Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tijuana: The heartbreaking reality of a small massacre

The heartbreaking reality of a small massacre

Last week, in a small home, the kind of half self shelter built into the colonias in Tijuana, and across Mexico, hard concrete floors, doors reinforced with plywood, fencing around the sides.  It is one of thousands across the city, where families live, laugh, eat, and go through unspeakable and silent tragedies, behind closed doors.  It was also said to be a point for sale of drugs, one of the hundreds in the city alone.  

El Florido is one of those colonias where killing and violence, bodies bound with tape and bearing notes, severed and disarticulated limbs are found on the street routinely.  Hundreds have been killed, families broken apart by death, and 9mm shells, ejected onto the blood stained sidewalks.  
Scene of the killings, El Florido
That night at least 15 people, mostly related to Bibiana Ponce Sanchez, "La Bibi", gathered in the yard of the home.  There was a slot machine, where many children came to play after school.  There were mothers, aunts, friends, cousins, in the loose, multi generational style, of so many families.


The gunmen, at least 4, arrived in multiple vehicles, , carrying 9mm pistols, and an AR-15, and demanded, from the doorway, La Bibi.  They were there to execute her for a drug debt of several thousand pesos, she had allegedly not paid to a Sinaloa narcocomuedista cell, led by an El Ramses which she was affiliated.  Her husband has been in jail, since 2013 for various crimes, including fraud.   

Bibiana's aunt, who they believed was her mother, was shot in the face, assumedly at the door.  No one would point her out, and the gunmen began firing, killing her aunt, and her brother, who died at the scene, and wounding a dozen others.  Children, adults, hot bullets in them, lay, gasping in pain, crying in the night, as first responders arrived on the desperate, and horrific scene.

The gunmen apparently did not storm the house, or were unable to, nevertheless left a trail of bleeding and screaming victims in their wake.  They took several thousand pesos, personal items, and 2,000 US dollars, and fled in a Dodge Stratus.  

They are not special or different, they are men accused and convicted of various crimes in the US and Mexico, who had weapons, crystal, and some money on them.  They are in their late 30's and 40's.  They have murdered for money, or for crystal, and it is all the same thing.  They may have done unforgivable things, but they don't look like monsters.  

The new monsters, the foot soldier and killers of the retail cells all look like this.  Beaten down, desperate men, who kill for next to nothing.  They kill their own, the people who look like them, live like them, and live next to them.  
One of the suspects arrested
Children have been shot, children have been killed, a pregnant woman, La Bibi was shot in the back, and survived, it is unknown if her unborn child was injured, or the pregnancy compromised. There are thousands living in these places, and this is the reality for them.  Their friends have been murdered, their relatives have been kidnapped, or shot.  

They have little chance or choice to escape the colonias, the frenzied, dizzying, nauseating violence that consumes them.  As they grow older, they are the recruits, to watch corners, or count money, or weigh and package crystal, growing into the killers that terrorized their communities years ago. 

In front of La Bibi's house, Zeta Tijuana reports, 20 buckets of soap and water, could not clean the blood stains from the concrete, I am not sure anything will.  




41 comments:

  1. Gawd what a loss. Those were the Mexicans that would put the first Mexican on the moon.

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    1. You commented in another article, too. Keep your stupid comments to yourself.

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    2. Hey I was thinking something along the same lines. Good one bro

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  2. Heartbreaking hardly.
    You want to play you got to pay!

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    1. They always come to the same end. She had thousands of dollars AND pesos, why did she refuse to pay? Didn't she know what would happen? She could have gotten her family all tortured to death. What the hell's wrong with people like her? Poverty is a mofo

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    2. 11:03 Squeezed by the authorities, La Bibi needed to make bail for the pendejo husband, the menudistas could have waited but nooo, they'd rather lose a friend than a dollar or some peisos...real capitalist...

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    3. She didn't have thousands of dollars or else she would have paid any debt if there was one at all. I've read several articles on this trail tragedy and most don't have the whole story right.

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  3. RIP to all the dead. So very sad x

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  4. Anyone at all connected is fair game ,hella said anyway .

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  5. The Sinaloa junkies are starting to kill each other, this would be great news if the meth heads could leave the children alone.

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  6. Los Sinaloas fighting for crumbs.

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  7. She should of payed up or at least made payments

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  8. I feel for the children brought up into the drug subculture by their parents; children, innocent at first and believing in a twisted sense of normal taught by the elders around them, only to become adults and young parents themselves, and so the cycle continues.

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    1. That really is the saddest part, the viscous cycle , children drowning in a whirlpool of ignorance, addiction and violence with no options ; I read several reports on this incidents, thanks J for packaging it for us.

