Monday, May 22, 2017

Weekend Blockades Paralize Michoacán After Arrest of Los Viagras


Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat

Burning trucks on Highway Siglo XXI
Francisco Castellanos J for Proceso
May 19, 2017

Michoacan lived through its second consecutive day of blockades and dozens of burning vehicles by Organized Crime cells operating in the Tierra Caliente region, Bajio and Zona Occidente of the state; which paralyzed traffic and caused great fear and panic among its citizens in five of thestates municipalities.

Sirens of Firemen, Civil Protection units, State and Federal Police forces were heard everywhere.  Businesses were closed and Public Transportation services suspended: bus and taxi transport and roads were all closed down. Bus service resumed 18 hours later.



Smoke from delivery trucks burning at city entrances was seen everywhere; schools of all educational levels canceled classes, which caused more fear and panic for parents as they came immediately to pick up their children.

The Ministry of Public security (SSP) intensified surveillance operations throughout the state's road network, with special attention in Tierra Caliente, to inhibit the blockades and the burning of vehicles that were being carried out in retaliation after the arrest of 22 suspected members of Los Viagras last Thursday, May 18.


Eighteen high caliber arms,"for the exclusive use of the Mexican Army", were secured along with tactical equipment and ammunition. Countless vehicles were stranded and/or abandoned along the highway.

The Authorities near Gambara, in the Municipality of Mujica, were fired upon during the altercation and subsequent arrest of the Los Viagras members and several were wounded.

Attorney Jose Martin Godoy said that one of the arrested was Gonzalo Verduzco Plancarte, "El Sema", a native of La Huacana, who has been identified as the alleged leader of the detained criminal group. "El Sema" is also said to be the right arm of Ignacio Renteria Andrade, "El Cenizo".

"He is the person identified as the one who led these criminal actions", Godoy stated.

On the instructions of the Secretary of Public Safety, Juan Bernardo Corona Martinez, the personnel of the Michoacan State Police installed revision points in Antunez, Cenidor,  El Letrero, Lombardy, as well as Highway XXI at the exit towards the port city of Lazaro Cadenas; additionally in Santa casilda, Taretan, San Angel Zurumucapio, Zirahuen, San Pedro Barajas, las Canas, Barrio Chino and Infiernillo.

Police officers then moved to the Apatzingan-Buena Vista Highway to remove two vehicles that were set ablaze, one belonging to the Freightliner Company, and a Nissan truck of the Caja Seca transport line. The area was immediately cordoned off and secured to avoid harassment by civilians.

In Paracuaran, members of the Michoacan police removed three vehicles which were completely incinerated at access entry points to a gas station on Franco Rodriguez St. in the Municipality.

In Jacona, there was a report of a person on a motorcycle setting fire to a Ford Ranger truck, who fled the scene and a search operation immediately intensified to locate him.

The Ministry of Public Security indicated that it will now maintain surveillance operations on a permanent basis throughout the State of Michoacan's roads.

The detained suspected narco-trafficking criminals were brought before the Specialized High Impact Crime Dept.,which has begun an investigative report on the aggression towards the security agents and will present it to the PGR in relation to the crime of violation of the Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives.


70 comments:

  1. Stupidity being displayed once again by such unwanted parasites. It's getting ridiculous. Such senseless behavior by a bunch of idiots whose actions are just a nuisance.
    It's beginning to look like the beginning of crumbling society. With such frequent occurrences which have paralyzed the country in recent months. Government/ military and municipal governments are no closer to finding a solution for control.
    Such a sad and heartbreaking situation.

    E42

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    1. 26:21E42 You are using a very broad brush in many of your comments. There are several conflict zones in Mexico where "idiots" and "parasites" are causing a lot more than just a nuisance. But to jump from that to the conclusion that Mexican society is crumbling and the the country is paralyzed is using a pretty big brush to paint the entire country the same color.

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    2. @DD, I actually believe his comment is right on the money. When there is an absence of law, and criminals reign supreme, and some might say that criminals actually run the country. Then it is exactly a crumbling society. The problem is that people like yourself, downplay the problems that plague Mexico. Giving more empowerment to the people that terrorize you.

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    3. Unfortunately evidence is pointing to that direction. Where family members reside and state the following of such . Moreover where one insists that visiting will not be a wise choice for safety concerns.
      Now please tell us otherwise where what you read and post is not what's transpiring. Family reunion has been relocated to the states due to the surge in violence.
      This stupidity and uncontrollably senseless behavior and violence has stemmed far too long.
      Definitely believe a more stronger approach with sentencing policies are necessary to protect and serve the citizens.
      Enough is enough already.

