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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

EPN, 14 Months: 23,640 Deaths

In the first 14 months of this administration, violence is concentrated in five states: Guerrero, State of México, Chihuahua, Jalisco and Michoacán.  Osorio Chong declared a decrease in intentional homicides between 60-67%; 2013, is just as bloody as 2012.  Acapulco remains the most violent city, and Monte Alejandro Rubido continues to record “preliminary investigations”, not victims

Mexico City, March 17 (SinEmbargo/ZETA) — In the first 14 months of the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, 23,640 deaths have been reported.  The highest incidents have been centered in Guerrero, State of México, Chihuahua, Jalisco, and Michoacán, as reported by the weekly magazine ZETA.

Although the narrative of the Government of the Republic and propaganda announcing a supposed “decline” in intentional homicides related to federal crimes, deaths have accumulated in the thousands during the first 14 months of the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto, similarly to the presidency of Felipe Calderón Hinojosa.

On February 21, 2014, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, head of the Secretary of the Interior (SEGOB), presumed that in January of this year, the federal government recorded 567 intentional homicides linked to organized crime.

The official noted a decline in executions, since in previous months there occurred “between 1,400 and 1,700 deaths that were related to organized crime; in January there were 567, a thousand less.  567 is serious, but a thousand less, that shows why there is a decline in violence.”

But the figures from the Secretary of the Interior were not based on hard data, or reflect the cruel reality of life in the country.

ZETA documented, only in January 2014, there were 1,425 intentional homicides related to organized crime, which include “executions”, “shootouts”, “homicide-attacks”, and those that are a product of vendettas by narcomenudistas (“stew” makers) who belong to different drug cartels or drug cells throughout the country.

The count made by the weekly baja-californian magazine ZETA is one of the latest to be held in the Mexican press.  The printed newspapers of the Federal District, some of which had counts of dead and missing during the administration of Felipe Calderón, have already removed them from their covers.

The Imaginary Percentages

Enrique Peña Nieto began his government on December 1, 2012, with the promise that “in a year” we would start to see the results of the strategy against organized crime, that violence and insecurity would diminish.

Fourteen months later, like during the beginning of the peñista government, the Secretary of the Interior again began to presume, on February 21, 2014, a “decline” in violence:

“The first commitment made by the President, on the 1st of December of 2012, was that violence had to decline.  And that violence has decreased to a low term”, announced loudly during the meeting “Governance and Rule of Law as a Development Strategy” organized by the National Chamber of Industry (Canacintra).

The truth is that in the first 14 months in office, what abounds in the peñista speech is a disparity in the percentages  of the alleged decline in executions that occur daily in the country.  Obviously, the percentages of “reduction” vary according to the opinion of the federal official with the microphone in hand, everyone suggests different averages:

On October 13, 2013, Monte Alejandro Rubido García, executive secretary of Mexico’s National Public Security System (SNSP) presumed in an interview with ZETA a conjecture on the decrease of intentional homicides related to federal crimes to 12%.  Also in 2013, the President supposed a decrease in apparent intentional homicides related to federal crimes between 18-20%.

The disparity in the percentages that each federal officer presumes without providing hard data is evidence of a manipulation of statistics or at least a lack of coordination in the supposed percentage of “decrease”.

The Most Violent States

Like in recent federal and state terms of office, ZETA documented intentional homicides related to organized crime in the first 14 months of the government of Enrique Peña Nieto.

As previously reported, it was used as a methodology in confronting official state prosecutors, secretaries of Public Security, and the executive secretary of the National Public Security System, with the information collected by civil organizations, institutes of Forensic Sciences, newspaper records in federal entities and government officials.
Ángel Aguirre Rivero
In the 14 months of the peñista government, from December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2014, the state of Guerrero (governed by Ángel Aguirre Rivero, a PRI member who won the governorship in the PAN-PRD alliance), continues in first place with 2,457 executions.
Eruviel Ávila Villegas
In second place is the State of México, with 2,367 executions.  The state of México is the home of Enrique Peña Nieto and was governed by him from 2005 to 2011.  The PRI also currently governs the State of México by Eruviel Ávila Villegas.
César Duarte Jáquez
In third place is Chihuahua, with 2,005 executions.  Chihuahua is also currently governed by the PRI government by César Duarte Jáquez. 
Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz (R)
The state of Jalisco follows, with 1,766 executions.  It is also governed by the PRI government by Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz.
Fausto Vallejo Figueroa
The state of Michoacán is located in fifth place, with 1,738 executions, with the PRI government of Fausto Vallejo Figueroa.
Mario López Valdé
Meanwhile, Sinaloa, with 1,516 executions, with the PAN/PRD government of Mario López Valdés (former PRI), and Baja California, with 986 executions, with the PAN government of Francisco Vega de Lamadrid.
Francisco Vega de Lamadrid
In total, between December 1, 2012 and January 31, 2014, ZETA recorded 23,640 executions during the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, a product of the war on organized crime that the federal government sticks with and shootouts between drug cartels throughout the country.

