Skip to comments.Mexican drug hitmen kill singer near U.S. border ("The Little Rooster" and five others)
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.
Mexican folk singer, a rough gig
El Gallito Bump
Coming to the U.S. if the Open Borders crowd has its way.
In that genre, you have to pick your subjects very, very carefully. Apparently, he did not choose wisely.
ping-a-ling to more terrorist behavior in TJ!
Why would drug traffickers kill a musician whose music glorifies drug traffickers? Shouldn’t they pay him instead to lobby on their behalf?
Defund these bastards: end the Drug War.
Prayers for a misguided soul.
Makes one wonder just exactly which side did these guys in.
Hey, let’s get rid of all laws. Who the f**k needs order, anyhow ?
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.
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).
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...
rap music and drugs = death, an occupational hazard
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.
Just who is killing all the Mexican folksingers of Mexico?
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.
Yeah, they come to snuff the Rooster, but you know he ain’t gonna... oh wait.
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