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Basúchil is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°31′N 107°24′W / 28.517°N 107.400°W / 28.517; -107.400Coordinates: 28°31′N 107°24′W / 28.517°N 107.400°W / 28.517; -107.400
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Guerrero
Elevation 2,152 m (7,060 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,451

Basúchil is a village in the municipality of Guerrero, State of Chihuahua, Mexico. It was founded in 1710[1] and was initially named San Antonio de la Villa de Aguilar, which was later changed to Communidad de Basúchil.[1] Cerro de Miñaca (Miñaca Hill), a butte, is the landmark above the town. The Adolfo Lopez Mateos-Madera Highway (Route 16) passes on the east side of the village. As of 2010, the town had a population of 1,451.[2]

In 2002 Elijah Wald described the village thusly: "It is something between a small town and what is known as a rancho, a dusty desert hamlet indistinguishable from hundreds of others. The only paved street is the main road to Ciudad Guerrero, itself no more than a country byway, and the town runs along one side of it. On the other side is an expanse of yellow plain, divided by lines of barbed wire strung on scrap wood and broken by an occasional patch of green trees, stretching out to a line of black mountains on the horizon."[3]

Abraham González, later governor of Chihuahua, was born in Basúchil in 1864.[1] Ángel González, the ranchera composer best known for his seminal narcocorrido, "Contrabando y Traicion," lived most of his life in Basúchil.[3]


  1. ^ a b c de Martinez, Irene Brandtner y Nava (2008) "Chihuahua Governor Abraham González, a Descendant of New Mexicans" La Herencia 58: p. 34
  2. ^ "Guerrero". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Wald, Elijah (2002) "Chapter 1: The Father of Camelia: Ángel GonzálezNarcocorrido: a journey into the music of drugs, guns, and guerrillas Rayo, New York, page 15, ISBN 0-06-050510-9

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