Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Alejo Garza’s Final Stand Made Into a Comic


Video translation is as follows:
Ciro Gómez Leyva: And speaking of poignant stories. Many may not remember him but 9 years ago in 2011 we discovered. And it was our turn to make known the story of Alejo Garza Tamez.

A man who was 77 at the time, who died defending his property. A ranch of his in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. A group of Los Zetas had warned him that they wanted his ranch

This person resisted. And he faced them, he waited for them armed and alone. And the Zetas killed him. This month the Italian writers the famous Italian writers Panini is going to sell a comic with the story of Don Alejo.


It’s a comic titled El Viejo Y El Narco. A recreation of this case. The main character appears on the cover whom they identify as Alejo Garza holding a rifle, a domestic rifle.

Most of the information has been modified because it’s a recreation based on real events. They change the name, the character, the date of the events and even the name of the ranch.

In the story of the comic it’s reported that a group of hitmen arrived at the ranch San Juan, owned by Alejo. They ordered the man to hand over his property.

And they gave him 24 hours to leave otherwise he would be killed. That afternoon Alejo decided that he would not give the ranch to the criminals. He took out his hunting weapons and waited 24 hours, the deadline given by the hitmen.

In the early morning when they returned Don Alejo received them as he said with gunfire. The comic was produced by the Spaniards Ricardo Vílbor and Max Vento who knew the story 8 years ago through the writer.

Well, they knew who he was, they knew about the work we had done. From the writer and journalist Arturo Pérez Reverte. The project to make this into a comic began in 2015. It concluded last year and in a few days whoever wants to buy it can buy it in Mexico.

El Viejo y El Narco was distributed in early 2019 in France and Spain. With an initial printing of 5000 copies. And on January 29, in a couple of weeks it will be on sale in Mexico.

For backstory see Chivis' post of 2013 using this hyperlink

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat   Source

18 comments:

  1. Yes! Also why dont they make corridos about the real heroes, the ones that stand up to tyranny and violence and greed and hate. That man was a real hero, who died standing up to thugs.

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  2. I came across BB after a friend (police officer) posted this story on his FB page. Sadly, one of the best stories I’ve read...Don Alejo was a true Mexican patriot.

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    1. The one I wrote in 2013? if not take a look. This man was an amazing human being

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    2. I believe so. If I’m not mistaken he worked or owned an “abarrotes” business and was part of a hunting club...in the LeBaron incident they mentioned you can own certain caliber guns and rifles if you’re part of a hunting club???

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    3. He just the greatest. Other citizens need take up Arms and protect their families. This Cartel Government will not protect u.

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    4. yes! I dug deep and found his membership. People think it is illegal to own guns in Mx not so, but it is expensive and restrictions on caliber. the easiest way is to join a gun club for targeting and hunting.

      some calibers are also lawful if a person lives in a very rural environment as don alejo was

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  3. My grand uncle would had been happy to see this. RIP tio ale

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    1. are you related to the Jorge tamez in chicago. he's from your neck of the woods.

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  4. Courageous man. RIP don alejo

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  5. Don Alejo is a real Hero of the people, defending his property. I have seen so many innocent honest Mexican lose everything and the government does not care. I had very little property and los that. I am very fortunate I have a house in Brownsville. This a outstanding article.

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  6. Estuviera mas chingona ke NARCOS la uvieran filmado pedo YA KE

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  7. Not available in the states? Thats some bole shet

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  8. Mexicos founding fathers must be rolling in their grave, to the sight of what Mexico has turned into.

    El pueblo Mexicano needs to rise up, the entire country.
    People like Don Alejo Garza is the inspiration Mexico desperately needs to take their country back from the narcos and the corrupt politicos.

    Viva Mexico!!

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  9. It makes me feel sad each time I read about Alejo. He was a true hero and they should name streets and plazas after him not for sending kids into war to get slaughtered (niño héroes)

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    1. 8:45 the Castillo de Chapultepec was Mexico's Military College, the Niños Heroes chose to defend their school where they studied as military cadets, the school director was independence war hero General Nicolas Bravo, and the cadets defending were volunteers, with no bone spurs to stop them...
      The invading US armies needed to take their school just because, their general Winfield Scott may have got another medal, the US stole another piece of Mexico, that was the whole point, years later another Win Scott would become "Our Man In Mexico" (a book title) he founded the CIA puppet, the mexican DFS Wholesale drug traffickers to fight communism through drug trafficking to the US...

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  10. que viva Don Alejo! huevos de acero.

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    1. 7:30 no names güey, le hubieran botado las balas...
      Years later in Villa Cardenas, communidad de Francisco R. Murgia, Nieves, Zacatecas...
      "joven repele ataque de sicarios en Villa Cardenas"
      Mata dos y hiere a otros dos que querian sus armas... martes 11 de Marzo 2011.
      ntrzacatecas.com/2011/03/01/confirma-procurador-de-justicia-enfrentamiento-en-nieves/

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  11. I can only imagine how many men have lost their lives (and their families) to these groups of organized mostly unorganized crime. For as many faggots and predators that there is in Mexico there is as many brave men.
    RIP Don Alejo

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