Culiacan Mexico under siege.
On 10-17-2019 violence erupted in Culican Mexico. Culiacan is the capitol city of the popular tourist state of Sinaloa. It is also the home of the Guzman family. El Chapo Sr. is in Federal Custody in the United States. On 10-17-2019 Mexican authorities arrested the Sr. Guzman’s son, Ovidio Guzman but later released him to protect the families of the Military. The fighting between the military and the Sinaloa Cartel was and is brutal with both sides using lethal weapons such as armored vehicles, hand grenades and 50 caliber machine guns. Its difficult to say who has the upper hand but the fact that the Mexico’s elite military Army unit released the younger Ovidio Guzman after the Sinaloa Cartel threatened to murder the families of the Mexican military speaks volumes.
Additionally a request for more support made to El Chapo supporters in mountain areas to provide backup to the Cartel in Culiacan resulted in rumors of hundreds if not thousands gathering to make the trip to Culiacan. Mexico’s military has already been dedicating thousands of troops to reinforce their borders and its unknown whether or not there are enough resources to repel the Sinaloa Cartel should the unrest in Culiacan expand or should the Cartel actually take occupation of Culiacan. The Mexican military has closed off all roads and streets into and out of Culiacan. The question must be asked. If the Mx military bowed to the Cartel re: the release of Ovidio Guzman, whats to keep the Cartel from occupying Culiacan with a population of 675K plus and if they occupy Culiacan what’s next? Is it possible that if this unrest continues, it would create a mass exodus from Mexico cities? And is it also possible that President Trump had advance knowledge or suspicion that something like this was going to happen and thus the urgency for our new border walls? See below a 2015 video of Trump vs El Chapo before Joaquin Guzman’s (El Chapo) arrest by US Authorities.
The US Department of State has issued a warning for all US Citizens to avoid Culiacan.
It appears that the mainstream media has stopped reporting on the uprising in Mexico that began on October 18, 2019. Current reports on the conditions in Culiacan Sinaloa continue to stream in from private citizens and local internet web sites. The city is under martial law and the airport remains closed. All roads leading into and out of the city are either blocked or have police checkpoints. Its reported that there are military and police checkpoints every few blocks in the City of Culiacan and citizens have, for the most part, stayed off the streets.
The attack on the Mexican Federal Military began with the arrest of the son of “El Chapo’s” son Ovidio Guzman on 10/18/2019 and the situation became and remains tense when Ovidio’s supporters threatened to kill the families of the Mexican Federal Military who were involved in the arrest.
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador came under political fire when he ordered the release of Guzman claiming he feared for the lives of the military families. Immediately after the release of Guzman anonymous military claimed that the military did not release Guzman and did not request the release of Guzman. However it has been verified that Guzman was released from custody. Guzman and his supporters, have vowed to avenge Ovidio’s arrest and the Government intrusion into Cartel business.
The murders of 14 police officers last week is not the first time the Cartel has blatantly attacked the police. This is video taken by the assassins themselves of the ambush and murder of four of five police officers in October 28 in Almoloya de Alquisiras, a municipality 85 miles southwest of Mexico City one year ago. Pay close attention and you will see one of the officers bail out of the truck and avoid certain death.
Since the release of Ovidio Guzman that demonstrated the power of the Sinaloa Cartel over the the Federal Government, its unknown what the Federal Government strives to accomplish by ‘locking down’ the city with martial law. President Obrador claims the fight against the Sinaloa Cartel continues? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Cartel “Rules the City“
This happened in Guerrero Mexico last week.
Here is El Chapo Jr. aka Ovidio Guzman. Also here are the Federalies transporting him and taking credit for the arrest. I see very little of the State of Sinaloa Police and the Cartel didnt threaten the Sinaloa police but threatened the Federalies.
Gun fight in Culiacan. Unsuitable for children and weak stomachs.
Trump talks about his dislike for El Chapo in 2015. Spanish with English translation.
Culiacan prisoners released from prison and supplied weapons hijack cars to join the unrest.