An assault on Grupo Fuerza Regida’s vehicle on the Puebla-Orizaba highway leads to a tragic death

Armed assailants target Grupo Fuerza Regida's security on the infamous Cumbres de Maltrata Veracruz highway, leading to one death.
  1. Grupo Fuerza Regida’s security convoy experiences a sudden, violent ambush in Veracruz, causing the tragic death of one team member.
  2. The renowned band, rooted in Monterrey, delves deep into the world of corridos, echoing tales of lavish lives and organized crime.
  3. Recent incidents in the Regional Mexican music scene stir controversies, casting shadows over its reputation and raising questions on safety.

On the morning of August 29, a white Suburban carrying the security personnel of Grupo Fuerza Regida faced an alleged armed attack as it navigated through the Cumbres de Maltrata in Veracruz. This incident occurred on the Puebla-Orizaba highway. Tragically, one individual succumbed to injuries following the assault.

Local news outlets were quick to point out that the attacked vehicle belonged to the security team of the Grupo Fuerza Regida. Following the incident report, state authorities and experts promptly arrived at the scene. The injured individual was rushed to the Regional Hospital of Río Blanco, where, despite medical efforts, they eventually passed away. Out of the security personnel, four have been reported to be safe and are expected to file a report on the incident.

Interestingly, Grupo Fuerza Regida has yet to comment on the situation.

Fuerza Regida's van was shot at
Fuerza Regida’s van was shot at

Fuerza Regida: A Glimpse into Their Journey

Grupo Fuerza Regida, hailing from Monterrey, Mexico, is renowned for their norteña music and corridos. The group consists of various members, encompassing both vocalists and instrumentalists. Their music primarily centers around the corridos genre, celebrated extensively in numerous parts of Mexico and among Mexican communities in the United States.

One of their most debated songs is a collaboration with Natanael Cano, titled “CH y la Pizza.” The song sheds light on certain attributes characterizing members of organized crime who have served under Joaquín Guzmán Loera and his children, also known as Los Chapitos.

The corrido also delves into the lavish lifestyles some of these individuals lead, hinting at their earnings in dollars and their frequent visits to upscale clubs. Lyrics such as “El que puede, puede JGL (Joaquín Guzmán Loera) haciendo verdes. Melena larga como la porto yo. Póngase bien vergas que cargo el cuernón” reflect this lifestyle and even allude to the use of weaponry.


Shockwaves Through the Regional Mexican Music Scene

This incident has undeniably sent shockwaves through the fans of this genre, resulting in a surge of online conversations. This, combined with a recent incident where a singer fabricated his own death to boost music sales, has cast a shadow over the Regional Mexican music scene.

Founded in the U.S. in 2015 by Jesus Orti Paz, Samuel Jaimes, Khrystian Ramos, Jose Garcia, and Moises Lopez, Fuerza Regida has experienced widespread acceptance, particularly in the U.S., largely due to the burgeoning popularity of corridos tumbados. Their collaboration with Grupo Frontera on the song “Bebe Dame” even secured them a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Currently, they are on a U.S. tour and have recently unveiled a collaboration with Los Tucanes de Tijuana and Edén Muñoz.

The motivation behind the assault on the group’s vehicle remains unclear. However, it is important to note that only the security personnel were on board during this confrontation on the Puebla-Orizaba highway. The music community and fans alike await further details and hope for a swift resolution to the case.

About Cumbres de Maltrata

Cumbres de Maltrata, the primary link between Mexico City and the gulf, is notorious as Mexico’s most hazardous highway due to its challenging terrain, high traffic, and frequent adverse weather conditions. With an average of four accidents daily, factors like reckless driving, brake failures, and inadequate road signals contribute to its grim reputation.

A tragic 2006 accident, where a bus plunged into a canyon killing 57, underscores its dangers. However, travelers on this route enjoy breathtaking views of the Sierra Madre Oriental and Pico de Orizaba mountains.