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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Armed suspects enter Jicamorachi in Chihuahua

By Chris Covert

A large group  of armed suspects entered the village of Jicamorachi in Urique municipality in extreme western Chihuahua state Tuesday, according to Mexican news accounts.

According to a news report posted on the website of El Diario de Juarez Wednesday, an unidentified individual called the newspaper saying that armed suspects entered Jicamorachi sometime in the morning, firing weapons and threatening residents if they did not leave.  The caller said that some residences had been torched.

At the time of the story, a telephone call was placed to the town clerk of Urique municipality, who was identified as  Jaime Banda, who said he was unaware of the incursion by armed suspects.

However, according to a separate news account posted on the website of El Norte news daily, Carlos Gonzalez of the Chihuahua state Fiscalia general del Estado (FGE) or attorney general confirmed that three residences had been torched in Jicamorachi, firearms were fired, but no report of injuries had been made.

Urique municipality is no stranger to drug and gang violence.  The most recent violent incident last November involved the murder of a local Sinaloa Cartel leader, Antonio Erives Arduño, 39, who was beheaded.  The discovery of the body led to a shootout between elements of the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels.

According to a news account which appeared on the website of El Diario de Coahuila news daily by Red Libre Periodismo  writer Patricia Mayorga, last February armed suspects entered two mining camps in Urique municipality and kidnapped six men and stole two vehicles, cell phones and other items.  The armed suspects also threatened to kill miners if they did not leave the area.

Both cartel compete in the area for routes and growing areas, and both treat local indigenous people as serfs if they do not cooperate.

Also in Jicamorachi two years ago a feud between two families led to six homes torched, another ten damaged by gunfire and four vehicles torched.  The village, according to an archived news account posted on he website of El Mexicano news daily, Jicamorachi is evenly divided between supporters of the two competing families.

According to a separate archived news account posted on the website of Milenio news daily, the most recent census data puts the population of the village at 374 inhabitants, of which 95 are men and 171 are women. The male population reduction is mainly due to migration. About 30 structures are in the village which are classified as residences.
Jicamorachi is in a remote area of the Sierras de Tarahumara, so much so it takes about six hours to get from Urique, the municipal seat to the village.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for and


  1. men,if their are any men. i hope these misdeeds move some to action. you will find that you have more cartel in your US cities than even your local law enforcement agencies can handle.

    1. Yea no shit ,they have been here since the 50's with the original mafias
      We need to clean up these ghettos in the US ,they look like a third world country
      All they do is prostitute ,steal ,rape ,murder and prey on CITIZENS to make a living

    2. There are ghettos in the USA that look like Africa
      They dont bring ANYTHING to the US economy

    3. Well what they cant handle we are well armed enough as citizens to help take care of the rest of the gotta be careful here whose house u go to raid u might not leave alive

  2. Click here: Knights Templar Drug Cartel Burns Michoacan, Western State In Mexico

  3. I remember reading a book about the Comanches and Apaches invading the Chihuahua state. They caused a lot of destruction every year.

    There were also the home-grown bandidos.

    In 21st centrury Chihuahua state is still a dangerous land.

  4. May 23, 2013 at 1:14 AM
    "men,if their are any men. i hope these misdeeds move some to action"
    There are many"men"but it is east to throw stones at people hundreds of miles away.What can we do?It is men who are committing these atrocities.There is violence and chaos in many areas of the world.Some Mexican"men"are standing up and fighting,enough of this bullshit,where a crew of 80 can cow thousands.But,Mexico is very complicated in this regard,it is cultural and endemic,a way of life.How do you sort this out?I sure don't know,but the government don't seem to be very worried and may even facilitate parts of it?Big problem.

  5. I always wondered what happend with that whole situation out there after i read that story about antonio erives.that was by far one of the best storys i have read on this website.

  6. $42,000 per objective to whomever kills felipe calderon, carlos salinas, and enrique pena nieto

  7. I wonder if the writer would stop referring to "armed suspects". These are "armed criminals" or "members of an armed criminal gang". A "suspect", on the other hand, is a person who IS THOUGHT to have committed some crime (who is suspected of committing a crime). These bastards are not "suspects". We know they committed certain crimes (and so very sadly, Mexico being what it is, will probably enjoy immunity, and continue to commit more.) If, in the very unlikely event that they're brought to trial, jailed for thirty, forty or fifty years, they might well be let out at night to commit more.
    My heart grieves.

  8. 95 + 171 = 266

    I wondered about that too, but I suspect the difference is the number of children in town.

  9. La guerra aquí no se acabado. La plaza se esta calentando a consecuencia de la guerra entre la Línea y la gente nueva. ?La pregunta que me pregunto es esta : esteran la masacres en Chihuahua relacionadas con la guerra de la Mochemera en Sinaloya? A mi se me hace ke estas paralelas guerras no son coincidencias. A la mejor la alianza ke hizo el Mochomo no fue con el Chapo, sin con CDJ y los Carillo Fuentes Leyva. Y si algo la historia de los contrarios del narco trafico en México los a ensenaro es esto : las tácticas de las organizaciónes delictivas van hacer sanguinarias. Cuando hay por el medió mil milliones de dólares de negoció ilícito para conseguir, y con el apoyo de autoridades corruptas, la sangre va a seguir derramandose en Chihuahua. Y la línea y la gente nueva tienen una abundancia de r-15s, cuernos, calibre 50s, lanza granadas, etc. para llevar acabo esta sanguinaria guerra.

    "Los gringos no tienen fin, siguen y siguen comprando"- "El Jefe de la Sierra" por los Tucanes de Tijuana

  10. Con k pokito entretienen ala gente, Mejor dense una vuelta pal Puerto jaivo pake deberas miren como la rifan los del cartel

  11. There was never a treaty with cds in chih, whomever said that was lying, southern chih is influenced by cds, especially parral, but cdj is makin its move into the sierras and south chih to regain its turf, so it seems,there will never be peace, to many dead to many family fueds

  12. Bla bla bla ... the US and Los Gringos aren't the ones who are shitting on the Indigenous residents of this area.

    Until you stop side stepping the REAL issue and admit it is YOUR OWN committing these acts against the people of Mexico, you aren't worth listening to & you definitely aren't going to help the people being shit on.

  13. these attacks were from la linea burning the last properties that belonged to erives,remember about 6 months ago he was decapitated in front of the towns people by the juarez cartel...erives being a capo for the sinaloa cartel in southern chihuahua,sorry chapo nut huggers,cds continues to loose power...

  14. Simon narcoplaticantes.

  15. "Los gringos no tienen fin, siguen y siguen comprando"- "El Jefe de la Sierra" por los Tucanes de Tijuana

    So we're getting our political insight from people who dress in fuzzy bright yellow suits and sing nut hugging songs about AFO thugs/naco murderers???

  16. My own problem child is still in her cone of shame because I let her off for one night and then busted her at 3 in the morning messing with her foot. *sigh* It's hard to be a puppy mom sometimes.
    Bulldog Puppies


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