Note: narco message left with the bodies in Guadalajara on the
23rd. Beyond the obvious expansion of the drug war, there are also
thousands of retired Americans and Canadians , at one time over
20,000, or maybe more, living in Jalisco many in Chapala area
bordering Michoacan. Easy, soft targets for hostages, kidnappings,
The narco message:
"We are in Jalisco and we will not leave, The fight is not with the
civilian population, it is with El Chapo, El Mayo who want to
fight, and defend the territory as well as those of the New
Generation Jalisco, is the same as those who are reporting to the
American government and not ours, as says Vicente Zambada, the son
of Mario Zambada, that they are informants for the gringos those
working with el chapo and el mayo and those of Jalisco el nueva
generacion, which does not control their land.
It will happen to them as happened to skinny "salgiero" and all
those who have worked with el chapo and el mayo and the "nuevo
Take off the blindfold, the Sinaloa cartel is pure history, like that
of New generation Jalisco, they do not control their land.
We bring you a cochinero ( one who cleans the tables) and do not
know were the mess will end up.
As the Governor of Jalisco and Sinaloa are close friends of the Mayo
Zambada. It was rather quiet in Jalisco and Sinaloa, and now with
their arrangements no one knows what will happen.
Look at these dead we leave here, That we brought here for you to
see without the help of any cabron, we are in the "kitchen" now.
We are demonstrating this without the support of the Mexican Army nor
the Navy/Marines, the P.F.P. or any federal or state authority this
is a test that we are in the "kitchen"
ATTE: Z GROUP, the strong national cartel, the one cartel that is not
an informant for the gringos, This groups exists for loyalty, honor
Grupo Z Always loyal.
Despite violence, Americans feel safe in Mexico
By Diana Washington Valdez \ El Paso Times
Posted: 11/25/2011 12:00:00 AM MST
Slightly more than a fourth of U.S. citizens who died in Mexico
during an 8 1/2-year period beginning in 2003 were homicide victims,
according to an El Paso Times analysis.
Juárez with 96 homicides and Tijuana with 114 were the cities with
the most slayings.
In Juárez, a city of about 1.5 million people, the number of
homicides of U.S. citizens rose dramatically from three in 2003 to 37
The analysis was based on 1,904 total deaths of U.S. citizens
reported to the State Department between Jan. 1, 2003, and June 30,
The rest of the deaths were scattered across Mexico, including the
states of Chiapas, Jalisco, Quintana Roo, Zacatecas, Nayarit, Sonora,
Tamaulipas and Mexico City. Accidents, drownings and suicides
accounted for other deaths of U.S. citizens.
The total number of U.S. deaths is a fraction of the entire U.S.
population in Mexico that appears to live unaffected by the violence
that's ravaged some of the border cities.
"A million American citizens live in Mexico and approximately 10
million Americans visit Mexico every year," according to State
Many expatriates live in enclaves with large U.S. populations such as
San Miguel Allende, Guadalajara and Cuernavaca. Others live in Mexico
City, a cosmopolitan metro, in the desert border communities of
northern Mexico, in exotic beachfront cities along the Pacific and
Gulf of Mexico coasts, and in semitropical states such as Chiapas and
to Mexico's economy, and some of them have businesses there. Despite
the headline-grabbing violence of recent years, foreign companies
have not stopped investing in the country, either.
"More than 18,000 companies with U.S. investment have operations
there, and the U.S. accounts for nearly $100 billion of foreign
direct investment in Mexico," State Department officials said.
Mexico had 112.4 million people in 2010, according to the Central
Intelligence Agency's World Fact Book. Since 2007, the country has
reported about 60,000 homicides, most of which authorities attribute
to the drug cartel wars.
Juárez, which has about 1.5 million people, has had 9,137 homicides
Mexican officials have said that about 30,000 U.S. citizens live in
the state of Chihuahua.
Bob Ailes, 59, and John Eidschun, 58, are U.S. retirees. Ailes has
lived in a Mexican border community for more than 10 years, while
Eidschun makes frequent visits across the border to spend long spells
with friends, including expatriates.
"I've lived in several European countries and in different parts of
the United States, and I've been to Canada, but Mexico turned out to
be my best option for retirement," Ailes said.
"The United States is the
best country in the world, but there is something about Mexico and
its people that draws you," Ailes said. "I didn't speak Spanish when
I got here, but learned the language and the local customs. I feel
connected to the people."
Ailes said he found he could afford to live on his retirement pension
in Mexico. He knows and socializes with other expatriates like himself.
Eidschun said most of his social life takes place in Mexico.
"I stay with friends, eat in the restaurants and shop at the malls,"
Eidschun said. "I am careful but not afraid to come here."
Ailes said he's learned that it's best "to not put your nose where it
doesn't belong, and no one will bother you."
The number of expatriates who live in Mexico or spend long vacations
there could be higher than the figure cited by the State Department,
according to websites that serve expats.
Steve Schwab, 39, who works in the real estate industry, moved to
Mexico in 2000 and created a website for expats called Mexico Online
For him and other U.S. citizens, safety in Mexico can be a matter of
perspective or where one lives.
One of Schwab's online postings said, "The number one retirement
destination in the world is Mexico. There are already over 2,000,000
U.S. and Canadian property owners in Mexico. The most conservative
number of American and Canadian Baby Boomers who are on their way to
owning property in Mexico for full or part-time living in the next 15
years is over 6,000,000."
His posting also said "that the horrific violence in Mexico is over
95 percent confined to the three transshipping cities É Juárez,
Tijuana and Nogales."
Homicides in Juárez rose after the drug cartel that controlled
smuggling in the border city split into warring factions led by the
Joaquin "Chapo" Guzmán Loera and Vicente Carrillo Fuentes drug-
The conflict has led to unprecedented regionalized violence marked by
unusual brutality and to significant numbers of slayings of
journalists, politicians and human-rights activists across Mexico.
Barbara Eckrote, another expatriate from the United States, agrees
that the violence in Mexico has been exaggerated.
In 11 years of living in Mexico, "I have never felt unsafe or had any
incidents," she said.
"I got Interpol stats and the most current FBI stats, and I was
actually astonished to discover that no major city in the U.S.A. is
as safe as all of Mexico," Eckrote said. "For instance, the homicide
rate in Philadelphia is 78 per 100,000.
According to the 2011 "United Nations Global Study on Homicide," the
murder rate for Mexico in 2010 was 18.1 per 100,000 of population;
federal police reported a total of 20,585 murders (intentional
In the United States, the murder rate was 5 per 100,000 population in
2009 (the latest year for which information was available), with
15,241 murders reported.
The U.N. study shows that Brazil had the most homicides of all the
countries in the Western Hemisphere, 43,909 in 2009 (a 22.7 rate);
followed by Colombia with 15,459 in 2010 (a 33.4 rate); Honduras,
with 6,239 in 2010 (an 81.2 rate); and Guatemala with 5,960 in 2010
(a 41.4 rate).
Dr. Rudi Unterthiner, author of the novel "Faces, Souls and Painted
Crows," said he, too, wants to stress the good side of living in Mexico.
The U.S. doctor divides his time between Canada and Mexico and is not
overly concerned for his safety.
"I've never had a bad experience in Mexico," Unterthiner said.
"I still perform medical procedures in Mexico to help low-income
people out, and I have enjoyed my stays there over the years. My
novel covers some of my more interesting experiences there."
The State Department offers plenty of tips on safety and issues
travel alerts on places of concern through its website at www.state.gov.
Diana Washington Valdez may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Identifican a 15 de multihomicidio en Guadalajara
El hallazgo de tres camionetas abandonadas en cuyo interior se
localizaron al menos 20 cuerpos sin vida, ocasionó una intensa
movilización policiaca minutos antes de las 7 de la mañana en las
inmediaciones del monumento de los Arcos del Milenio de Guadalajara.
En las instalaciones del Servicio Médico Forense (Semefo) de
Guadalajara, ya fueron identificados oficialmente al menos 15 de los
26 cuerpos encontrados la mañana de ayer en tres camionetas
abandonadas en las inmediaciones de la glorieta de Los Arcos del
Milenio en esta ciudad.
Personal de la Agencia del Ministerio Público adscrita al Semefo
confirmó sin ofrecer detalles, que los cadáveres reconocidos eran
hombres habitantes de la zona metropolitana de Guadalajara, y que al
menos cinco de ellos tenían antecedentes penales.
Ayer, el secretario general de gobierno del estado, Fernando Guzmán
Pérez Peláez, advirtió que los 26 tenían de 25 a 35 años.
Esta tarde el procurador general de justicia del estado, Tomás
Coronado Olmos, ofrecerá avances en las indagatorias. No obstante,
agentes del área de homicidios intencionales de la dependencia
adelantaron que la mayoría de las víctimas fueron privadas de su
libertad los últimos días en diferentes puntos de la ciudad.
Ejecutan a otro en la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara
En calles de la colonia Santa Rita, al sur de la zona metropolitana
de Guadalajara, anoche fue encontrado el cadáver de un joven de unos
20 años aún no identificado.
Policías de Zapopan reportaron esta madrugada que minutos antes de la
media noche en el cruce de las calles Rinconada de la orquídea y
Rinconada de los Girasoles en esta colonia en los límites de
Guadalajara y Zapopan, habitantes informaron el hallazgo de un cuerpo
"Aparentemente los ocupantes de una camioneta dejaron en este sitio
el cuerpo sin vida de este hombre maniatado, amordazado y encintado
de la cabeza. A simple vista también presenta lesiones por arma
blanca", explicó un mando de la corporación municipal.
A un costado del cadáver fue dejada una cartulina con un mensaje
firmado por el grupo criminal de la resistencia.
Con esta muerte, suman en Jalisco al menos 70 personas fallecidas en
lo que va del mes en hechos al parecer relacionados con la
"ESTAMOS EN JALISCO Y NO NOS VAMOS, EL PLEITO NO ES CON LA POBLACION
CIVIL. ES CON EL CHAPO, MAYO ZAMBADA, QUE ANDAN QUERIENDO PELEAR Y NO
DEFIENDEN NI SU TIERRA, IGUAL QUE LOS DE JALISCO CON SU NUEVA
GENERACIÓN, ES LO MISMO QUE EL CHAPO Y EL MAYO, QUE SON UNA BOLA DE
INFORMANTES DEL GOBIERNO AMERICANO Y NO DE NOSOTROS, LO DICE EL MISMO
VICENTE ZAMBADA, EL HIJO DE MARIO ZAMBADA, QUE ELLOS SON INFORMANTES
DE LOS GRINGOS PARA TODA LA GENTE QUE TRABAJA CON EL CHAPO Y EL MAYO,
Y LOS DE JALISCO, QUE NO CONTROLAN NI SU TIERRA, LES VA PASAR LO
MISMO QUE AL FLACO "SALGIERO" Y A TODOS LOS QUE HAN ENTREGADO EL
CHAPO Y EL MAYO. Y LOS DE JALISCO, QUÍTENSE LA VENDA DE LOS OJOS, ESE
CARTEL DE SINALOA ES PURA HISTORIA, IGUAL QUE EL DE JALISCO, NO
CONTROLA NI SU TIERRA. LES TRAEMOS UN COCHINERO Y NO SABEN NI POR
DONDE LES ESTA CAYENDO LA VOLADORA, ASÍ EL GOBERNADOR DE JALISCO Y EL
DE SINALOA SON ÍNTIMOS AMIGOS DEL MAYO ZAMBADA. X ESO ESTABAN BIEN
TRANQUILOS JALISCO Y SINALOA, Y AHORA CON SUS ARREGLOS NO SABEN NI
QUE HACER, MIREN AQUÍ LES DEJAMOS ESTOS MUERTITOS, SÍ LOS LEVANTAMOS
NOSOTROS PARA QUE MIREN QUE SIN LA AYUDA DE NINGÚN CABRON ESTAMOS
METIDOS HASTA LA COCINA, LES ESTAMOS DEMOSTRANDO QUE SIN EL APOYO DEL
EJERCITO MEX. MARINO, P.F.P. Y ALGUNA OTRA AUTORIDAD FEDERAL NI
ESTATAL Y ÉSTA ES UNA PRUEBA QUE ESTAMOS HASTA LA COCINA. ATTE: GRUPO
Z, EL CARTEL FUERTE A NIVEL NACIONAL, EL ÚNICO CARTEL NO INFORMANTE
DE LOS GRINGOS. ESTE GRUPO EXISTE, LA LEALTAD, HONOR, GRUPO Z,