Sunday, May 26, 2013

U.S. Army Colonel Marisa Tanner says Chapo Guzman is a genius

Borderland Beat
Experts: Cartel disputes fuel an increase in Juårez region violence


U.S. officials on Wednesday said their intelligence indicates that the Sinaloa and Juárez drug-trafficking organizations are still active in the Juárez region, and that a recent spike in drug violence there can be attributed to cartel disputes.

Joseph Arabit, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in El Paso, said the violence stems from "fracturing within the Sinaloa cartel and continued fighting between the cartels."

Army Colonel, Marisa Tanner, intelligence director for Joint Task Force North at Fort Bliss, said rogue elements of cartels that break away from the main groups contribute to violence.

Arabit and Tanner were among panelists Wednesday at the International Association for Intelligence Education hosted this week by the University of Texas at El Paso. The conference brings together intelligence educators and trainers from around the world.

They were joined for a discussion on border security by Ian Brownlee, U.S. consul in Juárez; Mark Morgan, FBI special agent in charge in El Paso; and Edward Regula, chief of the Border Intelligence Fusion Section at the El Paso Intelligence Center.

Although elements of both drug cartels operate in the Juárez region, the experts said, intelligence indicates that Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman's organization, of Sinaloa, is the dominant group.
"Chapo Guzman is expanding every day. He's a genius," Tanner said. He added that Guzman sees the U.S. as a  stagnant market and is also franchising cartel operations to Europe, using Africa as a route.Tanner, who believes hitting the cartels in their wallets is the most effective way to dismantle them, also said the cartels probably conduct their own conferences to review such topics as transfers of technology and skill sets.

"Border violence has been a challenge for us over the past five to six years," said Arabit, who noted that annual violence peaked in Juárez with 3,600 homicides in 2010, compared with 180 to date this year. "Our number one priority is keeping the community safe and ensuring the horrific violence (south of the border) does not spill over."

Last month at Juárez City Hall, El Paso Mayor John Cook encouraged El Pasoans to visit the city.

Since then, Juárez experienced several high-impact homicides, including a massacre that killed four people at the Montana eatery on Avenida Gomez Morin. 


EL PASO – The word “partnership” was frequently used at the round table discussion of “Security Along the U.S.-Mexico Border” to explain what it takes to counter terrorism.
This event was one of the many sessions of the 9th annual International Association For Intelligence Education (IAFIE) conference at the University of Texas at El Paso Wednesday.
Five government officials of various agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) spoke in the panel.

UTEP’s Vice-Provost Michael Smith began the session as the moderator.
“This is a topic of keen interest obviously in El Paso and along the border region,” Smith said.

One government official mentioned a few obstacles to securing the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Our major focus is to target the major traffic organizations – the Sinaloa and Juárez cartels. Among the many challenges is the cross-border traffic,” Joseph Arabit, special agent in charge at the Drug Enforcement Administration in El Paso, said. “Last year there were about six million pedestrians that crossed the bridges in our area, and about 10 million vehicles, both commercial and personal. So that presents a huge, huge challenge for us. Another challenge is the warehouses on both sides of the border. And last, but certainly not least, the border violence has been a challenge for us in the last six or so years.”

Arabit said that there’s something to be glad about in our area.
“I got to tell you. It’s encouraging to say that violence [in Juárez] is down about 74 percent  from its peak in 2010,” Arabit said. “In that year, Juárez had 3,600 murders. To date, there are about 180 murders, and while 180 is still a lot – it’s not in the thousands – it’s in the hundreds.”
Arabit also praised the benefits of partnering up with other organizations.

“We do nothing in this region alone. We do it with collaboration of our federal, state, and local partners,” Arabit said. “Every agency has a different resource, different authority, different experience to bring to the fight, if you will. Our intelligence sharing mechanism is robust, and the bottom line is our number one priority in keeping the community safe, ensuring that the horrific violence that has occurred over the past several years in Juárez does not spill over.”

