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Mexican drug hitmen kill singer near U.S. border ("The Little Rooster" and five others)
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/20/08 | Lizbeth Diaz

Posted on 02/20/2008 2:57:38 PM PST by NormsRevenge

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Drug hitmen have killed a popular Mexican singer along with his manager and assistant near the U.S. border, authorities said on Wednesday, the latest murder among musicians who sing "narcocorrido" ballads glorifying drug traffickers.

The body of Jesus Rey David Alfaro, known as "The Little Rooster," was one of six that turned up tortured, murdered and pinned with threatening messages for Mexico's army last week in the border town of Tijuana near San Diego.

"We believe Alfaro had links to the Arellano Felix cartel," said an official with the Baja California state attorney general's office who declined to be named.

The official was referring to Tijuana's main drug smuggling cartel, which is fighting a gory turf war with traffickers from Mexico's Pacific state of Sinaloa, led by the country's most-wanted man, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman.

At least half a dozen Mexican folk singers, who play narcocorridos and upbeat, brassy "grupera" music, have been killed since Mexico's drug war flared in 2006.

Alfaro, a regular act at Tijuana's biggest bars and music halls, was found covered in a blanket in wasteland on the edge of the city with rope marks around his neck, suggesting he was tortured before he was shot in the head, the attorney general's office said.

Drug hitmen pinned a message on his body saying "You'll be next," a taunt aimed at the thousands of soldiers sent by President Felipe Calderon to Tijuana to crush the drug gangs and clean up police forces working with the cartels.

Tijuana, long a transit point for narcotics heading to the United States, has seen a spike in murders this past year, with drug gangs even killing children. More than 2,500 people were killed in drug violence in Mexico last year and at least 320 people have died so far this year.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arellanofelix; cartel; hitmen; mexican; mexico; singer; usborder

1 posted on 02/20/2008 2:57:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Mexican folk singer, a rough gig


2 posted on 02/20/2008 2:58:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

El Gallito Bump


3 posted on 02/20/2008 3:00:01 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: NormsRevenge; fieldmarshaldj; ExTexasRedhead; goldstategop; SwinneySwitch; SandRat; Borax Queen; ...

Coming to the U.S. if the Open Borders crowd has its way.


4 posted on 02/20/2008 3:00:04 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: NormsRevenge
Tsk,tsk. Glorifying narco traffickers and still got killed. Whatta shame.
5 posted on 02/20/2008 3:00:29 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: NormsRevenge
I guess someone didn't like who the "Little Rooster" (El Gallito) was singing about.

In that genre, you have to pick your subjects very, very carefully. Apparently, he did not choose wisely.

6 posted on 02/20/2008 3:02:41 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: SoCalPol

ping-a-ling to more terrorist behavior in TJ!


7 posted on 02/20/2008 3:02:57 PM PST by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why would drug traffickers kill a musician whose music glorifies drug traffickers? Shouldn’t they pay him instead to lobby on their behalf?


8 posted on 02/20/2008 3:03:12 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: NormsRevenge
Tijuana, long a transit point for narcotics heading to the United States, has seen a spike in murders this past year, with drug gangs even killing children. More than 2,500 people were killed in drug violence in Mexico last year and at least 320 people have died so far this year.

Defund these bastards: end the Drug War.

9 posted on 02/20/2008 3:03:47 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Cloverfield 2008! Why vote for a lesser monster?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Prayers for a misguided soul.


10 posted on 02/20/2008 3:04:01 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: NormsRevenge
the latest murder among musicians who sing "narcocorrido" ballads glorifying drug traffickers

Makes one wonder just exactly which side did these guys in.

11 posted on 02/20/2008 3:06:05 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hey, let’s get rid of all laws. Who the f**k needs order, anyhow ?


12 posted on 02/20/2008 3:06:08 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep. That rope burn was from being Drug behind a truck. Went so fast he kicked up a Rooster tail of dust. Gave him a fatal case of Narcolepsy.


13 posted on 02/20/2008 3:06:44 PM PST by saganite (Lust type what you what in the “tagline” space)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is that translation “Little Rooster” or “Tiny Cock”. The murder could be the work of an unhappy lover.

(Ususally I don’t go in for salty humor but this was too tempting. Sorry to all I have offended).


14 posted on 02/20/2008 3:09:10 PM PST by awake-n-angry
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To: All

Does anyone know why they are killing these musicians? I would presume that it is an ego thing, i.e., this Rooster hombre was linked to one cartel and the other did him in. In any event, no Mexican vacations for me and family for a long, long time...


15 posted on 02/20/2008 3:10:12 PM PST by eureka! (This primary has turned into a real depressing experience. *sigh*)
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To: NormsRevenge

rap music and drugs = death, an occupational hazard


16 posted on 02/20/2008 3:10:23 PM PST by i_dont_chat (Your choice if you take offense.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Little Rooster Is No More

Though the dawn may come,
The night’s silence shall not be broken.
Confusion and indecision reign amongst those waiting
For reveille, yet unspoken.

Who shall now remind us
That the darkness is now behind us,
And it is time to begin our daily chores?
Who calls attention to the light
Dawning on the distant shore?

Now that The Little Rooster is no more.


17 posted on 02/20/2008 3:27:52 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: NormsRevenge

Just who is killing all the Mexican folksingers of Mexico?


18 posted on 02/20/2008 3:33:10 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: eureka!

My feeling is that they just don’t want the attention and notoriety. They want everybody so scared they won’t mention names or anything at all having to do with the whole business.


19 posted on 02/20/2008 3:37:54 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, they come to snuff the Rooster, but you know he ain’t gonna... oh wait.


20 posted on 02/20/2008 3:44:35 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: NormsRevenge

I find most Mexican music to be very abrasive...Not all, but most.


21 posted on 02/20/2008 3:46:35 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Dr.Deth

Alice in Chains. One of my faves.


22 posted on 02/20/2008 3:52:33 PM PST by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: dr_lew
"My feeling is that they just don’t want the attention and notoriety. They want everybody so scared they won’t mention names or anything at all having to do with the whole business."

Could be. Seems like the hand grenades, beheadings and mass killings would bring attention and notoriety. In any event, they are animals much like a-Q. The lot of them...

23 posted on 02/20/2008 4:02:10 PM PST by eureka! (This primary has turned into a real depressing experience. *sigh*)
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To: dragnet2
I find most Mexican music to be very abrasive...Not all, but most.

I find most Mexican music to be just a little too similar to polkas.

24 posted on 02/20/2008 4:17:10 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Tennessee_Bob; cspackler; ECM; STOCKHRSE; LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF WAR; King_Corey; BeckB; Brucifer; ..

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


25 posted on 02/20/2008 4:39:43 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (US Constitution Article 4 Section 4..shall protect each of them against Invasion...domestic Violence)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Mexicans hate Mexican music but cannot kill it. So they kill the singers. It’s a tragedy these singers are killed BUT.......

It’s actually quite funny these knuckle dragging gangsters bump off singers who are cozy with their knuckle dragging rivals in drug dealing. It’s a way of spitting on your rivals


26 posted on 02/20/2008 4:46:29 PM PST by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! <<<<<||||>>>>> Never bet on Islam!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve got all his albums.


27 posted on 02/20/2008 4:50:47 PM PST by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Coming to the U.S. if the Open Borders crowd has its way.

Already here.

28 posted on 02/22/2008 7:24:34 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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