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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mayor's Wife Responsible For Massacre?

The motive for the abduction and murder of students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School still remains a mystery.  It is hard to believe that a group of local municipal police took it on themselves to shoot and kill and abduct the students.  

Theories abound as to the reason for the massacre.  It was political; it was because the students and teachers had refused to pay extortion to the United Guerreros cartel; it was the government trying to stifle dissent over education reforms. 

Like the many mysteries in Mexico, the real truth of what and why it happened may never be known.    To name only few;

Unanswered questions still surround the Tlateloclco (Plaza of the Tres Culturas) massacre of students in Mexico City in 1968 10 days before the Olympic Games were scheduled to start in the Capitol City.  In that confrontation between govt. forces and students the govt. claims that 30 were killed.  Eyewitnesses said there were hundreds murdered.  At least 1200 arrested.  (Perhaps the best English language presentation of that atrocity is the video link following  this story.)

The Acteal Massacre was a massacre of 45 people attending a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic indigenous townspeople, including a number of children and pregnant women, who were members of the pacifist group Las Abejas ("The Bees"), in the small village of Acteal in the municipality of Chenalhó, in the Mexican state of Chiapas.   It was carried out on December 22, 1997 by the paramilitary group Mascara Roja, or Red Mask.    Some of the pregnant women who were part of the prayer group were stabbed and shot in the belly intentionally to kill their unborn children.  The slaughter was carried out over a number of hours even though there was an army base stationed in a nearby village.   The next morning soldiers were seen washing down the walls of the church trying to remove evidence of the attack.   The role of the federal government in the attack is still a controversy.  In 2014 the US Supreme Court turned down a case filed by the survivors of Acteal Massacre against Connecticut resident and former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo on grounds of "sovereign Immunity" as a former head of state[3]

Who killed Colosio and who ordered it?  In 1994 the PRI candidate for President of the Republic of Mexico was assassinated while campaigning in Juarez.  Even though he was handpicked by President Salinas by the “tap on the shoulder” to be the PRI candidate, after he started campaigning he started talking to aides and in campaign trail about his plans to clean up PRI and rid the govt. of corruption.   Was he really murdered by a lone nut.  and was his death ordered by powers that were uncomfortable with his plans for revitalizing Mexico?
Will the abductions and murders of the students in Iguala become another of those mysteries that permeate Mexican history?

After reading hundreds of stories on the events of that day I have come to the conclusion that the wife of  Mayor, Jose Luis Abarca initiated the tragedy. 

the loving couple

In photographs and videos taken on the afternoon of September 26 before the tragedy occurred, 3,000 people were bused in, a shrine is decorated with flowers on a stage featuring an enlarged photograph of María de los Ángels Pineda Villa, the wife of PRD mayor José Luis Abarca. It was the setting for her to give her first report as president of DIF [National System for Comprehensive Development of the Family].   After the speech making by her and other dignataries a fiesta was scheduled.

She had recently, on Sept. 7, been selected by the PRD to be a counselor (minister) to the State PRD governing council.   This was all part of a carefully orchestrated plan to put herself in a position to succeed her husband as Mayor of Iguala in the elections coming up in 5 months.  Considering her ambition and ties to “powerful interest” (more on that in a moment), this was probably just a stepping stone to higher state and federal offices. 


José Luis and María de los Ángeles became wealthy in the gold business that created manynouveaux riche in this city during the nineties. Both became owners of dozens of shops in the jewelry center and of a commercial plaza, of houses and ranches. Due to their close ties with Lázaro Mazón, the current Secretary of Health, Abarca was selected as the PRD [mayoral] candidate, the party that he joined, and with which he won the election and in which his wife rose to be counselor.

Various Guerrero PRD leaders say the mayor's wife is a woman of "hard and difficult" character, taking many decisions at City Hall and was feared by many.

"She ruled the roost in the town, the mayor did everything she wanted," says CNNMéxico a state leader of the National Unity of the Left (UNI), a domestic political group of the PRD, who requested anonymity for fear reprisals.

