Badiraguato is a small city and seat of the Badiraguato Municipality in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It stands at 25°21′47″N 107°33′06″W / 25.36306°N 107.55167°W. According to 2010 census, the city reported 3,725 inhabitants. It is the birthplace of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, Mexico's most powerful drug lord.[1]

Badiraguato is located near the municipality of Culiacán, the Sierra Madre Occidental which cross Badiraguato gives to the municipality temperate forest ecosystems.

Badiraguato also has a varied climate, so it has from hot and arid, to snowy forests in his higher parts, some climates vary from the hottest (44.5 celsius degrees) to the coldest (9 degrees below zero).

Official seal of Badiraguato

Badiraguato is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°21′47″N 107°33′06″W / 25.36306°N 107.55167°WCoordinates: 25°21′47″N 107°33′06″W / 25.36306°N 107.55167°W
Country Mexico
Founded in1669
 • Municipal presidentDiego Salazar
 • Total3,725
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Mountain Daylight Time)
WebsiteOfficial website


  1. ^ Stephey, M.J. (13 May 2009). "Joaquin Guzman Loera: Billionaire Drug Lord". Times. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
Alfredo Beltrán Leyva

Alfredo Beltrán Leyva (born January 21, 1971), commonly referred to by his alias El Mochomo (The Desert Ant), is a convicted Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, a drug trafficking organization. He was one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords. Beltrán Leyva was responsible for smuggling multi-ton shipments of cocaine and methamphetamine to the United States from Mexico and South America between the 1990s and 2000s. He worked alongside his brothers Héctor, Carlos, and Arturo.

On January 2008, Beltrán Leyva was arrested by the Mexican Army in Culiacán, Sinaloa, and imprisoned at the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1, Mexico's maximum-security prison. He was extradited to the U.S. in November 2014 for drug trafficking charges. On April 2017, he was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to forfeit US$529 million to the U.S. government.

Arturo Beltrán Leyva

Marcos Arturo Beltrán Leyva (September 27, 1961 – December 16, 2009) was an organized crime figure and the leader of the Mexican drug trafficking organization known as the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, which is headed by the Beltrán Leyva brothers: Marcos Arturo, Carlos, Alfredo and Héctor. The cartel is responsible for cocaine, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine production, transportation and wholesaling. It controls numerous drug trafficking corridors into the United States and is responsible for human smuggling, money laundering, extortion, kidnapping, murder, contract killing, torture, gun-running and other acts of violence against men, women, and children in Mexico. The organization is connected with the assassinations of numerous Mexican law enforcement officials.Since the mid-1990s Arturo Beltrán Leyva allegedly led powerful groups of assassins to fight for trade routes in northeastern Mexico. By 2008, through the use of corruption or intimidation, he was able to infiltrate Mexico's political, judicial and police institutions to steal classified information about anti-drug operations, and even infiltrated the Interpol office in Mexico.The Beltrán Leyva brothers, who were formerly aligned with the Sinaloa Cartel, are now allies of Los Zetas.

Badiraguato Municipality

Municipality of Badiraguato is a municipality in Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico. The seat of the municipality is in the small town of Badiraguato.

The municipality is in the Sierra Madre Occidental.

It is the birthplace of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, Mexico's most powerful drug lord.

El Chapo de Sinaloa

Ernesto Pérez (born in Badiraguato, Sinaloa) better known by his stage name El Chapo de Sinaloa (Spanish: The Shorty from Sinaloa), is a Mexican norteño/banda singer and actor.

He first played with local groups at age 11 as a clarinetist. Later, he learned to play bass, and found work as a session musician with regional Mexican labels. In the 1990s he signed with EMI Latin and launched a solo career. Since then he has released over a dozen albums, which have been successful both in Mexico and the United States; he has recorded for Sony Discos and D Disa. His 2007 album Te Va a Gustar was his most successful in America and was nominated for a Latin Grammy. Perez lives in Forest Park, GA.

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo (born 1930 or 1942), commonly referred to by his alias Don Neto, is a convicted Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Guadalajara Cartel, a defunct criminal group based in Jalisco. He headed the organization alongside Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and Rafael Caro Quintero. Fonseca Carrillo was involved with drug trafficking since the early 1970s, primarily in Ecuador, and later moved his operations to Mexico.Fonseca is the uncle of former Juarez Cartel leader, Amado Carrillo Fuentes.

Héctor Beltrán Leyva

Héctor Beltrán Leyva (15 February 1965 – 18 November 2018) was a Mexican suspected drug lord and leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, a drug-trafficking organization. He was the brother of Arturo Beltrán Leyva (deceased), former leader of the cartel. Héctor was the second-in-command and rose to the leadership of the criminal organization after his brother's death on 16 December 2009 during a confrontation with Mexican marines.

