Saturday, February 21, 2015

Badiraguato Mayor talks: Chapo's replacement, El Azul's "death", the whereabouts of Rafael Caro Quintero

Lucio for Borderland Beat-translated from El Pais and posted by siskiyoukid
Driving along the road we happen upon cows and men with cowboy hats riding on the back of old mares.  We journeyed until in the distance, we saw the giant letters written on a hill, Hollywood-style, they read ‘BADIRAGUATO’. In this town of 32,000 inhabitants, located in the foothills of the Sierra in Sinaloa, where more savvy farmers grow marijuana instead of beans, the most famous drug traffickers in Mexico's history were born. 

The mayor is one of those ever present politicians. The municipality comprises a town and many villages scattered through the mountains, some seven hours away up the mountain.

This winter, Mario Valenzuela is touring all of them handing out blankets, wheelchairs and messages like this to residents: "I come to ask them to be responsible citizens. In Spain or United States they have the same laws, but there they are enforced. That is the problem we have in Badiraguato and in Mexico in general."

Valenzuela endures the midday sun at El Sitio de Arriba, a village which can be reached after crossing El Sitio de Abajo and El Sitio de Enmedio. His audience waited on the field where they are having the rally: women with children and the elderly. Before the interview in which Valenzuela (PRI, the ruling party) will talk about El Chapo, the mother of El Chapo, the flight of Caro Quintero, the cousin of Caro Quintero and the non-death of  El Azul, play a guessing game with voters:
 " What is the name of the animal that flies with legs? ".
“Duck!", someone  among the public shouts.
Q: What is the situation of Badiraguato a year after the arrest of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán? 

R: The problem is in the State (Sinaloa). An arrest of someone of the caliber of Chapo Guzman
leaves many people unemployed, at least temporarily. While things are transitioned, there are new controls, new hierarchies, resulting in new problems. Robberies have increased, also there are more assaults...

Q. A year ago, you told me that you had a relationship with the mother of El Chapo. 

R. La señora  (María Consuelo Loera) is thinner. On Wednesday of last week I was in La Tuna (a village of the municipality where EL Chapo was born).
 
She is quiet, stable. 

Today I did not see her, but the time before I went to a first stone ceremony (first stone laid commemorating a construction start) and to the Churchof which she belongs, (built by El Chapo, although he is Catholic, the church is Evangelical) and  I was with her for a while. She invited me to join her for breakfast and I did so with much pleasure. It is not her fault what her child does.

Q. Do you believe that the successor of El Chapo may be Dámaso López Nuñez, El Licenciado?


A. I don't know. What is certain is that El Chapo has a son, who is Ivan, also his brother, who is Aureliano [El Mudo], and I think that they would be in control before El Licenciado.
 
Q. Have you seen presence of other criminal groups that want to take this plaza that belongs to the Sinaloa cartel? 

R. No. The hierarchy of these people isn’t local, it is essentially international. 

Q. They have detected methamphetamine laboratories in Badiraguato?

R. They already produce synthetic drugs here.  And that's bad, because in the end it is more harmful than marijuana. Synthetic drugs are the trend, as the plebes (young) say. 
 
Is Badiraguato the cradle of drug trafficking? Yes, here were born many drug traffickers. The Lord of the Skies (Amado Carrillo, who died in 1997 in a cosmetic surgery operation), El Azul (José Juan Esparragoza, historic capo whose children say died), is supposed to be dead, but it is not certain. 

Q. Was his death a sham for the authorities to stop pursuing him? 

R. We have checked with his relatives and those who are close and they say no. Moreover, supposedly, the remains  were transferred up here, I imagine, ashes or whatever. 

Q. Mexican intelligence believes that Caro Quintero - who spent 30 years in prison for the murder of a DEA agent and came out last year through a legal gimmick - freely hides in his village, La Noria, near here. 

R. It would be difficult to say, too bold.. They say yes. In February the Navy came with 18 helicopters. They badly beat the commissioner of the community, a first cousin of Caro Quintero. 

