Monday, February 1, 2016

Bloody weekend in Guerrero; Violence is spiraling

Posted by DD 

Yahoo News reported a teenager's quinceanera  on Saturday evening became the scene of a ghastly massacre in southern Mexico where nine people were fatally shot, including two minors, officials said on Monday. (a quinceanera is a Latino traditional birthday party for a young girl on her 15th birthday - a kind of coming out party)

Details are still scant and the exact number killed are not clear.   Governor Hector Astudillo.announced that 11 people were killed at the party, but investigators from the Attorney Generals office said they found only 9 bodies.

There are conflicting reports of exactly what happened.  Governor Astudillo said in his announcement  "There was a problem at a 15th birthday party, and according to the information we have, 11 people were killed".

Most of the Mexican press is reporting that two opposing groups of armed men met by chance at the location of the party and a balacera erupted between the 2 groups.  

BBC is reporting that the EFE news agency, citing family accounts, reported that the shooting could have started after a disagreement between two families who were attending the party.

To further confuse the issue of what happened is a report by Telesur that all of the bodies showed signs of torture and they were all shot in the head.   But that doesn't fit with a scenario of a quarrel between 2 families or a chance shoot-out between 2 rival gangs.

Hepefully the A/G will issue a statement soon as to what their investigation revealed. 

A report of the murders reached the authorities in the municipality (county seat) of  Coyuca de Catalán.  A convoy of 70 Federal Police, State Police and soldiers embarked on the hour long trip to Cundancito, a puebla of about 500 residents to verify the deaths and investigate what happened.


About 1AM Sunday en route to Cundancito they came upon a road block of large stones that had been placed on the highway.  Anticipating  an ambush, they exited their vehicles and took up defensive positions.  Presumably the armed group attacking them thought they were a convoy of a rival gang and started firing on them.  When the delinquents realized they were police they scattered into the hills.  

That was when  the police discovered a civilian car had been following the convoy and it was stopped a few meters behind the convoy and and was riddled with bullet holes.  Inside the car was a newly wed couple that were starting their honeymoon.  The girl had a bullet wound in the head was identified as Lourdes Escutia Viveros, IMSS nurse, and her husband as Valentine Arturo Garcia Salinas, an orderly of the same institute.

The husband Garcia Salinas told authorities they were married in Mexico City that afternoon (Saturday) and were en route to  Zihuatanejo for their honeymoon.  He said he chose this route because his GPS on his car told him it was the shortest and fastest.  

His wife died from the head wounds shortly after arriving at the hospital.  


Around 3AM, the convoy made another attempt to proceed  but came under fire again.  They retreated to the county seat and tried again at 8AM, this time more prepared and with the advantage of daylight, they made it through.   

Evidently the families had taken at least some of the bodies to their homes because SurAcappulco reported that along the way the prosecutor located some of the dead in their homes in different towns.  First was Jose Isabel, Salamanca The Chabelo and Emilio Rodriguez 43 and 31 years old; Tomas Pineda Velázquez and 42 years of age, three of the Cundancito.
In the community of Cundán Great, they located Benito Rodriguez Coria 50 years old. Besides the Zuriel, Abdiel, and Salto Islands brothers Kevin, 29, 18, and 16 years old, and his cousin Islands Narciso Mercado, 17.
While in a canyon near Tepehuaje, they placed ninth body Ramiro Lopez Medina, 21, a native of Amuco of the Reformation.
Families who came to the Public Ministry in the city confirmed the names of two missing persons: Alejandro Cervantes Olayo, a native of Ciudad Altamirano, and Martin Amuco Aureoles of the Reformation.

Pena Nieto said last year that the violence in Guerrero was a "local problem".  The currrent governor of Guerrero says "Guerrero is ok".  Since he took office last Oct. 27 there have been 324 homocides in a least 7 municipalities.  That number includes the 130 homicides in Aculpoco.

The Violence is Spiraling 

We don't have enough reporters to cover all the killings just in Guerrero, much less the whole of Mexico.  They are killing people faster than we can write stories.

We are lucky to have a reporter like Lucio who has great connections and sources in Guerrero.  He reported last week on the beheaded bodies discovered in the capital city of Chilpancingo.  He had that story up the same day they found the bodies.  But he can only do so much.  

The following is a recap of some of what happened in just the first month of this year. It was written by Alex Smith  and published in Jammed Up 

 Fourteen people executed as violence spirals out of control in Mexican state of Guerrero
Despite efforts by the Mexican military to intervene, cartel-related violence continued to spiral out of control in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero after the execution of 14 people in a matter of two days.

According to Proceso, the fourteen killings occurred as the government sent the military into the state in an attempt to quell the violence.

On Saturday, seven people were executed in different parts of Guerrero.(DD; before noon)

Local media reported two women, and a man shot to death in the early morning hours near in the city of Iguala.

The victims, who ranged in ages between 25 and 30 years old, stood outside a store when a pair of gunmen arrived on a motorcycle and opened fire, killing all three victims and wounding another man.

 TO READ THE REST OF THIS STORY CLICK HERE.



34 comments:

  1. Sorry to be off topic but there is a vid on r/watchpeopledie of the police running away when cartel gunmen come to kill a business man I feel sorry for everybody

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    1. 9:30 nice job, nothing off topic there, thanks.

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    2. "There was a problem at all 15th birthday party" Ya' think? Understatement of the year.

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  2. Keep it up Lucio. BB ALWAYS Keeping the hispanic community advised on the situation in Mexico.100%

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    1. Update; according to Fiscal the altercation at the party over the weekend involved three different cartel leaders. Apparently there was a disagreement ....Add a little mezcal and some cuerno de chivos (AK 47 assault rifle) and you have an instant blood bath.
      Chilpancingo, Gro., February 3, 2016.- The attorney general of Guerrero, Xavier Olea Pelaez, confirmed last Saturday night when a shootout that left at least 11 people were recorded, there was a meeting of leaders of at least 3 cartels operating in the Tierra Caliente of the entity.

