Friday, July 21, 2017

With an execution and narco message, Old School Los Zetas united with CdG declare war on CJNG in Veracruz

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

Subject Matter: Los Zetas Old School, Cartel del Golfo, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Noe Zavaleta
The violence occasioned by cells of organized criminals worsened in these last hours in the south of the state, with three executions in less than 24 hours, members of Old School Los Zetas in alliance with the Cartel del Golfo declared war on the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion.

Today in the town of Agua Dulce, 456 kilometres from the state capital, a youngster of 30 years of age was shot dead at a landfill site, his body had bullet impacts in the head and one more in the left hand, as well as visible signs of being beaten.

At his side, an narco message on red card with black letters, on which members of the Los Zetas Old School and Cartel del Golfo assured that they were united for battle against the traitors and those who flipped to and anyone who claims to be a member of the Cartel Jalisco Nuevo Generacion.

Warning strong bloody image on the next page, viewer discretion is advised

El Ojos of the Cartel of Tlauhac killed in DF

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Noreste article

Subject Matter: Felipe de Jesus Perez, El Ojos
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

No less than eight narco traffickers, including the leader of the organization, Felipe de Jesus Perez, alias El Ojos, died today in a shoot out with members of the Mexican Marines in City of Mexico, informed that institution.

Perez was considered the head of the extremely violent organization that operated in the demarcation of Thahuac and Iztapalapa, in the south east of City of Mexico, detailed the Secretary of the Marines in a communication.

He assured that the delinquents fired on the Marines, who repelled the attack in a shoot in which eight members died from the criminal organization dedicated to the sale of drugs, extortion, kidnapping and homicides.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Los Zetas eat human flesh in Tamales and Tostadas

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from an El Debate article

Subject Matter: Cartel Cannibalism
Recommendation: Keep your sick bag handy

(Otis: Given the recent Noreste article I translated about cannibalism in CJNG, and the comments I made in that article about the same thing levelled at Los Zetas, I was not surprised when this article came up today on Debate about cannibalism and Los Zetas.

Juan Sanchez Limon had an interview with reporter J Jesus Lemus Barajas. During the conversation, in the Cefereso of Puente Grande, Jalisco, he narrarated scenes of extreme cruelty, almost surreal, for the levels of violence and horror that go on behind these doors.

The prisoner interviewed was a plaza boss from the centre of the country. He controlled Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas and Jalisco.

He recalled knowing Heriberto Lazcano, chief of the paramilitary group after the death of Guzman Decena, and former corporal in the Mexican forces.

El Teo an idiosyncratic Capo

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article

Subject Matter: Teodoro Garcia Simental, El Teo
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

The former head of Sicarios of the Arellano Felix Cartel, who flipped to the Sinaloa Cartel, is kept in a maximum security prison, given his profile of " a subject with contaminated criminogenic expansion and low crime threshold, showing idiosyncratic social reproach". At the beginning of the current year, Teodoro Garcia Simental was returned from Cefereso 11 Hermosillo to the federal penitentiary of Altiplano, where he faces 18 criminal proceedings for crimes of federal jurisdiction. Three of his brothers are also on penalties with the same characteristics.

Reporter: Luis Carlos Sainz
The image that drug trafficker Teodoro Garcia Simental once tried to give, in the sense that he is a sensitive man, because in previous years, his jailers have told his children that he is a bloodthirsty capo and complained before various authorities, is distorted by a penitentiary criminological study that ensures that the inmate is manipulative and idiosyncratic.

Teodoro, Diego and or Eduardo Garcia Simental, who is also nicknamed "El Tres Letras", "El Alamo", "El Siete", "El Tomatero", "El Ruben", and "El Rojo", was on September the 20th of 2015 transferred from Alitiplano to Cefereso 11 Hermosillo, and in early 2017, returned to the federal prison at Almoloya de Juarez.

With the study carried out, the prison authorities fought a series of amparo trials promoted by "El Teo", who sought to be released from the Sonora maximum security prison; However, it was proven that the inmate has criminological profile to be in a penitentiary with special characteristics.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Javier Duarte and Roberto Borge Seek Legal Protection Against New Arrest Warrants

Javier Duarte (L) and Roberto Borge (R)

Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

Javier Duarte and Roberto Borge Angulo, two of four former PRI representatives who currently face issues with the Mexican justice system and with the United States, began to move their legal pieces in search of breaking down or at least alleviating the crimes that the Mexican federal government and the local state authorities from which they governed have against them.