He is not guilty of anything just because he is his cousin. He told the marines that yes; it is true that Caro had been here; he came and they (the people) made a roast (BBQ). They went to greet him in La Noria, with much pleasure. When he was free Caro helped a lot on this road: he installed lights, he built a beautiful church, generated employment for the people. Of course, they treated him like a family member who had been in prison for 30 years. 

There are many hypotheses concerning Caro: he is working in the mines, that he is helping people, or that he is in control of the cartel. They say that he prefers to be eaten by the mosquitoes of the Sierra, than to return to prison. 

Q. in the mural of illustrious characters of Badiraguato that you are building will it include...? 


R. N’ombre! (Contraction of "no hombre" used like "no way") I will not put El Chapo there.  I would say Peña Nieto is going up.

47 comments:

  1. Thank you for the EL Pais translation BB! I tried yesterday with bing and it was lacking.

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  2. A who's who of Mexico's drug traffickers and their brothers were born in what is the cradle of drug lords: Badiraguato. With the exception of CDG and the Zetas, those come from Tamaulipas, most of Mexico's modern Capos were born and raised in Badiraguato, Sinaloa. Caro Quintero, Don Neto, Mayo Zambada, El Azul, Amado el senior de los cielos CF, Nacho Coronel, Chapo Guzman, and El botas blancas ABL. Los arretes, or CAF, are not to far removed since they come from Culiacan. It is said that the Beltran Leyva brothers were even raised with Chapo and his brothers since their mom and Mrs Guzman made a pact that if something happened to one or the other, the surviving mom would raise the others' kids. No other place in the world has had an organized crime impact on not only a domestic level, as far as Mexicois concerned, but a international level in terms of drug trafficking. Guess what! They've spawned offspring that will surely continue to enrich these organized crime cartel dynasties. It is said that Amado CF had 29 kids.

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    1. Nacho Coronel is from Canelas Durango. Same people anyways in the sierra of dgo/sinaloa.

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    2. Most are dead or in prison, so what are you bragging about?!! THe only ones that make it are is the government officials. So who is the smart ones. Not these sinaloa clowns that's for sure. Government makes money of them and they get replaced when ever they get killed or in jail or when ever the government feels like it. Real spit

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  3. I'm from culiacan, help, please, there is a Trending called "narco cultura" is part of the local system... Help please... All is part of the narc system: car dealers(news & used) , business of all kinds( gas stations, malls, car wash, etc) , politics, the ones with money that live in a paradise called "desarrollo la primavera" all of them want to preserve this "system" , I mean, seriously... Help !!

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    1. Your the only person from sinaloa I have heard about that is not in denial or. If you look at all these comments most people act like they know those pendejos, guys acting like groupies! All the people from sinaloa that I encountered are so proud to be from sinaloa because they have drug dealers. Lol

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    2. Lol sorry its the way of life in sinaloa since porfirio Diaz

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    3. 8:51 AM
      Let me yell you to be proud of a state just because of the frug dealers is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. There are many alternatives to be proud of. SINALOA is a beautiful state with a great culture. Food. Music And people. Most of the famous singers and bandas and grupos all come from SINALOA.

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    4. Yea sinaloa has the best culture" narco cultura" and they have great singers like el commander, Larry Hernandez, And our own saint malverde! purl sinaloa pleble!

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    5. Sorry to burst your little bubble you live in.michoacan is the new state of that embarrassing thing your proud of.the narco torch is passed. Sinaloa is the past just like cokaine.they where to busy at war and trying to make money they slipped on the mustard and forgot to ketchup.el que cosecha you know the rest screw colombia and Peru and their export fees the game has changed and Sinaloa se quedo atras compitas nomas Los recuerdos quedan.igual que Los cantantes que mencionantes y Los chinolas they're 5 minutes of fame are up es puro show lo que esta pasando en Sinaloa que estan agarrando Los grandes ya no tienen el billete que tenian antes preguntelen al chapo monta perros .por que el gobierno lo traisono por estorbo con sis kilitos de polvo y su sakate rasposo que ni se usa Para fumar por eso ay un matadero aya Sinaloa ya no les rinde el billete priefieren matar a Los socios Para no pagarles.manguerita de Arriba mejor cayate vete con la cola entre el rabo SI keres mas Te soy Tu paleton!

