Journalist murdered in Mexico – watchdog
Rogelio Barragan, director of the Guerrero Al Instante portal, is found dead on July 30 in the trunk of an abandoned car
CUERNAVACA, Mexico – A journalist was found dead on Tuesday, July 30, in the trunk of an abandoned car in Mexico, authorities said, as a media watchdog vowed to investigate whether his "murder" was connected to his work.
The body of Rogelio Barragan, director of the Guerrero Al Instante portal, was found "with blunt injuries to the face and an injury to the brain area," the prosecutor's office in the central state of Morelos reported without giving further details.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which regularly ranks Mexico alongside war-torn Syria and Afghanistan as the world's most dangerous countries for news media, said the journalist had more than 10 years of experience.
"We will continue investigating more to be certain about whether his murder had to do with his work" at the portal which employs around a dozen journalists, RSF representative Balbina Flores told AFP.
He is the seventh journalist killed this year in Mexico, where more than 100 reporters have been murdered since 2000 amid a wave of violence linked to drug trafficking and political corruption.
The vast majority of those killings remain unpunished.
Last month journalist Norma Sarabia was gunned down in the southeastern state of Tabasco.
In May, crime reporter Francisco Romero was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast after receiving threats.
Romero, who was enrolled in the Mexican government's protection program for journalists and human rights activists, was found dead in a pool of blood in his hometown of Playa del Carmen. – Rappler.com
That's exactly what I was thinking too Chava.As far as I know and I could be wrong but I know Muslims are allowed up to 4 wives and there is some sects of Mormons that allow numerous wives (especially underage 1's no)?BTW Chava thanks for translating that article.
A coupla' things. FLDS is the Fundamental Latter Day Saints. They believe in multiple wives, refuse to pay taxes, extort the gov't of any federal taxes and range from Bountiful, Canada to Mexico. They are good people for the most part, have multiple wives are some of the happiest people in the world and most engage in families that are enterprises working for family enterprises. They also believe in drugs, owners of planets and so on.
They are also evil. Read "Under the Banner" and other publications to understand to polygamist view of the world. Although the publication and others as well are banned in Utah, you will get the ideal. LDS, Latter Day Saints, banned multiple marriages, discrimination against Afro-Americans and gay people. The LDS transmuted to accept most social happenings of today, so the off-shoot, or original FLDS continues the practices of Joseph Smith, Martin Wright and Brigham Young. Pedophiia. Search Warren Jeffries.
I believe our assassinated friends in Juluchuka, were FLDS since he had more than one wife. For a real taste of the culture, visit Hilsdale and Colorado City, Utah to understand. Back to Guerrero.
This article, indigenous vs. the Ardillos in Guerrero, especially in Chilapa, a hot bed of violence in a violent state. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/indigenous-communities-mexico-fight-for-lives-and-lands/
“For the sake of all our peoples, we fight for peace and dignity, and for the right to live in harmony with nature.”
Yes. "Under the Banner" written by the same author Kraukaer "Into Thin Air", describes the FLDS sect, which is different than the typical Mormon, or LDS, Latter Day Saints. While LDS has denounced multiple wives, accepted black people into the church and even have a gay church in SLC, they have politically have morphed due to social pressure. No such thing for the FLDS, or Fundamental Latter Day Saints. Those folks believe in multiple wives, use of certain drugs, evading taxes and engaging in familial businesses where young family members work without being paid. They are centered in Utah at Hilsdale and Colorado City. A strong river of these folks start in Bountiful, Canada and make their way down to Cabo and further south. They use these different places as a way to move to avoid law and live their lives. This is the original religion of Smith, Martin and Brigham Young who all had many wives and were defiant to their deaths. Think Warren Jeffries, etc. to understand that FLDS are sociopathic pedophiles for the most part, creating their religion to justify there lifestyles.
Many FLDS are still good people, and it was reported in National Geographic, that their wives are some of the happiest spouses in the USA. Ain't that something?
On 7/31/2019 at 11:32 AM, "Chava [via Borderland Beat Forum]" <[hidden email]> wrote:
“Questions have also been asked about the nature of our relationship with Janet and Kevin. Our dad married Janet as a second wife about three years ago, and Kevin became his stepson. Immigration was not a reasonable option so our dad split his time between Mexico and Utah,” the family’s statement said.
