“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat

Narco ballad ‘Soy Tamayo’ by musical group Golpe de Guerra plays in the background while a sicario announces before a camera an upcoming purge in the state of Veracruz. 

The assorted names of localities that they plan to sweep through are mentioned in detail. All towns specified are spread across a region of no more that 60 miles in length. 

Every assassin seen here belongs to the Fuerzas Especiales Grupo Sombra (FEGS) aka Special Forces Shadow Group. They are a Cartel del Golfo (CDG) splinter group.

Video translation is as follows:

This message goes out to the townspeople of Platón, Chalma, Chiconamel, Los Venados, and Chontla. We are the Grupo Sombra Special Forces group. 

We’ve come here to purge the landscape of thieves, snitches, turncoats, extortionists, all those individuals who have nothing good to contribute to society. Everyone who supports you guys are hereby warned. 

There will not be a second warning after this. We are going to start this purge and not rest until we’ve reached our objective. It’s in everyone’s best interest to fall into formation with us. Otherwise, you need to get out of our way. Everyone has already been located. This plaza has an owner and it will be respected. 

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