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  4. Is that the mayor in the selfie? The vato looks like a Cartel member already hahahaha, tiene cara de maton.

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    1. that is one of the selfies he posted on his personal account that someone published publically, he was with his kids messing around.

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  5. Que pongan a pena nieto, get pena nieto on the mural, in front of a firing squad...

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    1. STFU! at least EPN is starting something different for the mexicans. something with hope. isn't it right???

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    2. pffft!!! epn is the real face of the cartel world. he brings down the cartel leaders which creates more war, more dead bodies, different leaders that are more criminal. and only when international heat is put on mexico's corruption. pay attention!

      epn is like every other dictator in the west. he works for the rich, he exploits the low and middle class, and he will murder you if you get in his way. he's no hero. no western leader is a hero. they're cowards, destroying our lives for their's and their friends' gain

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  6. Amado Carrillo Was From Navolato

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    1. not true, the post is correct. chivis don't allow BS trolling on here giving bad info.

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    2. Guamuchilito, navolato, sinaloa.

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    3. Amado was born in badiraguato. In revolcaderos. Mayo is from el alamo bekongs to culiacan. And caf from culiacan. Nacho from canelas durango.
      (NOTE IN AURELIANOS PIC. SAYS MUDO HIS NICKNAME IS GUANO..)

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  7. "BS" JUst like everything in Mexico cannot believe him

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  8. My brother from up North asked when will Mexico be safe, he says he wants visit the home of our grandmother. I said maybe your grandchildren will be able to go,

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    1. Mexico wont exist by the the time his grandkids get ready to go

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    2. Neither will the US, a new worldwide revolution will occur within the next generation. People are waking up and realizing that there are groups of "elites" who control every aspect of every government in the world, in many ways controlling our lives. It will be the Bohemian Grove Elites VS The Rest of the World.

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  9. Wow. Thanks for the post.

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  10. Theres documentry called la sombra del chapo airing on univision tonight at 7 check it out

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  11. Ignorant hillbillies, that's Badiraguto. You have to go through 5 plus check points before you get into town. These people are lazy farmers that want the easy life. Get some morals and don't contribute to society s demise...

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  12. This is all bullshit trying to demonize the little devils...
    --Badiraguato would have streets and TOLL FREE highways paved with gold 12 inches thick to all the border crossings it they were that rich...
    --the real evil ones have all the money invested and offshored safely away from even the US government...

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  13. Was amado really Bon in badiraguato?

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    1. Yes. The Carrillos were either born in Huixiopa [birthplace of el Azul] or Revolcadero, high in the Sierra of Badiraguato. Both places are in the area of Rancho La Tuna.

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    2. Revolcaderos.. To be more accurate..

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  14. I know a couple of growers here in Chihuahua Sur. These guys have multiple houses and owe nothing on them. They also have lots of cars and buy nice cars for their kids and all with cash. They also have more than one wife with kids. Not traditional marriage but ate called wives. They live in different houses in different areas. So they have a family in the area they spend the most time. All the wives know about each other also. Plus they have novia's. But they stay with them because of the money. There is a reason they grow it. They do make big money.

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    1. Sounds like a great life huh ?. Too bad the DEA and mexican Feds have to mess it up for them.. LET THEM MAKE THEIR MONEY AND LIVE IN PEACE !

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  15. What bout vicente carrillo fuentes el chacorta el mas chingon

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    1. Chacorta is a fictional character menso.

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  16. 7:30 nobody really bothered about chacorta, because he really was nobody...
    --If chacorta had been somebody, his nephews would not have gone into the life or into prison, amado, said to have some 25 billion dollars, was also stupid, where is all that money??? where are all his airplanes??? Where are all his men and his friends???
    --As a matter of fack, nobody that deals drugs is a chingon, more like a chingado...