Army Col. Marisa Tanner, intelligence director for Joint Task Force North at Fort Bliss, said that the 19,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is just a fraction of the scope of the drug war.
“We have a growing, emerging threat. Sometimes our population within our nation sees it as a Mexico problem. It isn’t,” Tanner said. “If you look at drugs and terrorism, it is no longer confined to the Southwest border. It is a globalization. The drug war, in terms of drug cartels, is a very fine-tuned illicit enterprise.”

Tanner added that working with other organizations is key.

“I’m part of a task force whose mission is to integrate our DoD [Department of Defense] capabilities with our law enforcement partners to counter drug and counter the terrorism nexus. It’s truly a partnership,” Tanner said. “We are often separated by authorities and sometimes budgets, but we really do come together at a level right at the frontline. At the end of the day, whether it’s drugs or terrorism, it’s border security.”

One of the audience members was a UTEP student who paid $100 to attend this event.
Carlos Serna, a sophomore majoring in linguistics and minoring in intelligence and national security studies, said that he came to “explore what I want to do as far as my career.”
He said that he wants to go into law enforcement but isn’t sure what area to work in. This conference session hopefully shed light on some career paths, he said.“I want to learn more about being an analyst, what an analyst job is all about, to see if I want to do that,” he said.

This year’s IAFIE conference hosted 33 panels over a four-day period since Monday at UTEP’s Union building.

According to the IAFIE website, “the mission of the Association is to advance research, knowledge, and professional development in intelligence education.” Other topics of this conference included “Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence” and “The Threat of Domestic Biological Terrorism: Fact or Fiction?”

84 comments:

  1. I was going to yell at you about making this up because I saw this coverage but hadn't seen this. The Chapo quote didn't make my cleaned up version.

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    1. Chapo iz da man that has won da respect of al da world he iz humble... yea he uses da law to get rid of his rivals..da game iz chest not checkers!! N how would u feel if he fixed roads, schools, churches, n homes ext.. in ur neighborhood?? N da federal government never even acknowledged wer u live???

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    2. Anyone who has balls would of done da same if u lived in da gutter n al u had was da dope trade as ur eskape... N ewayz if u dnt knw how it iz to get hated on iz kause u spoiled...so dnt hate bc a poor man made somthn for himself n dnt blame him for da bad things blame the gvmt for floodin da streets wit drugs n n tryin to kontrol diz world!!!

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    3. Yeh def bra hes organization isnt killin million of people in ur country or min(MORON)...DUDE THAT APPROACH IS COOL IF HE MADE HIMSELF TO AN ATHELETE OR SOMETHING OF RESPECT HES A DRUG DEALER U APROVE OF THAY??? REAL ROLEMODEL LIKE

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    4. THERES other avenues to become successful that dont involve a trade that destroys famolies...for u to say that shows ur intelligence...so ur saying there arenr atleast 100 people in that circumstance that made good decision laughin at u am sure

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  2. the violence in juarez is not down at all. they are just ignoring it 74% of the time.

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  3. Do you ever believe what comes out of the mouth of the government?

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    1. Rather astonishing actually

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  4. Army Colonel Marisa "Chapo nut hugger" Tanner yeah he's a real genius narco king pin u dumb mf

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    1. Right on dude- some people they shouldn't let out in public unless she was saying Mexico couldn't catch El Chapo cause he is magicianal (new word) with Houdini like qualities, a magical genius at evading the authorities? No, I didn't think so.

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    2. Marisa Tanner is a nobody who wants fame by shooting her shitty mouth off with comments that she feels she will get noticed...Everybody should ignore this stipid dumb bitch.

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    3. You need to go back to middle school... ignorant motherfucker.

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  5. Boy, some people should just keep their mouths shut a little longer to think about rephrasing the answer a little more intelligent sounding.

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  6. 19000 miles of border? that's 1900.

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  7. I been preaching that Chapo is a great. He isvalued at about 40BillionUSD and is global. Puro culiacan gunna

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  8. Its not that chapo is a genius, colonel marisa is a DUMBASS!!

