Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rivas, Who Glorified Mexican Sinaloa Cartel Drug Lord El Chapo In Songs Killed In Culiacán

Diego Rivas, lead singer of the Guaruras was reported murdered early Sunday.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 13, 2011

Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico - On Sunday, the Sinaloa state police confirmed that Diego Rivas, a lead singer for the Guaruras had been killed. Rivas is best known for glorifying Sinaloa Cartel drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera.
A group of gunmen arrived around 4:00 a.m. at the Lázaro Cárdenas nieghborhood where Rivas and several other people had shared a residence. The gunmen opened fire with AK-47's and fatally shot Rivas at the home along with Alfredo Herrera Gómez, 24. Another victim, Jeffrey Olguín, 22, later died of injuries at a nearby hospital. Three other people were wounded, but are expected to survive. The injured were identified as, Héctor Manuel Peñuelas León, 22, Jesús Armando López Ibarra, 22, and Lucio Acosta Castélum, 55, according to state police.
Rivas began his career with the Arriba Mí Sinaloa group and in 2006 went solo and began playing with the Guaruras. He is best known for the following songs, Brindo de Sangre, Morí, El Comander and Soy Yo.
Police continue their investigation into the deadly shooting and have no motive yet to why Rivas was targeted. No suspects have been detained.

Photo: La Politica

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