Héctor Melesio Cuén Ojeda

Héctor Melesio Cuén Ojeda (born October 25, 1955) is a Mexican chemist, pharmacist, biologist and politician. He was a rector of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa and Municipal President of Culiacan, Sinaloa between January 2011 and February 2012.

He was born on 25 October 1955, in Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico. He studied at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, where he earned a PhD. After graduating from the university, he returned and was its rector from 2005 to 2009.

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (; Spanish: [xoaˈkin aɾtʃiˈβaldo ɣuzˈman loˈeɾa]; born 4 April 1957) is a Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, an international crime syndicate. Known as "El Chapo" ("Shorty", pronounced [el ˈtʃapo]) because of his 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) stature, Guzmán is considered to have been the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.Born in Sinaloa, Guzmán was raised in a poor farming family, and endured physical abuse at the hands of his father. Through his father, Guzmán entered the drug trade, helping him grow marijuana for local dealers during his early adulthood. By the late 1970s, Guzmán began working with Héctor Luis Palma Salazar, one of the nation's rising drug lords, whom he helped map routes to move drugs through Sinaloa, and into the United States. Guzmán later supervised logistics for Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, one of the nation's leading kingpins, in the mid 1980s, but founded his own cartel in 1988 after Gallardo's arrest.

As the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Guzmán oversaw operations whereby mass cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana, and heroin was produced and subsequently smuggled into and distributed throughout the United States and Europe, the world's largest users. He achieved this by pioneering the use of distribution cells in the U.S. and long-range tunnels near borders, which enabled him to export more drugs to the United States than any other trafficker in history. His leadership of the cartel also brought immense wealth and power; Guzmán was ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful people in the world between 2009 and 2013, while the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimated that he matched the influence and wealth of Pablo Escobar.Guzmán was first captured in 1993 in Guatemala and was extradited and sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico for murder and drug trafficking. He bribed prison guards and escaped from a federal maximum-security prison in 2001. His status as a fugitive resulted in an $8.8 million combined reward from Mexico and the U.S. for information leading to his capture, and he was later arrested in Mexico in 2014. He escaped prior to formal sentencing in 2015, through a 1.5 km (0.93 mi) tunnel under his jail cell. He was recaptured by Mexican authorities following a shoot-out in 2016, and was extradited to the United States a year later, where he was found guilty of a number of criminal charges related to his leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel. He is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in a sentencing hearing scheduled for 25 June 2019.

Juan José Esparragoza Moreno

Juan José Esparragoza Moreno (born February 3, 1949), commonly referred to by his alias El Azul (English: "The Blue One"), is a Mexican drug lord and leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a drug trafficking organization. Originally a member of the Dirección Federal de Seguridad (DFS) police agency, he founded the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1970s along with other drug kingpins in Mexico. Following its disintegration in the late 1980s, he went on to lead the Juárez Cartel and eventually settled in the Sinaloa Cartel. He worked alongside Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, once considered Mexico's most-wanted drug lord.

List of power stations in Mexico

The following page lists power stations in Mexico.

Mexico owns a 54852 MW of capacity installed.

Mexican Federal Highway 24

Federal Highway 24 (Spanish: Carretera Federal 24, Fed. 24) is a free part of the federal highways corridors (Spanish: los corredores carreteros federales). Fed. 24 is intended to cross the Sierra Madre Occidental from the area of Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, on the east, to the area of Culiacán, Sinaloa, on the west. A limited central section of about 40 to 50 km is not yet completed or graded. This section lies between the villages of Los Frailes, Durango, on the east, and Soyatita (also known as El Sabino), Sinaloa, on the west. Travel is possible through this area, where the road is not yet completed, on unimproved roads using high clearance two-wheel drive vehicles. The two unconnected segments that extend through Los Frailes and Soyatita are graded, but each segment is unpaved for about the last 75 km. The central gap in the highway is in the rugged mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental. This uncompleted and unpaved portion of the road is not well signed, there are many intersections with other unimproved roads, and it is easy to get lost off the intended route of the highway. As noted later, getting lost may not be a safe proposition. Further, the unfinished segment on the west is at about 820 meters elevation at Soyatita. Just outside Los Frailes, the road coming from the east is at 2,750 meters elevation. The traveler crossing this gap will have to negotiate this dramatic change in elevation traveling a good deal of the way on unimproved dirt roads. Travel times in this central section can be quite slow.

This central portion of the highway passes directly through the region known as Mexico's Golden Triangle, notorious for drug cultivation, drug trafficking, and related violent drug incidents.

Miguel Caro Quintero

Miguel Ángel Caro Quintero is a former Mexican Drug lord born in La Noria, Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico, in 1963. He is believed to have been one of the leaders of the Sonora Cartel.