      E42

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    4. @ dd
      What nationality are you ? If Mexican/ American? Have you not seen enough ignorance from our people? The alterations of a lawless society from a country who's true identity is that of kindness and hospitality.
      Sorry if I couldn't have sugarcoated it much to your liking. It's just ridiculous how such a beautiful place ( country) has become a security issue to all within and those who visit.
      Stating facts.

      E42

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    5. @6:AM My nationality is irrelevant. I live and have lived in Northern Mexico for over 20 years. Luckily it is not in a conflict zone. I have family (of my wife) that live from Puebla to Monterrey, Monclova. My neighbors here get up and go to work in the morning.come home and sit on the porch and visit with family and neighbors. Kids play in the street and on Sat. night one neighbor or another will have a karaoke party. the kids in the street and the parties are sometimes a nuisance to me but are not a security. There is a niece in Monclova and a sister in law in Puebla and it is pretty much the same lifestyle. A son in the University in Monterrey and he rides the bus and takes taxi's all the time and he does not live in fear. I am online 8 to 10 to 12 hours a day mostly on BB stuff. I read more about corruption and violence in Mexico probably than anyone on here. I know better than most that there are areas in Mexico that security is an issue to "all within and those who visit" those areas. But that does not apply to all of Mexico as you state in your comments.

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    6. I do respect your character. And maybe you are correct as to where such conflicts are occurring.
      Having a better understanding and knowledge of who you are States a beautiful person. The upbringing and values of hard work and aspirations in life is what many needs in Mexico.
      Thank you.

      E42

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    7. E42 DD lives right in the middle of the shit, and he stickin' to it, but what matters here is la rielera's record,he has proposed here strong hand government a few times, like you, let's not get carried away with lust for revenge, the government oolizetas, their sicarios, their military and paramilitary, many of them belonging to security corporations owned by fireigners, others "owned" by name lenders of "el hombre mas rico del mundo" and his parnas genarco garcia luna, do not deserve to be walking on the face of the earth, much less doing extra-judiciary murders of stinking maruchaneros cooked until the flesh is getting off the bone by itself or fat from iowa's fattening GMO corn and doritos.
      --E42 and you rielera, could stop advocating for mexican law and order enforcement by mexican government sicarios and find what the fack the problem IS, IT SURE IS NOT car washing grameros, paleteros, tamaleros, shoe shines or housewifes, much less their children.

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    8. @E42 and with the poison in your pen you contribute. How are you helping bring change or hope?

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    9. 10:55 from here, some commenters look like private law enforcement looking for a contract, hungry, ready, trained, experienced in enhneed interrogations...
      --Now, let's remember "el nuevo amigo de garcia luna" en youtube, taken from 60 minutes interview with jose A. Rodriguez, who published a book "Hard Measures" to justify his actions in Abu GhrabI and Guantanamo, would do it again...
      What are the chances that he is working in mexico as a private contractor?

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  2. There's now a threat to impunity so they are reacting.I hate Los Viagras.They murdered innocent tourist Harry Devert.

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    1. The mexican and the canadian governments failed to warn Harry Desert about the dangers of being a biking tourist in mexico.
      I like camping, but never go because in camping sites many people get robbed and murdered by psychopaths, on the US too.

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    2. Los Viagras, CT, and corrupt Michoacano policias estatales all had a hand in the murder of Harry Devert, and the subsequent cover-up. Besides Tamaulipas, Michoacán seems to produce the most destructive organized crime groups, in terms of their effect on the community. It's almost as if the criminal culture in those areas is different from the rest of Mexico.
      *disclaimer* Before everyone says "all cartels are bad, and all of them extort, etc.", I want to be clear that I understand that reality. However, for some reason or another, be it criminal culture or internal competition, Tamaulipas, Michoacán, and maybe Guerrero seem to have greater problems with the detrimental effect of organized crime on the community.

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    3. Chihuahua is just as bad if not worse ... remote areas in the sierra and the triangulo dorado are notorious for ungovernability most atrocities go unreported some say because the area is so remote others say cause of fear whatever the case the situation is FAR worse than what is presumed

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    4. 9:39 too much drugs come out of Those communities are in Tierra caliente, that's where most poppy production is at in those states. They raise hell that's for sure, just like Mencho's crew shot down choppers (not just one) when they were after him, his people caused havoc in Jalisco, guanajuato, colima and Michoacan. Mencho is originally from Tierra caliente. They don't play that's for sure.. They are more ruthless when it comes to altercations.

