader of the autodefensas of Aguililla, warned that if the authorities didn’t intervene, a bloody confrontation could break out.
“Michoacán is a mess”, said the commander of the Fuerza Rural of La Ruana, who for months announced an imminent confrontation between the rural guards who command and the group of “El Americano”, who collaborates with the criminal group Los Viagras. However, during all this time, it was ignored by authorities.
Footage from the attack:
Source: Michoacán 3.0