The autodefensas’ fight for security in Mexico continues. Meanwhile, the U.S. government continues to provide tens of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money and thousands of fully-automatic rifles to support the deeply corrupt, tyrannical Mexican police and military. Go figure.
“A Rurales commander who gave an interview to the press saying Michoacán was better off with autodefensas, has been killed,” borderlandbeat.com reports. Background: for decades, Mexican drug thugs and their government co-conspirators have perpetuated a reign of terror over the country’s rural population. Despite the fact that Mexico has a de facto ban on civilian firearms, citizen militia groups known as autodefensas sprang up, gathering arms and ammunition where they can. They mounted an effective campaign against the cartel criminals, removed corrupt government officials and booted out police. They even sealed towns from government troops. The Mexican government wasn’t having it . . .
To stop the let’s-face-it revolution, Mexico’s central government revived the nineteenth century concept of the Fuerza Rurales, or Rural Police Corps. The government offered the autodefensas a deal: turn in your weapons and join the government-sponsored Fuerza Rurales. We’ll give you guns, ammo, training and leadership to counter corrupt cops and cartel killers. You can imagine how well that’s going. If not, here’s the story of the murder of the the commander of Coalcomán Rural Township’s Fuerza Rurales, Felipe Ávila Díaz [above].
A Rurales commander who gave an interview to the press saying Michoacán was better off with autodefensas, has been killed.
Yesterday the commander of Coalcomán Rural Township, Felipe Ávila Díaz died. He had been shot last Friday morning and then transferred to Civil Hospital of Morelia. He succumbed to internal injuries caused by multiple gunshot wounds.