For the time being, the former Veracruz governor, who since yesterday has been held in the North Male Preventive Prison, managed and obtained the provisional legal protection of justice against two arrest warrants that were filed by the Attorney General of Veracruz.

Sandra Robledo Magaña, the first district judge in protection matters, granted Duarte de Ochoa a provisional suspension against five crimes: embezzlement, influence peddling, failure to fulfill legal duty, coalition of civil servants, and abuse of authority.

The constitutional hearing which will determine whether it grants the final suspension or refusal to grant protection to Duarte will be held on August 3.

From Panama, where Roberto Borge, who has been detained since June 5th subject to an extradition trial based on an arrest warrant from a federal judge from the State of Mexico for the crime of money laundering, has also began to make his play and filed his first legal protection against any arrest warrant or appearance made against him.

On Friday, June 14, Ciro Carrera Santiago, the 5th district judge of Quintana Roo, based in Cancún, entered the proceeding pertaining to constitutional protections filed by the former PRI governor, and by default, granted him the provisional suspension against the acts that he claims, according to The Council of the Federal Judicature (CJF).

Borge had to pay as collateral the sum of 59,000 pesos, according to the agreements published by the court in relation to the legal protection 1096/2017.

The indictment against Borge Angulo arises from the sale to his next of kin of 25 land properties from the state government’s reserves at lower prices than the market value.

Nevertheless, there are six complaints against him, four from the Attorney General of Mexico (PGR) and two from the state’s district attorney’s office (FGE).

Source: Proceso

Monday, July 17, 2017

Tijuana: Understanding the impact of violence with 3 killings

Tijuana: Understanding the impact of violence with 3 killings

Violence is contagious, infectious, like a spiders web, like children playing tag, "freezing" their friends, one after another, until they all sit still, motionless.  The violence in Tijuana has devastated families and societies at all the socioeconomic levels, though obviously the lowest are hit the hardest, turning colonias like Sanchez Taboada into killing fields, where no one and nothing is safe, from crystal meth and smoldering shells, ejected onto the ground, lodged in victim's intestines. 

Scene of the murder
These three killings underscore the insecurity and relentless executions, beyond the lies, the misleading claims of all the victims being drug dealers and narcos, all guilty. 

1) July 8th:  Julio Alberto Murillo Barajas, 18, sold pirated discs, DVD's in the Siglo XXI swap meet, a relative had a business there, and he was seen frequently at the swap meet.  He was a student of Lazaro Cardenas high school. It was a hot and humid July afternoon, when he was beginning to close up, a man walked up and fired 4 bullets into Julio, two in the chest, and another two in his arms.  

Are FARC Rebels Training Mexican Drug Cartels?

Republished from InSight Crime 
Written by David Gagne

Two US intelligence officers have reportedly told a Mexican newspaper members of the Jalisco Cartel were trained by Colombian rebels, which if true could have significant implications on the guerrillas' potential for criminalization should a peace agreement be signed. 

The unidentified government officials reportedly told Proceso US intelligence reports indicate in recent months the FARC have trained Mexico's Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG, for its Spanish acronym) and their close ally, Los Cuinis, in remote areas of the Colombian jungle. 
"The reports we obtained in Colombia show various bosses of the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation and Los Cuinis were trained by the FARC in assault tactics [to be used against] members of the military," one official is quoted as saying. 
Another intelligence official reportedly stated the number of cartel members instructed by the FARC amounts to "a few dozen, no more than 50 individuals, perhaps." 

Las Varas, Chihuahua: A Refuge for Criminals

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Debate

 "The Gunfire was heard from up above at the cemetary"
 Entire families are moving or being displaced for fear of death.
July 14, 2017
Extra Material from Milenio
Madera, Chihuahua:

In the face of the critical situation in the state of Chihuahua, residents of the town of Las Varas are abandoning their homes for fear of being victims of criminals in the area.  "Estacion Babicora", as it is known by the locals, is  located in the municipality of Madera and is on the route to the larger city of Cuahatemoc in the Northwest area of what is known as "The Golden Triangle". 

