18 murdered, dumped in portrero chico; climbers are fleeing


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Boulder climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 01:05am PT
Jebus H Bomz

Feb 15, 2013 - 10:08am PT
I recognized at least one person from cliffmama's blog. Those Canucks love the Potrero.

Is it sensational to mention some disturbing activities going on down there? I don't know. I know that many of the articles on mass murder that have been posted here and that don't get a whiff of airtime up here in the states have opened my eyes more to the realities of the absolute tragedy perpetrated in Mexico.

Then again, Honnold's blast of a trip down there is getting sensationalized too by the same vindictive climbing media outlets. It looks like he's having a great trip!

Is it hubris to wander around the Posada while invoking the mantra that only those without common sense will get hurt? Or is it a worse crime to sit safe in on the sofa while casting aspersions?

I'd go down there again, it's a blast, but, somehow, I'd feel hesitant about bringing loved ones to an area that so recently saw such an atrocity. As much as downing the tourist economy down there hurts them, it's also callous to minimize what happened to those musicians who happened to step on the dick of some gangsters.
pelut espania

Big Wall climber
Feb 22, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
" They are Mexicanos and not the cultured Spanish gentlemans"

That is f*#king hilarious...the same spanish that wiped out most natives in the Americas without blinking an eye.

Amigo! American Dogs did the Mexican wrongs not the gentlemans of Espania! tu loco man! We are gentlemans and love all peoples. Viva Espania!

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chingadero de chula vista
Feb 23, 2013 - 09:56am PT
Nuevo Laredo

May, 2012 - grafico


now the cheif of police has disappeared and his two brothers have been found dead


Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Feb 23, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Zbrown's link:


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chingadero de chula vista
Feb 25, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
yes cliffmama - I found the photo on your blog and hot linked to it

i hope you're not offended in any way

on second viewing not many of those pictured appear to be Vietnamese

is it dangerous in Mexico? - statistically definitely

is it too dangerous to visit and/or climb at Portero chico? Probably not.

Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Mexico City, D.F.
May 4, 2015 - 07:14pm PT
For anyone interested in the Ayotzinapa massacre, the Intercept (Glen Greenwald's project) did a huge piece of investigative journalism. Unfortunately, it doesnt look like this crime will be solved anytime soon.

Ghosts of Iguala

May 4, 2015 - 10:34pm PT
Don Paul, amazing article, thanks for posting.
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