Over 100 Mexican Women Take Up Arms to Defend Community in Xaltianguis

Huffington Post, August 20, 2013

More than 100 women in the southern Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken up arms to protect their community from organized crime groups, a local self-defense force official said Monday.

The women signed up over the past four days with the Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State, or UPOEG, Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez told reporters.

“We have an average of nine groups” of community police, with each one made up of 12 women who will work in the daytime in the neighborhoods of Xaltianguis, located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the resort city of Acapulco, Jimenez said.

The women will be trained in the use of firearms and carry the same weapons as men, Jimenez said.

The vigilante group has only about 80 firearms and the weapons are rotated among members, Jimenez said.


Women were among the biggest supporters when the community self-defense forces were being formed, telling men that “either you join or I join,” Jimenez said.


UPOEG, whose members are armed and wear hoods, was created in January in Guerrero state’s Costa Chica region.

The self-defense group controls access to communities and polices them to fight crime blamed on drug traffickers and other organized crime groups.

Vigilante groups have appeared in recent months in several Mexican states, with the largest number being reported in Guerrero and the western state of Michoacan.

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  • Oil Can Harry

    Tell those vigilante women not to worry: there’ll be much less crime in Mexico after millions of their gangbangers receive green cards to live in the US from the Gang Of Eight Traitors.

    • John Smith

      That will embed the cartels here permanently as well. Of course, as they begin engaging in dramatic acts of violence; the liberals will call for ever greater gun control laws until the illegally armed cartels and street gangs are operating with impunity on a defenseless population exactly as in Mexico. Our homicide rate will go through the roof as a result just like it has in Mexico. Liberals always do the wrong things compounded.

  • Spartacus

    I guess the mestizos aren’t as “macho” as they like to think, seeing how their women have to take up arms to defend their families. Pathetic…

    • bigone4u

      Have you seen the classic 1960 film The Magnificent Seven? Mexican villagers hire 7 Americans to protect them from the Mexican bad guys. Great film.

      • Spartacus

        Think I’ve seen it years ago… Gonna have to take another look .

      • The Akira Kurusawa movie it was based on, “Seven Samurai” is even better.

        • Sick of it

          Chusingura was also awesome.

    • joesolargenius

      Thirty five years ago I was hanging out in Mexico for a few years and heard about this town in which all the men fled when the French took over back in the 1800s and after the French were kicked out the women refused to let them be in charge of anything and still run everything to this day. Unfortunately I can not rember the name of that town .

  • bigone4u

    These Mexican women could teach many American women a thing or two. Of course, the women of Amren already get it. I know some of them are members of Second Amendment Sisters.

    • ms_anthro

      Many of us are. What’s scary is Mexican women are showing more backbone than many of our White American men. What has happened to us?

      • bigone4u

        White American men have been sissified, although many of the males posting here don’t like to hear it. Most of my white male students the last few years at the university had been beaten and shaped into sissies by the public schools. A number of them thought they were women trapped in a man’s body and wanted a sex change. Others were just passive, showing no leadership abilities and supporting every harebrained progressive idea the university drilled into their heads. Education is just brainwashing today, and we see the outcomes all around us. The brainwashing doesn’t take with blacks since they have no brains to brainwash.

        • So CAL Snowman

          Blacks don’t need brainwashing to hate White people, it’s ingrained in their DNA.

        • John Smith

          Indeed, the cultural Marxists transformed a wildly successful American education system into a failing modern liberal indoctrination system.

    • sbuffalonative

      Women in western nations are too comfortable. We have set up a system where most of them will never know real violence. They think of violent crime as an abstract and are easily led to believe that blacks are criminals because of ‘racism’.

      These Mexican women experience the violence first hand. It’s something they can’t ignore by watching Oprah.

  • Greg Thomas

    They need more foot solders. We have 22 million we can send them.

  • serious123

    There is a real lesson here but not about men versus women in my opinion. Fact is anyone will stand up and fight when pushed enough no matter what people may have thought about their warrior status previously. Unfortunately this lesson will not presented to the folks who need to learn it. Blacks.

  • I admire the courage of these woman, and I hope it is all for the better.

    Pretty tough sledding ahead what with the evil cartels and corrupt government.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Hey maybe they can send the newly transgendered Bradley Manning down to help out.

    • Spartacus

      Yeah, he’ll just raise his skirt and scare off the banditos…

  • Mexico’s Joans of Arc?

    We need the same thing in America. Too many men are droned out on the couch anxiously awaiting another football season. It’s going to take the women of our race in our country to save America or a reasonable portion thereof.

    Bon, Courtney, Miss Anthro, et al., a hungry and desperate country has their eyes on you.

    • ncpride

      You just might be right, QD. While I’ve seen some of the worst drivel in comment sections come from White women, at the same time, I’ve seen some of the most hard core, angry comments come from White women as well, using their FB accounts at that. I have a female FB friend in England who posts so often how angry she is about what’s happening there, I’m surprised she hasn’t been arrested yet, considering how the government goes to such lengths to oppress their own. Regardless of who takes the lead on White issues, I say there will be plenty of us who will follow.

  • The vigilante group has only about 80 firearms and the weapons are rotated among members, Jimenez said.

    They need to call Eric Holder if they need more weapons.

  • borogirl54

    I give those women credit. They are willing to do what their men will not do.

    • Greg Thomas

      I also give them credit because they have decided to stay in mexico and fight, which is more than I can say for 22 million of their bretheren squatting on our soil.

  • William Allingham

    if you are in mexico and ask a man for something in a store he will probably address you to a female employee while he keeps reading the newspaper.

    similar to black societies, in mexico hard work is done by women (although clumsily done), in this sense non-white women can be deceptive because they carry the lazy, violent genes of their future male offspring while themselves being more work obedient (although not efficient) and tolerant than their males.

    I dont know why the image of a gun hidden in an strawberry cake just came to my mind

    • BonusGift

      Bingo; game set and match.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Hey, maybe if we send back the 11 million Mexicans here they could help fix their own country’s problems rather than cause problems for us…

    Number one export from Mexico? MEXICANS. Time to export some back…to serve their country. Or whatever.

  • jay11

    I wonder why there are firearms in Mexico! I thought it was a leftist paradise of social justice. At least that is what WHITE liberals think about Mexicans in general. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see some white lib or other telling us that America will be great and filled with justice when Mexicans become a majority of the population. When I look a the chaotic neighborhoods established by latinos in general I fear for the future. I know a lot of latinos and most are very nice, but they don’t have the cultural/philosophical background of American/European ideas that would enable them to make or maintain a first world civilization.

    • William Allingham

      I agree with you, mexicans can be superficially nice and socially charismatic but…. as Plato said, a person can only be good with knowledge and mexicans are not willing to be careful, research or put themselves in the others shoes before trampling toward something (mexico is among the countrys where people read the least, maybe thats the heritage of the aztecs never developing a real writing system also the most popular newspaper in mexico is called “muerte” an overly graphical display of dead, dismembered bodies which appeal so much to their modern taste)

      unfortunately i have met many criminals who are very social and nice in their treatment.

      so we should not be fooled by mexican superficiality (a lot of gaudy form but zero substance)

      nice people need not to be parasites and violate borders, nice people either proudly conform to what they can produce or legally ask the others consent.
      these are truths which could even apply to some animals and should not change cross-culturally.

  • Spartacus

    I wasn’t aware of that, thanks for the info.