Community police in Guerrero have found a dump truck repurposed as a war tank that belonged to the leader of the Los Rojos crime gang, Santiago “El Carrete” Mazari Hernández, who was arrested two weeks ago.
Members of the United Front of Guerrero Community Police (FUPCEG) located the vehicle – which they nicknamed “El Monstruo” (The Monster) – in El Tecomazuchitl, a community in the state’s Sierra region.
The tank was taken to Tlacotepec, the municipal seat of Heliodoro Castillo, and parked at the entrance to the town where it will remain on display.
“We want society to see how El Carrete spent the money that he obtained from the kidnappings and extortion he carried out from the Sierra,” said FUPCEG spokesman Salvador Alanís Trujillo.
“El Monstruo” is reinforced with steel plates and has small openings on its sides to allow occupants to shoot from within the vehicle.
The tank also has a cupola, or hatch, on its roof that can be used as a lookout and to fire at enemies.
According to FUPCEG members, Mazari, who was arrested on August 1 after a three-day confrontation between community police and Los Rojos, planned to use the tank to carry out an incursion into Filo de Caballos, a town in the municipality of Leonardo Bravo notorious for violence and the cultivation of opium poppies.
Alanís Trujillo said that in the same community where the converted dump truck was found, “El Carrete” had set up a training camp for about 70 armed members of Los Rojos.
The camp was used as a base for criminal activities that included kidnapping and extortion primarily targeted at business owners and politicians in Morelos, the community police spokesman said.
Source: El Financiero (sp), Milenio (sp)
Chava, please interpret. Me' espanol es no bueno por nada.
September 4 at 11:08 PM ·
DETIENEN A TRES INTEGRANTES DE LA CELULA DE LOS PALACIOS GALEANA JUNTO A UN CONSUMIDOR
POLICÍAS ESTATALES ASEGURARON EN ACAPULCO A CUATRO MASCULINOS POR PORTACIÓN DE ARMAS DE FUEGO, CARTUCHOS ÚTILES Y PROBABLE DROGA
Chilpancingo, Guerrero, 4 de septiembre de 2019. Policías Estatales aseguraron el pasado 29 de agosto en la colonia Progreso de Acapulco, a cuatro masculinos por portación de armas de fuego, cargadores, cartuchos útiles y probable droga.
Dijeron llamarse: Jesús Antonio “N” de 40 años de edad, quien portaba un arma de fuego tipo revólver, calibre 380 Especial, abastecida con 6 cartuchos del mismo calibre; Julio César “N” de 48 años, portaba un arma de fuego, tipo revólver, calibre .357mm, abastecida con 6 cartuchos del mismo calibre, así como 28 cartuchos calibre 38 Especial; Misael Javier “N” de 38 años, traía una pistola tipo escuadra, calibre .380mm, con un cargador abastecido con 6 cartuchos. En tanto, a Héctor Rafael “N” de 25 años, le fueron localizadas 14 bolsitas de plástico transparente con probable marihuana y 2 bolsitas de plástico transparente con una sustancia sólida con características de la droga conocida como “cristal”.
Por lo anterior, los cuatro masculinos, las armas de fuego, cargadores, cartuchos y la probable droga fueron puestos a disposición ante las autoridades correspondientes. Presentamos su fotografía con objeto de que, si son identificados como partícipes en la comisión de otros ilícitos, los reporten en la Línea Única de Atención de Emergencias 911, en el 089 para denuncias anónimas o en cualquiera de las agencias del Ministerio Público de la entidad.
THREE MEMBERS OF THE GALEANA PALACE CELL ARE DETAINED WITH A CONSUMER (never heard of this group)
STATE POLICE DETAINED IN ACAPULCO FOUR MALES FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS, CARTRIDGES AND PROBABLE DRUGS
Chilpancingo, Guerrero, September 4, 2019. State Police secured last August 29 in the Progreso neighborhood of Acapulco, four men for carrying firearms, chargers, useful cartridges and probable drugs.
They said their names were: Jesús Antonio "N", 40 years old, who was carrying a firearm revolver type, caliber 380 Special, supplied with 6 cartridges of the same caliber; Julio César “N” 48 years old, carried a firearm, revolver type, caliber .357mm, supplied with 6 cartridges of the same caliber, as well as 28 cartridges caliber 38 Special; Misael Javier "N", 38, brought a squad gun, caliber .380mm, with a magazine supplied with 6 cartridges. Meanwhile, 25-year-old Héctor Rafael “N”, 14 transparent plastic bags with probable marijuana and 2 transparent plastic bags with a solid substance with characteristics of the drug known as “crystal” were located.
