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Mexican Vigilantes Battling Drug Cartel
« on: January 13, 2014, 07:11:11 PM »
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  • http://www.businessinsider.com/mexican-vigilantes-battle-drug-cartel-photos-2014-1

    Intense Photos Of Mexican Vigilantes Battling A Drug Cartel For City Control

    Mexico has long suffered blistering violence and crime at the hands of its homegrown drug cartels.

    Though the Mexican government has waged war on the cartels, the effort has struggled to go anywhere. More than 90,000 people have died in the ongoing conflict.

    Fed up with a corrupt police force that is often in bed with the cartels and a military that has to this point been ineffective,  some Mexicans have taken it upon themselves to fight the cartels and protect their families — with an incredible conflict happening this week in the city of Paracuaro.

    Below are some pictures from what's happening south of the border:

    Over the last year, vigilante groups, known as fuerzas autodefensas have sprung up all over Mexico, particularly in the southwestern state of Michoacan, an area plagued by the Knights Templar cartel.....

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    Mexican Vigilantes Battling Drug Cartel
    « Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 06:52:27 PM »
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  • Given their situation I'm glad to see their average man standing up to the cartels.  Their government is in name only and has long been unable/unwilling to govern justly.  If the gov't did it's job they would have no need for vigilantes.  

    Unfortunately I see only chaos as the future of Mexico.  Will it move north?

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    « Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 08:04:46 AM »
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  • The only reasons these cartels have the power they do is because there is such a large market for their product north of the border.

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    « Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 12:20:07 PM »
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  • Quote from: Dolores
    The only reasons these cartels have the power they do is because there is such a large market for their product north of the border.


    Well I don't think it is the ONLY reason, but maybe 75% of the problem.  Mexico has long been without a just system of government, but they are not alone.  All nations suffer from it to one degree or another.  Until Christ the King reigns over nations none will have a just system.  Not to mention the need for individuals to live virtuous lives and demand good governance.   Mexico was so blessed by Our Lady of Guadalupe appearing there, perhaps that is why it is under attack by such a force of evil.

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    « Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 05:29:26 PM »
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  • I posted this in the General category, how'd it end up in the Resistance? This has nothing to do with the Resistance.


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    « Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 12:58:54 AM »
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  • I don't know.   :confused1:  I noticed here in this sub-forum yesterday, never saw it under "general".

    I know Matthew has been moving things around but I would have expected it in the politics section.

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    « Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 01:00:33 AM »
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    I posted this in the General category, how'd it end up in the Resistance? This has nothing to do with the Resistance.

    Is it the mexican people resisting evil?

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    « Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 02:10:23 AM »
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  •  Vigilante groups battling a powerful drug cartel in a troubled region of Mexico on Tuesday rejected a government call to lay down their arms, raising the risk of an increased security headache for President Enrique Pena Nieto.

    On Monday, Mexico's Interior Ministry ordered the heavily armed vigilantes to cease fighting the Knights Templar gang in the western state of Michoacan, where violent confrontations have converged on the city of Apatzingan in the last few days.

    http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-vigilantes-refuse-lay-down-arms-troubled-state-185520554.html

    The Mexican ggernment cannot protect the people from the drug cartels and they want teh people to surrender their weapons so that they can be vulnerable to death from the cartels? Who is the Mexican government protecting?


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    « Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 11:39:04 PM »
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  • Mexican vigilante militias battling drug-traffickers in the restive state of Michoacan said Thursday they had returned several hundred acres of land seized from villagers by the notorious Knights Templar cartel.

    The symbolic handover of some 654 acres (265 hectares) of land, which included many avocado and lemon orchards, took place in the village square of Tancitaro in the Michoacan highlands.

    "Citizens, businessmen, farmers, people in the communities are bewildered by these narcos. Let's get them out of our land," militia leader Estanislao Beltran told AFP at the end of the ceremony.

    Civilians first took up arms in February 2013 to oust the Knights Templar from the region, saying local police were either colluding with gangs or unable to deal with the violence and extortion rackets.

    Since then, officials have alleged that at least some civilian militias were backed by a cartel, with critics noting that they used unlawful assault rifles that gangs usually own.

    Mexico's federal police and army troops are currently waging a major operation aimed at wresting back control of Michoacan from the Knights Templar gang.

    Federal security forces have also clashed with vigilantes who have refused to give up their weapons.

    Beltran said Thursday his militia group would not lay down their arms and would continue to try and recover land seized by cartels, demanding the capture of drug lords before any disarmament.

    Michoacan, where much of the population lives in poverty, has become the most pressing security issue facing Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto, who inherited a bloody war on drugs from his predecessor in 2012 that has left more than 77,000 people dead since it was launched in 2006.

    http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-anti-drug-militias-return-land-villagers-002639226.html

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    « Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 04:13:13 AM »
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    Vigilante groups battling a powerful drug cartel in a troubled region of Mexico on Tuesday rejected a government call to lay down their arms,


    If they put down their arms they will all be killed. It will be Cristeros II. Once one starts fighting, you must complete the job. Any "peace treaty" before completion will end up just like the Cristeros, dead.

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    « Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 10:27:33 PM »
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    Vigilante groups battling a powerful drug cartel in a troubled region of Mexico on Tuesday rejected a government call to lay down their arms,


    If they put down their arms they will all be killed. It will be Cristeros II. Once one starts fighting, you must complete the job. Any "peace treaty" before completion will end up just like the Cristeros, dead.

    So does that mean the government is acting in the interest of the drug cartels?


     

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