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Mexican singer slain in hospital while recovering from gunshot wounds
NY Daily News Latino ^ | December 3rd 2007 | AP

Posted on 12/04/2007 8:03:20 AM PST by AuntB

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican singer was shot to death in her hospital bed, police said Monday, the fourth time in a year assailants have killed performers of a popular northern music whose lyrics often focus on drug trafficking and violence.

Zayda Pena, 28, was shot in the heart Saturday in the city of Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, while recovering from a gunshot wound to the neck received on Friday, police detective Abel Infante said.

No suspects had been identified. Two people with Pena were killed in the Friday shooting.

Pena headed a band known as Zayda y los Culpables — "Zayda and the Guilty Ones." One of her songs was "Tiro de Gracia," a reference to an execution-style gunshot.

Also Monday, the newspaper El Universal reported that at least one member of the band "K-Paz de la Sierra" had been kidnapped on Saturday by armed men after leaving a performance in the western state of Michoacan.

Law enforcement authorities in Michoacan said they could not confirm that report, but the band did cancel a scheduled news conference on Monday in Mexico City. The group's publicist, Cristina Gonzalez, said she had no information on any kidnapping and attributed the cancellation to "travel reasons."

Some musicians in northern Mexico write songs called "narco corridos," which focus on the exploits of drug traffickers. Pena's songs were mostly romantic ballads.

Several "gruperos" have been slain in recent months.

On Nov. 25, 2006, Valentin Elizalde was shot to death along with his manager and driver shortly after performing across the border from McAllen, Texas. Police are investigating a possible link between Elizalde's killing and a grisly video posted online that was set to one of his songs, "To My Enemies."

Last December, Javier Morales Gomez of the band Los Implacables del Norte was shot to death in a park in Michoacan, a state plagued by drug-related gunbattles, killings and beheadings. Police have not spoken of a motive in that case.

In February, gunmen shot to death four members of the Banda Fugaz after they performed in Michoacan


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; drugcartel; immigration; mexico; zaydapena
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2 popular Mexican singers slain http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_7631481

1 posted on 12/04/2007 8:03:21 AM PST by AuntB
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To: AuntB

Video here:

http://bumpshack.com/2007/12/03/grupero-singer-zayda-pena-shot-to-death-by-gang-video/


2 posted on 12/04/2007 8:07:01 AM PST by jdm
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To: AuntB

3 posted on 12/04/2007 8:08:03 AM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: AuntB

Rough bunch — idolize criminals, debase the society, die violently.

Like rappers.

Civilization in North America is in great peril but the record companies see only profits.


4 posted on 12/04/2007 8:08:03 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: AuntB

Oh, dear! This is sounding rather like the American rap scene, only worse.


5 posted on 12/04/2007 8:08:13 AM PST by Tax-chick (Every committee wants to take over the world.)
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To: AuntB

Ah yes, narco corridos. Those groups make the “Gangsta Rappers” look like mama’s boys.


6 posted on 12/04/2007 8:10:06 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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7 posted on 12/04/2007 8:10:17 AM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: All

I guess shooting singers in hospital beds are “jobs Americans wont do”


8 posted on 12/04/2007 8:26:00 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Kevin Smith for Heisman)
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To: AuntB

Coming to a city near you soon thanks to our so called comprehensive immigration system. Bad enough to have the rappers killing each other.


9 posted on 12/04/2007 8:27:03 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: AuntB

Sounds to me like someone down there is taking out the trash, those that glorify the druggie lifestyle.

Grace Slick is next...


10 posted on 12/04/2007 8:29:49 AM PST by Redbob
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To: AuntB

Man, talk about a tough audience.........


11 posted on 12/04/2007 8:32:34 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: FreePaul

Oh the joys of multiculturalism! Just wait till a bribe is customary in Texas, California, Nevada etc...to assure the “policios” good will in any routine traffic stop.When Latin culture is dominant all of our checks and balances will be bribes and extortion.And kidnapping!


12 posted on 12/04/2007 8:33:00 AM PST by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: Redbob
Grace Slick is next...

Who's gonna attack a little old lady?.......

13 posted on 12/04/2007 8:33:29 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Redbob
Grace Slick is next...

Who's gonna attack a little old lady?.......

14 posted on 12/04/2007 8:34:57 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: AuntB

Somebod must have really, really hated their singing. Or a drug deal gone bad?


15 posted on 12/04/2007 8:35:29 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: Red Badger

Maybe Mexico has issued double 0 licenses to music critics. Kill with discretion.


16 posted on 12/04/2007 8:38:40 AM PST by LanPB01
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To: AuntB
No suspects had been identified.

Shot in a hospital and nobody saw nuthin'.
17 posted on 12/04/2007 8:41:38 AM PST by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: If his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
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To: AuntB

We got us a war on down there. It is already spilling over the border and we are studiously ignoring it just as hard as we can. Will MSM and the government ignore it when we get these gross automatic-weapons assassinations in Laredo? Houston? Denver? Has it already occurred in El Paso?


18 posted on 12/04/2007 8:41:55 AM PST by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: AuntB

“Pena headed a band known as Zayda y los Culpables — “Zayda and the Guilty Ones.” One of her songs was “Tiro de Gracia,” a reference to an execution-style gunshot.”

“Tiro de Gracia” = “Coup De Grace”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup_de_grace

Too bad it is just the singers getting capped, not the druggies themselves. At least these are not drive-by shootings, with innocents in the line of fire.

ruefully


19 posted on 12/04/2007 8:42:06 AM PST by petro45acp (NO good endeavor survives an excess of "adult supervision" (read bureaucracy)!)
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To: FreePaul

Dunno. Reads like Red on Red violence to me.


20 posted on 12/04/2007 8:43:39 AM PST by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: If his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
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To: Red Badger

Aging really sucks, doesn’t it?