Therefore, the four men, firearms, loaders, cartridges and the probable drug were made available to the corresponding authorities.
We present their photographs in order that, if they are identified as participants in the commission of other illicit crimes, report them in the Single Line of Emergency Assistance 911, in 089 for anonymous complaints or in any of the agencies of the Public Ministry of the entity.
Los Palacios Galeana are the faction of C.I.D.A. lead by José Ángel Palacios Galeana, alias "El Capuchino".
This post was updated on .
Independent Cartel of Acapulco (CIDA)
? (2009-2011) Boss-Imprisoned
José "El Capuchino” Ángel Palacios-Galeana (2011-Present) Boss-Imprisoned
Okay, he's not imprisoned. Part of the break up BLO, one faction, the Independent Cartel of Acapulco.
Thanks Chava for the translation and Itzil for staying on top of things.
Itzil your post last year;
(B.L.O. Monterrey Remnants) [Rodolfo "El Gato" Villarreal Hernandez]
35-Z ["El Negro Gallero"]
Blancos de Troya [Cesar Alejandro "El Boto" Sepúlveda Arellano]
C.I.D.A. [Irving "El 14" Magno Acevedo]
C.I.D.A./Los Virus [José Ángel "El Capuchino" Galeana Palacios]
Caballeros Templarios Guardia Michoacana [Homero "El Gallito" González Rodríguez]
Cartel del Abuelo/Policia Comunitaria Tepalcatepec [Juan José "El Abuelo" Farías Álvarez]
Cartel del Golfo (Centro Faction) [Pablo Misael "Pantera 24" Ramos Lara]
Cartel del Golfo (San Luis Potosí) [Refael "El 82" Isassi Garcia]
Cartel del Golfo (Tampico Faction) [Héctor "R3" Crescencio de León Fonseca]
Cartel del Golfo (Zacatecas Faction)
Cartel del Santa Rosa del Lima [José Antonio "El Marro" Yépez Ortiz]
Cartel del Sur [Isaac "El Señor de la I" Navarrete Celis]
Cartel Nueva Plaza [Enrique "El Cholo" Sánchez Martínez]
Columna Armada Pedro J. Méndez (Cartel del Golfo Hidalgo Faction) [Eloy Flores Martínez]
Gente Nueva del Tigre
Grupo Sombra [Martín "El Mirinda" Martínez Hernández]
Guardia Guerrense [Oliver "El Ruso" Sánchez Coria]
Los Ardillos [Ortega Rosas brothers]
Los Caballeros Templarios [Fernando "El Tena" Cruz Mendoza]
Los Chano Arreola [Crescenciano "El Chano" Arreola Salto]
Los Jefes [Zenén "El Chaparro" Nava Sánchez]
Los Migueladas [Miguel Ángel "El Migueladas" Gallegos Godoy]
Los Puchini ["El Güero Lee"]
Sangre Nueva Zeta [Roberto "El Bukanas" de los Santos de Jesús]
(Me: -Some say connected to El Barbie, please weigh in -)
Just to jog memories! Chava, your English is getting better! A millionaires house on a public salary. Go figure
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Emboscada deja tres militares y dos civiles muertos en Guerrero
Elementos del Ejército Mexicano fueron emboscados por un grupo armado en la comunidad de Balzamar, del municipio de Leonardo Bravo, en la sierra del estado de Guerrero.
El ataque armado dejó un saldo de tres militares y dos civiles muertos.
La agresión, se presume, fue perpetrada por sicarios al mando de Isac Navarrete Celis, alias el "Señor de la I", y presunto líder del Cártel del Sur.
Alrededor de las 11:00 horas, los elementos castrenses arribaron a la comunidad, donde fueron recibidos a tiros y repelieron la agresión.
Tras los hechos, elementos de la policía del Ejército tomaron el control de la comunidad.
Además realizaron cateos por lo menos a 2 casas en donde aseguraron por lo menos 3 vehículos blindados.
Elements of the Mexican Army were ambushed by an armed group in the community of Balzamar, in the municipality of Leonardo Bravo, in the Sierra de Guerrero state.
The armed attack left three soldiers and two civilians dead.
The aggression, it is presumed, was perpetrated by hit men under the command of Isac Navarrete Celis, aka the "Lord of the I", and alleged leader of the Southern Cartel.
