[WE TALK ON THESE POSTS ABOUT IMPUNITY AND THE CARTELS, SEEMS THE CARTELS, READ, ACT AND KILL. MY THOUGHT THIS IS CJNG, EVEN THOUGH THE POST WAS TO EL MARRO. IT'S KIND'VE LIKE F**K YOUR MOTHER AND MARRO'S AS WELL. MAYBE IT IS MARRO, RESENTFUL. EITHER WAY IT'S A COMPLETE SHAME FOR SOMEONE SEEKING PEACE IN HIS CONVENIENCE STORE BEFORE BEING EXECUTED]
A Guanajuatopolitician who appealed to a cartel boss for an end to violence against innocent people may have lost his life for his trouble.
Joel Negrete Barrera, a 2018 candidate for mayor of Abasolo, was shot to death Wednesday, one day after he posted an open letter on Facebook to the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel.
Negrete was working at his convenience store in the community of El TuleWednesday evening when two armed men on a motorcycle drove up, entered the store and opened fire in front of witnesses, killing him.
Negrete published the document addressed to José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias El Marro, on Tuesday morning, making a plea for peace.
“Please be considerate and have respect for all of us who are oblivious to the confrontation that the state holds against your person and organization,” he wrote, pleading with Yépez not to hold the civilian population accountable for the actions of corrupt government officials.
“You, like all of us, have a mother, brothers, a wife and children. You undoubtedly understand that the well-being of the family is the axis of human existence and that is why, for the well-being and safety of my family, I have had the audacity to address you,”Negrete wrote. “The millions of Guanajuatenses, oblivious to the causes that motivated this endless war, need a climate of peace to be able to continue with our lives.”
The cartel, linked to fuel theft and extortion, has been engaged in a bloody turf war with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which has contributed to making Guanajuato Mexico’smost violent state with 4,500 homicides in 2019.
President Lopez Obrador addressed Negrete’s murder in his morning press briefing today. “We have to continue fighting crime and guarantee peace,” he said. “The situation in Guanajuato has become very serious, more than in any other state.”
So far, authorities have not established a link between Negrete’s letter and his murder.
Source: El Sol de Irapuato (sp), Proceso (sp), Periódico Correo (sp)
[HOW BAD CAN IT GET. CAN YOU NOT EVEN SEND A PLEA FOR PEACE AND BE KILLED? BOTH MARRO AND CJNG NEED TO BE ERADICATED. A DOLLAR IS NOT WORTH A MAN'S LIFE]
Almost sounds like the Cartels are gradually getting the upper hand against authority.In other words this execution was a 'F**K You to that politician as in 'How dare you complain.'Very sad state of affairs.