Friday, March 15, 2019

Alleged members of the CDN phone journalists from NL to charge them "fees"

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MONTERREY, NL.- At least a dozen local journalists received calls from alleged members of the Northeast Cartel (CDN) -the former Zetas- to demand payment in exchange for not harming their families, threats that were made with accurate data such as addresses and media in which they work.

"They called me at a private phone number twice. Almost nobody has that number," commented one of the affected journalists who spoke with Apro , under the condition that his name be kept anonymous.

The journalist, who specializes in digital media, noted that he met other colleagues in the online press who were also called by the same method.

"I came to think that it was a common extortion call, which happen daily to families in Mexico ... But my surprise came when talking to colleagues I learned that they had received a similar call"
"They called me ... they wanted 500 thousand pesos," another communicator said.

Some of those affected are managers of digital media, and others are legal representatives or act as owners of news companies.

The threats to the Nuevo León media are coupled with an upsurge in violence throughout the northeast, which has led to an increase in violent crime statistics.

A second journalist who received threats described the call: A man who identifies himself as a member of the Northeast Cartel demands "cooperation."

"In exchange for cooperation, he offers to not bother you or mess with your family," added the reporter who collaborates with electronic media.

He said that to reinforce the threat, the offender mentioned the address in he was at in that moment.

He said that the call is from an out-of-state mobile phone and the number was given to the authorities.

Other extortion calls were made public by the local news sinpelos.mx , where nine journalists counted the threats they received on their mobile phones.

"Members of organized crime claim to have all the personal information of the communicator and their families, and then request the payment of monthly fees in exchange for allowing them to carry out their work," says journalist Víctor Badillo.

The violence also manifested itself against reporters and local media in Tamaulipas.

The most important threat was suffered by the Expreso newspaper, in Ciudad Victoria, at the end of last December, when criminals from a criminal group abandoned a cooler with a human head at the entrance of the newspaper and a "narcomensaje" on the side.

“For newspapers allied with million (dollar) agreements with (Gov. Francisco Garcia) Cabeza de Vaca, they are not going to save you and here is the proof.” the message said

The attack caused some five journalists to enter the program for the Protection of Journalists and Human Rights Defenders of the Ministry of the Interior.

42 comments:

  1. In a more advanced country authorities would intervene. Clandestine counter terror operations would trace call data to the original geographic locations and proper investigations would be undertaken.
    Or maybe the government doesn't appreciate the truth spread by a free press. In any case this will tamp down interest in some talented persons entering the journalism business going forward.

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    1. The Mexican government could intervene and find the originators of the calls, but they choose not to.

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    2. In an advanced country like oil rich Saudi Arabia where they murder their journalists with no backlash or outrage or action from any other "advanced" country in the world including the "advanced" good old U.S. of Lame ? yeah , um ok dude.

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    3. Mexico does not want advancement, as long as the corruption continues, the government is happy. Notice the high homicide rates, nothing is being done to curb it, not even with the new president. He just offers poems to the people.

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    4. 12:41

      All you need is a burn phone(one time use phone) or one time use sim cards and no one can locate anybody.

      It is not as you see in the movies lol

      Zetas always were tech savy.

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    5. BARAPEM was tech savvy, in the Mexican capital they had all the best technology when they were tha police and the Mexican army also had the military School of Communications, they still have it working to hide CC4 communications and to locate criminals and to extort with reckless abandon, I am sure billionaire Carlos Slim Helu has some of them working for his Plataforma Mexico where he becomes the Mexican Bladdermir Putin still allied with criminal. assassin drug trafficker genarco garcia luna, his partner...

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    6. Use United States phones.

