Police in Mexico say that they found four decapitated bodies, hung by their ankles, from a bridge in the town of Cuernavaca. Cuernavaca is a popular weekend retreat spot for wealthy residents of Mexico City, and is at the center of the Mexican drug turf war. The men, who were between 25 and 30 years of age, are thought to be casualties of the drug violence in Mexico. This time at the hands of drug cartel behemoth, the Beltran Leyva .
BBC News: The Beltran Leyva organisation is believed to have the most sophisticated intelligence of any of the Mexican drug cartels, and controls firms involved in, among others, transportation, electronics, health products and hospitality.
There was a message left along with the bodies; which warned a similar fate to those supporting drug lord Edgar Valdez. Valdez, a US citizen, is well known within the Mexican drug community for his blond hair; which has provided him with the very American, very druglord-esque nickname, Barbie.
Barbie is fighting Hector Beltran Leyva for control of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel; one of the drug communities strongest groups. The Beltran Leyva cartel has been without a leader since Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed by Mexican security forces last year.
Hector Beltran Leyva, the former leader’s brother, is also vying for that position. His other brother Carlos, another contender for the leadership, was arrested in January.
What it must be like for those few lucky residents of Mexico City who travel outside of the city to get away from it all. Packing up the kiddies and heading to Cuernavaca, only to drive, blissfully unaware, of the decapitated men swaying to and fro from the vibrations of the car.
All because ‘America’s Barbie’ wants some of Mexico’s good stuff. Now that’s globalization.