Commander, Northern Area:
From reliable source I got the following
The General Headquarters of Miguel Angel Ortez
is in Quebrada Grande (the same creek of Cuje)
and this camp is called El Gorrion. There is
always a sentinel with field glasses watching
over this camp from a cliff called El Barro. The
resident commandant of this camp is Cleto Lopez
[Anacleto Lopez] who is the one to get the food
supplies and he too fines the people, thru the
Jueces de Mesta, for anything wrong they do.
There is a very steep place near this camp that
serves the bandits as a hiding place when the
planes are flying over. Right after any of their
operations, they go to this place and then leave
for their houses, with their equipment to live
as honest citizens. Margarito Padilla is a man
that can show where this place is. He is a
retired bandit and has been sentenced, by the
other bandits, to be killed. There are some men
there that do what the bandits tell them to do.
I know them and they can give some important
information. This zone is northwest of
Telpaneca, east of Totogalpa, and south of
Mosonte. It is right in the middle of the
jurisdiction of these 3 places.
Their second camp is in La Pita, jurisdiction of
Mosonte, zone of Zazalo, in a creek in a lone
place between cliffs and at the shade of a big
mountain. They get their food products from
Zazalo. Servando Lopez is their food supplier.
He works together with Gregorio Lopez, liberal
Jefe of that place and thought to be an honest
man by the best people of this city. Once he was
a prisoner here as he was denounced as giving
food to Miguel Angel Ortez. La Pita is very near
Zazalo, between the Achuapa River, San Miguel
Mountain and Rio Grande, or better called the
Rio Coco. They left this camp on the 30th of
December to go and attack the Marines in the
place called Portio Raspado on the 31st.
There are some houses in this zone that are
subdue to the bandits. They wouldn't come to
denounce them because they don't want to abandon
their homes and their chickens; a home that is
more like a rabbit nest. If these people would
try, they could help to put an end to this
banditry. I know who they are: Tiburcio Landero,
now a prisoner (a request of Gregorio Lopez thru
Florian Peralta, Secretary of the Alcalde of
I think that he knows this place and is willing
to work with the Marines as they have helped him
ever since their arrival here.
/s/ Genaro Lopez H.