Wednesday, July 8, 2020

CHILD SICARIO: Thousands of children are committing murder for Mexican drug cartels

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS  Fox San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — Sad numbers are painting a grim picture as to the number of children who are being charged with murder in Mexico. Children who are often lured to serve at the cartel's whim

This video went viral last year in December, captured at an intersection in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. The murderer, an underage boy who carried out this hit in the middle of the day with numerous eyewitnesses around. Three months later he was captured.

According to the state of Chihuahua, he is just one of thousands of kids who commit murder for organized crime.

During a sit down interview with a Sicario in Chihuahua, he explained why he started killing at the age of 14, "Young kids, 14, 15 years old who kill just for meth. They kill for food. Money for food. My dad was a drunk and there was no money for food, so I had to go out and make money."


Last year the Attorney General's office says over 1,800 children were prosecuted in Mexico for murder. This young man is one of 298 in Chihuahua alone being prosecuted for murder. As Fox San Antonio showed you last month, the cartels recruit young children by providing basic necessities. According to former Homeland Security agent in charge Ari Jimenez, the pandemic has created a new recruitment opportunity for the cartels.

"They are targeting the young children growing up in challenge communities. They don't have anything to look forward to, but the cartel is there to tell them - I am here for you and you can come work for me," said Jimenez.

The states with the highest number of children prosecuted for murder are Sonora, Jalisco, Chihuahua and the state of Mexico. All states where cartels are strong. In Sonora, the Sinaloa cartel is strong. In Jalisco, CJNG or Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, which as you see in this video was giving food to the poor to help during the pandemic. In Chihuahua, the Juarez cartel and in the state of Mexico a mixture of several cartels.

Our law enforcement experts in Mexico tell us that the situation will get worse as long as there is need and the children can be persuaded to help their families by picking up a gun in name of a cartel.

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13 comments:

  1. I understand the poor uneducated teen that goes out and commits murder for the cartel; they don’t have any viable opportunities for economic advancement. However, this young man was filmed laughing with glee as he and his buddies sped away from that murder—that type of remorseless act doesn’t come from poverty, it comes from enjoyment of the murder. No estamos tontos.

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    1. I'm not a phycologist like you sir, but maybe that was just nervous laughter and kids feeding off of each other for support and to help them feel a part of a group. Just saying !

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  2. "This pandemic created an opportunity for these kids to commit murder" narrative is false.
    Economic reasons are why many fall victims to criminal activities. Poverty stricken areas often have a much higher rate of crime. This along with the lack of social services from government agencies to provide assistance to those unfortunate.
    Many would also say,"a product of one's society".

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  3. 10:34 young people will singer and say who is their employer, they get hired because society forgives minors for everything, and they know it, but their employers know it even better, i'd suggest death penalty for heads of these teenager's gangs, won't be hard to catch them and make a case un a courthouse but beware of "montajes" Luke those of Genarco Garciaa luna, luis Cárdenas palomino, carlos Loret de molah, López doriga, la señora Isabel Miranda de Wallace AND omar garcia harfuch whose "montajes" in the clases against Union Tepito, el ojos, el lunares, and his case for his own impunity are getting REAL OLD...

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  4. With permission may I recommend that young people 12 and under be referred to as "Children" while 12 - 18 years old be titled "youths". How would you describe Chamacos? Again I will ask. Until FUERO is eliminated hope and lessons are futile.

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  5. i understand that those kids have a hard life, but i don't think thats a valid excuse for becoming a murderer

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    1. In this case, you have to live a hard life to understand

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  6. They are TEENAGERS not children. Stop exaggerating people!

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  7. Border towns are the WORSE in Mexico, full of DRUGS, poverty and CARTELS..

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  8. 326 yeah it’s kinds like the excuse Americans made me do it because they buy drugs. Méxicoz excuses for their problems aré getting old. Mexico corruption is because of America or Americans buy drugs so it is ok to behead and dismember other Mexicans. I’m thinking Mexican youth look up to and admire the lifestyle of narco culture and want to be involved in it.

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    1. Oh shut up with that America's fault... America ha dalwaus fine drugs but the homicide rate wasn't what it is now. This all lies on Mexico.

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    2. Damn what the hell did I type.

      América has always had drugs...

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    3. 842 please reread the post of 933. You missed the sarcasm.

      America hA dal waz finó jajajaja
      So defensive, jeez

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