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    5. 90% opiates come from Afghanistan, according to UN reports, quantities and origins vary, middlemen too, Heroin still is the QUEEN for some strange reason, dyno from an H overdose makes it even more attractive to some.
      H merchants also love that not every latin american traitor drug trafficker is able to fight their own War on Drugs to protect turf or money, they don't have the military budget of the US, as even John Gotti observed once upon a time.
      Let's have the ultimate inquiry, grab some billionaire drug traffickers and drag them out of their closets, governments need the help.

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    6. I don't know about innocent tourist. When is the last time you heard of a undercover CIA or DEA who's cover was blown??? U probably think they never get caught

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    7. According to Michael Hastings (qepd, RIP) in a Rolling Stone report "the Runaway General" that cost General Stanley McChrystal his job, COIN the new style of protracted war forever to benefit war profiteers includes heavy investment of agents infiltrated with the population, under cover of tourisn, friendship, humanitarianism, religion, whatever, the point is get in and screw the narco-terroristas insurgent cartels.from inside or just rob their business...
      So, only the victim tourists and God know what happened.
      By the way, the Tlatlaya hut where the mexican army murdered about 23 mexicans planted for the purpose and made up to be narco-terroristas is being dismantled?
      Think I saw part of a report on Univision, I understand, who needs evidence layin' around?

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  3. Donde está el chavo que pone Desde Tierra Caliente? Cuéntanos lo que sucede por allá. Tenemos que saber el desenlace de esta historia. - Sol Prendido

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  4. Viva michoacan. By the way, its the 2 anniversary of the tanhuato shootout that lasted 3 hours. Theirs a video of the shootout if you want to pull it out. You will see shots from ground troops and a blackhawk shooting with a minigun. The video aint that long and theirs another video. The video of the shootout is film by one of the federal police.

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  5. It's official like a referee's whistle.. Mencho now took over Michoacan, viagras were the only ones in his way. A few weeks ago cjng hit man killed a main leader of viagras and later got arrested for killing him lol looks like Mencho played THEIR game and won. Crazy.. I'm sure there was a lot of unreported casuAlties from both sides.

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    1. 7:30-There might be something to that theory.It had crossed my mind too.Weren't Viagras in alliance with Mencho?Now he's used them the betrayals start.No honour among thieves.

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    2. I don't think he did yet because the main bosses are the santana brothers not the guy they say (El cema). But cjng is getting close though, oh a matter of time.

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    3. La mencha needs to kill El Americano, he will be my hero.
      His team and el pinchi pitufo needs to be sent to their señora la Santa Muerte.

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  6. In the whole of Mexico witch cartel seems not to have taken any hits and is now seemingly quiet compared with not long ago?Apparently one,if not the,most dangerous and para-military organized(with every weapon you can think of)cartel of them all?You would have thought they would have been ruthlessly hunted after what they did to the helicopters but?Now they are mooted as the pre-cursor and meth kings with money to burn?

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    1. Their meth sucks ! It tastes like burnt rubber or tar it makes you nautious and does not get you high . People are joking about how mexican meth cured americas meth addicts by making em all just give it up .

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    2. Yeah and the US police and authorities would have everyone believe HA and bikers are makin,movin and selling tons of the shit,fuckin liars,bikers score of Mexs

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    3. 3:26 it may take a while to get mexican meth, Grifa, heroin, cocaune, values, Luudes, tequila, peyote, mezcal mushrooms, speedballs, pcp, lsd, aktedrones, benzedrines, and birth control pills took a while to get used too, but here we are,

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    4. Meth is cheaper and a better deal than other things, thank God for those that care about providing for the Huddled and the oppressed's last dollar...
      It was real important to get them into crack, but having to hit the pipes every 5 minutes was a real drag, no with $3.00 meth dose the guys can produce for a whe 12 hours a day, until it doesn't work and they need 30.00 dollar doses or self deport to the other world with fentanyl laced H doses.

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  7. It's getting crazy templarios and viagras and some cjng who been trying to take over but haven't gain no ground cjng taking to many losses mencho should just retreat and focus on tijuana oh might get kicked out there two

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    1. Don't forget El Mamericano came from El Paso a few times to sell cars to the CT that kidnapped his ass two or three times before he joined the AD for good he might be up to something.

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  8. U have it all wrong, it was because the PGR took away 200 hectarias of avoacado from chayo well at least that was the word from apatzingan

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    1. The PGR does not steal any hectares or avocados from anyone,
      I know PGR directors LOOOVE nothing more than stealing anybody's property, and will help viagras or CT STEAL IT FIRST IF NEED BE.
      state governor's and presidents of the Republic can't kill all the real owners all at once.
      but tamaulipas, chihuahua, coahuila, and Veracruz tried hard...

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    2. 1:43 zacatecas, durango, san luis potosi, morelos, tlaxcala puebla, hidalgo, GUERRERO, oaxaca, nayarit, colima, Estado de Mexico, Jalisco de las Jaliskas, todos los estados estan en el pedo. Las baja californias tambien, buen son como 30 estados, hasta aguascalientes tiene su OFICINA, y ha sido ocupada por Cde guadalajara, Cde sinaloa, zetas, talibanes, familia michuacana, CAF, todo un pichi marranero.

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  9. Without citizens support, it's impossible to curb organised crime. But there are danger on civilian part too as the criminals are far more alert than authorities. Such a sad state. Government should stop sending an army and focus on saving civilians first. Once the safety measures are in place, take down the criminals. It's not a video game to send army to war with drug cartels without having a safety measure for a specific places. Focus on eliminating the criminal groups at one state at once. Too many targets may bring failure. Focus on one thing at a time. Take the list of recent purchases of luxury cars, track the owners activity, there are chances to even track phone calls of suspected persons, this is just an example, if government really wants to capture the criminals it would have done long back. If they catch the criminals, who would pay for the elections. Maybe they let the criminals to survive because of elections. It's not an impossible war, but the ideas should be to win rather than pursuing path not to lose. It's already a lost war though.

    Thamizhan

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    1. Thamizhan, once upond a time, the DTO cartels were all one single train cart on a one single very narrow railroad track,
      These days it will be impossible to control crime's runaway trains in their many wide tracks with so many government trusted engineers at the brakes...
      --SPECIALLY SINCE THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL GOT PRIVATIZED...

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  10. Obviously, they arrested the right scum. However, they will be released shortly.

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  11. I don't get why so many people root for a specific cartel, like if they Cartels have a stock and you get paid whenever they do good. It always makes me laugh. But I like that they keep labeling CJNG as the New Big Dogg. Bring the heat on them

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  12. Great reporting, and the insight provided by the readers is very insightful. It has been said here," come for the news, stay for the comment". It's a very productive environment...


    G1

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    1. 6:52 👍great comment, nobody ever rembers us commenters, but there are some dirty devils among us.

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  13. Federal prosecutors in Mexico say they have apprehended a high-ranking operator of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.

    The prosecutors' office said Sunday that Ivan Margarito Esquivel Garcia, alias "El Terrible," was caught in the Pacific coast state of Colima.

    Esquivel Garcia, 28, was captured with a rifle and cocaine. He allegedly led the cartel's activities in the state of Colima and portions of the nearby state of Michoacan.

    Esquivel Garcia is wanted for the March 4 murder of Carlos Sierra Santana, a founder and leader of a rival gang, "The Viagras."

    The Jalisco cartel is considered Mexico's fastest-growing gangs, and one of its most violent.

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    1. Anybody that kills a viagra deserves a bounty, his freedom, 40 acres and a mule, no burras pardas. Sorry dd.

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  14. Just listened to music from Michoacán they love that crystal. That's what we call in the states crackheads. Autodefensas you mean Viagras.

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    1. Yea EVERY michoacano is a crack head right, just like ALL autodefensaz are viagras?..ok.. hater

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  15. Y broly banderas?

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    1. Broky banderas was dead soon after his last tweet

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  16. El Cenizo is not aligned with Los Viagras. In Michoacán El Cenizo's group is now with CJNG. Against them is a different cell of CT in the north of the state (Morelia and Ziacuaro) with Los Viagras.

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  17. Desde Tierra Caliente

    Todos tenemos miedo. Mis nietas no van a la escuela tal vez esta semana. Mi familia no viaja. La carretera 200 es peligrosa nos dicen. Para este tiempo estamos comprando alimentos en el pueblito. Los puertos deportivos están en la carretera y algunos carvans de policía SSP. Tenemos las puertas cerradas. Hemos cerrado las cortinas. Ahora miramos antes de que respondamos a los golpes en la puerta. Esto es para mostrar lo que una vergüenza gobernación de estado ha creado cuando el doctor Mireles fue puesto en la prisión y la vigilancia fue detenido. Pobre Michoacán. Aquellas personas que se jactan de que un cartelero es mejor que otro cartelero son estúpidos. No tienes inteligencia ni papa.