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    7. 9:25 all the phones are made in China, and they are all used to spy on all the people, they have been discovered to have bugs from all the rival countries and they spy even if they are turned off recording your every fart in the toilet,
      some even take picshurs, so try and smile

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  2. Who has the telephones data?
    Slim must be working with the cartel, he made his first millions of peisos from his brother Commander Julian slim helu extorting victims of DFS and later drug traffickers when he was director of airports.
    PEMEX uses huachicoleros helped by their technicians, TELMEX uses their technicians to do their cyber crimes and spying, maybe get and live in a refuge surrounded with WALLS?
    REPORTERS, QUIT FOR YOUR FAMILIES AND BECOME ANONYMOUS, because the government has pawns like Z40 alias la Chorrienta and Z porky 42, but won't use them, just advice them next journalist that gets whacked on the zone they will get murdered in prison, CDN= Cartel Don Nadies

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    1. What did El 40 ever do to you you sound bitter?

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    2. 11:18 Z Chorrienta betrayed Los Zetas, caused the separation of el Taliban and the death by disappearance of my compadre Comandante Lazca, he also lost the rancho and the caballos in Oklahoma, then serenaded EL Chapo in Almoloya... Pinchi maricon...

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    3. El 40 prevented me from seeing my family in Nuevo Laredo in peace. He destroyed my sense of cheer visiting La Frontera. Get him to max and sit him in a cell that will covert him into a vegetable.

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    4. Last time I read about La Z Chorrienta he was practicing for life in Cd Juarez by yelling "Arriiba Juaareeez", pinchi comeninos.

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  3. Not surprising. Extortion has always been the Zetas's bread and butter.

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  4. Wow n journalist are being extorted, hope they don't bother are beloved Chivis.

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  5. Fake news cdn already own all the press in Nuevo León Coahuila and parts of tamps they’re an extremely rich cartel as they have i35 into American and ties in Europe they don’t need to extort for pesos

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    1. Even when they owned half the country the Zetas didn't stop engaging in lowlife activities like extorting, kidnapping, carjacking and selling counterfeit crap.

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    2. They aren’t as strong and wealthy as they were in the early 2010’s. They still move but nowhere near the old days.

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    3. 4:28 fake news is what u spreading here by saying dont need to extort...thats how they make their money since they dont have big money producing connections broke ass marucheros

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    4. lol, they don't pay their estakas nor halcones. extortion like this makes money, they're looking how to make money at all cost.

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    5. CDN can't get the trevinas outta prison, becos the maruchanero world is kinda broke...
      The coahuila press is owned by the moreiros and in NL is owned by the family of former governor rodrigo medina and el bronco. Tamaulipas is owned by tejanos and governor cabeza de cagadas de vacas...the CDN DOES NOT OWN SHIT!!!.

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    6. That is true .... but the lower level guys or just some random criminal usually do this sort of thing the bosses dont need to do stuff like this ... people tend to forget that regular criminals still exist

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    7. CDN can't even get a hold of Monterrey's prisons GTFO with those lies!

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  6. off topic but interesting article on "being careful in Baja" with some excellent tips for surfers and travelers.

    https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/expert-advice-surfers-traveling-baja/43820?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=topical-expert-advice-surfers-traveling-baja&fbclid=IwAR1VKODWX1JOCrApxPnSAZeYSwjOiuA4gkPgWiFQ3JpfZ-DotJxp42pr5PE

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    1. @4:33 anonymous re surfing in Baja. "IF" you think the tips in the

      https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/expert-advice-surfers-traveling-baja/43820?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=topical-expert-advice-surfers-traveling-baja&fbclid=IwAR1VKODWX1JOCrApxPnSAZeYSwjOiuA4gkPgWiFQ3JpfZ-DotJxp42pr5PE

      references and advice are enough, you are very much mistaken. After digesting hundreds of stories of what horrible things occur in Mexico, I would NOT go anywhere near the place.
      I read some of the advice in the articles and concluded they were very thin and basically useless and too comforting. Mexico is a failed State and a danger to"any" gringo.