Around 11:00 hours, the military elements arrived in the community, where they were shot and repelled the aggression.
After the events, members of the Army police took control of the community.
They also conducted searches at least 2 houses where they secured at least 3 armored vehicles.
November 8, 2017, source: https://noticieros.televisa.com/ultimas-noticias/senor-i-encabeza-disputa-amapola-guerrero/
Isaac Navarrete Celis, aka "The Lord of the I", is the leader of the Southern Cartel and one of the most wanted criminals by the federation and the state of Guerrero .
There are few photographic records of "The Lord of the I", En Punto obtained one of the images integrated in the intelligence work.
Isaac Navarrete Celis uses social networks to threaten his opponents. In the last year he ordered the publication of at least two videos addressed to the criminal group Los Rojos or Los Jefes, who also responded.
Roberto Álvarez Heredia, spokesman for the Guerrero Coordination Group, explained that "this phenomenon also causes a situation that alters the peace, tranquility of the people and citizens in general."
The South Cartel and Los Rojos dispute the control of the Chilapa-Tixtla-Chilpancingo-Leonardo Bravo-Iguala corridor, for drug transfer.
Criminal groups "have also sought alliances with other criminal groups that operate in the area to have strength and make a confrontation," Alvarez Heredia said.
Intelligence works indicate that “El Señor de la I” made an alliance with Celso Ortega Jiménez, leader of the Los Ardillos criminal group, who coordinates the production of opium rubber in the Sierra de Guerrero and the transfer to the United States of “China White ”, A more potent drug than morphine and heroin.
These are “criminal groups that seek to dominate the territory for planting, for the cultivation, harvesting and transfer of poppy,” said the spokesperson for the Guerrero Coordination Team.
“El Señor de la I” maintains its operations center in Chichihualco, municipality of Leonardo Bravo, located 38 kilometers from Chilpancingo.
For many years, in that town they are dedicated to sewing soccer balls, but also
It is considered the gateway to the Sierra, one of the areas where poppy is most grown, in the country.
Chichihualco is sued "by the national soccer teams, even abroad they have placed these products," Álvarez Heredia said.
Three months ago, the federation implemented, in Chichihualco, an operation to arrest Isaac Navarrete Celis.
After three hours of confrontation between federal police and hitmen, "The Lord of the I" escaped.
With information from Marco Antonio Coronel.
Here we go again, sorry, but multiple posts due to data constraints.
Residents of Apaxtla de Castrejón, Guerrero, took up arms three years ago and succeeded in expelling the Familia Michoacana cartel from their town. But now there’s a new gang threatening to muscle in.
Fearing an invasion by Mexico’s most powerful criminal organization, community police are guarding all entry points to the town and have imposed an 11:00pm curfew.
The implementation of the beefed-up security measures in Apaxtla, a small town and municipal seat located just outside the notoriously violent Tierra Caliente region of Guerrero, follows reports by shopkeepers, farmers and other residents that they have received extortion, kidnapping and even death threats in recent days from members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
“We have a border with Tierra Caliente, with the municipality of Arcelia, the Familia Michoacana rules there but now the Jalisco New Generation Cartel has also arrived and they’re threatening to come to invade us, to subjugate us,” Heliodoro Ocampo, a member of the Apaxtla community police, told the newspaper Milenio.
“[But] we’re not willing [to allow that to happen],” he added.
“And not just [an invasion] by them, by any cartel, whatever its name is; the Guerreros Unidos, the Familia Michoacana, the Jalisco Cartel . . . they’re not going to reach our town because our town is fortified, all the entries and exits are guarded and we won’t allow them to come to try to control us.”
Milenio witnessed the determination of the community police to keep their town safe first hand: a reporter from the newspaper accompanied about 100 of its heavily-armed members as they carried out a late-night patrol last weekend.
During the patrol, Ocampo explained how the curfew will work.
“Here in the town we all know each other, we all know who we are . . . If we see a young couple [outside] at a time they shouldn’t be, they’ll be asked to go to their homes, the patrol vehicle will go by . . . warning that the curfew is already in effect . . .” he said.
“If on the way back, we see that they’re still there we’ll put them before the municipal authorities,” Ocampo added, explaining that fines of up to 500 pesos (US $25) will be issued to those who fail to observe community police instructions to go home.