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    1. Muy lo siento, señor o señora amigos. Es un situacion completamente feo y triste. Por eso hace esta trabajo, todos en nuestro mundo necesitan saber.
      Información está el poder.
      Paz

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    2. Desde Tierra Caliente

      No es posible saber lo que está sucediendo. Dicen que todo es seguro el SSP y los marines. Pero no conduzca a Lazaro o La Mira. Lo que se oye es el chisme o quizás la imaginación. No vale la pena la información de La Voz de Michoacán y por radio. No están diciendo la verdad porque verán un sicario. Solo es posible ver a la carratera y ver a la policía militar y federal a su paso.
      Se nos dice que no vendrá la ambulancia del seguro sin policía. No dan el tiempo para la llegada. Estamos sin agua purificada hasta que el ejército venga con un tanque y llenaremos nuestras garrafones.

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    3. Gracias ustedes a su info.
      Sigue lo viendo, ojalá su info puede ser ayuda por otros.
      Ten cuidado a su mismo, su familia , su campas.

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    4. Ta raro, depender del pinchi ejercito hasta por un garrafon de agua, sounds like state sponsored extortion/terrorism.

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    5. Se nos trae sin costo alguno. Son más honestos los marines. Algunas cosas nuestras han sido robadas en los puestos de controles del ejército. Aquí los soldados no permiten que el SSP funcione en reten sin supervisión militar.Están trayendo al estado de Guerrero los carros el CJNG que son robados para saque nuevas placas del estado. El SSP encuentra estos coches y al corralon van. Detrás de una computadora se carrosun policia y comprueba la licencia y clave del coche. Es un gran escándalo esto. Me han dicho que el negocio de vender coches robados es nacional y operado por los cárteles. Los carros de los turistas son robados luego enviados a México o Zapopán para las piezas usadas. Trae 200.000 MN one 2012 jeep cheroke doble traccion.

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  18. Fascinating interview with former state police in Puebla now running his own gang of huachicoleros, earning half a million USD a year:

    http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2017/05/23/mexico/1495496778_273384.html

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  19. I keep hearing that Felix El Toro Jimenez was captured near the US border by Mexican Marines and US personnel. Has anyone else heard this? This could serve a huge dent to the Gulf Cartel's comeback they are staging. El Toro is a main figure in the cartel's US operations. I don't know how he does it, but he pretty much moves throughout the US without any hiccups. His capture could cripple the CDG's hopes of becoming dominant and relevant again.

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  20. Let me just say....

    Chapo snitched.

    Michoacanos have the biggest balls in the world; way more than sinaloa, blah blah

    Soy mencho wey!

    There I covered all these in one post

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    1. Lol fa real

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    2. Don't hate lol

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    3. Not creative. Don't hate on michoacanos because they took sinaloa spot as having the #1 cartel lmao

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  21. i need viagra, stupido!

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  22. Even with the military training El Mencho is providing his men through Soloman Bohndy aka "El Nigger", the war is being taken to the Jalisco Cartel.

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    1. By who I ask? Don't speculate, where's your facts?

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    2. I do not speculate. I speak strictly based on my sources on the ground. My intel comes from assets on the front lines. I can assure you we are only dispersing the most accurate information.

      Mr. Strafor

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    3. 1 :51 ol, Stratford, where is your accurate information lol

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  23. : - 0 CJNG continues rampage in Guanajuato:

    https://www.am.com.mx/2017/05/25/sucesos/identifican-a-los-4-taxistas-asesinados-358431

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  24. : - 0 Doc Mireles admitted to hospital in Morelia. Let me know if u want more details.

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    1. @5:53 All the details you have please. And links to anything that has been published would be a great help. Thanks

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  25. : - 0 There's been no updates. He was admitted to the hospital yesterday for Tachycardia. They don't list the hospital, but I'm pretty sure it's Star Medica, where he was admitted after the plane crash:

    http://primeraplananoticias.mx/portal/hospitalizan-mireles-justo-hablar-los-medios/

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  26. I have this problem here in Mexico. Fibrilacion Aruncilar is not a life-threatening issue in itself. The problem is the heart's atria chamber is quivering not pulsing. Allowed to stay that way for a long period of time then when the heart resumes sinus rhythm it pushes semi coagulated blood into the arteries. The risk of stroke is very high. Blood thinners and Beta blocking medicines can render a victim an almost normal life. I write as a paramedic. Dr. Mireles needs to be aware of self examination and diagnosis. Various protocols bring a patient out of afib. Cardioversion is one. The best to this heroic man,

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