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Feb 11, 2013, 10:02 AM

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Re: [Gmburns2000] 18 Dead, Potrero Chico
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It is a sad state of affairs. There are dangerous and not as dangerous areas of Mexico. A great read about the recent history of this "criminal insurgency" is El Narco by Ioan Grillo. A great read on the situation by someone that has been there a while.

Apparently the band was caught up between the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas. From Borderland Beat: "In the first instances, the hypothesis was that Kombo Kolombia had been "finished off" by leaders of the Gulf Cartel (CDG) because of its close relationship with rival gangs.

But the most recent investigations are now pointing in a different direction. Versions collected by the authority reported that Los Zetas have reprimanded musicians for playing in bars and clubs operated by the CDG in the metropolitan area. It is what they saw as a betrayal and who paid with their life. Jose Isidro Cruz Villarreal, "El Pichilo" is thought to have been in charge of recruiting Kombo Kolombia for the performance in the municipality of Hidalgo, and would been the leader who led the convoy of gunmen that kidnapped the band."

(This post was edited by sonso45 on Feb 11, 2013, 11:25 AM)

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