“We’re going to be measured, it’s not about harming anyone, it’s about getting to the heart of what’s happening in our town and remedying it,” he said.
The community police said the curfew will continue for the next six months. In addition to making it easier to identify outsiders who may pose a threat to security, the measure also seeks to combat drug dealing and prostitution, they said.
In the neighboring municipality of Teloloapan, which is within Tierra Caliente boundaries, members of another self-defense force told Milenio that achieving peace without the intervention of state or federal authorities is possible.
“We can assure neighboring towns that it’s calm here. As citizens, we now enjoy and live in peace, which is very different from other times. Five, eight or 10 years ago we lived with terror, with worry, that one day you’d be abducted or . . . your child would be taken . . . Unlike a few years ago, today we live in peace, the peace that what we’ve always sought,” said a commander of the Teloloapan force who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Despite the success they have achieved, he explained that the autodefensas would prefer to lay down their weapons and allow federal authorities, such as the newly-formed National Guard or the military, to take over security duties.
“. . . I believe that their work and our responsibility is the same: to safeguard the physical safety of our citizens . . . It would be good for them to approach us . . . to speak to us, the doors of the town are open, this is their humble home as well.”
Source: Milenio (sp)
Guerrero community police are preparing an operation against the Cartel del Sur, a criminal organization believed responsible for an attack on the army on September 26 that left three soldiers dead in the town of Balzamar in the municipality of Felipe Bravo.
Two houses owned by gang leader Isaac Navarrete, also known as “El Señor de la I,” are located 200 meters away from where the attack took place.
According to Salvador Alanís, a spokesman for community police in Filo de Caballos, the attack occurred while soldiers were destroying poppy fields in Balzamar.
“According to the information we have, it happened in the town of Balzamar, just behind where the leader has his safe houses,” Alanís told the newspaper Milenio. “It seems like he was in the house with his security team when the soldiers started coming to destroy the poppies, and that’s when the shooting started.”
With a shotgun in his hand, Alanís said that community police have been preparing an advance into territory held by the cartel but their plans were delayed by the September 26 incident.
Part 2, Chilpancingo -
“We have everything prepared for an incursion into their territory, into the 24 communities that they control, but after what happened with the soldiers, there’s a lot of presence of the army, navy and state police,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense to make an advance now, but it’s something we’re planning. We need to get rid of this criminal group to pacify the Sierra.”
The community police have set up at least five roadblocks guarded by gunmen near Chilpancingo, and others in other communities such as Tlacotepec.
“We haven’t caused any problems for the army,” said Alanís. “A battalion came to Tlacotepec and then the spread out in all the communities, we’re not opposed to that . . . we’re going to continue advancing; we consider ourselves allies of the government, and we hope we can recover trust [in the government] to be able to put down our arms.”
Source: Milenio (sp)
Looks like the story has gone international!
Chava/Canadiana, both thanks for your support.
Let's start with Chava, no one gives it a strong go in Acapulco for fighting crime. At least uncorrupted, Marina, officer gave it 7 months.
Gerardo Rosas Azamar’s resignation was confirmed by Mayor Adela Román Ocampo, who said Rosas planned to return to his post as a captain in the navy.
The resignation comes after Rosas faced questions over a series of violent incidents in the beach destination.
After public transit workers marched to demand an end to violence and extortion, allegedly at the hands of the Los Capuchinos and Los Viruz gangs, two bus drivers were killed and two others were kidnapped.
Gangsters also set fire to several buses and transit vans around the city. In response, transit workers suspended service between Thursday and Saturday, paralyzing much of the city, especially neighborhoods in eastern Acapulco.
Mayor Román said the violence is related to a struggle for territory between criminal groups.
Chief Rosas’ tenure was also marked by protests by officers demanding better pay and working conditions. (Stalin technique of agitation to divert and seize power for the bosses?
Source: El Financiero (sp), El Sur (sp)
(Funny how that works, eh?), Speaking in her native tongue (eh? :, sorry Canadiana, :"))
Mass shooting in 2 days. Doesn't align with the Deadward post. Mexican cartels, have more power ( approx. 900 guns a day) than the army, and more unreported mass shootings.
Those who report otherswise are clueless. . .
Final note. Federal government can be extorted by billions of dollars in Petroleum Theft, and not understand , to solve this simple criminal enterprise, but imagine those Pesos going to the right people and security. Federal gov't is broken, are there no one at the wheel!?
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