More Blood In 2013

The rate of executions in Mexico has not changed between the last year of the presidency of Felipe Calderón Hinojosa and the first year of Enrique Peña Nieto.  In the past two years, executions were maintained at the same level: 20, 571 executions were recorded in 2012 and 20,156 in 2013.

The federal government recognized 21,728 preliminary investigations by intentional homicide in 2012, while in the same year, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) documented 26,037 intentional homicides.

However, the government of Enrique Peña Nieto only recognizes 18,147 preliminary investigations for intentional homicides in 2013.

In the coming months, INEGI will release the actual number of deaths from homicide for 2013.  It is expected to exceed the “files” of intentional homicide released by the executive secretary of the National Public Security System.

Tijuana, the Third Most Violent

In the government of Enrique Peña Nieto, the port of Acapulco remains the most violent city in the country, with 883 preliminary investigations for intentional homicide in 2013, according to the Attorney General of the State of Guerrero.

Meanwhile, the Federal District was in second place with 753 “preliminary investigations” for intentional homicide, also in 2013.

Tijuana, the so called “model city” in terms of security from both the government of Calderón and Enrique Peña Nieto, is in third place with 564 intentional homicides occurring in 2013.  Even throughout the state, ZETA documented 865 executions in the same year.

Tijuana is poised to exceed the number of executions in 2013, taking into account that in the first two months ZETA, recorded 105 executions in only 64 days.

Culiacán took fourth place with 479 “preliminary investigations” by intentional homicide in 2013, while Ciudad Juárez took fifth place with 453 during the same period.

They Count Records, Not Victims

The government of Peña Nieto records “preliminary investigations” and not vicitims; the administration recently announced that in 2013 they recorded 18,147 “preliminary investigations” by intentional homicide.

Therefore, the actual number of victims is far from the number of investigations, since a file can have more than one victim.
Monte Alejandro Rubido
ZETA asked Monte Alejandro Rubido, from the National Security System, when would the format be modified to record homicide victims and not just the number of records, he promised:

“We are talking with each of the prosecutors, because what we need is to have a consistent ability to respond; we cannot have the benefit that some entities may be able to respond in a timely manner, because then we create distortion in the database that is in the Secretariat.”

As far as the second week of March 2014, the executive secretary of the National Public Security System continued recording “preliminary investigations” and not victims.

Most violent cities during the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto in 2013

Source: State attorney generals

Sources: SinEmbargo, ZETA


  1. not on the list Tamps.

    1. Porque hay tanta gente pedeja en Mexico

  2. if el chapo had the commission of fixing crime, he would be doing a much better job, all the present government delegates can't find their arses with both hands, the motto of the mexican police and military should be:
    rewarding genaro garcia luna and his ill gotten gains from milking the Mierda Accords, kidnappings and extortions, his tv crime fighter staged shows shows and fabrications of guilty parties with asylum in the US, proves the US government is guilty of something, and nobody anywhere in the news, except for a few sites on the net is bringing up any of these shenanigans. the US will grant asylum next to La Señora Wallace? it has granted divinity status to a few other Mister Mexico money launderers (City) as mr jayhawk has stated in his quest for greatness,(getting warmer and warmer jayhawk!) and the US grants asylum to all the laundered money in the world, just for the honor of having some of it pass through the US on eternal pilgrimage the to foreign banks of its rightful owners, the lost tribe, that looks like it just went undercover and doesn't want to be found... guilty...
    the thousands of murders and disappearances from chile and argentina, have become hundreds of thousands on el salvador, honduras, guatemala, and mexico.
    glory be! the promised land on sight at last, the US has been seen from the imported steel courtain, it has millions of potential victims...
    the lost tribe of the pharisees and the philistines with the help of the teabagger's trojan horse full of neo-liberal demagoguery is at the door of the promised land; THE US ITSELF in all its divine grandeur, the crown jewel of the illuminati's nightmares will shine the NWO light for all to see.
    screw the collateral talks, and bullshit walks...
    the chinese are taking over south america, africa and the US for their worldly masters, ah, so so...

  3. Damn..too many

    mexico is worst than ever....

