Twitter users speculate that a drug cartel caused Jenni Rivera's disappearance; Update: Wreckage found

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As Twitchy reported earlier today, singer Jenni Rivera was on board a small airplane that has gone missing somewhere in Mexico.

Mexican officials have not yet made any information available about the cause of the plane’s disappearance, but some Twitter users are already speculating that a drug cartel might somehow be involved:

Update: Awful:

We doubt this will put the rumors to rest.

  • Steve_J

    Why would people speculate the planes disappearance has something to do with the drug gangs in Mexico?

  • Sonia

    Are all this twitter member talking about the cartel, perhaps they belong to that particular organization too?? Why confirming that the cartel is involved in the JR disappearance do they have insight information??? If not, they should have respect about the families not only from JR but all the people involved and stop being so ignorants and show a little more compassion and respect about others people pain and suffering.

  • anonymous

    I don’t know who this person is or was but just by looking at the way she dressed and the music she performed as I understand was banda which I cannot stand, she looked very shady and would not doubt that she knew some mexican cartels, all I know is that corruption oozes so much from that country.

  • http://twitter.com/ambersalgado85 amber Salgado

    Becuz the cartels said she was next Thats why.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MelaniaMelyBarthly Melanie J. Barthly

    Don’t matter what they speculate that was the cartel mafia ..has something to do with her dead…next be another singer that country is terrible and unsafety….

  • http://www.facebook.com/MelaniaMelyBarthly Melanie J. Barthly

    Don’t matter what they speculate that was the cartel mafia ..has something to do with her dead…next be another singer that country is terrible and unsafety….

  • la barra

    Monterrey-Mexican crook owned plane the plane was 43 years old andhadother problems.http://lapoliticaeslapolitica.blogspot.mx/2012/04/trouble-with-christian-eduardo-esquino.html … #mty#jennirivera

  • la barra

    Monterrey-Mexican crook owned plane the plane was 43 years old andhadother problems.http://lapoliticaeslapolitica.blogspot.mx/2012/04/trouble-with-christian-eduardo-esquino.html … #mty#jennirivera

  • la barra

    On April 18 his still-active US-based company, Starwood Management, filed suit against the United States
    Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration for forfeiture and
    penalties, presumably in the hopes of getting his plane back.

  • la barra

    On April 18 his still-active US-based company, Starwood Management, filed suit against the United States
    Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration for forfeiture and
    penalties, presumably in the hopes of getting his plane back.

  • la barra

    Christian Eduardo Esquino Nuñez, the lead witness in the case against Cynthia Vanier, is now out of his Mexican jail cell, and he is
    apparently threatening to expose secret voice and video recordings of Gregory Gillispie, the American who brokered the aircraft lease for Ms.
    Vanier to fly to Libya.

    Ms. Vanier, as anyone familiar with
    this blog knows, is the Canadian facing charges as the ringleader in a plot to
    smuggle Saadi Gaddafi, fallen
    Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s third son, from North
    Africa to Mexico,

  • la barra

    Christian Eduardo Esquino Nuñez, the lead witness in the case against Cynthia Vanier, is now out of his Mexican jail cell, and he is
    apparently threatening to expose secret voice and video recordings of Gregory Gillispie, the American who brokered the aircraft lease for Ms.
    Vanier to fly to Libya.

    Ms. Vanier, as anyone familiar with
    this blog knows, is the Canadian facing charges as the ringleader in a plot to
    smuggle Saadi Gaddafi, fallen
    Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s third son, from North
    Africa to Mexico,

  • Yesenia Martinez

    This article’s main source of information: 13-19 year old teens bored on twitter.
    Seriously, this is ridiculous. I agree it’s a valid point, but a better use of sources and/or evidence would make this even a little credible.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Um… It’s not a ‘news site’… if you look carefully, you’ll see the stories are built around things people say on Twitter.

