By: Ezequiel Flores Contreras | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Three blacksmiths, who had been missing since the beginning of this month in the municipality of Teloloapan, were found dismembered and with messages written from La Familia directed to the government of Héctor Astudillo Flores and the criminal group, Guerreros Unidos.
The finding occurred at the municipal seat of this municipality on the north, a week after the autodefensas of the northern area called La Tecampanera, pacted with the Secretary of Government in the area, Florencio Salazar Adame, a cessation to the violence in return for the investigation of the narco PRI mayor, Adolfo Torales Catalán, to detain the leaders of La Familia (the brothers Johnny “El Mojarro” and José “La Fresa” Hurtado Olascoaga), as well as Ramiro Bahena Urieta “El Güero Pelayo”, and to release the three blacksmiths kidnapped on Friday, November 4, in the town of Totoltepec.
In what is considered as the answer to the agreement between the autodefensas of Teloloapan and the government of Astudillo, the three dismembered bodies of the three men who are presumed to be the blacksmiths were found this morning, according to official reports.
The sicarios left two narco-messages on the victims that read:
“A thousand apologies comunitarios for not having delivered them to you with 24 hours because I was busy. This goes for all the comunitarios and those who support them. Fucking Guerreros Unidos. Att. Comandante Flaco and my friend Pelayo.”
The second message read: “This goes to the government, a thousand apologies. Don’t you all know that they are Guerreros Unidos? I ask you to please leave us alone, the problem is not with you. Atte. Comandante Flaco and my friend Pelayo. Long live La Familia Michoacana and thanks for the attention.”
In the Proceso 2090 edition that is circulating this week, “Guerrero: justice-less, money-less, government-less”, which documents this history of violence that involves criminal groups, autodefensas, politicians, and mining entrepreneurs in the northern zone and in the Tierra Caliente region in the state.