  4. The smart will rule the dumb.
    It's that simple!

  5. Tamps. is not on the list because it is still relatively calm compared to the other states... what happens in Tamps is basically just "here say" from unemployed ppl that have nothing else to do.

  6. not enough, need some clean up in Tamps, 23000 would be a good number

  7. CIA andDEA love this stuff keeps them employeed

  8. What about tamaulipas

  9. so it is safe to goto Tamps?

  10. March 18, 10:33 pm Your leading statement "IF EL CHAPO HAD THE COMMISION TO FIXING CRIME" retires any credibility to anything you say. That is like saying "IF HITLER WAS COMMISIONED TO MAKE PEACE AND LOVE JEWS AND BLACKS HE WOULD BE GOOD AT IT."
    It is really getting old reading what uninformed people write about one of the most hideous criminal in the world. This greedy little man that bought sex from 13 to 16 year old girls 3 times a week for years, started wars in every cartel plaza, killed thousands of innocent people blaming it on the opposing cartels. ruining tourism in Mexico, destroying business for all except his own, putting and end to commerce, creating orphans and widows all over Mexico deserves a DEATH BY ZETA style execution. This guy caused all the cartels to go rouge to fight him and his partnership with the feds. LOL, but you think he needs to be Mexico's next super cop. Your opinion about anything in Mexico is grossly diminished. Quit worshiping this slime bag. PLEASE!!!!!

    1. 8:14 are you one of those little girls he abused?
      Leveling those zeta charges do no favours to you.
      Comparing the abilities of el chapo to the mexican police and military inefficiency is a way to show how stupid the mexican government is, and surely, el chapo is way more popular than the el presidente and his team of sellouts.
      The mexican federal police and military are the ones spreading crimes against the people all over mexico, and they are worse than all the drug traffickers combined, also they are the ones that have never shown restraint or remorse about killing indians and farmers anywhere in latin america, of course you do not have to know any of that, you only go with the official line and zeta narco mantas...

  11. Slam the PRI all you want to but if you look back to prior to the PAN years the stats weren't even 10%. And pointing at EPN as if he is the cause of the current crime and murder rate is like saying Obama is the cause of the deaths in Iraq during the Bush Administration. Or even closer, the deaths in Afghanistan during the Obama Administration were Obama's choice and had nothing to do with the previous Administrations blunders.
    Calderon and PAN wanted a sole Federal Power in Mexico which is against the cultural history of Mexico. He wanted all the power out of the states and with the feds. The States were almost autonomous prior to his term. The PRI will place all the power back to the states again. This means the governors, state and local police forces, and regional cartels will assume the coordinated roles again and then peace will come and all will be back to normal. There will be more cleansing but like it or not, the crime will be lead and sanctioned out of each states governors office and every plaza boss will have his responsibility. All this counting means nothing. It will take a lot of deaths to counter act what Calderon and the military did to Mexico. He is gone thank God and he was not a hero.

  12. @8:30 the PRI with its corrupt allies upped the corruption in all of mexico to destabilize it until the people fed up with all the shit put the pri back on the presidency, helping the PRI were the federal police and the military, the failures of genaro garcia luna also helped, he does not care, he made more millions than ever before in all his motherfucking life and went to live on the US. "a merchant who delivers full weight soon finds himself poor" is one of his favorite phrases...
    if you believe that el PRI waited patiently at home for their next chance, you are hopelessly deluded, now as president, epn continues the rapacious practices of vicente fox, the carlos slim protegè and of "fecal" the new spanish government princess knight, bemedaled for giving the spanish contractors some big juicy pemex contracts through the influence peddler and spanish knight juan camilo mouriño, only epn wants to steal and gibe away the whole shebangs to international gangsters for a lot more money and for a lot longer, the practice of protecting corruption and corruption practitioneers goes on unabated under pena nieto, the worst.
    i reaffirm that el chapo would do a better job as chief of the police, because he would be trying to redeem himself, in spite of incursions from his enemies, he kept his corner of the country quiet and at peace, unlike the zetas, the worst ever crazy murderers...

  13. @March 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM
    @March 19, 2014 at 6:15 AM
    @March 18, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    The state of Tamaulipas is number 15 on the list with 667 “preliminary investigations” by intentional homicide

  14. 5:42am do you mean to imply that a few thousand very intelligent smart and well prepared chinese rule over the other billions and billions of chinese and pay them hunger salaries barely above those of north corea because they are just not intelligent enough and very probably not smart enough to be selected by the neo-liberal god of the libertine pirate/vulture capitalistas? do you know get the fuck outta here?


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