By “El Huaso” for Borderland Beat
The Clínica San Fermín was attacked by armed gunmen who shot up the exterior, spread flame accelerant inside, and set the building on fire, according to news daily La Silla Rota. There are no reports of injuries or deaths. A video of the attack shows two narco messages were left at the crime scene, signed by the CJNG Grupo Elite, a CJNG cell that spearheads their war in Guanajuato.
The video is blurry, but the Grupo Elite’s main stock phrase “Remember that all of Guanajuato has an owner” can be seen. This motto appears in the vast majority of their messaging. In 2021, of the 57 narco messages signed by CJNG in Guanajuato, 45 (79%) had this same phrase within them, according to the 2021 Borderland Beat narco message database.
Videos show the burned building but no sensitive content.
|Videos from David Saucedo.|
The Latinus article shows a photo of the hospital as well as its address.
The leaked information was part of the 8 Terabytes of Sedena documents leaked by hacker group ‘Guacamaya’, who have been releasing information since September 30, 2022. The breach, which contains millions of leaked documents, reveals information about Sedena’s capabilities, operations, and intelligence. Carlos Loret de Mola, the founder of Latinus and a harsh critic of the current administration, was the first to report on the leaked documents.
The Guanajuato Context
So far this year Guanajuato has recorded 2,424 homicides, about 10% of the nation’s total, according to government data. This carnage is related to the years long brutal conflict between a local organized crime group, CSRL, and the CJNG, which has made Guanajuato the most violent state in Mexico by homicide count since 2018.
Much of the violence is fueled by the fight between these two groups and their allies for control of the state’s lucrative Petroleros Mexicanos (PEMEX) pipelines and an expanding market of synthetic drug consumers.
With information from David Saucedo.