Bodies Missing After Mexican Drug Cartel Massacre Caught On Video

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“In certain parts of Mexico you should take particular care to avoid being caught up in drug related violence between criminal groups.” The violence has raged across at least five Mexican cities and even spilled into America when two Zetas were killed by Gulf Cartel members in Texas in 2010. Even with El Chapo behind bars for the rest of his life, the Sinaloa Cartel remains one of the most powerful cartels in Mexico. In 2010, a video surfaced showing El Chapo beheading a rival with a chainsaw before cutting the face off the head and stitching it to a football.

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This screengrab is from the opening sequence of a video on Facebook, which declined to remove it last month but then relented. The horrifying footage shows a Mexican woman being beheaded by a self-proclaimed member of the Los Zetas cartel. “They do this to intimidate us,” said a News source who belongs to a self-defense group that has been battling the violent cartel since February.

The Kaibiles had been trained to intimidate the local population with beheadings during the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996). Others see the link with the religious cult of the Santa Muerte (“Holy Death”). Wherever it stems from, decapitations is “now a staple in the lexicon of violence” in the Mexican Drug War. These new cartel tactics were used for the first time by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in September 2011 when they dumped over 30 bodies on a busy avenue in the state of Veracruz.

The two-year rivalry between Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel has killed thousands of people since early 2010, and has grown increasingly bloody in recent months after the participation of gunmen loyal to Joaquín Guzmán Loera of the Sinaloa cartel. Guzmán, Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord, has allied with the Gulf cartel to fight off Los Zetas and take control of their territories. Violence has erupted in several parts of Mexico between Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel, who fight to take over each other’s territories. Mexican officials stated that 49 people were decapitated and mutilated by members of Los Zetas drug cartel and dumped by a roadside near the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico.