Bodies at the side of a Guerrero highway yesterday. Bodies at the side of a Guerrero highway yesterday.

Six homicides a day in Guerrero this year

10 people were killed yesterday alone as gangland violence continues

Homicide statistics for Guerrero indicate that authorities have failed to put the brakes on violence in a state that is one of the least secure in Mexico.

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In the first 65 days of the year there were six murders a day on average, with Acapulco and Chilpancingo leading the way among the most dangerous areas for violence.

Yesterday alone there were at least 10 people assassinated in less than 24 hours, reported the spokesman for the Guerrero Coordination Group, a coordinating organization of security forces.

Roberto Álvarez Heredia said some of the bodies were found dismembered inside plastic bags, but some bags contained animal remains, which he said was intended to distract the attention of police and sow fear among the population.

The state’s Public Security Secretariat recorded 183 homicides in January, 57 in Acapulco and 29 in Chilpancingo. The total dropped to 153 in February but in the first six days of March there were 42.

The spokesman for an organization of families who have lost loved ones to disappearances and assassinations said it was undeniable that all three levels of government have been unable to deter the violence.

“Governor Astudillo promised order and peace but nothing has changed and now there are many places, such as Chilapa, Tixtla, Zitlala and Chilpancingo, that have become corridors of death,” said José Díaz Navarro of Siempre Vivos (Always Alive) in Chilapa.

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Not even in well-defended Acapulco, protected due to its tourism industry, have security forces’ operations been successful, and much less in “abandoned regions” such as Chilapa or Zitlala, he charged.

The Guerrero Coordination Group’s Álvarez said Acapulco violence is due to fighting between gangs over retail drug sales, while in other areas it is a result of fighting over the cultivation and shipment of drugs.

He said 15 crime gangs are responsible for the violence, which is often vicious.

The regions and the warring gangs are:

 • Tierra Caliente — disputed by Los Templarios, Familia Michoacana and Los Tequileros.

• Northern region — Familia Michoacana, Guerreros Unidos and Los Rojos.

• Central region and part of the lower Montaña region — Los Jefes (previously Los Rojos, Cártel de la Sierra and Los Ardillos).

• Acapulco — Beltrán Leyva, Cartel Independiente de Acapulco and Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación.

• Costa Grande — Los Granados, Nueva Sangre and Vanguardia Guerrerense.

Opposition politicians charged that Monday’s murders were an indication of institutional weakness and that the state’s security strategy was a failure.

There isn’t “a single positive result” from the strategy implemented by President Enrique Peña Nieto, declared the state director of Morena, leaving citizens “defenseless.”

“The violence that has been instituted in the state of Guerrero is killing us little by little,” said Pablo Amílcar Sandoval Ballesteros, who also charged that it was false to attribute the violence to fighting between criminal gangs.

Not all the deaths can be linked to organized crime, he said, accusing authorities of using it as an excuse to justify their lack of professionalism and ability to investigate the crimes and bring criminals to justice.

Source: Reforma (sp), Bajo Palabra (sp)

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  • Henry Wilson

    citizens have always been “defenseless” in mexico no matter the source of crime for the criminals in charge of the mexican govt. have always prohibited citizen possession of firearms. they aint stupid. give the people the ability to defend themselves and the govt pols would be lined up every day.

    • Hailey Mannering

      Lots of Mexicans have guns, but more so in rural areas.

      • Henry Wilson

        Very few have them legally and thus to use one even in self defense is a guaranteed trip to jail.

        • SickofLiberalbs9999

          Look at the news in America:

          Three robbers enter home, owner comes downstairs WITH A SHOTGUN.
          Homeowner SHOOTS THEM ALL.
          Result: three dead robbers, safe, happy homeowner.

          Robber pulls a gun and steals purse from old lady.
          She pulls a gun and shoots him dead as he runs away.
          Result: another dead criminal. Happy, secure old lady.

          THIS is what Mexico needs.

          • Henry Wilson

            Damn straight. The cities with the most crime in the US are the ones with the strictest restrictions on citizen ownership of weapons. Watch these preying criminals start behaving themselves in Mexico if they know behind the door of every home is a homeowner armed….and waiting.

      • SickofLiberalbs9999

        When was the last time a Mexican citizen KILLED a robber, or stopped an assault, with a gun?

        • Hailey Mannering

          I don´t know off hand, but the citizen´s militias seem to sometimes deter the cartels.

        • Hailey Mannering

          I believe I read about a vigilante killing on the Mexico City transit recently.
          I can only speak for my part of Mexico, but there are almost no robberies when some one is inside the house. There are almost no street robberies here, Thus, the only robbers to shoot break in when there´s no one to shoot them.

    • Commander Barkfeather

      Perhaps Mexico will take steps to prevent drugs and “undocumented”s from entering the US when the US takes steps to prevent guns from entering Mexico. My 2nd amendment response fits on a bumper sticker: No guns. No exceptions.

      • Henry Wilson

        and you are living in a fantasy world of your own nonsensical creation.

      • SickofLiberalbs9999

        your bimper sticker should read:

        No brains
        No exceptions

      • SickofLiberalbs9999

        American doesn’t need mexico to “take steps”…………………………….
        We’ve already given up on Mexico doing anything after years of ignoring the problem.
        Hence Trump, the wall, the border tax……………………………….etc.
        NOW something’s getting done.
        What’s going to happen to Mexico when nobody can go north anymore?
        Bad news for Mexico – no jobs, no security, ………………………………………
        At the rate things are going – soon, no country, either.

    • SickofLiberalbs9999

      You’re absolutely right.
      A lesson for Americans – the Democrats wants to make America into Mexico.

      • Henry Wilson

        And they have almost done so thanks to Traitor Barry the past 8 years.

  • TioDon

    Come on, Chicago, let’s see you top that!!!

  • SickofLiberalbs9999

    Mexico won’t acknowledge it – but the country’s deteriorating security is rapidly approaching failed state status.

    It will likely get MUCH worse, because international terror organizations can see that Mexico is a failed state that can’t protect its citizens or secure its own borders. If Mexico can’t control common criminals, how does it expect to combat heavily armed, financed, and organized terror organizations that currently plague the Middle East? Those terror organizations must leave Syria and Iraq now because of military resistance to their “caliphate.” Where to go next?

    They are likely planning to, or have already infiltrated Mexico, as a base for operations against the United States.
    And these terrorists will gladly kill Mexicans just as enthusiastically as gringos.
    Mexicans, Americans, we are all infidels to them – we all deserve to die in their warped world view.
    Where does ISIS look for safe havens to set up new operations? Answer:
    Countries where the government cannot control violence on the streets, countries with open, easily breached borders.

    Does that sound like Mexico? Absolutely. Right on the border of Al Qaeda’s sworn enemy – America.
    If Mexico doesn’t declare war on the cartels, and secure its borders, we will see terrorist attacks IN MEXICO and terror organizations based in Mexico, trying to destabilize the Mexican government in the next couple of years.
    They will gladly partner with the cartels to infiltrate and attack BOTH Mexico and the United States.

    Destabilizing Mexico would be easy for ISIS or Al Qaeda. They’re going to try to do it – guaranteed.

    Is Mexico ready? No. Are Mexican citizens aware of the danger? No.
    The national hysteria over Donald Trump serves as a convenient distraction for the Mexican government.

    If Mexicans think Donald Trump is their greatest enemy and worry – heaven help them when the real bad guys arrive.

    • Blair york

      Wow!….fear monger much?….take a pill and relax!..go watch Fox News or even better Brietbart news!..then slowly fade off to sleep!….then you can do what your president does when wakes up angry!…make up some false news and tweet it!

      • SickofLiberalbs9999

        right, relax on your couch, type clever comments, eat another steak, all is well…………………………
        you presume America’s terrorist enemies are stupid
        they are not
        just wait, you’ll see
        I wish I were wrong – Obama let them in for 8 years – they are already in America.
        make sure you blame Obama and not Trump when the attacks happen, ok?

        • Blair york

          My goodness!..you woke up mad again!…do you tweet too?..make up some news?…your country doesn’t need to worry about terrorist enemies entering your country when you already have millions of nutcases running around killing each other armed to the teeth!…your country is at war with itself!…idiot!…back to Fox News!

      • SickofLiberalbs9999

        I don’t watch Fox News or Breitbart, you idiot
        But I can tell you never miss an episode of The View or Maddow

    • David Nichols

      Sadly, since I live in Mexico, I agree with everything in your well reasoned and well stated comment…
      I am now reassessing the risk/reward equation of living in Mexico…

      • SickofLiberalbs9999

        In 5 years, unless something dramatic happens to change things, Mexico will be Syria.

      • Blair york

        You agree with this a-hole??…get the hell out of Mexico then!…the country is getting sick of gringos anyway!

        • David Nichols

          Such a little man…since you are not in charge of Mexican Immigration I’ll just ignore your sophomoric suggestion as to where I should live…
          My Mexican wife, friends and neighbors all seem to enjoy my presence here–that’s probably because I’m not a knee jerk moron, spouting commie/lib talking points, like Blair York.
          What you know about Mexico could be inscribed in large letters on the head of a pin.!
          BTW…Sierra Tango Foxtrot Uniform

          • Blair york

            Maybe you should explain to your wife that you kind gringos of the north used to lynch Mexicans and Afro-Americans in the good ole days!…and ran them out of the country during the Great Depression like cattle!…and now the kind gringos are doing the same thing right now!…I been here for ten years and what they say to your gringo face is not what they really feel now!…your country’s reputation in Latin America is well known!…BTW…GFYS!

          • David Nichols

            That’s the way they treat Canadians–for more than adequate reasons…
            So that explains YOUR experience with Mexicans–my experience has been completely different from yours, and I suspect your attitude is the reason why.
            You might want to step out of your glass house before throwing “treatment of indigenous people” rocks…
            Canada’s historical treatment of the native indians closely parallels that of the treatment of those peoples in what is now the USA…
            Read the Canadian Indian Act of 1876 for your edification…
            “Let those who are without sin cast the first stone”
            Stop trying to compensate for your country’s inferior position in the world and accept it for the second world status it possesses…
            LSM

          • Blair york

            Not proud of the way Canada treated First Nations people’s either!..typical arrogant gringo!..you think your country is superior?..who got your six citizens out of Iran who would probably have been hanging from a rope and risking Canadian lives in the process!…Canada has a much higher position in Mexico right now with Justin Trudeau that your ass hole Trump will ever have!..your shit hole country falls well below every advanced country in the world!…but you are number one in murders, incarceration and about every other category dealing with human dignity!…are you proud of your country now?…breaking up Mexican families?..go ask your wife!..arrogant prick!

          • David Nichols

            If any of that were true you’d be a happy camper–but you’re not, are you?.
            Jealousy is such a corrosive emotion, you really need to get some perspective, or perhaps better meds…
            Glad to hear that you recognize the USA is number one in “every other category dealing with human dignity”
            BTW…The USA doesn’t even rank in the top 25 countries for murder rates, you should really do some independant research instead of regurgitating Left Wing talking points…Check the United Nations stats, and you know the UN is not covering for the USA…!
            As to incarcerations, we are effective at putting lawbreakers in jail–I know Liberals just hate that, but it is really easy to avoid prison in the USA–obey the law…
            See how easy that is…?
            Do you have any more b.s. want to run past me…?
            Dealing with you is kinda like the MLB Home Run Derby, where the pitcher lobs every pitch right over the plate so the batter is assured of good contact…thanks for making it easy.

          • Blair york

            Congratulations!..USA didn’t make the lowest 25 third world countries for murder rates!…but congrats you are # 1 in the top modern countries in the world!..and you must have a lot of law breakers as you do have the highest incarceration rates among modern countries too..but of course the majority are people of colour!..a good way to keep them from voting!…I have seen how your country treats Mexicans at the border and airports!…no more BS from you!..can see right through you!…

          • David Nichols

            More laughter following your comment than usual–thanks for helping brighten my day…!

      • Hailey Mannering

        Maybe you would be more comfortable in a different part of Mexico, such as Yucatan state?

        • David Nichols

          Well, my roots go pretty deep here in Manzanillo, I’ve been here since 1987, so if I make a decision to sell my home and move, it will not be to another part of Mexico.
          The alternative for me is the Tambor region of Costa Rica–a place I visit every year with my golf foursome…
          I would only move if I came to feel that any danger here was, or was very likely to be, directed at me personally…

          • Alamanach

            Don’t sell the house just yet. In order to function, even ISIS needs food, housing, communication, transportation, and other mundane logistical things. Every army of every kind needs these things, one way or another. A big army provides them through massive airlifts, truck convoys, trains, and so on. A guerrilla army gets them through the support of the local population. Guerrillas need the locals to support them with food, places to rest, places to hide, and so on. In the (historically very rare) cases when we can turn popular sentiment against the guerrillas, it has the same effect as cutting a big army’s supply lines. The guerrillas simply can’t carry on the fight if you destroy their logistics.

            ISIS in Mexico couldn’t use airlifts, truck convoys, and the like for logistics; something that big and organized would be too easy to see and blow up. That means ISIS would have to resort to guerrilla operations, but how much support are they likely to get from ordinary Mexican citizens? Probably not much. ISIS would have to convert locals ideologically before they could start depending on them logistically.

            So if you’re living the good life in Manzanillo and you need to keep your finger on the pulse of possible ISIS encroachment, I recommend you keep an eye on the attitudes of the people. If you see increasing signs of sympathy for radical Islam, then there may be a problem. Short of that, about the most ISIS in Mexico will be able to do is maybe cut some business deals with local drug cartels (ISIS might buy cocaine in Sinaloa to sell in Tunisia, for example), purely for the purposes of making money. ISIS won’t be able to do much operationally in Mexico without first establishing a logistical foothold.

          • David Nichols

            I agree with your assessment to a point, but certainly ISIS can get Semtex across the US border in the one of same ways the narcos do, i.e. human “mules” with backpacks carrying 20 kilos–drugs or Semtex–it’s all the same to the “mules” who do it out of a desperate need for money, which ISIS has plenty of…
            The threat to the US from ISIS infiltration will always be from suicide bombers, and infrastructure attacks, they will never attempt to challenge the US military on its home soil.
            Of course, they would love to smuggle in a nuclear device, but that most likely will come by ship or airplane…
            The perceived threat to me personally would be from the cartels, who have branched out heavily into the kidnapping of those they assume have sufficient money to make it worth their while…
            That assumption would be erroneous in my case, but the inability to pay gets you the same result as unwillingness to pay–torture and then a bullet…

    • Commander Barkfeather

      Perhaps the ISIS terrorist camps in Mexico are next to Sadaam Hussein’s WMDs! See you at the FEMA camp!

      • SickofLiberalbs9999

        They’re right next to Hillary’s e-mails and Obama’s “you can keep your doctor”.

    • DeadWest

      Are you daft? ISIS partnering with the cartels? Please explain how exactly that would worK. ISIS would say, “hey, if you fight with us, we’ll ignore the fact that you’re infidels and allow you to offend us with your culture on a daily basis. In return, you must split your profits with us.” And the cartels will say, “Great! We always welcome foreigners who hate us and will gladly share our territory with you- even though that means sharing the spoils! Not sure what you can offer us, since we have the barbaric killing thing down pat, but hey, please invade Mexico!” In case you didn’t know, Mexicans HATE foreigners.

      • SickofLiberalbs9999

        Easy –
        $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
        that’s all
        you think the cartels are Mexican patriots?

        • Blair york

          Do you write Trumputos speeches too?….he has learned to follow a TelePrompter really good now!…but don’t make it too complicated as his train of thought only lasts a few sentences in a row!…oh and make sure there is fact checkers on board because he lies a lot!..plus he suffers from NPD ” narcissist personality disorder ” too!..viva trump??

  • Güerito

    Update: There were …. 19 bodies found yesterday (Tuesday) in Guerrero. Ten were chopped up and found in plastic bags.

  • Güerito

    A mass grave in Veracruz has yielded 240 bodies, but MND hasn’t reported on it.

    http://www.sinembargo.mx/07-03-2017/3167169

  • Güerito

    Update: The burned bodies of five businessmen kidnapped a few days were found in a car near Chilapa, GRO last night.

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