Corrido de Feliciano: the song of the old man who defended his ranch to death from drug traffickers

Don Alejo is the protagonist of numerous songs, films, comics and reports that try to leave evidence of his struggle and heroism (Photo: Twitter @ sethrojasmolina / Cuartoscuro)
Don Alejo is the protagonist of numerous songs, films, comics and reports that try to leave evidence of his struggle and heroism (Photo: Twitter @ sethrojasmolina / Cuartoscuro)

Over time, the fight against organized crime has been a fight conducted by the prosecutors, the municipal, state and federal police, even by the Army, the Navy or the National Guard. but the citizens also entered in the removal.

Whether through movements such as the so-called self-defense groups in the territories or peoples of several states, either legends of women and men who raised their armsincluding collective search, location, rescue of missing persons, The spirit of citizenship is growing to restore peace to their lives.

some of these stories they have inspired from movies, books, poems, comics, fictional characters and even songsin particular, northern corridors of an epic lyric character, where the history of the so-called heroes was briefly retraced.

Self-defense groups aim to expel organized crime from their lands and restore peace (Photo: AP Photo / Armando Solis)
Self-defense groups aim to expel organized crime from their lands and restore peace (Photo: AP Photo / Armando Solis)

A clear example of the latter category is the Feliciano’s corridor, gang manager Caliber 50, released in 2013 along with his entire album titled High-caliber corridorswhere they continued the streak of the genre that brought them to fame.

Good afternoon my friend, I’m looking for you, said that man in black with an Italian bag in a mocking tone. How can I help you, Feliciano replied …

Musically, it is a classic composition that finds its basis in its powerful and rhythmic wind section with a furious tuba as the main protagonist, a skilful percussion performance full of drum rolls, as well as the representative accordion of Edén Muñoz that has given personality to the band since its inception.

The caliber 50 was characterized at some point by the interpretation of corridos and narcocorridos PHOTO: MOISÉS PABLO /CUARTOSCURO.COM
The caliber 50 was characterized at some point by the interpretation of corridos and narcocorridos PHOTO: MOISÉS PABLO /CUARTOSCURO.COM

In the texts we find the story of a man named Feliciano, approached by members of drug traffickers, who violently threatened to take him off his land and start planting drugs.

As the song goes, they offered him some money to leave with everything and his familybut the man refused and ended up defending his ranch with bullets against a violent organized crime cartel.

Smiling Feliciano shook his head, said ‘no thanks, I’m not selling my ranch, nor my land. Go where you come from and may God protect you ‘…

Alejo Garza Tamez defended his ranch from drug trafficking (Photo: Screenshot / Documentary
Alejo Garza Tamez defended his ranch from drug trafficking (Photo: Screenshot / Documentary “The brave man sees death only once”, Agencia Bengala, director Diego Enrique Osorno)

The story is completely real, and It is a brave man who answered the name of Alejo Tamez Garzawhich he decided to plant behind closed doors in his home face the command that tried to keep the land.

Don Alejo, as friends, relatives, neighbors and acquaintances confidently told him, received on his ranch members of the drug trafficking armed with long weapons who they gave him 24 hours to hand over his property between the municipalities of Padilla and Güemes, 15 kilometers from Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas.

The man in his seventies was the best hunter in the area, a loving, tender, devoted man and fatherwho managed the fishing, agriculture and livestock farming in San José Ranch.

Alejo Garza Tamez died in the clash, but brought four killers with him (Photo: Screenshot / Documentary
Alejo Garza Tamez died in the fight, but he brought four killers with him (Photo: Screenshot / Documentary “The brave man sees death only once”, Agencia Bengala, director Diego Enrique Osorno)

His relatives were ordered to do so leave the farms and leave life as they knew it. His workers were warned not to return to work the next day. Don Alejo was already preparing a violent plan to, if necessary, defend his lands with his life.

Just like he said, an armed convoy came, there were enough men, like people to fight in a coup. They brought orders from above to demolish the ranch

At night, they appeared at her home a bunch of vans with enough men to take your househis ranch and lands without too much trouble, but they didn’t have an entrenched Tamez Garza, with guns on doors and windows.

Don Alejo died of a bullet in the foreheadthe coup de grace, when the thugs managed to access his assets, but along the way, the Navy counted, Four killers were also killed by the 70-year-old’s shots.

Don Alejo Garza Tamez defended his ranch from drug trafficking, becoming one of the few heroic stories to have starred in a corridor in recent years (Photo: Screenshot / Documentary
Don Alejo Garza Tamez defended his ranch from drug trafficking, becoming one of the few heroic stories to have starred in a corridor in recent years (Photo: Screenshot / Documentary “The brave man sees death only once”, Agencia Bengala , director Diego Henry Osorno)

Reports from the media who visited the area, they made the hundreds of shells hit by the esplanade, and the impacts left behind holes of at least 5 gauges on walls, doors and shop windows.

Unfortunately, the authorities who traveled to the area, the Mexican Navy, even left a 200-page file. No one was responsible for the murder of Alejo Tamez Garza.

The shooting broke out, it looked like the same war. Many died in the fight and this story is true. Feliciano also died for defending his lands

Courageous old’s corridos are also performed, in his own words, by bands such as Los de la 30, o The Ramones of Nuevo Leon with the theme “The Last Hunt”, “El Corrido De Don Alejo Garza” del Chila’s son“The deer hunter” by El Gallo Finoand “Don Alejo Tamez” by That of the ranch and its companionsamong many others.

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