      I met recently met a "gringo" in jail who traveled in Mexico to Ensenada BC, and he drank a little too much and was restated taking a piss in some bushes. He was arrested and thrown in jail .... No problem, so far. He was given the "scare the shit out of you treatment" and coerced to hire a lawyer ... which he did by calling his parents in the USA. Long story short... between fines, police extortion,Mexican lawyers and related expenses by other parasites, his family doled out about $25,000 American dollars to get his stupid ass back to the States. IMO, this gringo idiot got off easy because much worse could have happened.
      Evil people in Mexico are sometime indistinguishable from "nice" people and some use this outward cover to victimize plump gringos in various ways. It is safe to assume that ignorant "kumbahyah" type gringos traveling in Mexico have a huge target painted on their stupid backs.
      And that lame advice about being respectful and low key is O.K. but only minor factor because the bad guy are wise to that, and in fact can use this as a sign that they have "lame" pollo in their sights.
      My Advice: Gringos, stay the hell out of Mexico because it is not all about returning back alive...it is about a host of lots of other bad shit that can happen and that is not newsworthy.
      Mexico-Watcher

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    2. Hmm... Title needs changed to don't go to Baja...

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    3. 4:33 I agree with 10:09
      But by selecting and sending to Google you find Whaa's up

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    4. Mexico Watcher---a little presumptuous I say. He/she did not say using these tips are enough of anything. He took the time to share an interesting article with some tips. this is productive and always welcomed.

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  7. Diganles a esos hijos de su reputa madre que se pongan a jalar. Si handan extorcionando no so cartel. Son unos pinches huevones quitandole al pueblo lo poco que tienen el cdn no vale verga. Ni los treviños jotos ni los que les lamben los huevos.

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    1. Pendejo todos los carteles cobran quotas deja d oir corridos pinche chavalon

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  8. And that's why you get total media blackouts in parts of the country! I pray for them and their families safely.
    Mn

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  9. There isn't going to be any businesses left in Mexico.What happens then?Does communism take over and the government has to run the businesses out of necessity?They certainly won't put up with that crap from criminals?My point is where does it end?Or when do they clamp down?

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    1. 9:26 as soon as the police Commander gets whacked off for not delivering, and he can chose his pallbearers to carry him to hell after they all get whacked with him too, they should all pay as a team for betraying or letting down The People...

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    2. In what world do you live in?
      Extortion exists in every sector of the globe. Has America ever turned to communism due to extortion?
      Extortion is a normal way to obtain permits, political office ect.
      It's one the oldest rackets of generating income.

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    3. 8:32 extorting political contributions and favors from foreign entities (IN SECRET!) is still a Sin on the US

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  10. Fkn. Scum lowlifes. Ponganse a trabajar perros

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  11. Ain't nothing to see here, move along, no crisis at the border. We will hear nothing of this from the mass media or anything else regarding violence and lawlessness along the southern border because it doesn't fit their agenda.

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    1. Sffu just like it doesn't fit your agenda.cause you can care less what's happening in the southern border pendejo where its Mexico not USA.but like a good right winger fear mongering cowards u come up with this bullshit. I bet you don't even live in a border town Che pendejonn

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    2. Truth is; it's not in American interest to be informed of such crises. How many others are experiencing a form of crisis? Whether humanitarian or form of political turmoil?
      Mexico needs to stem this from within. Not with foreign intermediaries.

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    3. Here in South Texas, we deal with lawlessness from Mexico every day. From the car bailouts, as smugglers smash through ranch fences, to the camps and homes broke into and ransacked by trespassing illegals, the vehicle theft rackets, the human and drug smuggling...the list goes on and on. Do yall hear about it on the media? No, but we live it. Go bury your head in the sand. I support the rule of law, not anarchy.

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    4. @5:45

      America has been generous enough assisting many countries financially and economically.
      IMO many of such gratitudes were met with disappointment and reprisals.

      America first already!

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    5. 5:26 giving Mexico one peiso at gun point to steal one hundred dollars worth of juicy contracts for life may be business,
      But it is not generous or charity or financial nor economical assistance, it is all about exploitation.

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