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Police recover 17 bodies from well in northern Mexico, 14 identified as missing musicians
Yahoo! News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Porfirio Ibarra, The Associated Press

Posted on 01/30/2013 5:49:57 PM PST by Pan_Yan

MONTERREY, Mexico - Police pulled 17 bodies from a well in northern Mexico and 14 of them have been identified as members of a musical band kidnapped by gunmen last week, an official said Tuesday.

Investigators have finished searching the well but are still trying to determine a motive in the killings of the Kombo Kolombia band members and crew, said a Nuevo Leon state official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on the case.

Kombo Kolombia was playing at a ranch in the town of Hidalgo when 10 gunmen entered the warehouse where the private party was being held Friday and forced 18 musicians and crew members into waiting vehicles.

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Nuevo Leon state, on the border with Texas, has been the scene of a turf battle between members of the Gulf and Zetas drug cartels. The Zetas were hit men for the Gulf cartel until they split in 2010, unleashing their bloody war.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: besamemucho; mexico

1 posted on 01/30/2013 5:50:03 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Oh, music lovers eh? nyunk nyunk - Curly Howard


2 posted on 01/30/2013 5:58:27 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Pan_Yan; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
"Tough crowd!"


3 posted on 01/30/2013 5:59:33 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Pan_Yan
Kombo Kolombia played a Colombian style of music known as vallenato

So these people were slaughtered for playing the wrong type of music ?

wow....can't wait for the drug cartels to start running the US border towns / S

4 posted on 01/30/2013 6:11:22 PM PST by JZoback
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To: Pan_Yan

... And the water tasted bad for a week

So we had to make due with Gin


5 posted on 01/30/2013 6:17:31 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Police recover 17 bodies from well in northern Mexico, 14 identified as missing musicians, and 3 drummers.
6 posted on 01/30/2013 6:18:54 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Pan_Yan

Hillary Clinton, “what difference does it make?” At least they weren’t decapitated, she says.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 6:19:53 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: JZoback
"So these people were slaughtered for playing the wrong type of music?"

No, no, it has nothing to do with the music. Nothing at all.

It's this crazy Mexican thing about the hats.

It's all about the hats.

8 posted on 01/30/2013 6:22:28 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: JZoback

They were taken in Hidalgo Texas.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 6:23:26 PM PST by Elderberry
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To: Pan_Yan

Were they shot with Holderized Assault Weapons?


10 posted on 01/30/2013 6:25:47 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Pan_Yan
The Zetas were hit men for the Gulf cartel until they split in 2010, unleashing their bloody war.

What we should do is make sure both sides have plenty of ARs and ammo.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 6:26:44 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Elderberry; JZoback
JZoback ~ wow....can't wait for the drug cartels to start running the US border towns / S

Elderberry ~ They were taken in Hidalgo Texas.

*ouch*

12 posted on 01/30/2013 6:27:03 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: Pan_Yan

I guess we know what time it is in Nuevo Leon!


13 posted on 01/30/2013 6:31:04 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Elderberry
They were taken in Hidalgo Texas.

LOL!!
Uh, no...

Hidalgo is a town of approximately 20,000 people, in the Mexican state of Nuevo León.

14 posted on 01/30/2013 6:32:30 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Elderberry

Big Sis says the border is safe. Got it?


15 posted on 01/30/2013 6:32:57 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: Elderberry

-——They were taken in Hidalgo Texas.-——

I didn’t catch that....in the article...of course Hidalgo is like a stones throw from the border...

Would anyone notice if Mexico annexed the town..?


16 posted on 01/30/2013 6:35:57 PM PST by JZoback
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To: Oztrich Boy

You are a bad, bad man.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 6:37:01 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Lancey Howard

Hidalgo is also a county in Texas right across the border from Neuvo Leon.


18 posted on 01/30/2013 6:38:02 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Lancey Howard
What we should do is make sure both sides have plenty of ARs and ammo.

The guver'mnt will be happy to give them ours. They'll even make sure they get across the border safely.

19 posted on 01/30/2013 6:40:45 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: JZoback

and after that they may just run for a political office here.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 6:55:33 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Lancey Howard

I should have known there was also a town of Hidalgo in Mexico. I’ve gone thru Hidalgo Tx. on the way to Reynosa too many times, so I assumed that was the place.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 6:57:27 PM PST by Elderberry
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To: Pan_Yan

We need a well like that for some of our “musicians.” (Notice the quotation marks).


22 posted on 01/30/2013 6:59:11 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: Ditter
Hidalgo is also a county in Texas right across the border from Neuvo Leon.

There's also a Hidalgo in New Mexico.

23 posted on 01/30/2013 7:12:07 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Pan_Yan

As they say, “Don’t drink the water.”


24 posted on 01/30/2013 7:33:36 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Evidently, the band did not know how to play “Freebird”.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 7:37:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Suffice to say, you do *not* want to get on “Mexican Idol”.


26 posted on 01/30/2013 8:50:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Marco Rubio gonna give the killers Amnesty.


27 posted on 01/30/2013 9:18:33 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Pan_Yan
I guess we know what time it is in Nuevo Leon!

Tiempo para excavar un nuevo pozo.

28 posted on 01/31/2013 12:24:51 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Pan_Yan
I guess we know what time it is in Nuevo Leon!

Tiempo para excavar un nuevo pozo de agua.

29 posted on 01/31/2013 12:26:54 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Unfortunately, they played the “Mexican Hat Dance” one too many times.


30 posted on 02/02/2013 12:47:34 AM PST by tdscpa
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To: JZoback

Drug cartels have been known for having favorite musicians and killing musicians that rubbed them the wrong way.


31 posted on 02/02/2013 5:17:37 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw
Drug cartels have been known for having favorite musicians and killing musicians that rubbed them the wrong way.

Yeah - I read about this in "Born to Run" (about ultra-runner Caballo Blanco and the Copper Canyon Indians in Mexico). The author related that the drug cartels hate musicians almost as much as the police. I'm sure none of that would happen here though with amnesty.

32 posted on 02/02/2013 6:35:03 AM PST by Hacksaw
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To: Hacksaw

Amusingly enough I read that book too. I first heard about the Tarahumara runners 35+ years ago

Either way it is better for Americans to visit Mexico than for Mexico to move here wholesale. The stupid logic here boils down to that if we could transport the entire state of Chihuahua here it would increase the GNP. Thousands of barrios and third world shanty towns in America increase the GNP


33 posted on 02/02/2013 6:51:38 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw
Amusingly enough I read that book too. I first heard about the Tarahumara runners 35+ years ago

It's a great book, isn't it? Vibram's are on my list for this spring (too d@mn cold to try that now).

34 posted on 02/02/2013 6:59:33 AM PST by Hacksaw
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