Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Many from La Ruana fled to the US, due to Los Caballeros Templarios violence

Translated by Chuck B Alamada for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article

Written by Liliana Padilla (Milenio)
Friday, 09 September 2016

Jose Luis Torres Valencia, son of "autodefensa,"    
Rafael Sanches AKA Pollo (picture by Hector Tellez)
A year had passed after the uprising of frustrated civilians that were tired of the harassment by Los Caballeros Templarios when on March 8, 2014, twelve days after the first anniversary, blood spilled again in La Ruana, the first community in Tierra Caliente to challenge this criminal group. Despite the Federal Operation to stop the submission in which Los Templarios had most parts of the state, a double homicide in La Ruana demonstrated the differences between the different groups of autodefensas.

On March 18, 2014 Rafael Sanchez, AKA El Pollo and Jose Luis Torres AKA El Nino were found burned to death in a truck near La Rauna. A wedding band, a lead fragment, a bracelet, and part of his hand, were the only items that enabled the identification of Jose Luis Torres’ body. March had not been over when the Torres family fled La Ruana and moved to California. Two years later, the double homicide is still unsolved and the family hasn’t returned to their home in the heart of Tierra Caliente.
 
A folder with newspaper clippings from the March 8th incident was the only life insurance that they took with them.

They traveled to Tijuana and crossed over to the US where they asked the government for political asylum to so that they did not have to relive that nightmare where the Torres family lost their patriarch.

Of Jose Luis’ three children, two are in the United States. His daughter, Nereida lives with her husband and mother. His son, Miguel Angel was transported to a detention center where he was detained for nine months until he was deported a week ago, despite of the evidence that he and his family wouldl be in danger. Jose Luis, his second son, decided to stay in Mexico City and will unlikely return to La Rauna.

After his father’s death, his mother did not want to leave her home, but were able to convince her. It wasn’t just the violence, but the memories also tormented her. At the end, her visa was enough for her to stay with her daughter in Sacramento, California although Miguel Angel, the youngest brother, didn’t have the same luck despite his wife and newborn son also living there. Miguel Angel has had difficulties getting asylum and although he has been deported, he will not return to Michoacan.

As he opens the door to the house that he’s returned to after a year and a half, Jose Luis says” “They will not grant political asylum to my bother because there are already too many families from La Rauna, but he has to appeal the judge’s decision and that costs $8,000 USD.” The pink house in which Jose Luis’ three children grew up seems abandoned. The truck used by the autodefensas leader and limonero (lemon picker) still sits in the garage. The violence displayed them and a banner with his pictures is the only memory left of that tragedy.

“Here they come to say that now Michoacan is a safe state with their operations, but there continues to be death in La Rauna almost on a daily basis. We cannot return like this.”

He affirms that there are many from Michoacan in the US, specifically from La Ruana and all fled due to the violence.

While he’s doing a walkthrough of the home with dust on the furniture, he tells me:”When things were at their worst with Los Templarios, I asked my dad to leave, but he refused to leave his house and land. I told them on the day of his funeral, if he had left, none of this would have happened.”

In their special report on the autodefensa groups in Michoacan and human rights violations due to the conflict, the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) documented the displacement of 483 people as a result of the violence. According to the report, San Miguel de Aquila in the municipality of Aquila, Nueva Italia in the municipality of Mugica, Coahuayana, Aguililla, Apatzingan, and Tepalcatepec are among the affected communities. CNDH documented that the armed uprising was due to the criminal groups and the “omission of the authorities in guarantying public safety” first in La Ruana and Tepalcatepec and then 33 (out of 113) other municipalities thereafter.


But La Ruana wasn’t symbolic only for being the birth of the uprising, but also for the disputes between rival autodefensa groups. The first dispute cost the life of Jose Luis Torres and Rafael Sanchez. Their families blamed the autodefensas group linked to Hipolito Mora. The reason for the dispute dealt with 300 hectares (741 acres) of lemon trees that had been taken over by Templarios and one of the victims, Rafael Sanchez intended returning the land to the lawful owners.

“Rafa and my dad had their differences with Hipolito Mora because he was expelling people from the town and it was also proven through hundreds of reports that he was taking their houses. At that time, my dad and the other person were really close to the Consejo de Autodefensas and wanted them to return the houses to their owners” says Jose Luis while he places down on a shrine a small box with items belonging to his father.

This was not the only episode, Luis Antonio Torres, El Americano, and Hipolito Mora had several other disagreements. The worst one caused the death of 11 people in December of 2014 after confrontation outside a ranch which had been Mora’s fort for many months during his battle against Los Templarios and where he had also installed a security check-point that prevented Americano’s people from entering the town. In that incident, both men ended up in jail although they were freed after a few months.