    • http://latinorebels.com Latino Rebels

      Exactly

  • vanessa

    Omg this is so sad!! Ireally hope she isnt dead !!! :(

  • BeeKaaay

    Yes, go on and blame the drug cartels. And don’t blame the drug users who are just “exercising their rights to do with their bodies as they want” who give money and power to the drug cartels, and their non-addict defenders.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Jenni reportedly had information that could sink the Obama Admin from top down and connect them to the Cartel. Makes you wonder who really downed that plane.

    • vazquez

      Really? Obama? Are you crazy? Maybe you should see someone.

  • marykatesmith

    Unfortunately authorities confirmed singer died in a plane crash.

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    Revitol

  • disqus_eLj0jTmPu4

    People i know who did this to jenni rivera???? The plane crashed and killed her

  • disqus_kxPQXspFj2

    Jenni planed her death to think jenni rivera is dead because she knew was going to get shot by cartels can take the frim way by make what she is..

  • tanya

    Yup i think they have something to do with it…. her brother told her not to go to Mexico but she still went….i hope she is found….

  • tanya

    Yup i think they have something to do with it…. her brother told her not to go to Mexico but she still went….i hope she is found….

  • Jesse Malkin

    we report who is saying what on Twitter. that is what we do. If you don’t like it, go read some other site.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    If you haven’t noticed, a good chunk of Twitter IS speculation, plus lies and hate.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    It’s not a ‘news site’… if you look carefully, you’ll see the stories are built around things people say on Twitter.

  • Scarlett O Richardson

    Clearly you are following the wrong people ~

  • Scarlett O Richardson

    Clearly you are following the wrong people ~

  • http://latinorebels.com Latino Rebels

    Really? We did not know that. #NoMames.

  • http://latinorebels.com Latino Rebels

    Right and you “report” it as if it were news. You know exactly what you are doing and why you are doing it. Don’t be noble about it. Where is the Twitter piece about how so many people are paying tribute to Rivera? Instead, you create a culture of ignorance and fear for clicks and web traffic. #NoMames Keep scraping the barrel. Thanks. We can read whatever we want and take a little constructive feedback. You guys speak out of both sides of your mouth. You are quick to call out “racism” and “ignorance” when it serves your purposes, but when you want to perpetuate an image of Mexico that meets your views, you hide behind the ignorant tweets of people and call it information and value. And you have advertisers. Sad. Another #nomames to you.

  • Kat

    Are you serious, “Latino rebels”? With that name I am sure you are aware of what is really going on in Mexico, correct? I am a latina, and have family that lives in Mexico as well as most of my family has their vacation homes in their hometowns (Aguascalientes and Durango) and let me tell you…my grandparents and aunts who go back there for months at a time every year, have stopped going because of all of the kidnappings and murders. And just how we cannot depend on the mainstream media to tell us the truth about what is really going on here…same goes for Mexico, except they threaten to kill your family if you report the truth and that is fact. Latino rebels, you must know nothing about what is really going on in Mexico if you think that the cartel being involved in a multimillionaire’s (that sang about the cartel) death is a long shot. Throughout Lupillo’s career, there have been multiple attempts on his life while down there. A culture of ignorance is one that acts like Mexico is sitting in a 5 star resort in Cancun and not what it’s really about which is a crooked government with a cartel that pays off city officials and police officers as they murder and kidnap anyone that remotely looks like they have something of value to take. Sad is right. So I’d have to say that #nomames is all you.

  • http://latinorebels.com Latino Rebels

    We actually do a lot to expose the tragedies in Mexico, so what you say about us is a bit off. It is way off, in fact. We have several Mexico-based members of the groups and we do a lot to report the unreported stories. Let’s separate the tragedy going on in the country with the tactics used by this site to generate sensationalism and ignorance. If you are following the Rivera case, you would know that the airplane that was charter was 40+ years old and the pilot was 73 years old. There was something up, but it could do more with the plane than with Twitter speculation from such authoritative Twitter profiles who are teenagers. That is the issue here. Thanks for the comment and you jump to a really illogical conclusion about what we do and the stories we cover. Gracias.