      The conflict within the framework of a celebration of XV years, in the village of El Cundancito, municipality of Coyuca de Catalán in the Tierra Caliente region of Guerrero.

      The meeting was confirmed by the prosecutor Javier Olea, who explained that the squad were leaders cartels Sierra, Jalisco New Generation and the Knights Templar, who finally "settled their differences dead".

      He said, important for criminal groups were killed in the melee, and it is not possible to give an exact figure of how many other people lost their lives after the shooting.

      This, after the mañanade Wednesday were found three bodies near the community, and apparently belonging to members of these cartels.

      Finally he pointed out that the Guerrero state prosecutor has begun an investigation to identify the host of the meeting, which presumably was the father of the girl who was celebrating his fifteenth birthday.

      The Guerrero attorney said during the meeting called "failed to reach agreements, probably in the heat of mezcal, were killed and killed important people of the three cartels."

      He added: "apparently were 3 more people, they must have been wounded and were at the party, that's the information I have so far."

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  3. Gawd, won't it be great that the in a couple decades the Mexicans will be doing this in America.

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    1. No in Texas that's for sure Trump

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    2. Mexico is part of America. Do you really think that the USA is America by themselves ?

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    3. Wake up, been happening in the US for decades.

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    4. Wrong... Mexico is corrupt to the core. Narco violence on a level only seen in thirld world uncivilised shitholes. To say America is the same is ridiculous.

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    5. They just dont look past the hate,does anyone want some parts of the the US to become another Mexico?
      Political correctness stifles and gags the truth.

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    6. Wouldnt be allowed to happen,many people care and do something about criminality,lets leave it at that.

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    7. 3:07am wrong, its been happening in the USA for decades and what makes it sadder is that it's not a third world country.

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  4. Over the weekend, in playa Hornos in Acapulco, a vender was shot to death in broad daylight. The suspect escaped on a jet ski towards Caletta beach.

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    1. http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/gunman-kills-vendor-on-acapulco-beach/

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    2. WOW!that 'vendor' must have been somebody.

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  5. Driving while Mexican... #MeztizosLivesMatter

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    1. @ MestizosLivesMatter Unfortunately lives do not matter, especially here in Acapulco.

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  6. Guerrero used to be a beautiful state

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    1. And Mexico was once a beautiful Country!

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    2. My question is this in your most honest an intelligent opinion what must Mexico do to win this war against the Cartels how can they stop the violence! Civil war?? Death penalty is my best answer they need to hand death sentences to anyone who murders in cold blood I think it would cut the murders of innocent ppl significantly..

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    3. 9:04 Empower the people, community by community, they will keep order for free, without American Weapon hand-me-downs or billions and billions of dollars...
      --Nestora salgado did a good job, Dr Mireles and his AD did a good job, only the facking federal commissioner and the policia nazional facked it all up...AGAIN

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  7. Dicen que los muertos son de dos grupos distintos Se encontraron En LA quinceñera para llegar a in acuerdo pero salieron de pleito y Se armo LA balacera..

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    1. Pues que pendejadas son esas? Como vas a llevar a tu familia a donde va a aver gente armada de ambos bandos y arriesgarla a ese tipo de desmadre? Para pendejos no se estudia, se nace! Y se creen muy vergas todos los pinche narcos!

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    2. Y si los dos bandos de gorillas armados llegaron ahi sin invitacion de nadie?

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    3. Eran los sierras, cjng, y los CT. Todos invitados por el padre de la nina celebrando su quince. No sean pendejos. El 9:37 dijo la verdad. Y los Muertos eran de las Tres bandas

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  8. Just got back from colonial Progresso in Acapulco, had to get some work done on the car. We heard what we thought were fire crackers, nope,two young men lost thier lives. My friend drove by and witnessed the bodys.It was near Sonora st.and articulule 27 Ave. This was about two blocks away from where I was at.This happened around 2:00 P.M. on Tues. Elvis must be turning in his grave.

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    1. 6:31 If Richard Nixxon gave a charola to Elvis, the mexican DFS gave many charolas to its drug trafficking charlatans like amado carrillo fuentes, rafael caro quintero, rafael aguilar guajardo, manlio fabio beltrones and miguel angel felix gallardo...

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  9. Around 14:30 hours was reported to the authorities by an anonymous call to the emergency number 066 the body of a man shot dead on the street corner Sonora Bernal Diaz del Castillo in the Progress colony.

    When arriving at the place the police officers found the body of a male person of 25-30 years of age private life impacts projectile gun fire nine millimeter caliber.

    Next to the body was left a message that read like this I spend x go back to try stealing fucking 6-4 The Gansito Comandante El Gringo Att 300.

    The area was cordoned off by police elements of various corporations for the public prosecutor can vouch for the facts and order the SEMEFO the cadaverous uprising.

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  10. Correction, 1 dead not 2.

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  11. Thanks lucio and dd bb has been covering stories on everypart of mexico lately i appreciate your work and dedication...el guache de houston.tx

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  12. Much appreciation Lucio and dd. And all at bb! Daily reader since 2013.
    Minnesota

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  13. Another man was shot and killed last night in colonial Los Mangos in Acapulco. I hate to say this,here in Acapulco we do feel safer compared to three years ago.

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  14. An unoccupied police station was shot up last night in Acapulco. http://www.novedadesacapulco.mx/policiaca/balean-oficinas-de-la-policia-ministerial-en-el-coloso

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