The PRD reports that since the beginning of the administration of José Luis Abarca , a municipal trustees Carbajal Justin Salgado, had complained to the state leadership of the PRD that it was the first lady of Iguala that made the decisions.
"Justin is filed complaints ... long complained that the mayor's wife then wanted to give orders," says the PRD, who recalls that the Justin was murdered in his home by gunmen in March last year.

Another PRD, close to the mayor and his wife, agrees with this version and says that many were afraid to criticize the first lady and her interference in the municipal administration. 

"What we know and the information we have been given by peers who work at City Hall, many PRD, is that the lady made decisions, important decisions in the management of affairs in the council," says this other source, on the condition that his name be omitted.

The president of the State Council of the PRD, Ilich Lozano recognized that in many of the meetings of the party, mayor José Luis Abarca always presented with the first lady. 

"She was a person who was always glued to the mayor, so there was also living with her, I must say in all candor, do not avoid the reality," he says.


Mary of the Angels Pineda, or Lady Iquala,  is part of a family that has had close ties to the Beltran Leyva cartel and now the Los according to Alejandro Encinas, Senator leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).  
Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa, is the sister of Alberto Pineda Villa, "El Borrado", former operator with the deceased capo Arturo Beltran Leyva, and of  Salomon Pineda, "El Molon", the current boss of a cell working for the Guerreros Unidos group.

As reported by un Vato in an earlier story on BB, In the criminal investigation PGR/SIEDO/UEIDCS/0241/2008, initiated during the administration of former president Felipe Calderon, "El Borrado" is named as the liaison between high level officials with the SIEDO and the Beltran Leyva cartel, "who would receive information about investigations against them in exchange for payments in excess of $450,000.00 per month," Proceso published in 2009. [SIEDO is the federal agency charged with investigating organized crime).

Rubido Garcia , the national security advisor, stated that the Guerreros Unidos "are linked to a criminal cell led by Salomon Pineda Villa, "El Molon", the younger brother of the wife of the PRD mayor of Iguala, who [Pineda Villa] was in prison in the federal penitentiary of Tamaulipas andreleased just last year.

Attorney General of Guerrero, Iñaky White Cabrera, said Thursday that there is no investigation against María Pineda Villa, or any order or capture location.   Osario Chong, the Secretary of the Interior (with responsibility for national security) said in an interview when asked about charges being filed against the mayor’s wife, said that he couldn’t investigate someone just based on kinship.

At the entrance of the Municipal Building and in documents, the mayor's wife never uses her maiden name, which links her directly to her brothers Salomón Pineda Villa, El Molón, territory boss of Guerreros Unidos; Alberto Pineda Villa, El Borrado, and Mario Pineda Villa, El MP, former operators of the slain Beltrán Leyva [cartel] and with María Leonor Villa Orduño, whom they said is her mother and operator and front for the capo.


Everything was going according to plan.  The crowd of 3000 that had been bused in that afternoon  to show support for the mayors wife were awaiting for the party to start while she finished her speech elaborating all she accomplished to help the people during the last year as head of the local DIF.  At her side, in the front row, sat the chief of the 27 Infantry Battalion, Colonel Juvenal Mariano García.  

A group of tough looking civilians who had been guarding  Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa, a woman with alleged family ties to organized crime were standing close to the stage (shrine) which had been set up for her.  A police force that state and federal officials accuse of being infiltrated by drug gangs patrolled the streets

One of the tough looking guys came discreetly on to the stage and whispered to her that the students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college were moving toward the Plaza where her gala was being held.  She told him “STOP THEM”.  

On the afternoon of September 26, students from Ayotzinapa teachers college arrived in Iguala to ask for money [donations] to attend the annual October 2 demonstration in Mexico City [marking the 1968 Student Massacre in Tlatelolco]. They took buses from the terminal to transport them, since in Chilpancingo they had been impeded.  They were not in Iguala to protest, but to raise money for their trip, which was a common practice. 

Most of the students at the teachers college are indigenous and come from very poor families.  The school has been described as hotbed of radical activist, but it has also been in the forefront of many demands for equal rights, more student and teacher involvement in setting curriculum and school administration, and free speech.  Their methods may at times seem radical (such as commandeering the bus to get back home), but when you consider they are from a class of people who have been ignored by the government and sometimes by society in general, radical methods are sometimes needed to get attention to their demands for an opportunity of a better life.