Municipalities of Sinaloa

Sinaloa is a state in Northwest Mexico that is divided into 18 municipalities.Municipalities in Sinaloa are administratively autonomous of the state according to the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico. Every three years, citizens elect a municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) by a plurality voting system who heads a concurrently elected municipal council (ayuntamiento) responsible for providing all the public services for their constituents. The municipal council consists of a variable number of trustees and councillors (regidores y síndicos). Municipalities are responsible for public services (such as water and sewerage), street lighting, public safety, traffic, supervision of slaughterhouses and the maintenance of public parks, gardens and cemeteries. They may also assist the state and federal governments in education, emergency fire and medical services, environmental protection and maintenance of monuments and historical landmarks. Since 1984, they have had the power to collect property taxes and user fees, although more funds are obtained from the state and federal governments than from their own income.

Pedro Avilés Pérez

Pedro Avilés Pérez, also known as "El León de la Sierra" (English: "The Mountain Lion"), was a Mexican drug lord in the state of Sinaloa in the late 1960s. He is considered to be the first generation of major Mexican drug smugglers of marijuana. He was also the first known drug lord to use an aircraft to smuggle drugs to the United States.Second-generation Sinaloan traffickers such as Rafael Caro Quintero and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo would claim they learned all they knew about drug trafficking while serving in the Avilés organization. Killed in a shootout with the Federal Police in September 1978, it is believed Avilés was set up by Fonseca Carrillo, the cartel's treasurer. Caro Quintero, Aviles' foreman in Chihuahua, began acquiring marijuana and poppy plantations. Corruption of state officials was brokered by Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, an emerging capo who had spent time in Sinaloa working as a Sinaloan State Police trooper and serving as bodyguard to Leopoldo Sánchez Celis, governor of Sinaloa.

Rafael Caro Quintero

Rafael Caro Quintero (born October 3, 1952) is a Mexican drug trafficker who co-founded the now-disintegrated Guadalajara Cartel with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and other drug traffickers in the 1970s. He is the brother of fellow drug trafficker Miguel Caro Quintero, the founder and former leader of the defunct Sonora Cartel.

Having formed the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1970s, Caro Quintero worked with Gallardo, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, and Pedro Avilés Pérez by shipping large quantities of marijuana to the United States from Mexico. He was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, Camarena's pilot Alfredo Zavala Avelar, the American writer John Clay Walker, and dentistry student Alberto Radelat in 1985. After the murders, Caro Quintero fled to Costa Rica but was later arrested and extradited back to Mexico, where he was sentenced to 40-years in prison for murder. Following his arrest, the Guadalajara Cartel disintegrated, and its leaders were incorporated into the Tijuana Cartel, Sinaloa Cartel, and Juárez Cartel.

Caro Quintero was freed from jail on August 9, 2013, after a state court concluded that he had been tried improperly. However, amid pressure from the federal government of the United States to re-arrest him, a Mexican federal court issued an arrest warrant against Caro Quintero on August 14. He remains at large, as a wanted fugitive in Mexico, the United States, and several other countries. The United States is offering a $20 million bounty for his arrest.

Rincón De Los Montes

Rincón De Los Montes is a town in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.

Its geographical location is 25°15′13″N 107°32′36″W.

Rincon De Los Montes is a small town 7.6 miles (12.2 km) from the municipality of Badiraguato. The municipality of Badiraguato reported 759 inhabitants in Rincon De Los Montes.

Tropical Storm Lidia (1981)

Tropical Storm Lidia was a deadly, destructive tropical cyclone that occurred during the 1981 Pacific hurricane season. It resulted in more casualties and caused greater damage than Hurricane Norma, which took place later that season. On October 6, a tropical depression formed and strengthened into a tropical storm six hours later. Lidia brushed the Gulf of California coast of Baja California Sur and made landfall just south of Los Mochis in Sinaloa on October 8. Tropical Storm Lidia rapidly weakened and dissipated the same day. Lidia killed at least 73 people and caused at least $80 million (1981 USD) which is equivalent to $193 million (2010 USD) in damage. It inflicted heavy rain and flooding throughout parts of northwestern Mexico, especially Sinaloa.

Valente Quintero

Valente Quintero (1887 – March 19, 1922) was a Mexican sub-lieutenant who is remembered today for his duel against Martín Elenes on March 19, 1922. The event resulted in the death of both men, and was popularized in both corrido and film.

He participated in the maderistas forces until his triumph in Sinaloa. He was born in 1887, in the hamlet of Bamopa, in the Badiraguato Municipality. Valente's widow, Martina Ortiz de Quintero, was interviewed by Francisco Gil Leyva about the events that took place on that day.

Óscar Lara Salazar

Óscar Lara Salazar (born 2 June 1962) is a Mexican politician from the Institutional Revolutionary Party. From 2009 to 2012 he served as Deputy of the LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Sinaloa.

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