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  9. I dont believe chapo has the upper hand in Juarez. Thats very hard to believe considering vicente carillo fuentes and JL are very violent rich powerful and influencial. THE USA goes along with the story of Chapo being the most powerful,the wealthiest,because thats what they want the public to believe.

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    1. Vincente is retired & JL is dead.

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    2. Yur. stupid en este jale sólo ay una puerta de entrada n yu best belive that shit el senior Vicente todavía esta al mando el JL anda seriesito desde q cayó el diego and most of the main línea bosses

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  10. Senor Guzman has the respect of the american / mexican government. His business funds them well.

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    1. Ain't nobody got respect for a "Snitch!"...

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  11. 19,000 miles of US/Mexico border?

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    1. 1900 millones de millas...

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  12. Isn't it nice to see someone being honest from the american military about El Capo Chapo and his contributions to our underground economy. Refreshing!

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  13. Thats right El Senor Chapo is a financial genius military genius and the CEO of drug smuggling his empire now covers more territory than the british empire of 100 years ago.He has done what Pablo Escobar John Gotti and Al Capone combined could not acomplish arriba el Jefe De La Siera

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    1. John gottie was boss of gambino family and brought them down with his dumb arrogant flashy ass. And he wasn't boss of a drug trafficking organization. So don't use john gotti n any example. Every

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    2. chapo did not escape,"they"killed him,now he makes zombie movies...

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  14. Of course he is a genius. You have to be to stay alive and gain power for as long as he has in that business. He is a natural administrator. If he weren't running this cartel, he could just as effortlessly run a large corporation.

    Cant wait til they kill his ass.

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    1. You can't wait till they kill his ass so another can take his place in the top his Shit won't stop not even after death its to organized and advanced now, i guarantee his replacement is already working with him. So dont wait too long you might end up waiting forever.

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  15. Seriously "genius"? That isn't the word I'd use to describe the man.

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    1. Really?!! What word would you use then?.. He is a genius mastermind, u think you could run a cartel and a multi billion dollar organization for as long as he has with all the odds against you... NO I didn't think so. So what else would you call him?

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  16. Chivis, the violence here in cd juarez continues. Infact seems to be getting worse... True, I did slow down at the end of 2012. But.as of this month there's been 43 murders in may alone. I live in down town juarez, a la linea strong hold. I see these linea guys patrolling the neighbor hoods on armed caravans of up to 9 pickups. I know they're la linea cause I've lived here all my life... Some are guys I went to school with,some are sons of friends,some are neighbor hood teens I've seen around as kids. Point is that both u.s mex governments don't benefit by stating what's really happening. They really have to be in the front lines to get it... Matter of fact just yesterday 3 young men were gunned down in 3 diferent ocassions with in a 2 mile radius in and around my neighbor hood... Don't belive the non believers... God bless, el batman de juarez.....

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  17. Havana pura, cd juarez isn't safe at all. The violence ramains, true not as much in numbers as years before but the threat of a new war lingers above. I live here in downtown juarez, a stronghold for la linea. La linea patrols my neighborhood and surrounding others in a convoy of up to 9 trucks with heavily armed men. Infact yesterday 3 young men were gunned down in diferent attacks within a 3 mile radius of my neighborhood..... U.s and mex goverment turn a blind eye cause they don't benefit from the ongoing violence. They would have to be placed in the front line to really get it........... Godbless, el batman de juarez

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    1. This is false la linea isnt working for cartel de juarez anymore alot of them are working for themselves doubt this is true i know i have family in juarez as much as i hate cds they really took it too cdj and are as strong as ever in ciudad juarez

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    2. @ 11:55 Oye wuey then explain to mi why my brother cant step into Juárez when he wrked for the gente nueva en agua Prieta we are from cuida madera Chihuahua n he cant go trough Juárez to go ovr ther evn in mader he is not safe bcuz of los aztecas....so comete esta aver como la tragas att el Superman de Arizona

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    3. Very true chapo turned on Gente nueva.My GF's primo.can't even step into Chihuas because la linea wants his ass.Whats that tell you?? He's a chapo nuthugger posting chapo.songs on his facebook like the rest of the nuthuggers like "Parrandera" but can't even go home.LMFAO

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  18. bureaucrats... what a group of shit.