After a confrontation in the community of Rubio, when Cesar Raul Gamboda  Sosa was killed on May 19, one of the leaders of la Linea, Carlos Arturo Quintana, "El 80" took refuge in the area.

Armed groups belonging to the La Línea Cartel, at the service of the Juarez Cartel and the CJNG at the service of the  Sinaloa Cartel have made surrounding communities a grim scenario of deaths, clashes, confrontations and fear.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Tabasco: adolescent sicarios are eating their victims to be more bloodthirsty

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Noreste article

Subject Matter: Cannibalism as initiation in CJNG
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

The FGE of Tabasco indicated that, there is a practise of cannibalism that formed part of the initiation as members of the CJNG, a month after they decapitated 5 persons.

The Attorney General of Tabasco confirmed that inside the cell of 12 members of the criminal group the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion that operates in Tabasco, two of which are under age, that as part of their initiation, have been obligated to eat human flesh of their victims.

The cannibalism that these adolescents practise, is to make them into the most bloodthirsty sicarios, ruthless, cold blooded and most aggressive, revealed the leader of the group.

According to the Attorney General of Tabasco, Fernando Valenzuela Pernas, this cell of the CJNG, perpetrated the assassination of five employees of "Autos Aladino" at the end of the month in Villahermosa, where three of them were decapitated and dismembered.

Friday, July 14, 2017

11 Executed At Child's Birthday Party

With information by: Aran Martell | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

A children’s party celebrated in Tizayuca, Hidalgo, ended in tragedy with the execution of 11 people.

The events occurred in the early hours of Thursday, when masked men entered the residential development Villa Los Milagros, located in the neighborhood of El Refugio, and attacked the people who were celebrating.

According to early reports, the attackers used edged weapons to attack the seven men and four women.  Five children, aged between 2 and 16, were left physically unharmed.

According to information from the Ministry of the Public Security of Hidalgo, at 0900 hours on Thursday, help was requested from a 911 call, “Municipal police, the state security coordination, investigation police, and emergency service members arrived at the scene, locating 11 people dead inside the residence.”

Javier Ramiro Lara Salinas, the Hidalgo state attorney, confirmed that the killing of 11 people in Tizayuca was due to a “settling of accounts” against the couple living in the home.

In a press conference, the attorney of Hidalgo, said that the first indications show that an armed group appeared in the place of residence of the now deceased in order to kill them.  They also stated that none of the bodies contained gunshot wounds.

The couple identified as Rubén “N” and Cinthia “N” were celebrating the birthday of their youngest daughter, so friends and family were also there and some had also lost their lives.

The attorney general emphasized that Rubén “N” was held in the Barrientes Prison due to a conviction for kidnapping, possibly related to the attack.  There are already contacts with authorities in the State of Mexico to open an investigation.

El Chapo Trini killed in Guadalajara

Translated  by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a FM105 article

Subject Matter: El Chapo Trini, Trinidad Olivas Valenzuela
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Otis: Currently none of the big 5 news networks in Mexico are carrying this story, but lots of comments have been received regarding this incident so I have decided to post it. Most of the current information is on lesser known news outlets and social media.

It was close to 23:45 on Wednesday, in the Nuevo Mexico Colonia of Zapopan, Jalisco, at a food outlet called "Tacos y Hot Dog estilo Sonora, where unknown armed subject arrived and attacked with gunfire a family that were eating at the aforementioned place.

A man aged 42 years, a woman aged 48 and young girl aged 7 were the targets.

Witnesses related that in the moment that they arrived, two subjects fired at the man, also hit the woman and the child wounding them. After shooting, they aggressors fled aboard a BMW X6 and a Mercedes Benz.

The man was taken in a vehicle to the Angel Leano Hospital, however medics confirmed that when arriving at the Hospital the man was already dead.

A few minutes after, the woman and child arrive at the Puerto de Hierro Hospital in Andares. The woman had a bullet wound in the thigh and the child had a bullet wound in the abdomen. The medics there confirmed that the injuries sustained by the woman and child's injuries were not considered life threatening..

Thursday, July 13, 2017

DEA warns of "Circle of Hell" in Mexico

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from an El Debate article

Subject Matter: Recent violence in Sinaloa
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

The country recently recorded its highest number of murders in a month for the last 20 years.