I don’t think the mayors wife actually gave the order to abduct or kill the students, but journalists who attended the event  recall that at the height of the dance (after Lady Iquala gave the order to her henchmen to stop the students) near the Zócalo [Town Plaza] a shot was heard few blocks away, but they don't know who fired it. Shopkeepers lowered their metal gates. 

The students were aboard three buses headed toward the exit of the city, but on the Beltway they were ambushed by a score of patrol cars  with the now familiar outcome.

"The mayor lost control. His old lady was so mad that they were spoiling her act, that she made ​​it easy for him to give the order to her brother El Molón, who commanded he Guerreros Unidos to seize 'the ayotzinapos' and knock the hell out of them said one journalist.

Mayor Abarca

They knew they could act with impunity.  After all, EPN had stated less than 2 weeks before the massacre that the violence happening in Guerrero was “local issue”.
A previous President of Mexico said “Nothing happens in Mexico until "IT" happens.  In popular vernacular and using an  English idiom “When the shit hits the fan it goes everywhere".

Her order to stop them (the IT) has mushroomed into something she never expected -. a night of violence that left six people dead, 25 wounded and 43 missing.
Once "It" happens things can get out of hand very rapidly and mushroom very rapidly. Outrage and fury swept across Mexico and around the world almost overnight.
cities in Mexico where there were demonstrations denouncing the killings and disappearance of students
Even EPN changed his tune about the problems in Guerrero being a local issue.  More than 400 police and gendarmes were dispatched to patrol streets and man checkpoints with an unspecified number of soldiers.


"Good afternoon, God bless you. The gendarmerie is here," said an officer waving at people from his truck window.

Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa                                                            
While Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa, along with the chief of police have left town and appear to be in hiding, the mushroom cloud is still expanding.  Maybe time will tell how much fall out there will be and who gets covered in the stuff that hit the fan.

Masacre en Tlatelolco, 2 De octubre 1968


  1. The whole affair could be a good script
    for a horror film :-)

  2. Great article, it gives clarity to the motive.

    1. Just look at that.. bad sheeps disguised as white sheeps killing and stealing the guerrero state and they still wont investigate that bitch faced hooker? shes as guilty as her snake husband for helping/covering him. unbelievable, and look at that psychopathic looking son of a bitch. and mexico is run by those animals.? what a joke, no wonder things never get better down there.

    2. Torture her slowly, days,until dead.

  3. Colosio was killed in Tijuana, Baja California. He was not killed in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua.

    1. That just shows the research of these idiots. How can you not know where Colosio was killed?

  4. What's up with the mayor's tight yellow shirt showing his 'guns' lol..?
    No mames

    1. He dresses prettier than his wife! Ay a, que Macho!

  5. @ 3:16 p.m. He's a little midget, even shorter than EPN. To compensate, he spends all day in the gym, then goes out and tortures and kills people.

  6. Colosio was assasinated in colonia lomas taurinas, tijuana. B.c.

  7. That policiaca picture of the Mayor is not him.

  8. She and the mayor are but bit players in a larger scheme of the puzzle. They are only 2 pieces of the puzzle. This is a high up the chain of command federal government ordered massacre and cover up. How can a president of any country say the massacre is a "local issue"? That has a double meaning in that one; the feds have no care what happens outside Mexico City, and two; the local issue means that the "cartels" will handle it. The massacre of that magnitude to be considered "local"?? Holy fuck, a beheading in the Middle East is not a local issue, it is a country and world wide issue. Nieto is the same as all the others, the presidency means one thing and one thing only....line your pockets while you can and when your term is up flee the country and live in the USA with all the blood money with protection under "sovereign Immunity". Fuck that, what about Manual Noriega, Saddam Hussein to name a few....title only sticks if you want to pay hard $$$. The world sees the corruption and deciet of the Mexican govt but they go about their daily business like nothing happened...."oh, just another day." MF's all of them destroying Mexico and the innocent survivor citizens who want change and peace and the ability to have a life and to be able to stay alive.

