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May 16, 2011

Travel advisory to Guatemala; 27 killed/decapitated in Flores

Petén is immediately across the western border with Guatemala and many Belizeans frequently travel by road through the area either for business or vacation. Still yet, tourists to the Jewel, head across the border as part of their tour of the region’s Mayan archaeological sites. But there’s a worrisome report tonight which cautions travelers when going to Petén by road. A massacre on Saturday at “Los Cocos” farm in La Libertad in the Petén area has put the government of Guatemala on high alert. Twenty-seven persons were killed; many of them decapitated, in an attack believed to have been carried out by the Mexican Zeta Cartel. One survivor told AFP news that armed men went to the ranch looking for the owner and when none of the workers would cooperate, they were hacked with machetes. The man said, he was stabbed in the stomach and played dead until the gang left. At least three minors and two women are among the murdered victims. As we said, we report this incident because of the traffic by Belizeans to and from the area.

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23 Responses for “Travel advisory to Guatemala; 27 killed/decapitated in Flores”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    THE ZETAS ARE COMING………THE ZETAS ARE COMING……………….SON EL DIABLO

  2. Rod says:

    This is what is happening in Belize also the murders continue in Belize at a rapid pace at4to5 murders per week at this pace every family in Belize will be losing a family member in the next few years so what are we going to do about it this gov. Must go .

  3. islander says:

    If you are gonna get killed anyway, might as well make an attempt to fight back, even if its futile the end result will be no different you will be dead. But if you succeed in at least killing one of them or two you have done great despite being killed in the course.

  4. LARGE AND SEXY says:

    BLAME THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION WHO’S ONE OF IT’S MINISTER WAS THE BIG TIME DRUG DEALER, HMMMM NOW YES THEY ARE COMING FOR HIM AND BECAUSE OF HIM INNOCENT PEOPLE WILL DIE HERE IN BELIZE

  5. Benqueno says:

    Los Zetas are not coming, THEY ARE ALREADY HERE!!!!!, its just a matter of time that a well know drug trafficker will be targeted..and our security forces will not be able to protect them…NOT UNDER THIS GOVERNMENT!!!!!….on my part i dont care, for as long as these well known connected durg traffickers are eliminated ….that’s the only way these local narcos can be put out…. and good for our justice system….so Los Zetas, get rid of these local tough bastards who think that they are above the law….kill m and hang dem high….

  6. isee says:

    dean barrow cause this….immagine the possibilities.

  7. Sunshine says:

    Musa wouldn’t have been able to do no better isee, he was a damn puppet for higher guns. How many country are not trying to curb crime and cant control it, try to be rational here. Jamaica, Guyana, Mexico these countries have crime just like us and they can’t control it why would we be able to control it over night. Dooooooooooooooo.

  8. Nightlife says:

    said musa too.

  9. B groovy says:

    We out to check some of these Mexican henging around Pg and mango creek area……….remember the plane……

  10. James says:

    you need to brace security here in belize. let us show the world what we are capable of.

  11. BZNinCALI says:

    This same organization was accused of lining up 72 other Latin American immigrants in Mexico & executing them. There was another story about them or another gang taking over a town in Northern Guatemala. The OAS & all the countries experiencing increased violent crimes due to drugs have to start sharing information, not necessarily about specific individuals but about the cartels’ operations. How many thugs showed up at this farm, were guns used to round up & restrain the staff or did they show up at a time when all the workers would be in one location, having lunch. Is it possible the owner was warned, I cannot imagine that 27 people simply stood there waiting to be beheaded. The enforcers may have come from Mexico or other parts of Guatemala but they had local help, this farm was not chosen at random.

    Hopefully, the Belizeans who are now working with them have been placed on notice that they could be in the same position.

  12. Maaga-man says:

    God help belize if we end up like a mexican war zone!