They found the bodies of the Martinez children in bloody soil, curled up next to their parents in a leased hut. Officials believe the six member family was massacred by Los Zetas, because they suspected that the father of the family had played a role in an attack by a rival gang in which a member of Los Zetas died.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Alfredo Mochomo Beltran Leyva hangs hopes on appeal

By Chivis Borderland Beat Thank you Chema
 prison photo
Mochomo has filed an appeal. His legal team has grown to four attorneys.  And he has a good chance of being successful in appeals court.  What a win takes shape in, is difficult to speculate.  But, as it stands, he is doomed to leave prison in a pine box.  One would surmise anything besting that scenario is a win.

Alfredo “Mochomo” Beltran Leyva, was handed down a rare life sentence, that is Life Without Parole, he was 36 when arrested in Mexico, he will die in a U.S. prison.

Only 1/3 of 1 percent of all drug cases in a life sentence being imposed.    Most cases end with a deal being entered to and a favorable sentence given to drug offenders.  While the pragmatism of why deals make sense, is clear, the U.S. gives away too much, and too much of the time.  In addition to handing down sentences that are illogical and without parity. 

Years of investigations, tax funds, time and even lives freely expended on cases that only end anticlimactically with weak sentences.  Compounded by the ugly practice of using the criminals as cooperatives," testifying" in other drug cases.  

One Mexican Town Revolts Against Violence and Corruption

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from LA Times

CAPTION:       The townspeople of Cheran, Michoacan have thrown out Politicians, Police, and the Mayor to Rid itself of Violence and Illegal Logging

                                   Cherán: Six Years in and the experiment is working

Patrick J. McDonnell
July 10, 2017

Checkpoints staffed by men with assault rifles, camouflage and body armor greet visitors at the three 
major entrances to town. The guards are not soldiers, police officers, drug enforcers or vigilantes. They are members of homegrown patrols that have helped keep Cheran a bastion of tranquillity within one of Mexico’s most violent regions.

The town of 20,000 sits in the northwest corner of Michoacan, a state where authorities say at least 599 people were killed between January and May, an increase of almost 40% compared with the same period last year. Cheran hasn’t had a slaying or other serious crime since early 2011.

CJNG leave narco manta in Apatzingan claiming it will be liberated soon

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

Subject Matter: Apatzingan, Michoacan, CJNG, Los Viagras
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

" We would like to communicate to all citizens in general that in a very short time Apatzingan will be liberated", was the text on a narco manta hung by the CJNG that was discovered Saturday on a pedestrian bridge in this town.

Social networks gave account of the discovery, which occurred on a pedestrian bridge on Francisco I Madero Avenue, at the top of Amalia Solorzano boulevard.

According to authorities, this criminal group is represented in the town by Francisco Licea Figueroa, Paco Licea, and Tadeo Mendoza, El Arabe, supported by other inhabitants of Tepalcatepec. After the narco manta was discovered,, the authorities have stayed on alert.

The message read, " we would like to communicate to all citizens in general that in a very short time Apatzingan will be liberated. Extortion, kidnapping, robberies, arson of local businesses and vehicles, disappearances and all the deaths that Los Viagras have unjustly executed during their robberies of properties, and houses. etc."

"We are going to clean Apatzingan of all these rats that extort tortilla salesmen, lemon growers, and unions and those that sell gaspachos, to them we make a message to the all the government corporations, let us do our work and do not leave. Los Viagras are supported by local commanders of the Michoacan Police and some low commanders of the Mexican army, we ask that you let us clean these up."

"To all the businessmen who, under threats and pressures, financially supoport these lacras, we ask most sincerely that they keep out of our way to make our job faster. We are here already and have come for; El Gordo, La Teresa, Boto, Raton, Nacho, Doroteo, Chencho, Cebollon, chillon, Gaston and others."

Atte. CJNG

Original article in Spanish at Proceso

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Report: CJNG and Sinaloa DTO's the Most Powerful

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Riodoce

Demand for Heroin UP 300%
By: Miguel Ángel Vega
July 10, 2017

New Report by the Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ( UNODC) concludes: 

The escalation of the Mexican drug trafficking organization (DTO's) is influenced by a 300% increase in the demand for HEROIN.