  9. You gotta blame someone, why not the wife hahahaha

  10. She's perfect for Mexican Politics! Just what Mexico needs?

  11. Kill the mayor and his wife... hope they have fun running and hiding for the rest of their life. Should have taken the high road and lost the election fair and square. Sounds like his wife was a fucking drama queen. Somebody please kill that b$*@#

  12. @4:18 and 6:05. I know Colosio was assassinated in Tijuana. Apologies :for the mistake. I had just gone through hundred or so articles on Iguana (which is what the story was about), was tired and just got careless. when adding an introduction. The Colosio case intrigues me. If my computer files and notes on him were in hard copy they would probably be a half inch thick. Thanks for pointing out my careless mistake (but 6:05, i don't think that makes me an idiot.)

  13. Skin the bitch alive

  14. México seems to be governed by a bunch of fvcking animals; wet her cartels or government officials.

  15. So sad that corruption is so entrenched! Unfortunately bad things will continue to happen until people finally have had enough!!!! I hate to say this but people will end up rioting because they have nothing to lose!!! I hope not because Mexico is beautiful! The bad corrupt people with any power overule the good people!

  16. I wonder what happened to the defensas rurales who where arrested a week or so before the Iguala student bs? If I am not mistaken, it was the Iguala police who 'arrested' the defensas rurales from Cocula a town a few tens of km's to the west? The wives went to D.F. to protest as I recall. What town was it, and what is known now about their fate? Either they where working for another oc gang, or where really actually cleaning up their ejido? Last spring when I saw the defensas ruales spring up in the area I noticed more kids playing in the streets, and a few new street vendors I had not seen before, suggesting positive change was in the air. But you could still get the stuff on the street. Who knows?

  17. Remember the Massacre in Aguas Blancas back in 95'. I think it is much worse today then it was twenty years ago. What a shame.

  18. 5:29 wow, you are a crook! Mentioning the unmentionable, the protection the US grants to sovereigns, and to its own war criminals, that was uncalled for, i'm jealous...
    The people's presidents, at least the american and the mexican should not be sovereigns at all, anywhere in the world, after the sha of iran was deposed by the ayatollah ruholla khomeini,he was denied shelter by his american and british friends, same thing with SIR idi amin, and pinochet...
    The US government has been taken over by the devil, certainly, behind the backs of its citizens, exactly as that rino dwight eisenhower warned us, blame it on the US industrial-military machine, and make their shills cry working overtime to clean this messy truth off the table, ike would not play, but nixxon did, and it carries on, and on and on and on...

  19. DD
    A great analysis and yes it could be as simple as that.It does make a lot of sense,unlike the killing of the students.Her outrage can only be imagined"how dare they"but as you say,it got out of hand and escalated to the horror it became.Killing and kidnapping because they had the green light from the top level..Lets now see the impunity with which they can kill and kidnap students allied with the tried and tested,let time heal and tempers cool.Look what they did with Manuel Mireles and AD?Hardly a mention now? Sad..

  20. Sometimes it is absolutely astounding how conservative and decent Mexicans can be,the family ties and the affronted honor of a daughter deflowered.The rule of law of the father and the family cohesion reliant on the woman,the absolute shame of a son arrested and disgracing the family name..They are Mexicans .
    Now,sadly,much of our morals and family honor from whatever country we hale from are being eroded..

  21. "That just shows the research of these idiots. How can you not know where Colosio was killed?"

    Where's your posted story nobhead?Why is your giant intellect even reading BB?Haven't you got a history class waiting for you?"Paging Mr Nobhead..
    Your pupils are waiting for their history lesson and someone to throw bricks at"Bolsa de bola

  22. "She and the mayor are but bit players in a larger scheme of the puzzle"

    Yes it is indeed puzzling to believe that the pieces to this puzzle can only be found elsewhere instead of this perplexing and puzzling flight to freedom,it can only be a piece of this puzzle than can be eventually found elsewhere.There are two pieces in this puzzling drama unless of course they are found in their possession,which wouldn't be surprising in this puzzler?

  23. it's obvious she wore the pants in the relationship....


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