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  17. I saw a documentary in univision and they went to badiraguato. They have no education system and there was a teacher that said a lot of the kids didn't go to school because they are far and have no transportation or roads, they have to go around mountains and rough terrain. No wonder chapo takes 5 minutes to write his name and can't read or write lol

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    1. Stupid ppl having kids in mountains where they lack of roads and transportation. Those kids should thank their brilliant parents. Smh'

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    2. OK so no formal education is a bad thing and ppl are stupid for not taking this into account but on the other hand you could look at it this way, would you want your kids' minds filled with mind-numbing propaganda and pro-Zionist bull promoting a system which is just as murderous and corrupt, maybe more so, than the narco "life"? Maybe living in remote mountains isn't such a bad thing... for instance, have you ever caught your own food, prepared and eaten it? Do you think the owners of the factories which make all the mass-produced commercial "foodstuffs" we eat would actually want to eat their own products? Chances are they wouldn't. Look around you what do you see. There is more to life than wal-mart and Microsoft.

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    3. You didn't get my damn point Cheetos. The fucking thing here is that, EVERYTHING IS MESSED UP nowadays. Is ridiculous! why can't they just control who and how, when, and howmany kids each regular person can have! (No kids for Retards!) instead of having the "need" to create such WORLD destroying industries just to keep the ppl working. Stupid retarded world they have created, self eating destroying system, seems like some not so bright (or maybe too bright, in a evil way) son of bitches, love all of the MADNESS all those animals get created/feed on... tell you where everybody is going with all of that bullshit, to hell! straight to hell, thats where. The extinction of all of us chimps the so called "humans". Smh'

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    4. Yea. But there is way more to life than a little ranchito

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    5. 4:42 man you r in tune bro/sis....it was refreshing to see ur comment....its time for us all to look around and reassess things and the way we live and judge other people.....I hope u continue to comment here

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  18. Wow. the navy went with 18 helis? to search for Quintero in that village? ..they must really want to capture his tail, if he is helping the ppl and NOT longer traficking they should probably let him leave the remainding of his years free, but under the control of the gov like when some one is under probation, by colaborating with the US gov? who knows he already did 30 years? some others do less than that

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  19. The system is runned by the government. They decide who can operate. Every once in a while they will catch someone with a known name. I've been on both sides at one point or another. Its the greatest fucken show on earth. Thrted money to be made and the govrrmrnt always gets a piece. Some people just accept it, others won't object y los otros se hacen pendejos. Marijuana days ate long gone. What's really funny is that most of the stuff that comes into the US is through freight train. When was the last time you heard if a train bust???

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    1. Senior Green Fox; I doubt this very much ! Nuevo Laredo Mx. and Laredo Tx.
      are probably the two metro area's where Trains travel through 24/7 and the DEA
      ,Mexican Federal's and Local Cops swarm both sides whenever trains are passing through. With-out a doubt Tractor Trailers are bringing in the bulk of it.
      For every one that gets busted 10 get through!

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    2. @ Green Fox: You got that one right! The greatest show on earth...

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  20. 11:26 so, air america is out of business???
    --shit, they should have left them alone, Aeronaves de Mexico, Mexicana de Aviacion,
    (sold away for $1.00 usd), Taesa of the hank rohn brothers, and el senor de los cielos all american jumbo 727 air force, all gone because someone had to murder Barry Seal to make him shut the fuck up...

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    1. The Barry Seal comment is true. Same deal with the late Kiki C.-- death by DEA. Caro Quintero had nothing to do with the DEA agent's murder or his pilot's. Kiki feared for his life from his DEA colleagues and he was right. Unlike HP Pablo Escobar or el mal pari*do Rodriguez Gacha alias "el Mejicano" Colombiano y el famoso Chapo Guzman, Don Rafael Caro Quintero wasn't killing people for money at age 14. He was working, helping to take care of his widowed mother and siblings. He and his brother got lucky with la yerbita and made their way out of poverty. The injustices heaped on Caro Quintero and the honor with which he faced these for over 28 years is the mark of a true man. No one escapes their karma. Chapo is paying for his betrayal and will draw his last breath in prison. El Paisa HP y El Mejicano got their faces blown off. La Tuta se jodio... the going rate on drug lords and narco presidents these days is 3 cents apiece...you live by the sword you die by it.

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