  13. RadicalBelizean says:

    Sunshine, and Nightlife well said. ROD you should be a shame of yourself, as you use every news item to spread your propaganda. You seem to get off on others pain. Everyone knows you are hoping to get back in power in the next election. The sad thing is nothing absolutely nothing will change, you will simply get your cronies to carry on your dirty work. You had years with this country in your hands and you did !@*% all. Look at the state of the country, you keep pointing fingers at Dean but you’re no better. Maybe you would like to do your home-work and find out that the whole region is fighting this kind of gruesome crime. The State department constantly update their website with travel advisory for the region, stop running down this country for your own selfish gains (Rod). Only yesterday two women (European tourists) were raped in St Lucia, speak to any St Lucians today and they will tell you how beautiful their country is and why you must visit, same with the Mexicans, same the Brazil. Only Belizeans run our country down every chance we get.

  14. JamCan says:

    If Belize doan want fi en up like Jamaica (among others) oono will have fi get serious bout crime now. All a oono need fi realize seh yu is only a few years behine Jamaica ina dis ting. Too much a oono a bawl bout dis government or that government. All yu a do is change black dawg fi monkey. Everybady a look out fi dem croney first. If oono doan get brutal bout dis ting now mark mi words, oono a go pay de consequences. Oono a go loose u touris business an oono never a go prosper. Who goin work hard fi mek someone else tief dem tings weh? Yes me Belizian bredren – yu have a jewel, but de jewel is being trampled by di pig dem, an soon de pig dem a go turn an trample all a yu. Yu pikney soon start learn dat fi get ahead dem have fi corrupt like de politician an de police and de other civil servant dem. Everybody a go wahn tek bribe. Yu tink it woan happen? Yu continue on dis path an watch wah happen!

  15. Elgin Martinez says:

    Why do the Belizean people need travel advisory when they are faced with thesame kind of lawlesness at home?

  16. Eve says:

    I just hope this is going to get in Belize for real. I live in the U.S.A I have mexican friend they are panic. Panic to go to their own country it is awful. Everything is just sad.

  17. Eve says:

    I am sorry I meant o say, ” Not Getting in Belize”
    .

  18. oscar says:

    U got that right Jam Can……….and yet them di bring in Sodom and gomora ina belize da whe di happen mad……what kinda a influence katty wha give da belize left belize a natural beauty

    years ago u neva hear this crop going on reflect my people reflect and look who was in power at those time …….no lot of crime …….dam at first u neva see crazy people da San Ignacio now u see the abundance ………You know what wha happen Cayo no di stay behind ……soon crime no wha play ……..you thing its good thing to see a man naked on the street and children passing by a woman half naked ! belize di send i garbage down ya …..

  19. RUGY says:

    COME ON P.M. PUT UR @$$ TOGETHER AND DO SOMETHINBG TO PROTECT OUR JEWEL(BZE). IF U CAN GET LOAN FOR UNNECCESARY THINGS WHY DONT U GET LOAN TO GET AND TRAIN REAL ARMY & POLICE. WHAT A DISGRACE THAT OUR JEWEL IS BEEN DESTROYED BY MAD DOGS,,, COME ON ACT NOW BEFORE OUR LOVES & INNOCENT ONES ARE TAKEN FROM US.. GOD BLESS & PROTECT OUR FAMILY IN BZE & GUATEMALA.

  20. David says:

    I sit here thinking,all this killing just so some idiot can git high off their drugs,I hope them people who use the crap, choke on it til they can buy no more! To you drug dealers all over the world and the makers, I wish this for you,MAY YOUR HANDS ROT OFF FROM THE MONEY YOU MAKE AND A STRAY BULLET CROSS YOUR EYES,better yet, a gut shot so you got time to think of all the people you mess up before you die,evil does evil may you never forget this.Life in its self is hard enough, so LEAVE THE PEOPLE ALONE!!!!!!!!!

  21. mom says:

    hey benkenio i didnt know that the zetas were here in benke already………… wow colombus …………. hmmmmmm thats no joke!!!!!!!!!!!! never heard about local narcos here!!!!!!!!!! dont put benke down hello……… and if zetas are here they should take you first.

  22. James Bond says:

    people, country men, Belizean, be prepared, armed yourself, and when they come “if they come” you’ll know what to do…..only you can save yourself….

  23. Mr,Minister says:

    how can PM do something when his ministers are highly involved in this because what the hell Gaspar Vega and Dough Sing gon du da Guatemala pls Belizeans lets open out eyes time fu mek dem minista start to ansa our questions and do as we tell dem we elected dem to serve and secure our future our children if they cant well they need to go

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