*NSFW* The Official Drug Cartel Discussion and Video Thread *NSFW*

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Farva, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. BellottiBold

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    Nightmare fuel
     
  2. buckwild

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    I just worked for one of the largest companies in Mexico for the last six years (worked for the American division)...this shit makes me so sad. That country is so fucked. I had multiple Mexican bosses and co-workers...and did tons of travel with them. The stories they tell....and almost all of them grew up in very upper class families which allowed them to get to their business positions and work in America....and yet even in America's current political climate ..they have zero desire to leave. Maybe their heart wants to leave...but, absolute zero desire due to safety. It's so sad.
     
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    Yes it is a very complicated situation in Mexico, I’m just glad so far that my family has been okay besides a few robberies and extortions of their businesses, but overall it could be worse
     
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  4. Zebbie

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    would love to go to San Miguel or Guanajuato one day - obviously not now with the uptick in violence, but both of those cities look amazing
     
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    they’re are the real deal, just great vibes, food, art and amazing architecture......would highly recommend it if you get the chance once hopefully things cool down a bit.......definitely somewhere I can see myself retiring someday
     
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  6. El_Pato

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    Give it a couple years once the power consolodates
     
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  7. BellottiBold

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    'splain plz
     
  8. El_Pato

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    Same shit happens when they capture or kill the main target. Basically all lieutenants under the jefe want to be the next guy so you get these skirmishes and executions until one side wins. Once they do, peace comes back to the region.... For the most part
     
  9. Zebbie

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    I’ve heard there’s a lot of Americans that retire down in that area because the cost of living is so cheap and it’s great in terms of weather, etc. Hopefully things will simmer down in the next couple of years so it’ll be safer to go back.
     
  10. Tony Ray Bans

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    So...at this point we can all agree this is not crime right? This is an insurgency. I am curious as to what the line is for getting the "terrorist organization" tag onto one of these organizations. They have effectively become occupying armies, down to uniforms/training/etc, whose political aim is to capture and maintain the plazas that allow for their product to reach their target market. I guess you could expect as much out of any criminal organization given that amount of money and 50 years of no enforcement but man, its pretty fucking scary
     
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    and AMLO has been kind of a pussy so far in wanting to do anything so far one way or another
     
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  12. Tony Ray Bans

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    Unfortunately I am sure it is much harder to do something about it now than it would have been pre-2000 when the PAN finally got their shot at moving against the cartels publicly. Given the PRI turning a blind eye to these guys for decades, they had all that time to stack money for bribes, arms, general corruption etc. Instead of fighting a whole hearted war against a criminal organization, you are up against a group that has been paying off at the VERY minimum all their local and state officials for generations. They are politically very insulated and on top of that, the militarization of the cartels with the rise of organizations like Los Zetas is a whole different can of worms. Its one thing for some former military guys to show criminals how to shoot (that happens all over the world including in the US). Its a whole different ball game for entire units of elite military and police to effectively defect and join those orgs.

    Like we saw when the authorities tried to get Chapos son, its not a matter of overwhelming force. A lot of times, the feds are truly fighting better trained, better armed, better paid, more experienced forces on the other side. Add to that that the local populations in places like Sinoloa/Culiacan are either too scared to help or financially incentivized to help protect the leadership, the whole thing is a huge nightmare. The roots go incredibly deep.
     
  13. Why?Pokes

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    Legalize it.
     
  14. steamengine

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    I go a few times a year, it’s pretty great.
     
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  15. steamengine

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    Watch Zero Zero Zero on Amazon if you’re interested in the cartel / para military stuff.
     
  16. mc415

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    and if you stay just in San Miguel and Guanajuato you will be fine as a tourist
     
  17. Tony Ray Bans

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    Such a great series
     
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    Zero zero zero has got me hooked almost done with the series in a day, great stuff! That soundtrack
     
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    Going to be a lot of bodies popping up

     
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    Someone in the cartel is going to have a bad day
     
  21. newengland

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  23. Jack Parkman

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    Black......berry?
     
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  24. Jack Parkman

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    Smells cartelish
     
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