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Thursday, November 21, 2013

"Without The Army, the Self-Defense Movement Should Continue In Michoacán"

By: Omar Sánchez de Tagle

Morelia, Michoacán –The self-defense groups should remain in the state as long as the Army doesn’t control and monitor the various municipalities of the state, stated the Mayor of Tancítaro, Salvador Torres Mora, who called on the governor Fausto Vallejo to increase the number of soldiers and reinforcements in the region.

Vallejo answered the mayor’s declarations with security reinforcements, on the night of Wednesday November 20, in five municipalities where self-defense groups operate: Los Reyes, Peribán and Apatzingán, San Juan Nuevo, Uruapan and Tancítaro, areas where clashes have occurred and lives have been lost in recent weeks.

While these municipalities were being reinforced, a new confrontation occurred between the self-defense groups and armed civilians in the municipality of Buenavista Tomatlán, where one person died.

According to first reports from state officials, the confrontation occurred in an area where the Caballeros Templarios don’t want the presence of self-defense groups and thus, fight for control of the area.

Michoacán goes through various scenarios.  For example, in Tierra Caliente there is violence and insecurity, but in Morelia there are international music forums, tourism, and a perception of calm.  However, for the secretary governor Jesús Reyna García, Michoacán goes through a “painful reality”.

During the National Forum on Safety and Justice the secretary governor explained that the administration of Fausto Vallejo “does the impossible” to reverse the crime rate and therefore stabilize the violence in the region.  In fact, he justifies that the violence in the state is due to “poverty and marginalization being incubated for all these decades and therefore weakened the security institutions and law enforcement”.

Asked about his alleged meeting with members of the Caballeros Templarios on a ranch in the state, Jesús Reyna didn’t deny such a meeting; it was Fuasto Vallejo himself who, after giving him support, said that Reyna himself would explain these facts.

“Jesús Reyna García has all my trust, that is why he’s my secretary governor; it will be Reyna himself who will clarify these accusations that have been made against him”, said the governor.

On the other hand, interviewed on the same forum, the public safety secretary Alberto Reyes Vaca, explained that despite the violence, he has not received any request from the 113 municipal presidents to be granted personal security for fear of being attacked by organized crime.

“The mayors can ask the governor because there are many requirements.  It doesn’t mean that this isn’t a priority, it is extremely important, but it surely teaches us to see who is in need of security, because this is very sensitive,” he said.

Source: Animal Politico


  1. The self defense forces in the country formed by the residents is the only way to go to have a semblance of law and order in the country.
    The thoroughly corrupted federal government will not be able to do anything to help the people.
    On the contrary, it will only make the sufferings of the people worse!!
    Only self help is left.

  2. Here, here - I agree completely, of course, "the self-defense groups should remain in the state as long as the Army doesn’t control and monitor the various municipalities of the state," and while they are at it they (meaning anyone who sees fit) should get rid of all the disgraceful, disgusting lying politicians in Mich. starting with Fausto Vallejo because I'm so sick of listening to his and others' lies, and watching the devastation on communities in Michoacan from their endorsement of CTs. Thank you for the good post.

  3. It will be necessary to keep the community defense groups because the CTs have infiltrated FP, MP and much of the government. So who else will protect the people of Mich. They deserve a break.

  4. Pena nieto is not doing anything about corruption in mich or templarios negotiating with state gov becuz he himself is in bed with cds

  5. i and other americans and worldwide experienced ex military personnel would love to volunteer and help out where needed in mexico im available at drs disposal just say when we have over 50.000 vietnam vets who can be an equalizer or better vietnam vet who cares and willing able ready to perform

  6. I'd be like fuck paying taxes useless fucks

  7. Javana and Chivis - you should know that we support the autodefensas as long as they are genuine and do not become corrupted themselves. Many, many people in America feel the same way. we were a bit surprised by the sudden tone in the language being used by Dr Manuel, as his calling for "heads" sounds much like the cartels and it is very different from the civilized tone he had used in the past. also, Dr Manuel
    s group says on one day they have only pistols, then soon after that there are many of them with rifles. Of course they need the firepower, but it is a big change in numbers and weapons. so naturally we wonder who supplies them. but if they stay true to their original claims, they will have sympathy and support. if any of these autodefensas become front men for some other cartel, we will write them off as corrupted also.

    1. You are a cts simbling or girlfriend , boyfriend otherwise you will support cp rather than your picaculos los cts

  8. Michuacanos dont give up the fight cos u are showing the rest of México "Que si se puede" God bless all good ppl of México.

  9. working on the capture of serafin....up in a bit...thanks

  10. Work on posting more comments on the calling of heads on a platter by Dr. J. M. - is he still with us. I
    Loved that interview. I read it in both languages. I have a crush on Carmen Ass. She foes a good job.

  11. Carmen aristegui,I'd like to see her feet,for the toes...
    @12:05 what IS bs,your post, or any element of the report,or any of the comments?
    If nobody knows what you are referring to,it is hard to agree with you,we are not all republicans here,you know?


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