Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas and Coahuila to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by Coahuila’s “JM Martinez”
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — A Mexican federal congresswoman from this border state has called out the government of Coahuila over the out of control violence that reigned in that region where the Los Zetas cartel were able to carry out acts of mass extermination with complete impunity.
Mexican congresswoman Karla Osuna called out former Coahuila Governor Humberto Moreira and his party, the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), for allowing organized crime groups like Los Zetas to run wild in his region.
As Breitbart Texas previously reported, from 2011 to 2013, Los Zetas systematically exterminated close to 400 victims whose bodies were incinerated in clandestine ovens or 55-gallon drums.
The former governor mentioned by Osuna in a prepared statement, is the brother of current governor Ruben Moreira. Most recently, as Breitbart Texas reported, Humberto Moreira is the target of an ongoing investigation in Spain tied to his links with organized crime.
“The state government allowed the Piedras Negras prison (Cereso) under the administration of Humberto Moreira to become a Zeta operation center,” Osuna said. “There they tortured, killed, and incinerated a lot of our people while the state government did nothing to avoid it and later on they allowed 132 inmates to walk out the front door.”
Osuna’s comments come as a direct contrasts to a series of recent comments made by Piedras Negras Mayor Fernando Puron who tried to blame the violence in the region to former Mexican President Felipe Calderon who served in Mexico from 2006 to 2012 and is from a different political party.
According to Osuna, Calderon deployed the Mexican military to fight cartels because local and state authorities had been infiltrated by organized crime.
“Yes Puron is right, the worst time as far as public safety came during the time frame that Humberto Moreira was governor,” she said.