Proceso (9-22-13) (www.proceso.com.mx/?p=353468)
Translated by un vato for Borderland Beat
TAMPICO, Tamaulipas (proceso.com.mx).-- Faced with the lack of response from federal and state governments in helping Tamaulipas communities affected by Hurricane Ingrid, the Gulf Cartel (CDG; Cartel del Golfo) is mobilizing and delivering several tons of supplies to hundreds of inhabitants in Aldama and counties in the southern part of the state.
The CDG posted a video on Sunday morning on social networks where it shows the aid it delivered to inhabitants of Aldama and other towns that were left isolated by Ingrid's torrential rains.
The video begins with the title "Gulf Cartel helping Aldama", and its first "mission" begins precisely in that city.
The first images show several pickups loaded with supplies such as cans of food, water, rice, corn flour, milk, juice, cookies and water in the parking lot of a shopping center in this city.
The video was animated with captions such as, "They have been good people, in good times and bad times in Aldama", and they show when they begin to unload the groceries to distribute them among the affected citizens.
"If they are helping, it's because they have heart", "There is no other motive seen here except to help", reads the text, while they record the distribution of groceries to hundreds of women, children and elderly men, who were affected by Ingrid.
The video was uploaded to YouTube and copied on several social networks such as Facebook, where bloggers asked how an organized crime organization can mobilize with total impunity and ease to reach affected neighborhoods, while state and federal governments have been unable to do so.
"They even recorded a video for this propaganda", reads one of the comments in the web page Valor por Tamaulipas.
"But how is this possible? How is it possible that a criminal group, can mobilize with impunity into communities where the state government, the Army and the Navy are stationed," it adds.
"It's incredible; supposedly the military was carrying out the DNIII (project), so how is it possible for a cartel to go into an area where the DNIII is in place?" concludes the comment.
CDG Propaganda Video Below