Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mexican Troops Take Control of Key Port

Borderland Beat

By Mariano Castillo,
CNN

One of Mexico's most important seaports is now under the control of the military in a show of force as the government fights corruption and drug cartel violence. The port of Lazaro Cardenas lies on the country's Pacific coast, in the troubled state of Michoacan.

 While violence has tapered off in some parts of Mexico, Michoacan continues to be a hot spot of violence between cartels and, more recently, vigilante groups. The Mexican navy, army, federal police and attorney general's office swept into both the port and city of Lazaro Cardenas on Monday, relieving local law enforcement of its duties, a government spokesman said.



The objective of the operation is to "strengthen the rule of law, as well as the legality of the daily commercial activities of the port," government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said. The use of the military is notable because it is strikingly similar to the approach favored by the previous administration.

 President Enrique Pena Nieto has been critical of his predecessor's military approach to combat crime, but his own drug strategy keeps many aspects the same. The Knights Templar cartel has long terrorized residents of Michoacan as it expanded its activities from methamphetamine production to extortion.

The cartel has been known to go on the offensive against police. In one series of attacks this summer, 22 people were killed. Given the violence in Michoacan, Pena Nieto has had little choice but to follow the strategy of former President Felipe Calderon, said George W. Grayson, a professor of government at the College of William & Mary and expert on drug cartels.

A number of factors have made Lazaro Cardenas an attractive port for smuggling. For one, many of the young men who worked for the port and found themselves unemployed during the recession became prime recruits for the cartels, Grayson said.

 A selling point for legitimate commerce -- that the port is in a central location -- also attracted smugglers, he added. Corruption has grown to the point that Michoacan became a "sewer of corruption and violence," Grayson said.



According to Sanchez, the navy will be in charge of the port, and the army will provide protection on the city's streets, with the aid of federal police. The problem's facing the port and city are not limited to criminal groups.

As the military moved in, the city's entire police was disarmed and detained, Sanchez said. The officers will all be evaluated. All of the public servants who oversee the port will be gradually replaced, he said, in order to "prevent collusion by and between officials." Lazaro Cardenas is one of Mexico's key ports, handling the second-most volume of any port.




24 comments:

  1. Great job to the military. now kill all them scumbags. bet the caballeros templarios are gonna be hidding like lil bitches.

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  2. Fucking filthy CT, funny how CDS condemn the ZZ for being dirty when they (CDS) are allies with the same or worst cesspool of a cartel. These fucking pigs CT extort the shizzzz outta everything that lives.

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    1. Well said partner and not just the CT are filthy pigs allied with the most hypocrite lying ass CDS cartel.But the Golfas are pigs too!

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    2. Hoooooly sheeeet! 5000 soldiers to fight those CT clown bafoons! Geeeze why don't they just send a special GAFE comando to Capture silly looking Tuta or you know what send Team Seal 6 to capture La Tuta! I bet CT clowns wouldn't take a chance against the Seal Team 6 Squad!

      Seal Team 6 Fan!

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    3. Well said sir

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    4. 3:21 nobody was as hungry and thirsty for power and money as the zetas,that they needed as much to"diversify"into wholesale kidnapping for ransom and extortion and assassinations of innocent people.established cartels were not into any of that,military and ex-military are much into taking what they need "off the field",be it women,money,food,whatever, and use "overwhelming"force on anybody that gets on their way...zetas,are # 1 guilty party of Mexican wholesale crime,pri is guilty of the wholesale political corruption
      to each its own,but I think political corruption is the worse crime...

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  3. Hey buggs thanks for the videos

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  4. Nothing will change and now may get worse as the generals too would want their share in illegal narco money. Mexican military are not soldiers but cheap mercenaries.

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    1. The soldiers should be able,as part of the military discipline,to have principles,and the ability to disobey orders,and the obligation to stand up for those that can't do it for themselvesy,they need to be able to tell their"superiors"to go and fuck themselves,as needed. There are higher obligations than blindly following orders...

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  5. I commented about this two years ago. Mexico will never be the great trade hub it could be as many of the large global corporations avoid moving shipments theu mexico. Sad to think what could be if corruption did not have everyone b the balls

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    1. 7:35 Mexico moves major shipments of pirated merchandise,and cheap knockdowns of major brands,they even have masserattis, ferraris,lamborghinis,BMW,etc made for and by eloteros and carwazzherzzz!!!

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    2. 7:35 Large global corporations know their business,first they get the government in their pockets,then they send the junior pickpockets to steal all they can,money and land,the they use the money just to show how their good business practices make sense,then,on good will,proven by their many promises,acquire the assets to manage through pirate,i mean private, ownership and "free" market practices...

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  6. Michocan aint news no more. same shit ovr & ovr at the end nothing change. Just more dead bodies.

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    1. 10:05 pay attention,Korean concerns, fronting for somebody who don't wanna show their fucking face is in cahoots with pena nieto to acquire "managing control"of pemex,it would be no surprise if "EL PRISIDENTE" was trying to do the same with port Lazaro Cardenas...
      The Chinese are trying to buy large tracts of land in Mexico to install shopping centers owned,worked and populated by Chinese citizens,(@#$%&)what,are all the dominoes falling anyway?US next?US already in the bag?all the walmarts with all their chinese made merchandize,are they the tip of their spears?

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  7. This will only prompt those templarios rats to go to the outskirts while the intervention lasts like any good guerrilla manual would advide ....

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    1. 99.5% of guerrillas are just cannon fodder. the other .5%,are paid to lead them to the rat traps,though hungry for recognition,the "leaders" do it for the hell of it,often...

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  8. Aver putos templarios no que muy hombres. pinches puto no se ponen con los militares porque les parten su madre. matando gente inocente que jo deben nada.

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  9. Just give me two guns that's all i need to deal with those who mess with my mamacitas

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  10. Don't need seal team 6 to take out la tuta... any other group of soldiers could take them out as long as they're not sold to the ct

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  11. Los cts hasta los pescadores extorsionan

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    1. The governmet should own and tax everything and everybody 50/50,provided with vigilant laws against crime,extortion, cronyism,and public corruption.
      DEBTOR COUNTRIES NEED TO DISOWN THEIR "DEBTS",the world would be a million times better,even the united socialist states of northamerica,all in good faith and without malice towards others...

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  12. In my opinion this its for real the federal gov is going to take back michoacan from the cts once and for all of course this is not going to be fast but more like sllowly bu surelly

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    1. 2:08 ...or the Chinese will not accept to get paid to take ownership of the Lazaro Cardenas seaport,they already paid the united states of america to look the other way.(with loans that must be repaid many times over).
      Nobody stabs you in the back like a friend
      that can get close enough to you...

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  13. Seal team 6 would bring about 5000 soldiers lol

    you blindly follow orders because the chain of command is very competent and the majority would generally have the same morals

    ~~~el spaceio~~~

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