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  19. Only in Mexico,where you call a bloody greedy tyrant a "genius",all he has ever done was invade other drug trafficking establishments territory,the connections were already there,he just took over the reigns by causing chaos amongst other cartels, bribing,killing,backstabbing and snitching his way to the top of the food chain,there is a better word more fitting for his stature...."Putrid"

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  20. I think people who make that much money are more easily termed as 'genius' than others who may only make a quarter as much and who are twice as intelligent. You know what I mean

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  21. Adolf Hitler was a genius also. He was responsible for around 80 million deaths. Unfortunately not all geniuses are good people.

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    1. Butler's genius was not the people he killed nor the people that died because of him,but the people that died for him,surrendering to his propaganda machine.beware of brainwashers,and of your availability to them.

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  22. No cartel or bosses is untouchable, just look at what happen to The Guadalajara Carte when kiki camerara was killed

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  23. Which cartel controls the Ojinaga (OJ) plaza?

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  24. i like where it says the guy is majoring in linguistics and minoring in intelligence

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  25. Chapo is the Mexican government, period!

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  26. The ojinaga plaza is still under linea control

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  27. It would be cool to get a real look inside the life of el chapo and a couple of other cartel kingpins ....Is it just partys and women by the pool or is it a stressful job living underground ...Ether way the greed will turn them in sooner or later ...

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  28. EL Chapo se respeta ! el genio del narcotrafico .

    Atte: El Ninja de Sinaloa

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  29. well....if chapo is such a genius...how come he doesnt control one damn plaza in mexico? juarez,everyone knows juarez cartel is still in control.if anything,cds should be ashamed that he couldnt beat the juarez cartel ,being the fact that he got help from the mexican army,federal police,dea and not even like that did they stop the juarez cartel...look at what la linea is doing in southern chihuahua,chopping cds plaza bosses head off,then going back to finish off the last people that were helping cds,and in all mexico....chapo doesnt run anything but his mouth...facts...not opinions.

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    1. Your ignorance is laughable you pathetic loser. Chinga tu puta perra madre culo. Facts! Not opinions.

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    2. Seriously. Chapo moves more weight and makes more money that the rest of the cartels combined and it has nothing to do with controling plazas. All he needs is a path through Mexico to the US. He has all heavy South American Coke contacts and he makes more Meth. These days owning a plaza is for scratching out piso, owning brothels and selling druga to locals. Nothing more.

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  30. I think the reason the violence has dimished in Cuidad Juarez is is due in part to the improved training and equipment the police have received. The municipal police now carry automatic rifles and patrol in convoys. I think Leyzaola, the police chief, has something to do with that. The municipal police have a fighting chance to stave off a cartel attack. Part of the reason, in my opinion, Juarez exploded in violence over the last decades is due to the explosive population growth Juarez experienced, that occured with the arrival of the maquiladoras. The infrastructure in place in the city and police manpower weren't sufficient enough to handle the added population growth; as a result, violence surged as the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels fought for the lucrative corrider. Mind you, that's not to say the cartels had nothing to do with the surge in violence. Also, it doesn't help when corrupt authorities don't enforce their laws, or prosecute/imprison captured cartel members.

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    1. U ignorent basterd, chapo was tge main reason not no population spike

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  31. May 26, 2013 at 11:45 PM
    I believe Ojinaga plaza would still be the Juarez cartel

    May 26, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Thanks for the input.

    I myself wouldn't ever begin to call Ciudad Juarez safe. I leave that to politicians, newspapers and adjust my thoughts accordingly. It is relative for those gathering the stats. and different for citizens, from what I keep hearing.