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    2. What do you expect when the secretaries of education steal the budget to buy themselves yachts and residences by the hundreds in Mexico and a few dozen million dollar homes on the us?
      Of course, US banks have a duty to make sure the funds they receive come from legitimate sources, but who cares?
      Then there are the private security corporations with a lot of mouths to feed through extortion and kidnappings, they don't have minimum wages paid by the government to supplement their Plasa and Piso payments to the governors and "some for the military zone commanders to wet their beaks" like Don Fanucci de rancho

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  9. most of the murders are for crumbs only the top dogs eat and usually they are the politicians

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  10. I don’t think I could ever consider any massacre small..

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  11. Wow, life is cheap in Mexico. 3,500 to 4,000 US dollars causes a massacre? Jesus.

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    1. If you read it was peso's not dollars so in reality they killed for a lot less but got lucky that they had a couple thousand US dollars there but that was pure luck. These guy's kill for damn near nothing.

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    2. 10:11 report sez $2 000.00 dollars and several thousand pesos, but don't bother checking...
      --I know it won't make you any smarter

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    3. @10:11 is right.

      They were killed for roughly $200 USD...

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    4. 4:30 you must be argentinian, "Che Mamón"
      How is $2000.00 usd DOLLARS and a few thousand pesos equal to $200.00 usd?
      Vete pal rincón, cabeza de burro.

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  13. The story had a powerful impactful style (kind of like Charles Bowden's ...RIP).
    I feel that Mexico continues to slide deeper and deeper into the "shithole" abyss and that nothing can save it short of a violent revolution. Imo, politics and social engineering reforms of all kinds have not worked and are unlikely to work because good intentions are readily corrupted by corrupt Mexicans themselves. Until endemic and systemic corruption is dealt with massacres like this will continue.
    Mexico-Watcher

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    1. 11:15 you tire my patience, again
      You seem to be advocating for a government whose efforts to educate and civilize a population beyond repair in spite of all the best government intentions, and you are wrong.
      --As the Mexican richess flies out of the country to the politicians and businessmen banksters and their favorite drug traffickers and their global associates to Panama or the Cayman Islands, Suiza, Odebrecht or new york, all that rolls downhill to the Mexican people is the BULLSHIT, while their government owned properties (National Patrimony) get stolen as if the managers were russian Oligarchs...
      --don't contribute to it by sowing confusion, you seem to be much more educated than that, remember they are doing it to the whole African continent, not even the deserts or their hungry famined inhabitants are safe...

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  14. Amen Mexico Watcher

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  15. not respecting woman and children is coward and poorly training of sicarios a couple hours to do surveillance wount hurt target eliminate mission accomplished no innocent no children
    Negro Veneno

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    1. Not respecting children is cowardly, some women will cut your throat.

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    2. Once demonized, lowly members of the drug trafficking community are worthless, specially if they don't "pay", and they don't even have to owe anything, like victims of kidnapping, they just have to pay to the medium level narco-menudista... who is also demonized and fit to murder as soon as he facks up, obody will want to be fingered when these guys sing.

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  16. Probably killers, being from California, didn't speak very good spanish and the Tijuanos didn't understand what they wanted! Like Betito and the Zetas Trevinos many of mass murderers in Mexico are Mexican-Americans!

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    1. 2:2i probably you better wait until they are paraded on the news, maybe the police facked up arresting these suspects, who would come from califas to BC to murder some pinchis grameros?

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  17. The bloody gore taking place throughout Mexico is like watching a Quentin Tarantino flick.. Kill Bill comes to mind. Except this isn't fiction, real people die daily. No closing credits list will ever be ran here. bY_mE

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    1. 5:01, yeep, wonder who sells all those weapons to all those murdering mexicans, they make millions of dollars off the weapons, paid for with what little moneys promised the Mexican sicarios make from their drug consignments and laundered by the American banksters, and they are ready to cash in on the privatizing of the Mexican paraestatales courtesy of the corrupt Mexican governments the have coopted.
      --Mexicans are not born with guns in their pampers sugar...

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  18. 12:40am I agree with you spare the innocent. But let's face it that was old school 80's , 90's. The "rules" have been for years eroding away. Domestic drug abuse has spiked in Mexico. Meth zombies, the addicts themselves are the cartel enforcers.

    The old saying "Throw the rule book out the window" is a understatement, it's more like they took the rule book and wiped their ass with it. bY_mE

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  19. Low life dealers killing low life dealers for low life money.

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  20. If her husband was incarcerated since 2013 how was she pregnant?

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    1. sex? jk

      mexico has conjugal visits at some jails, especially state prisons, or maybe she had simply moved on.

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    2. Chivitas is right.

      They never said WHO’s baby it was.

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    3. They have conjugal visits in many Mexican jails. That's how she got pregnant.

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  21. Gente de la tía Juana tried to blame CTNG for this. It’s so obvious that gente de la tia Juana works for CDS

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  22. This bitch is dumb as hell.

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