21 posted on 12/04/2007 8:48:34 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: AuntB

Buscan a mexico texano por homicidio de Zayda

(Story in Spanish/graphic photos)

http://www.tamaulipasenlinea.com/newsmanager/templates/nota.aspx?articleid=23857&zoneid=3


22 posted on 12/04/2007 8:49:35 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (US Constitution Article 4 Section 4..shall protect each of them against Invasion...domestic Violence)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I dunno. I haven’t aged since I was 28...............Jack Benny ain’t got nuthin’ on me!..............


23 posted on 12/04/2007 8:50:19 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: FreePaul
The murderers probably belong to one of the drug cartels that make millions of dollars a year thanks to the cowards in the US government. I have blood shooting out of my eyes every time the issue of border security comes up. We are a country that is on the decline thanks to the cowards and traitors in Washington DC.
24 posted on 12/04/2007 8:50:33 AM PST by peeps36 (OUTLAWED WORDS--INSURGENT,GLOBAL WARMING,UNDOCUMENTED WORKER,PALESTINIAN,TERMINATED PREGNANCY)
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To: peeps36

I agree.


25 posted on 12/04/2007 8:52:10 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: AuntB

Was her side hobby football?


26 posted on 12/04/2007 8:53:57 AM PST by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: reagan_fanatic; Red Badger
Aging really sucks, doesn’t it?

Compared to the alternative?

27 posted on 12/04/2007 8:53:57 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Wow those are graphic photos! But Geraldo gets night sweats dreaming of putting stuff like that on TV.


28 posted on 12/04/2007 8:54:05 AM PST by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: peeps36
The murderers probably belong to one of the drug cartels that make millions of dollars a year thanks to the cowards their well-paid employees in the US government.

The War on Drugs was the greatest gift America ever gave to the criminal cartels and ambitious politicians of the world.

29 posted on 12/04/2007 8:54:49 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: AuntB

I still can’t wrap my head around getting capped in a hospital bed.And a woman no less.

Put that da%n wall up—NOW!!!


30 posted on 12/04/2007 8:56:37 AM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: AuntB

Lovely turd world country, that Mexico!


31 posted on 12/04/2007 8:56:58 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Redbob
I thought she was dead?

Carolyn

32 posted on 12/04/2007 8:57:52 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Redbob
Grace Slick is next...

That is ridiculous....40 years ago.

33 posted on 12/04/2007 8:58:13 AM PST by wardaddy (I had to refrain my wife from throwing herslef at Jack White's feet today here in Nashville)
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To: AuntB

And this is the wonderful culture that Jorge wants us to embrace.


34 posted on 12/04/2007 8:58:38 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Little Ray

just like the black and urban latino communities here...

folks willing to tolerate criminality because of fear, collusion and opportunity

and the rest of us get the blowback


35 posted on 12/04/2007 8:59:44 AM PST by wardaddy (I had to refrain my wife from throwing herslef at Jack White's feet today here in Nashville)
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To: AuntB
One of her songs was "Tiro de Gracia," a reference to an execution-style gunshot.

Ah, yes, I remember first hearing "Tiro de Gracia" when watching the deleted scenes in my "Sound of Music Special Edition" DVD....


36 posted on 12/04/2007 8:59:52 AM PST by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Beats the daylights out of the alternative.


37 posted on 12/04/2007 9:00:11 AM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: Red Badger

I stopped at 39. But my mirror kept going.


38 posted on 12/04/2007 9:02:01 AM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: Red Badger; Redbob
For some reason, I read "Grace Slick" as "Grace Jones." I was about to ask who the hell would mess with her!


39 posted on 12/04/2007 9:02:08 AM PST by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: AuntB

Mexico. Such a wonderful place. Go spend all your money down there. /s


40 posted on 12/04/2007 9:03:27 AM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss..)
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To: SwinneySwitch; AuntB

If I’m correctly understanding the article, the police suspect she was shot by a man who was angry because Zayda was involved in a lesbian affair with a woman who used to be the man’s girlfriend.


41 posted on 12/04/2007 9:05:26 AM PST by Tax-chick (Every committee wants to take over the world.)
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To: Xenalyte

LOL - that’s exaclty what I was thinking. It seemed like the posts didn’t make any sense ...


42 posted on 12/04/2007 9:06:21 AM PST by Tax-chick (Every committee wants to take over the world.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

those are horrible pics. That woman was so beautiful.


43 posted on 12/04/2007 9:06:38 AM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: AuntB; dennisw

La Vida Loca: coming soon to an Amexican barrio near you.

(THanks to our open bordes Quislings.)


44 posted on 12/04/2007 9:12:20 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Yossarian
"One of her songs was "Tiro de Gracia," a reference to an execution-style gunshot."

Ah, yes, I remember first hearing "Tiro de Gracia" when watching the deleted scenes in my "Sound of Music Special Edition" DVD....

OMG, that's funny. In a sad way.

45 posted on 12/04/2007 9:13:23 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: AuntB

I think we could easily compile a list of American, ahem, “singers”, who deserve a worse fate, not because of drugs or lesbianism but because of their “singing”.


46 posted on 12/04/2007 9:16:04 AM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


47 posted on 12/04/2007 9:17:03 AM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: AuntB

Poor lady.

Certainly seems like a great country they have down there, I can see why they want to bring Mexico up here and run this country.


48 posted on 12/04/2007 9:24:28 AM PST by Fairview ( Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.)
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To: AuntB

she must have been a pretty bad singer...


49 posted on 12/04/2007 9:25:49 AM PST by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: Redbob

“Grace Slick is next...”

LOL. She’s pretty handy with a 12 gauge!


50 posted on 12/04/2007 9:27:08 AM PST by JZelle
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