Monday, April 25, 2016

Extortions in Veracruz: Sell Drugs or Lose Your Life





By: Evelia, Animal Político Reader | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

My name is Evelia, a native of Cuautla, Morelos, a journalist and a mother of a 7 year old.

The story that I have that is linked to violence and organized crime is death, or rather the assassination of my husband in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz.

My husband was from that city and in 2008, he had an internet business in Unidad Habitacional Pomona (Pomona Housing Unit).  There, he was visited by some guys who had proposed to him to lend him his place to distribute drugs and in exchange, he would receive around 30,000 pesos ($1,716 USD) a month.  I remember the presence and domination of Los Zetas then.

My husband refused.

The months passed by until on a December 22, 2008, he left the house and that was the last time I saw him alive.  His lifeless body was found in a spot along the Xalapa-Veracruz highway, in the village of Rancho Nuevo.  From the way they found his body, it was concluded that he was tortured and beaten.


They snatched a member of my family.  They took away my peace; I had to quit my job as a journalist.

And from that year, I returned to my land, Morelos.

29 comments:

  1. Look on the bright side if there is one. At least they gave him a choice. Mexico is a different world and it seems to me in order to survive you have to adapt. It appears that no area or state is exempt from narco pressure. I guess that's why so many people were willing to work for Chapo because CDS was the lesser of the "evils" out there. A cartel for the people is what they called the federation at its humble beginnings. In reality there is no cartel for the people and never was.

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    1. They didn't give him a choice.[Get with the program or die].What choice?

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    2. What was the choice again. Once in his office they would have made it impossible to live. If the place was taken down by police he could have gone to prison for distributing drugs. In hindsight the best choice would to have packed up an left quickly. To let the devil into your place would not have been a real option.

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    3. Real Computer Experts can find a job with the government real quick, rigging elec5ions, programming The vote Changing computers american owners rent and sell to them, keeping their mouths shut, oh, the government will shut them up when they see fit...
      👋 hellooo, United American Vote Changing Computer Owners!👋

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    4. I wonder why they picked him and not other neighbors?

      Even obeying the law and being honest gets Mexican citizens killed. It's no win situation and Satan's happy.

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    5. 100 percent spot on.

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    6. Work or die Canadians. It's unfortunate but it is a reality living in narco country.

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    7. @ 10:21- that is what a choice is. this OR that.

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  2. narco manta en Veracruz en contra de cartel Jalisco y los zetas se Asen llamar la nueva empresa jarochos unidos

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  3. When are there going to be a story about RCQ his present life and how wealthy his family is?

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    1. RCQ along with every narco is a disgrace to all Mexicans.

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    2. 9:16, well, they were created to be the secret dirty side of the secret allies of the dirty black (DFS) secret side of the US, aka la CIA...
      That is why even in prison the guadalajara cartel is respected and allowed to keep their fortunes, even tough the mexican politicians have chosen others to run the narco-sicario business with gente nueva and then some gente mas nueva...

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    3. @April 25, 2016 at 7:44 PM

      Who's RCQ? I've been reading BB for years don't recall RCQ.

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    4. @4:07 Pay attention when grown folk are talking youngster. Decades before this blog came into existence Caro Quintero was dominant in all of Mexico. - El Sol Perdido

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    5. Google Rafael Caro Quintero, Guadalajara Cartel see ya by christmass...
      --RCQ's son like Carlos Salinas de Gortari who went to the olympiadas is a horse rider that "competes" in horse events, remember el general Humberto Mariles Cortez, London Olympiad Champion gold medal winner caught in France trafficking cocaina, with diplomatic passport

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    6. 3:12, do forget to wear your tinfoil hat nice tight so the CIA doesn't hear your thoughts...smh

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  4. 3rd time chapo escaped

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    1. April 26, 2016 at 2:25 AM
      No worth working for them under those conditions.
      The guy had his own web business; what were cartel expecting? They should approach out of work folk.

      Another innocent taken for nothing.

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  5. The zetas need to be annihilated

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  6. Anyone can write the letter, with any purpose, too hard to judge, she might be a victim or ...

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  7. Nobody gets paid $30 000.00 pesos a month to sell drugs, in mexico, that is what you have to pay for your franchise, they may help supply you, but you are to find your customers and pushers, AND YOU ARE TO PAY YOUR QUOTA EVERY MONTH OR ELSE.
    --you can "just say NO", of course...

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  8. Should of sold the drugs!

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  9. No ,should have bought a gun.when victims fight back,the cowards look for another easy target

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    1. 7:27 do you know about "how many guns" he would have needed?
      Don Alejo Garza found out you can't have enough weapons, so gtfoh.
      --For your family, the best thing to do is go away.

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    2. It's never as easy as it sounds, especially in a country where the cartels are better armed than the army nvm the people.

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  10. g should of moved, when threatened. $1,700? A bit much for MEX!

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  11. A honorable man . Didn't have many choices but took the high road. Those zeta sonsofbitches need to whipped from the face of the earth and every one like them . Is there really that many of the sociopaths in the population down there ? You can say it the economy if your stupid . No conscience and being a psychopath has nothing to do with economics .

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  12. Punk bullies preying on the innocent and weak. There needs to be a form of sicarios, that are not from and don't live in Mexico, hired to get rid of all these rapist, extortionist and bullies. Make Mexico safe again! If you are involved in any of that expect a visit!

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