That confrontation led to the gun battle that resulted in the death of 11 men just outside the municipal cemetery, a holy place where the tombs fight for space and are stacked against each other; the majority of those dead are a result of the violence. There are fresh flowers in some tombs, but only in a few as most people buried their death and never returned.

AUREOLES BLAMES THE VIOLENCE ON “OTHER ADMINISTRATIONS”

The Governor of Michoacan, Silvano Aureoles affirmed that “criminal groups have become stronger due to their conspiracy with the state government.” This statement was made after the person in charge of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Mario Padilla Adame asked the state government for help. “Don’t leave us alone, we trust that you will bring peace to this municipality, we need urgent attention” urged Mr. Padilla Adame.

The Governor reiterated that this is the fault of “other administrations,” that sided with the members of organized crime. The Governor did not specify if he was referring to the government of Fausto Vallejo (former Governor) or the government of Leonel Godoy (also former Governor) or Lazaro Cardenas Batel.

“With these statements, I have to agree with what has been expressed: we have talked with Hipolito Mora and it’s also not the right path for people to be armed as that is the Government’s responsibility.”

The most recent violent attack in Michoacan was the helicopter that was shot down last week with a Barrett rifle by narcos.


34 comments:

  1. Im glad my parents left coalcoman in the 70's they still visit every year but its a much better life here in the states

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    1. Medio michoacan sabe que el Pitufo de los ad es un traidor e hipocrita, claro tipico michoacano.

      Chilango Incomprendido

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  2. Bien dice el dicho "primero desmadran Mexico y luego se quieren salir de aya". Haci va a estar la familia Guzman y de otros pinche narcos que nomas lleguen a deportar a este pendejo y la familia mas joven de el va a pedir hacilo en E.U. (o otro pais), porke los enemigos de el los van a querer tumbar. Entiendo que ay gente inocente de tales asuntos que tal ves si quieran salir de Mexico por peligro ajeno a ellos pero la neta es que yo vivo en la frontera de E.U. Mexico y veo que mucha gente de este segundo pais despues de que algun familiar de ellos andubo de narco e hiso desmadre en Mexico lo capturaron o lo mataron entonces la familia sale AMADRE corriendo hacia E.U. pediendo hacilo porke ya no se sienten seguros.
    Que pinche huevos! Mientras entra el dinero todo bien y que su familiar haga desmadre y ya nomas no esta salen corriendo y dejan todo el pais Mexicano desmadrado y piensan que todo mundo es pendejo y no se dan cuenta de lo que hacen e o hicieron.

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  3. Hipolito wacker those guys after they refused to sign over the land. He then lost his son as a result. You see, you are dammed if you and if you dont. When Sanchez and torres couldn't get hipolito off their back and local authorities sided with hipolito, they had to resort the evil they were trying to expel which are lo s viagras. At that point viagras were doing charity work to win over the people to keep the Mercado abierto.

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    1. 8:27 No local "actoryties" sided with hipolito, only the locals, and if he got released as a great enormous favor of the legal michoacan system of "justice" or the federales, it was because "el americano" went looking for trouble and his guys murdered hipolito's son, there were recordings of el americano ordering his people " to matenlos a la verga a todos! no entienden!!!" before and during the balazos...if hipolito had gone looking for el mamerto they call el "americano" he would still be in prison.
      The viagras are not about charity work, maybe associated to cjng, but mostly all about themselves, and the avenging arm of el chango mendez of la familia michuacana who is also brother in law of el pitufo...the son of el chango lender also went with the AutoDefensas until they became "juersaz rurales" de alfredo castillos de kagada
      --ALL SELECTED BY ALFREDO'S CUBAN SANTAMUERTERA SEXOTERAPISTA...

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  4. Hola Chuck Bernabe Almada!

    Welcome to the beat, and thank you for volunteering at BB!

    Chivis

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  5. El pollo was a templario. He wasn't inocent.

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  6. Let's not forget that hipolito mora was fingered by alfredo castillos de kagada...
    that hipolito lost his son...
    that el americano started the shot out where hipolito's son died...
    --that el americano started it...
    --that the government "blames all equally"...
    --That el pollo rostizado's gold plated gun is now the property of his beloved friend and comrade el comandante cinco...
    --el comandante cinco showed el pollo roostizado's gun in a BB article, the gun suffered no damage.
    --el americano took over the properties of el pollo rostizado and refuses to return them and any other property to anybody and enjoys the full support of epn, alfredo castillos de kagada, los viagras, el pri, el prd, the army the marinas, the police corporations and the juersaz ruralez...
    --El pollo also betrayed his Familia Michoacana, then the CT, and he expected some 'respec' from the people he partied with on the night of his last dinner" where his buddy el comandante cinco rescued el pollo rostizado's gold plated gun...
    --I believe blaming hipolito makes no sense...