The Sinaloa cartel along the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), ousted criminal organizations in China and Italy as the most powerful criminal groups in the world, according to a new report from the Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ( UNODC).

This information would place the Sinaloa cartel at the same level as the mafias in Russia and Japan, among the groups most capable of corruption on the planet, even with the absence of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, who was extradited to the United States earlier this year, and even when control and territorial disputes inside continue to rise.

How the U.S. Triggered a Massacre in Mexico:

Posted by DD Republished from ProPublica
DD:  Borderland Beat has published many articles about what has become known as the Allende Massacre, probably more  articles than any other publication.  One of the reasons for that deafening silence that came out of Allende and surrounding area  for several years after the Allende Massacre was the fear the residents felt 24/7 of the cartel known as the Zetas.  The Zeta's  held an iron fist over the local media in controlling what it published or broadcast;  either through owning it, intimidating the owners/reporters or just out right bribery.  In fact they pretty much controlled the state from the top down.

Fortunately for BB we had (and still do have) 2 reporters with close ties to Coahuila because of Chivis having her offices here and only about 70 miles from Allende, and DD making his home about 40 miles from Allende.  In the last couple of years more and more answers as to "who and how many were killed",  who were the killers,   why they were killed have come forth and more facts will be known shortly because of the attention Allende Massacre is now finally  getting.  Read Chivis' story posted yesterday on BB about the criminal complaint filed against Coahuila public officials (both present and past) in the International Criminal Court (ICC). 

Cartel Jalisco New Generation: The Brutal Rise of "El Mencho"

Posted by Mica republished from Rolling Stone   

On a hot, humid night last August, two wealthy Mexican brothers went out to party in Puerto Vallarta.

Ivan, 35, and Jesus Alfredo Guzmán, 29, had been vacationing in the resort city all week. Now it was Sunday, the night before Ivan's 36th birthday, and they booked a table at an upscale restaurant called La Leche to celebrate. Six men and nine women joined them there – young, attractive and well-dressed, driving Range Rovers and Escalades – where they sat at a long candle-lit table in the center of the all-white room, ordered champagne and sang "Happy Birthday." Three hours later they were wrapping up their night when, shortly after midnight, a half-dozen men with assault rifles burst in and surrounded them.  

One gunman forced Ivan to his knees, then kicked him hard in the ribs, sending him sprawling to the floor. Jesus Alfredo was also held at gunpoint. The brothers and the other men were then hustled out to two waiting SUVs and driven off into the night, while the women were left unharmed. The whole operation took less than two minutes – the restaurant's owner would later describe it as "violent, but very clean." And thus, without a shot being fired, the two youngest sons of notorious Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín Guzmán – a.k.a. "El Chapo" – had been kidnapped.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tijuana: The casual atrocities of a war

The casual atrocities of a war

I am not numb to the violence. I am not immune to the killings.  Yet, there are many, and they are endless, but I am not numb.  I am overwhelmed, stunned into silence, stunned into inaction.  I cannot write another story of a killing.  Or I cannot today. Or yesterday. Or the day before.  

I have described the killings as actions, defined by players and reasons, applying logic to a slaughter. This cell or that group.  Nicknames and dates, brief, often ill sources histories of men, and women whose songs are sometimes played in bars in Tijuana, and San Diego.  To apply business rules to the killing is to create order where there appears to be none.  And there is value in this, to not know, is to be ignorant.  If you want to walk in this world, you need your guide. 

There is a place you reach.  I have read it in the works of Bowden, and Grillo.  You begin to question yourself, lose your grasp.  The killings do not make sense in the way they used to, before you immersed yourself.  They are simply blood, and pain, and death.  They are simply the way things are, the way things have become.  I see it in myself now. 

July 9th: A body appears in Laurel, with a plastic bag wrapped around the head, half naked, and signs of torture, ligature marks on his hands, bruises across the body. 

The end of Narco-mansions, the new life style of the Mexican drug capos

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Noreste article

Subject Matter: Narco's and their homes
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Narco's are now keeping a lower profile. They have left behind their great mansions to buy more discrete homes, generally in private sub-divisions.

It has been some years that one could pass through the streets of Mexican cities like Zapopan, in Jalisco, Culiacan in Sinaloa, where it was emblematic to encounter huge mansions constructed in a peculiar manner, without a defined style, but with expensive materials like marble and grand columns.

