Susana Carrera was a businesswoman in Mexico whose husband Luis has alleged links to the Los Zetas cartel. While details on the latter are still developing, the infamous Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, known as the CJNG and has a reputation for requiring new recruits to murder and cannibalize their victims as a part of their initiation rituals, kidnapped and violently beheaded Ms. Carrera several days ago for her husband not paying a ransom of 4 million pesos (about $209,000 USD). The Mexican government has responded by ordering six hundred federal troops to the state of Veracruz according to a report:
As of this Thursday, some 600 federal troops will be deployed in cities such as Coatzacoalcos, in the southern state of Veracruz.
After the execution of the businesswoman Susana Carrera, for the alleged links of her husband Luis Manríquez with Los Zetas, rivals of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), which claimed responsibility for the murder. Under the supervision of the secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo, the resources will also be distributed in Minatitlán and Nanchital, among other areas.
A security desk will coordinate the elements, according to a Gulf Image report. Officials of the Secretariat of the Navy and the military and federal police will appear in the area as part of the “Plan to Combat Insecurity”. Under the initiative, these groups will work as a team with the state and municipal authorities and with the State Attorney General’s Office.
The crisis of violence experienced by Coatzacoalcos has turned the city into a “ghost”, with more and more residents leaving the demarcation, which in turn has caused greater unemployment due to the closure of businesses.
“This city is being emptied, we see it every day: houses for rent or for sale, businesses closed by the famous ‘floor right’ and with this that happened, with the death of this lady, I know of at least five families that have already moved their Coatza residence, sadness for Coatzacoalcos, that makes Coatza economically and socially are lost at this moment, “said Raul Ojeda Banda, president of the civic association Citizens United by Coatzacoalcos, to Excelsior.
Kidnappings, extortions, executions and other high-impact crimes have exploded in recent months, with Carrera being the most mediatic in recent days.
The body of the businesswoman, who was the owner with her husband Pexaluminio dedicated to the sale of aluminum, was found beheaded a week ago in the Benito Juarez colony with a message that read that her husband “did not want to pay” the reward for returning a Race with life.
The kidnappers asked for four million pesos (about $ 200,000) in exchange for the freedom of the woman.
Through narcomantas, the Jalisco New Generation cartel, led by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes (El Mencho), attributed the execution and directly pointed to Carrera’s husband as a trigger for the crime. (source)
The photos of her execution speak for themselves. WARNING: VIOLENT AND DISTURBING CONTENT.
This is life in Mexico for many people, powerful and not powerful. Those who are not powerful suffer even more because they do not have the financial means to buffer themselves from the gangs.
With things like this happening, is it a surprise that they are trying by any means possible to get away? For many of them, they are fleeing for their lives from the cartels- cartels whose existence is curiously tied to military and geopolitical operations in Central America, and from which countless lives have been intentionally or unintentionally destroyed.