“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat

A man dressed in military fatigues sends a message to the criminal organization of El Fresa and El Pez, maximum leaders for the La Familia Michoacana cartel. He announces that they will open war if President AMLO doesn’t send the National Guard and army to protect the citizens.

Video translation is as follows:

It was April 10 when Emiliano Zapata died. I say that it is a lie of him who dies for life, for peace, and freedom. He does not die and will not die. And if they do not impose the state in Tierra Caliente this April 10. You will see again the organized people fighting for their freedom. Mr. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, we trust you. We are from Tierra Caliente and we turn to you because we do not trust the state government. We know that Evelyn Salgado protects El Fresa, El Pez.

We want to see the National Guard, the Navy here in Tierra Caliente because we can’t take it anymore. She’s got her foot against our necks. And if we don’t see the National Guard here before April 10. We ask them to please stop sending them. We are going to defend ourselves against these criminals. We are already organized and prepared to defend ourselves alone. And if you send the government we are willing to cooperate with you with the intel that we have.

We have located their homes, their families, their routes, everything. All of Tierra Caliente has awakened. We are tired of these scumbags. We decided to give them a deadline because people in our movement have family, friends, working for these thieves. And they want to give them one last chance to repent and get out of here. Otherwise, we are going to kill each other. The difference will be that they will do so for a salary that they don’t even get paid in full. Whereas we will do it for freedom.

Governor Evelyn Salgado Pineda