The popular voice said that in the these houses lived the big drug capo's, who in the 80's, 90's and the start of this century gave free rein to their wealth by building these types of mansions.

That fashion was not exclusive to Jalisco and Sinaloa. In 2014, citizens of the auto-defensas, who protected themselves from criminal in the state of Michoacan, broke into four mansions of the leaders of the Knights Templar cartel, in which they discovered, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, designer clothes, huge columns, rooms with flat screen TVs, garages for large numbers of cars and extremely expensive furniture.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Humberto and Rubén: Los Hermanos Moreira denounced before the International Criminal Court

By Chivis for Borderland Beat with material from El Universal & Proceso
Brothers Moreira:  Rubén and Humberto
Note:  We at BB have posted dozens of informative articles regarding the massacres and Zeta-Moreira collusion.  I have included a few within this post that you can use the hyperlinks to access.  Otis has an article (see ICC below) of  the presenting of the case to Hague.  Our coverage began before any news was being reported.  Coahuila is an organized crime news blackout state. BB reporter Geraldo, received information from people on the ground and posted that, (see hyperlink Piedras Negras). 

DD and I have posted many posts on the subject.  Coahuila is "our adopted state".  Because of my work, I actually had first hand interaction with some of the players, during this time, and it was surreal.  On one hand you meet people you hear are in collusion, yet they seem "normal", "nice", "for the people". However, nothing could be further than the truth.  They are responsible for the mass murders, as much as those using AK47's.  They killed, colluded, pilfered and “washed” money for the Zetas and themselves.  Leaving the state a financial disaster.

Excerpt from Mexico murders disappearances and tortures in Coahuila (below)
click on image to enlarge

Video: Narco shake down over "missing" marijuana, "Pagame mi mota"

Chivis for Borderland Beat by Shogun340

"Don't play around with people of Matamoros"

What’s happening?

The aggressors are Zetas shaking down big guy over missing mota (marijuana).   Z’s are demanding payment for missing drugs.  They threaten to kill his son if he doesn’t pay up.

Guy in print pattern shirt then begins batting practice on the big guy. Both with aluminum bat and fist he is beaten, big guy takes it, never falls, asks once to stop for a minute. It appears he is hit from head to legs but mostly on buttocks.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

"La ChapoDiputada" Denied Bail a Second Time

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Zeta

"La ChapoDiputada"                            El Chapo                             
By : Ines Garcia Ramos
July 3, 2017

At her second hearing, Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was denied bail again.

Her attempt to escape, her strong ties to "El Chapo" Guzman and other high ranking members of the Sinaloa Cartel's hierarchy, as well as her record of corruption and an open criminal case in Mexico convinced the US Magistrate to keep the former  Panista deputy behind bars in San Diego.

Accused of conspiring with Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman to smuggle cocaine and handle hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Sinaloa Cartel, former National Action Party (PAN) deputy, Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López, will remain in prison, without bail, while her case proceeds.

At her second hearing of the case, held the morning of Thursday, June 29, in the Federal Court of San Diego, Judge Barbara L. Major determined that there are no conditions to guarantee that the Sinaloan will return to court to face the charges against her if she is released.

Prisoners in Acapulco massacre slaughtered during Santa Muerte ritual

Chivis for Borderland Beat--from Reforma

In the massacre yesterday in an Acapulco Prison, 28 were murdered, and were executed during a Santa Muerte ritual. 

According to initial investigations, it was commanded by Manuel Garcia, "The Meño", and Óscar Silva, of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco, (Cártel Independiente de Acapulco or CIDA) according to state and federal investigating sources .

The bodies of several of the executed have bullet impacts, according to sources consulted.

Information  known by authorities and to which REFORMA had access, indicates that there were weapons ( as reported in BB original post of the massacre) and even explosive devices inside the prison and that, after the confrontation, guards had hid them in the areas of carpentry and tailoring.

Governor Héctor Astudillo said, "We found exactly who is responsible. And three guards facilitated the operation with weapons," he said.However, he minimized the use of firearms, saying that most of the deaths were with sharp weapons.

Yesterday, two narcomensajes (narco messages) alluding to the mutiny were placed in downtown points of Acapulco.

In one, signed by the cartel La Barredora, it  blamed "El Meño" of the massacre.