[ Subject Matter: Sinaloa Cartel, Colima
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Reporter: Proceso Redaction
A narco-corrido and a YouTube profile called "Sinaloa is already in Colima" announces the presence of the Sinaloa Cartel who arrived in the State to put in a cleaning operation.
According to the said profile, the cartel that is headed by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is extending his presence and power in Colima.
Local media have reported since the start of September, that the page "Sinaloa is already in Colima", has given updates on murders and executions and also published a video on YouTube announcing the arrival of the Cartel in the State.
Also they have published a narco-corrido "El R-18" that describes how the Sinaloa Cartel has the power in the State of Colima.
It appears that "El R-18" is who heads the Cartel in the State, and according to a public message today in a face book profile, has been reunited with Gerardo Mendoza, identified as the intellectual author of the murder of ex governor Silverio Cavazos.( Otis: see link to Chivis article on Gerardo Mendoza and the murder of Silverio Cavazos).
"In the early hours of today Friday in an exclusive hotel in the port of Manzanillo, Colima, was a reunion between Senor R-18 and Gerardo Mendoza ( Otis: leader of the Colima Cartel), in which they reinforced alliances and arrived at an agreement to secure the cities and the citizens. No extortion will be permitted to businessman, we will exterminate the extortioners, rapists, kidnappers, robbers of the homeless and members of the CJNG. Sinaloa is already in Colima. The sweeper "La Barredora" has arrived", said the message.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso