Goons on the Loose in Arizona

Oct 30th, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: Chismes, General News, Organized Crime


I've been dedicating my time over the past few weeks to a new career as the Tucson correspondent for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix, Ariz., so I haven't given this story the attention it merits. However, I am in Tucson, after all, and not Phoenix, so I don't know why this story didn't get that city's attention. And perhaps, it should have. It's been nearly three weeks since cops found Martin Alejandro Cota, his severed head lying next to the rest of his body. They're calling it a drug hit and a message.

Aww, You Cared

Oct 14th, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: Chismes, General News


Some of you did, anyway. El resto pueden quemarse en el infierno. Culeros. How's everyone been? I'm back, though sporadically. More later, I'm headed for the bar, but I wanted to say hi.

Grandma Fights Back

Sep 10th, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: Chismes, General News


I love this story from La Polaka. A 60-year-old woman repelled an attack by two kidnappers in Chihuahua yesterday morning. The unidentified woman, who lives with her 69-year-old husband, pulled a gun on the two armed and masked thugs when they broke into her house, shooting and killing one and wounding the second. The dead man had latex gloves and yellow ties in his pockets, suggesting this was a kidnapping attempt. Police found the second man nearby, carrying a nine millimeter pistol. Police also confiscated the victim's handguns, a 32-mm and a revolver. Here's hoping they give those back.

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Aug 1st, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: Chismes
The Facebook page will be a little different from the site, with more links to other news sources and different multimedia.

Arde Sonora

Jul 30th, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: Chismes, General News, Organized Crime


UPDATE: A good friend in Sasabe, Ariz., tells me the Americans closed the port of entry there early citing bad weather ... That port is only open until 8 p.m., and they closed at about 7:30, she says, but the unexpected closure leaves about 20 people stranded in Sasabe tonight. It's a town with a population of 25 people, it's not like there's a hotel for them to drive to and Tucson's an hour away. I could be wrong but I've never heard of the Americans closing the port because of weather conditions; frankly, I wonder if it wasn't because of the fight last night in Saric pero quien sabe. Good morning. Lots going on today. We'll start with Sonora. According to an FBI source earlier today: First, the Sinaloa Federation finally moved in on El Gilo in the hills between Sáric and Tubutama last night, about 7 p.m. The Mexican military has seized ten armored vehicles. There are reports of 30 to 40 people dead, with Guzmán's people having the upper hand. The Mexican Army is currently in the area.  Apparently, there was an accident involving Mexican Army soldiers unrelated to the firefight, who were enroute to the Sáric/Tubutama area.  Apparently several soldiers died in the accident. Then "El Dos Mil" Francisco Hernández García, has started acting up again. There was a shootout between Sonora state police and Dos Mil in San Pedro, just east of Hermosillo. At least one cop is dead. Then there was another gunbattle yesterday at the Nogales, Sonora, airport between rival gangs.  So far, two dead and another seriously injured. So you have Dos Mil in central Sonora, the Sinaloans appear to have killed "El Gilo" Arnoldo del Cid Buelno, Hector Beltrán Leyva's lieutenant in the hills just south of Arizona, and another fight at the airport. Gilo had some 300 men stocked in those towns. Two weeks ago, the Sinaloans tried to move on him but were defeated in an ambush that left some 20-30 gunmen dead. Meanwhile, on the political front, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin appears to be carefully congratulating Mexico for killing Nacho Coronel Villarreal in a gunfight yesterday. Read what he has to say in that linked El Universal interview. Ilegal, who first told me about la muerte de Nachito, found this bizarre story of a bounty on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's head. Finally, I thought YeYo lent some interesting insight into the discussion today (I am not spell-checking him though or I'll be here all day ... Kidding! I'm kidding!): "Durango esta de luto por La muerte del "Cachas de diamante"..Holy shit seems super duper oficial he is dead and the worst is yet to come.I need a body and none has been brought to light as of yet, it might be premature to ask for it since this is breaking news but part of me still holds on to the fantasy of some kind of error..But all signs point to the worst. --Chapo and Nacho had a rupture over a certain kidnaping of someones wife in Sinaloa whos sister is maried to one of Chapos imidiate relative..Remember that??But I doubt  Chapo has anything to do with this because he would be a dead man via Mayo Zambada..Chapo has never been bigger than Nacho and Nacho has provided many of nice places to hide in the Sierra de Durango..Chapo aint no bigger than the next one so everybody quit griping his nuts cause he might be next.. --Juarez Cartel promised to stop the car bombs if a big Sinaloa fish was brought to justice last I heard, so it could be the goverment actualy doing their job since Cevallos hasnt apeared yet and Nacho was relased supposedly.. --Nacho has been beefing with Zetas from Durango all the way Jalisco..8 heads in Durango where Zetas trying to establish themselfs and make a move to the south..Confirmed that yesterday threw a friend who actualy lives in DGO city and saw one of the heads while driving around.. -- Why not the Marina?? Sure Chapo has pull within the ranks of the Mexican Military but he isnt god. The military operates in Zonas and this was the 15 zona historicaly not Chapos but has been known to mingle with others like FM and CDG not to mention Lazca an Nacho as well.. --Nacho had been pegged since his meeting with El Mini then Mini was killed by  nobody knows.. --He was suposedly captured then relased in exchange for Cevallos but nothing was ever mentioned or heard about Cevallos since.. --4 days ago members of Familia Michoacana where captured in Jalisco with a huge arsenal of weapons one of them being Valdemar Hernandez Barajas or (Servando Gomez Martinez..real name) the suposed son of La Tuta but later was found not to be..He was sent to advance into Jalisco but failed.. To sum it up you have to look at who would benifit from his downfall and that would NOT be the Sinaloans thats for sure..The only people that could benifit from this would be the Zetas, Familia Michoacana and the Mexican goverment..Nacho was also the king of meth and was competing for that tittle with the Familia but at the same time was beefing with Zetas..He was alos beefing with BLO over the death of his son and the horrific murder of Pepino but they dont have the pull that they used to have especialy in Jalisco or 15 Zona, so they seem to have lost a foe by way of another foe..The thing that gets me the most being from Durango is this is an oportunity for the ZZ's to move in and also the Juarez cartel..I suspect they will bump into each other on there way in and the blood will flow threw Durango like it never has before..Not to metion the mess thats about go down in Jalisco.. He went down in a gun battle and lost he even took military personel with him on his way out. and I guess if you choose to live that lifstyle thats a hell of a way to go out, I rather be alive personaly but to each his own....Arriba Durango Raza!!" Oh and one last point. I think the comments section needs to be structured differently so that the chismes and interesting details you all share, well, most of you, don't get lost as we move from one story to the next. Any suggestions, email me.

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