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Monday, April 16, 2012

Durango state attorney general says she pulled security detail

By Chris Covert

The Durango state Fiscalia General del Estado (FGE) or attorney general told an assembly of the state Chamber of Deputies that she takes responsibility for pulling the security detail only hours before her predecessor was kidnapped and murdered, according to Mexican news accounts.
Sonia Yadira de la Garza Fragoso

Sonia Yadira de la Garza Fragoso appeared last Friday before a session of the Durango state Chamber of Deputies to give a report on her department following what she says is a final account of one of the worst mass graves in modern Mexican history.

Her predecessor, Ramiro Ortiz Aguirre, was kidnapped last March 28th near a shopping center in Durango city, and was later found shot to death near the village of Estacion El Chorro.
Click here to read the Borderland Beat story on the abduction and murder of Ramiro Ortiz Aguirre
News accounts at the time of the discovery of the body mentioned Ortiz Aguirre's personal state provided security detail had been mysteriously pulled only hours before he was abducted and later murdered.  Those accounts failed to mention how or why the detail had been pulled.

In her presentation to Durango legislators, she did not elaborate her reasons for pulling the detail and stopped short of saying she personally ordered it pulled.
Ramiro Ortiz Aguirre

It was during the term of Ortiz Aguirre in April 2011, when the first of 331 dead were exhumed mostly around Durango city, but he resigned in June 2011 before he completed his concurrent term.

As exhumations continued throughout 2011 with the help of Mexican federal security forces, mainly Mexican Army units.  The exhumations were completed last January 2012.

In her presentation, Yadira de la Garza Fragoso broke down the grim  statistics of the mass graves.
  • 331 individuals were found in total.
  • Of those, 303 were male, 22 were female, and the rest were unidentifiable.
  • Of the 13 graves uncovered, eight were found in Durango city totalling 301 dead.  This total eclipses by 108 dead the mass graves uncovered in San Fernando municipality in Nuevo Leon the same spring-summer of 2011.
  • In Lerdo municipality two mass graves were uncovered with a total of 10 dead, six of whom have already been identified. Seven suspects were detained in connection with those dead.
  • In San Juan del Rio municipality nine dead were also found, one whom was identified.
  • In Santiago Papasquiaro municipality eight dead were found, but none were identified.
  • In Cuencame municipality three dead were found.  Three suspects have been detained in connection with that grave.
  • 258 were killed by strangulation
  • 17 were killed by gunshot.
  • 15 were killed by suffocation.
  • Seven were beaten to death.
  • 34 died from indeterminate causes.
Yadira de la Garza Fragoso also told legislators that the difference between national crime statistics and the state's were more than 1,000 murders were committed in Durango state, instead of 600.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Dug War and national political news for


  1. She's using the breakdown of the graves as a distraction of the blunder ordering off the security detail. These are two separate issues. Her decision was based on something besides making bad call. They should her charge her with the equivalent of accessory to murder in mexico.

  2. She pulled the security detail.
    She informed the killers he was not protected.
    She was paid handsomely and also got his job.

  3. This lady needs to be arrested immediately, she is fully responsible for his murder!!!!


  5. You just can't make this shit up.
    This the type of shit that be in the Movies.

  6. Like da sayin goes " live by the gun , just know you gonna die by 1" - I live it

  7. Business as in Mexico.

  8. Pull her security!

  9. You can only get away with this shit in meixco, any other country would have her arse hanging from rope.

  10. this women has nothing to do.many people in durango says this guy was responsible or accomplice on this mass is the other guy who disappeared and was found a couple days ago dead.a comandante from DEI. i think nobody leaves this world before u pay what u owe!

  11. She let him dangle. This is business everywhere all the way back to the cavemen.

  12. Why do they all look like Hillary Clinton

  13. Charge her for murder!

  14. who writes the posts on this forum ?
    are you Mexicans or Americans ?

  15. "April 16, 2012 3:22 PM
    Anonymous said...
    You can only get away with this shit in meixco, any other country would have her arse hanging from rope."

    What other country, the US ? Why is Eric Holder still on the job then ? Obama says he did not know anything about Fast & Furious " and he's running for reelection even after he promised he would look into legalization.This administration armed the cartels and then they lecture their president for the carnage.The banking elites that destroyed the US economy are still on the job, nobody has gone to jail in four years. Hell, some of them are working on the administration, like Tim Geithner. Obama is now busy targeting fully licensed medical shops. So where do they have the justice that you speak of ? Instead of badmouthing other countries you should look at our own mess too before judging others. If it wasn't for the fallacy of the US "war on drugs" we wouldn't even be talking about this shit. By the way, it's spelled Mexico, pendejo ...

  16. abue"lito ca"britoApril 17, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Anonymous said...
    who writes the posts on this forum ?
    are you Mexicans or Americans ?
    April 17, 2012 6:31 AM

    both anybody..everybody

    @ April 17, 2012 8:27 AM

    you said it ..obama is a tool of the international banker cartel

  17. 8:27 AM

    typical Mexican response: "look at the US.." NO look at YOUR country. the level of corruption in Mexico is no where near comparable to the United States. 50% of the country is under criminal rule as is Mexico. The instances of high level corruption are to numerous to name. Just do a search on this blog lol

    No one even brought up the United States but somehow it's always injected into the conversation. WHY?

  18. April 17, 2012 8:27 AM .
    Its the USA's fault.Its Mexico's fault.
    Its all the fault of the USA,the diabollocks hunger for drugs,is destroying the whole world.
    Its all a master plan to steal Mexico's oil?
    Everyone is trying to destroy Mexico,the whole world is against poor little Mexico.
    Mexico has no problems at all.

  19. who writes the posts on this forum ?
    are you Mexicans or Americans ?

    The author of this story is definitely American.

  20. This woman is the Attorney General of the Mexican State of Durango, why does anyone wonder that Mexico is in constant turmoil, Yes Obama is the pres of the USA and Eric Holder is the U.S./A.G. and look at their track record? So am I a racist if I question the performance of these jewels, How about Treasury guru Geitner? What has happened to the ELECTORATE of N. America??

  21. U.S, just legalise it.

  22. U wanna talk bout coruption watch ur twin towers in flames and kniw bush was a sale out u dunm basterd

  23. April 17, 2012 8:50 PM .
    "U wanna talk bout coruption watch ur twin towers in flames and kniw bush was a sale out u dunm basterd"

    I know dude,it was Bush and his dastardly plan to rule the entire world.He knew all about a gang of Islamic cranks,and the plan to fly into the Twin Towers?Did you see all that evidence?
    You got to be Mexican,or you live in a bunker with loads of guns,and don't pay taxes?Am i right or wrong.

  24. That's great and fantastic stuffs for security purpose. It is fascinating for me and it is really a complete. wrongful death


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