    Good point. "U.s and mex goverment turn a blind eye cause they don't benefit from the ongoing violence."

    You and other dwellers of Ciudad Juarez definitely seem to be on the same page regarding your city; statistics don't really match the reality of ongoing violence around many corners and the feeling there's more looming in the future. Your description of La Linea surrounding convoys makes it sound like very little has changes. I hope you and your family stay safe.

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  32. @ May 26, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    It was in the US that he was called a "genius" not mexico you idiot and by your own government. And yes he is a genius, evil but a genius.

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  33. They should just bomb sierra madre when they know he isn't out of the area buying tampons. As if that story was true anyway. That would be genius.

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  34. People please chapo aint no genius, its the people he sorrounds himself with which advise him on finance; warfare; logistics which are the true geniuses!! Hes just a dopedealer who made alot of money thru simple math,voilence and betrayals!! Anybody whos ever been in the biz knows exactly wat im talking about!! So please my peeps dnt call this douchebag or any other capo a genius, becuz if u had his money and his expert advisors ud be just as famous as he, in fact if u think about it hes an idiot, for callin attention on himself thru plaza wars!!! Att El Kelso

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  35. May 27, 2013 at 9:00 AM
    When has Chapo ran his mouth????

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  36. Yo my man chapo a genius he be making da chedda, Yo nobody be hating on chapo he da king of C.R.E.A.M. ,man. much love from da 5 boroughs. Brooklynnnnn!!!!!!

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    1. Sounds like some Bay Ridge there homie. Come to Bed Stuy and talk that talk.

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    2. Living like a fithy rich cockroach in hiding thats genius.

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    3. You really think he hides like a cockroach and doesn't enjoy his money?.. Haha. Ur so ignorant like the rest of these fools

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  37. To the person that said juarez is controlled by el chapo, you are totally wrong.... You say u have relatives here in cd juarez...... Come visit them for a weekend and really find out the truth..... 4 dead just.yesterday including a girl raped and savagely beaten....... La linea still controls most of the city, hate to say it but they do..... Come on down to my beautiful city and find cds insight. El batman de juarez

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  38. vicente is in a very sick condition. its one of amados brothers who is running things but chapo dosent control all of chihuahua its still in dispute its just chapo has more influence.

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  39. Smart but no genius.Chapo buys the govrnment,government controls the milatary,best trained henceman killers money can buy. Reminds me of a rich kid who hires a bully to protect his wippy punk chavala ass .without them they are like anybody fair Game Buy the gov It gives you the RING of power, but live like a cock roach for the rest of your life . LIVING LIKE A COCKROACH IS NO GENIUS.Att:Cali Cartel Puro Norte

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  40. Maybe we should consider having Senior Guzman come to the US and run our country. Seems like he has the financial skills to turn our economy around. Anything is better than the Obama Administration.

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  41. @1.41pm i doubt you finished high school

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  42. el batman de juarez.....
    Thanks for the input guey.I see you say a girl raped?The same shit still going on by these fools.Sounds as though they as deep as ever,aint shit changed.9 trucks patrolling round,who sounds in charge there?

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  43. Thanks, I just tell it like it is. What my own two eyes see, what my ears hear. What my neighbors tell me they heard and seen. Cops here are shit,good for nothing lying thieves no better than the narcos. I'm a man who loves body art and I'm coverd in tattoos. I have to go around hiding them with long sleeves because if the cops see them (all 3 levels of the government) they will accuse me of beeing a member of los aztecas (armed group hitmen long side la linea) and torture me into my involvements in violent crimes. People here don't trust anyone, you can't mention the cds out in public cause there are linea spies everywhere. And god help you if you are caught listening to a narco corrido,as most of them are dedicated to the cds. Most of flaco salgueiros gente nueva have joined la linea.4 dead just today a pregnant woman shot by police on saturday by police at a checkpoint lost baby. Seems like daily a teenage girl disappears. True violence did go down from 14 to 18 killings per day but it's evident that killings are still constant..... Godbless el batman de juarez

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  44. I doubt he ginished 6th grade but he doesn't need schoolin' cause he b a natural born genius like the lady said!

