Friday, December 25, 2015
A family feud in the Badiraguato Sierra
It was speculated, that the settle of score, was because Don Ernesto was not reliable to run the structure of Guzman Loera. He was the father of Patricia Guzman Nunez, the wife of Alfredo Beltran Leyva, El Mochomo. Archenemies Guzman and the Beltran Leyva, hence the mistrust.
He died with his companion, Raul Astorga, near Bacacoragua, the land where Don Carlos Beltran Araujo was born, father of the Beltran Leyva brothers.
Eight months later, in the same area, eight men were killed, all at the service of El Guano and one of them, Cristóbal Muro Valdez, his chief of bodyguards. "It was the opposing groups, the enemy" it was said in Culiacan. But there is no "Enemy here". The area is one hundred percent controlled by the Guzman Loera group. So it is very likely that it is a family conflict. El Chapo Guzman and Don Ernesto were raised together and there was between them an endearing affection.
It is a complicated and murky history that should be clarify by the authorities, but what authority? The prosecutor's office did not report anything about the murder of Don Ernesto Guzmán and Raúl Astorga. He didn't do anything and give no public explanation. No perpetrators were presented, or at less suspects and, if anything, was done was done quietly and with fear, the forensic inquiries were kept to a minimum .
Just over a month ago, seven people were killed in the same area of Badiraguato. First they killed three and at the funeral, four others were killed. That incident was not even recognized by the authorities, so it wasn't entered in the criminal statistics that the attorney general writes on every day.
About the murder of the eight men killed on Saturday, Ríodoce received preliminary information that was then confirm. But as in other cases, the attorney general was just silent. General Moisés Melo García, a state coordinator of security, was asked about it and said he had no knowledge of the facts, he also said that he had called the Security Secretary of Badiraguato and that he had denied that there was anything going on. Genaro García, State Secretary of Public Security, said nothing either. Absolute silence. The main reason most be that the surnames terrified the authorities. And family feuds are usually devastating.
But the names of the dead and their ages are at the funeral houses, and we see the people mourning in the towns. So the silence of the state government is even pathetic, cynical, as if people will just swallow their lies. They died in Badiraguato and were from Badiraguato. So the idea is. "Let them fix their own problems" it seems a conviction. This is no man's land. They are not from Australia and the notes hardly appear on the news, not like those two young surfers who came to leave the skin in this hell, triggering global outrage and placing Sinaloa as a war zone in the world.