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  7. word on the street is mexican army and marina helicopters are some formidable expensive pieces of JUNK that fall from the sky for lack of fuel, oil, maintenance, or old age, human error, and from the crew eating too many frijoles, before they fall because of enemy fire, Chucky Cheese, check again...

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    1. Wrong frijoles beans are healthy but the hamburgers and pizza and tacos you eat well look in the mirror see the damage its going to you some free advice do not get in a helicopter

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    2. only michoacan helicopters do that

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    3. 6:38 you have been spying on me, how do you russian piece of commie crap been hacking my phones and cameras? I took off the battery for gosshakes!

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  8. I may sound counter productive to the bleeding hearts . If so go find these killers and give them a big warm hug . It seems to me these rats could be tracked back to their homes and dealt with . All vermin have dens and if you cant catch them on they prowl you get them in their dens.

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  9. The OG tweaker cartel, now that title belongs to CJNG. One thing you hear and see a lot with the jalisco and michoacano cartels is the tweak gets to them. it's only a matter of time before they turn on menso when his subordinates are all twacked out thinking they can do a better job.

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    1. Dumbasses those fuckers are crazy alo pendejo,
      even up here in the state the sterotype is true no saben como andar en su lugar

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    2. lmao damnnnn tweaker cartel there all methed out they love the meth mencho looks like a hot head and like he smokes hella tweak and snorts coke non stop im pretty sure all those sicarios at his disposal or forsure on the llelitos puro fokemon de michuacan and jalisco and jaliscas are soft for letting the michuacanos take over there state this cartel will be broken down soon like cdg im sure most of those sicarios are from jalisco sooner or later people will get tired of making less or just tension just like cds and the jalisca goons will duke it out with each other.

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    3. 10:21 without la mencha, what is gonna happen is cjng will get fractured, and the cinics at the military zones will start doing more of the killing, murdering, exploiting, kidnapping all by themselves, because they don't know the real business of drug trafficking.
      --SALVADOR CIENFUEGOS denies his bran new jet plane avion is a luxury plane, it only cost 450 millones de pesos, plus 150 millones de pesos interest, plus 250 miļllion maintenance for 20 years...because the secretary of murdering mexicans and disappearing them needs a luxury plane to defend his murdering sicarios...check google photos images and die of envy.

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    5. These are not your average criminals, there big families tied to the cartels. If the cjng splits it will be like beltranes and chapo Or zetas /golfos. It's a big cartel not like cida or templarios.. Tonto's!

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    6. 4:17 they already mentioned that cjng will fracture like cdg read 7:56 lmao

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  10. Hay mas michoacanos en estados unidos que en michoacan

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  11. El Americano won this war, Tuta N Mireles are locked up, n Mora ain't doing a damn thing!!

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    1. El americano es un culerin tomando ventaja de su propia raza.
      Fact.
      You call that a winner??????
      More like a fuckin loser to me :)

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    2. El americano vale verga, sus padrino alfredo castillos de kagada y epn y el gobernador conejos son los que cuentan, y maybe miguel angel gallegos godoy, "el Traficante Mas Poderoso de Tierra Caliente", a ese si nadie lo balconea, el Ultima que se le puso al pedo se murió, le decian el kique plancarte...

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  12. Neta Es una chingadera lo k esta pasando en Mexico !

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  13. Good informative article. Does anyone know what Ipolito is up to? Are the limoneros back to work without being harassed?

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    1. Hipolito ain't stupid. He knows he gotta be DTA and do his thang under the radar.

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  14. welcome chuck, good job!

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  15. Desde Tierra Caliente

    Si usted dice que es, sin nadie que todos ellos dicen que está con sus enemigos. autodefensas, rurales, templarios, Bbeltrán leyva, CJNG, gobernación.

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  16. Como envidian a Los michoacanos que asta DA Risa haha

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  17. Is el americano in prison?

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    1. No he's out and about calling shots with the viagras and cjng.. He has government protection so you know he will be doing his thing for years to come.

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  18. Thanks 7:16 I thought I read he was captured and his staff was doing ret tenes and burning shit that day crazy!so el americano is in LA ruana with no arrest warrant?

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