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Mexican cartel boss kills man for taping him at party

A cartel leader allegedly killed a local man who recorded him at a party in western Mexico. The fugitive leader managed to live with impunity in the state of Michoacán.

Known as “Lalo Mantecas” or “El 100”, Medardo Hernandez is one of the main leaders of La Familia Michoacana. His cartel is linked to much of the violence in Michoacán and other states. Over the weekend, a video of Hernandez surfaced on a citizen journalist’s Twitter account. He is documented with high profile collaborators at a party where a regional musician known as El Kommander was performing.

In some videos, Hernandez and his men sing a song about the boss of the cartel, as well as others about the criminal organization.

Breitbart Texas spoke to citizen reporters who manage the @ UnidadDeIntel1 account, revealing that the person at the party with the camera was killed on the orders of the cartel.

“They kidnapped the man, tortured him and killed him,” the citizen journalist said, adding that they did not yet know what had been done with the victim’s body. Relatives of the victim have been alerted to the murder.

The Familia Michoacana, Los Viagras and several “vigilante groups” joined forces with cells of the Sinaloa cartel to create a united front against the Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) cartel, a hyper-violent organization trying to take hold. drug production areas and seaports. Cartels that collaborate against the CJNG often have the backing of corrupt Mexican officials.

Editor’s note: Breitbart Texas has traveled to the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Nuevo León and other areas to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and speak out against cartels silencing their communities. Chronicles of the Breitbart Texas Cartel are published both in English and in their original version Spanish. This article was written by Jose Luis Lara, a former leading member who helped start the self-defense movement in Michoacán.

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