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LoggedIn 3rd June 2019 07:10 PM

80% of its populated territory is run by cartels,
 
"Several weeks ago, the Mexican investigative journal Contralínea posted a map of Mexico prepared by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), showing that 80 percent of the country’s 266 districts recently targeted for enforcement by the Mexican National Guard in a new counter-cartel operation are either controlled (57.5 percent) or disputed (23.3 percent) by the cartels."

:rolleyes:

"All of the major smuggling areas leaning into California, Nogales, Arizona, El Paso, Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas are fully controlled by the cartels. "

"Thus, we now see from an internal document of the Mexican government an admission that Mexico has essentially lost control over every important populated area in Mexico outside Mexico City and a few others, and particularly the most sensitive areas of the U.S.-Mexican border."


https://www.conservativereview.com/n...-border-areas/

chicois8 3rd June 2019 07:12 PM

What a surprise....

lagoloo 3rd June 2019 07:59 PM

Consider the source, for a start:

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/conservative-review/

mattoleriver 3rd June 2019 09:01 PM

LoggedIn,
I think that moving to Mexico would be, for you, a horrible mistake. For those who hope to find it there is a monster hiding behind every bush.

https://www.expatforum.com/expats/me...n-cartels.html
https://www.expatforum.com/expats/me...ted-world.html

AstonsPapa 6th June 2019 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lagoloo (Post 14882796)
Consider the source, for a start:

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/conservative-review/

yeah, pretty much anyone that resorts to quoting any source that starts with "conservative...whatever" rightfully deserves extra scrutiny.

LoggedIn 8th June 2019 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattoleriver (Post 14882812)
LoggedIn,
I think that moving to Mexico would be, for you, a horrible mistake. For those who hope to find it there is a monster hiding behind every bush.

https://www.expatforum.com/expats/me...n-cartels.html
https://www.expatforum.com/expats/me...ted-world.html

Should I sell my two homes then? :kiss:

LoggedIn 8th June 2019 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AstonsPapa (Post 14884688)
yeah, pretty much anyone that resorts to quoting any source that starts with "conservative...whatever" rightfully deserves extra scrutiny.

"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not". lol

Jreboll 9th June 2019 01:25 PM

Who did you expect to control the “smuggling areas”
The local chamber of commerce?
The Catholic Church?
Boy Scouts if America?

TundraGreen 9th June 2019 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jreboll (Post 14886108)
Who did you expect to control the “smuggling areas”
The local chamber of commerce?
The Catholic Church?
Boy Scouts if America?


I thought that sometimes the "local chamber of commerce" was the cartel. :)

A friend and I were doing some hiking once in Chihuahua. We wanted to climb the highest peak in the area. So we stopped in the government office building of a small town and asked for directions. The town, Guadalupe y Calvo, is near the border with Sinaloa and not too far from the Golden Triangle between Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Sonora. The mayor was the closest official to a tourist director and he really didn't want to deal with us, so he sent us to the chief of police. The police chief assigned two men and a truck to guide us out to the nearest road access to the mountain. I think we may have been the first non-Mexicans that ever visited.

1happykamper 12th June 2019 04:37 AM

Even if this is true... Many Mexicans trust the cartel more than thier own government officials!



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