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  45. Gente nueva juarez division no longer with Chapo???

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  46. Gente nueva in juarez are all la linea enforcers as chapo used and abandoned them.... La linea and zetas do infact have union, however zetas are not allowed to participate in cd juarez. Their prize is la comarca lagunera,durango,zacatecas. Once southern chihuahua is.cleared this will be an easy objective...... The zetas are allowed in the most southern part of.chihuahua, this given the fact of upscale violence in that region. La linea in return will earn all of chihuahua and sonora and will work hand to hand with liz zetas.... Godbless el batman de juarez

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  47. "i like where it says the guy is majoring in linguistics and minoring in intelligence"

    LOL

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  48. Only thing i know is zetas are not allowed in chih,seems theres an alliance of sorts, and la sierra del sur de chih and parral has had more executions than usual, which to my understandin was controlled by cds,maybe batman is right la linea is makin its move!!

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  49. yo digo k el batman de juarez deberia trabajar en BB . k barbaro kede impresionado con tu informacion . a mi me gustaria leer como estan las cosas en Cd. Juarez tengo familia alli . yo soy d El Paso y mucha gente se hace al ciego como si nada estubiera pasando . Dios cuide a la hermosa Cd. Juarez en sus manos esta

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  50. hes not a genious he just has too many dumb ignorant people brainwashed by money and selling out their country

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  51. Lol....... Thank you bb readers for your encouragement, and thank you bb for posting me. I knew I was breaking my creed by informing the truth here in cd juarez. Breaking my (our)creed, because I am a film making student who is working (along with fellow students) on a film about the juarez narco conflict. We believe that our film will take viewers deeper into the war as none other film has. Not to discredit any previous films made, they were our encouragement. We also believe that us all being from juarez and lived here all our lives have better sources. We've got boots on the ground, lets just say like crawling amongst cockroaches and rats just to understand their way of living. You have to be willing to take a drink of the pitcher to know what flavor the kool-aid is. I wanna say that our information is a point away from 100% as everybit of info we've came across for the past 3 years has fearfully predicted itself... There's been rumors about cdj having an alliance with the cjng, that is false. Cjng are chapos people, and engaged fully in a bloody war with los zetas....... Thank you havana pura, and godbless....... Batman de juarez

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  52. vicente is out the game im telling you hes very sick not even a joke there was mantas put out there about who runs the nuevo cartel de juarez...............................

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  53. Amado carrillo fuentes fue el jefe de jefes de todos del chapo del mayo zambada del guero palma del los leyva y de mas jefes

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  54. Your all stupid pendejos talking like you know chapo personally! Not. One of you ever met him or even seen the mutherfucker!!! EVER! SO SHUT THE FUCK UP CHISMOSOS COMO MUJERES

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  55. All you people need to wake up. El Chapo es un instrument de diablo. He is has been used to kill many and get many their daily fix of drugs that also kills. May El Chapo's eyes be opened by the light of The Gospel of Jesus Christ and change before he dies and goes to hell.

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  56. i hope he lives for a long .
    he is an inspiration. he is my rolemodel
    keep doing what you do best Chapo im with you ..
    MEXICAN PRIDE .

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  57. This is interesting, I understand that the Los Zetas is the rival of the Sinola Cartel. So my question is. What cartels are connected. I'm hearing about the Aztecas and the smaller branches, hit squads etc.. But which ones work together and which ones hate each other is basically what im asking @el batman u seem like an o.g!!

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  58. Chapo guzman is hard man he had to do wjat he had to do to survive after achieving he helped people that were in his own circumstances before the government don't help...I mean the killing part is either survive or get killed anybody would do the same so chapo guzman for us and mexico president BARRIO

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