Three alleged members of the Mexican Los Zetas cartel were arrested with banners claiming responsibility for the massacre of twenty-seven peasants in Guatemala a week ago, and with a warning to the press to stop publishing news unfavorable to that organization. According to the authorities, Los Zetas entered the rural property Los Cocos last Saturday, in La Libertad, in the department of Petén, around 600 km north of the Guatemalan capital, in search of alleged drug trafficker Otto Salguero, in order to execute him. When they did not find him, they murdered twenty-seven laborers. Since then, the authorities have linked Los Zetas with around five hundred violent incidents, according to a report by the daily Prensa Libre [Free Press], which had access to intelligence reports from the country’s anti-narcotics units. Up to the present, the authorities have seized dozens of vehicles and weapons and have arrested three other suspects, including former member of the military and alleged drug trafficker Álvaro Gómez (Comandante Bruja [Commander Witch]), to whom they attribute the kidnapping and murder of three of Salguero’s family members a day before the massacre. President Álvaro Colom decreed a state of emergency in Petén on Monday and sent hundreds of military and police personnel to try to retake control of the area. By Dialogo May 24, 2011 The texts were signed “Z 200,” the same signature that was left at the scene of the crime using the blood of the victims of the massacre. The detentions – which are in addition to those of three other suspects – reinforce the official hypothesis about the responsibility of Los Zetas, to whom the authorities also attribute massacres of hundreds of people in Mexico. A spokesperson for the National Civil Police explained that the three individuals were detained in the city of Quetzaltenango. The detainees, of Guatemalan origin, were identified as José Arturo Godoy Artola, thirty-two years old, Cristofer José Cardona Chen, twenty years old, and a juvenile. The banners contained a warning to the press, indicating that they should stop publishing news unfavorable to that organization, “before the war is against you; the one who warns is not a traitor.” Los Zetas, made up of former Mexican military personnel, began to extend their tentacles in Guatemala in 2007, and their violent presence became evident on 25 March 2008, when they executed drug trafficker Juan José León, alias Juancho, together with ten other individuals, at a waterfront resort location in Zacapa (in eastern Guatemala).
FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News The Philadelphia Eagles’ new-look offensive line needs to be reshuffled.Left tackle Andre Dillard sustained a biceps injury this week that will end his season. The second-year pro was a first-round pick in 2019. The Eagles moved nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters to right guard to accommodate Dillard.Peters remained at right guard for Saturday’s indoor practice. Matt Pryor was at left tackle. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Pryor, Jordan Mailata and rookie Jack Driscoll would get looks at left tackle because the team knows Peters could move back.“Jason Peters has played left tackle his whole career and he’s done an outstanding job,” Pederson said. “He’ll obviously go down as one of the top left tackles in this game. So it does give us a little bit of flexibility, a little bit of time to look at these young players. I’m encouraged by that. It’ll be great to go up against our starters on defense, in practice this week, and continue to evaluate.”The Eagles already lost three-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks after he tore his left Achilles tendon in June. Pryor is the only Eagles backup who has started a game in the NFL. He filled in at right guard in the NFC wild-card game last January.“I didn’t have a whole lot of experience, either, becoming a head coach for the first time,” said Pederson, who led the Eagles to the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory in his second season three years ago. “You get it by doing it.”Philadelphia could look to add another veteran lineman, though starters aren’t often available weeks before the season.“At some point we’ve got to trust our players, right, and as coaches we trust our guys,” Pederson said. “It’s our job to coach them up and get them prepared, to help them, not only in practice but in game situations, and that’s what we’re going to do.”Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 30th August, 2020 08:36 IST WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 08:36 IST Dillard’s Injury Forces Eagles To Reshuffle Offensive Line Left tackle Andre Dillard sustained a biceps injury this week that will end his season. The second-year pro was a first-round pick in 2019. The Eagles moved nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters to right guard to accommodate Dillard COMMENT LIVE TV Written By