Saturday, May 30, 2015

Video: Family caught in an Intense Matamoros shootout

Lucio R for Borderland Beat


In the land of shootouts (balaceras) although comparatively swift, this gunfight of May 29th it is impressive.  But the real story,  is that of the man whose voice can be heard in the audio portion of the video,  presumably with his wife and child, as they unpredictably find themselves in immediate proximity to gunfire.

In the video, apparently he, a female, and at least one child are aboard a vehicle when they  encounter a startling impasse. The man instructs the woman to continue driving and quickly leave the area.

The woman is driving and panic sets in, she does nothing, probably in fear of making a mistake.  The man then tells her to put the car in reverse and get out, but she is frozen in fear. The man pleads with her to calm down and be quiet; everyone in the vehicle is now  crouched down as much as possible. 

After the shooting subsides, anger replaces fear  He is heard scolding the woman, “I told you to go, and you did nothing!”  “I told you to hit the accelerator and you fucking did nothing!” She defends herself, yelling back that she was too scared. 

The man turns to the child, “it’s ok, its calm, and nothing happened. The woman chimes in and tells the child he can get up now, the man says it’s ok, it is calm now, “no pasa nada, no pasa nothing.”  (nothing happened, its ok)

You can hear the man melting into emotion; his anger is replaced by fear at the realization of what just happened.

He begins to cry, saying that today a catastrophic event occurred, one that they could have been killed in, but they all came out unscathed, he is grateful they were protected, he says between his sobs, to no one in particular, or maybe God,  to acknowledge what happened aloud.  

96 comments:

  1. when i go to mexico for new years... im not sure if its just fireworks or gunshots

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  2. Holy Mary mother of God!
    The poor kid is only heard twice, obviously in shock.

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  3. Shock and freezing up will get you killed more times than not. This family was very very very lucky to not get caught in the crossfire. If they were another 50 meters closer the vehicle would have received plenty of bullet holes. God was looking out for them and it ultimately was not their time to leave this earth.

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  4. So CDG won, Zetas backed off and snitched

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    1. Glad the family is ok

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  5. Have you guys thought about writing about the death of Benito? The guy responsible for most of the violence in Choix Sinaloa and surrounding areas. He was gunned down in Culiacan 2 days ago.

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  6. Thats what i hate about people from tamaulipas segun muy bravos i siempre presumiendo sus balaceras como si eso fuera algo de orgullo i como lloro el z42 o el z40 teniendo tanto armamento ni lo uso, me alegreo que esta familia aya salido bien especialmente el nino que apenas esta creciendo

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    1. That what i was thinking segun los de tamaulipas nunca se rajan i que paso con z40 i z42 apa ?

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    2. Most of the people i know from nuevo laredo like to talk a lot but no action like here my michoacan

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    3. The treviños were with their families that's y no gun battle trust me they would have gave the military hell if the family wasn't around ..... those putos de la marina knew that's the only way to take them down ... they are still alive and running shit from inside that's why they haven't named a successor

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    4. Anonymous 6:45....you can take your mouth off the sacks of the Trevinos!! They are the reason for the downfall of the zetas. Couldn't even wash cars right....so why in the world would they be able to run a cartel!!!

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    5. Pos los del golfo dicen que los michoacanos son los primeros que corren

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    6. 6:45 trevino morales alias el z40 iba a bordo de un veichulo tipo pick acompando de su contador i su escolta ,portaban $ 2 millones i armas de alto poder Cual familia menso le dio miedo luego se quejo de maltrato en la carcel lol menso

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    7. No they weren't my misinformed friend. El 40 andaba entre compas tambien el 42. Muy gallos y nada.

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    8. Z 40 was riding in a truck with two other zetas and had 7 or 8 military grade rifles he just did what anyone not wanting to die would have done he got out the truck and ran that helicopter would have tore his ass up

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    9. A bunch of nobodys talking shit because these people are happy and get to see their families while the dumb low level punks think it's cool to fight you can't make money when your dead

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    10. The Treviños betrayed everybody, from osiel to z1 or z3, my guess is they learned to bite the hand that feeds them in texas, because texas is full of people that do that...but the worst are mexicans in law enforcement or managerial positions, in my experience...

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    11. Go ahead and belive the news if you want bunch of idiots

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    12. Wow 4:38am not only do you hate people in the best state in the union but you hate Mexicans too. It must pain you that Texas is growing so fast in population and the Mexican population in the US is growing fast also. And don't think I am saying this because I'm Mexican. I'm not I am just married to one. Keep your head up kid. You can't stress over things you have no control over.

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    13. 4:38am The Trevinos weren't even shot callers with the Zetas when Z1 was killed. The urban legend is Osiel had him killed because El Z1 (Arturo Decena) was becoming too powerful and Osiel was paranoid. Get your race hating facts straight partner.

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    14. The colander state of texas where anything slips in if greased with some money need not get offended, its offenses will always be bigger...

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    15. God bless Texas....Remember the Alamo!!! Oh yeah remember this one too....The eyes of Texas are upon you!!!! Lol!!! I'm sure Santa Ana is turning in his grave right now.

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    16. Why no american historian or publi-relationista ever remember the Battle of Angostura? At the music of A Degüello...
      Oh yeah, the mexicans beat the french, oh yeah, the americans beat the mexicans, never remember la noche trite or Angostura...

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  7. Why couldn't they at least raise the camera 3 inches so we can see what the heck is going on

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    1. Lets see, for your entertainment,
      or the safety of his family.
      a real fucking difficult decision.
      menso

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    2. exactly! your complaining because they chose security over your entertainment? who are you? the post is about the family not about the gunfights occurring everyday, how may times do we see and feel a story from the perspective of the citizen?

      making jokes or complaining about camera angles is not cool and unappreciated by those who live in mexico. now apologize foolish one. chivis tell the guy to go to bdn because we don't like heartless uncaring assholes that come here for entertainment

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    3. Well Bones...it's simple ... why don't you just put yourself in that positon?
      Menso pendejo

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    4. This reply is for that bitch ass BONES,if it was your family and your punk ass going thru a situation like this I bet you be crying like a hoe, camera or no camera,if you got nothing to say with sense don't post your fucking stupid coments in here you fucking lame,kids,wifes,inocent people die in Mexico every fucking day and you think is funny punk mother fucker? this is real shit pendejo,get the fuck off this site and go watch Justin Bieber videos or American Idol or something like that fucking puto.
      From Chiraq.

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    5. Because they are not televisa! Duh...

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    6. Whoa...ok people Bones I am sure gets it. I have known him on BB for years, he has always been a respectful dude towards Mexicans and our strife. That said, I was surprised to see him linked to such a comment, obviously he was not getting the point of the story, I bet he does now.

      we all make mistakes, enough said give him a break.

      But the Justin Beiber comment made me LOL :)

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    7. I know just thinking about pretty boy Justin leaves room for little else, but it is bieber,
      b i e b e r...
      Sorry, i'm jealous...chivis bieber...
      Hey chivis, best regards from here the end of the line...

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    8. Ok ok so i was being insensitive, i apologize. but hey, i dont want anyone to get hurt, i just want a high quality video of a shoot out to watch, maybe i just went about it the wrong way. And im not so into justin bieber im more of a taylor swift guy :-P

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    9. Oh shit dude,sarcasm I like it.
      I hope it's sarcasm,Taylor Swift lmao.
      They won't get it

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  8. Yo te repito, una y otra vez: son hechos aislados. Estamos en el camino correcto. Como dijo el señor - "aqui no pasa nada." Attn, EPN

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    1. ... #LearnToTellTheTruthPeñaNieto ... The "World" Is Watching You >>> EPN And We Are Waiting For A "Read My Lips" Moment ... Perfect For A South Park Episode Starring 🌈Enrique Peña Nieto🙈🌈 , 🌈Saddam Hussein🙉🌈 Along With 🌈The Devil🙊🌈...

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  9. i remember one intense shootout here in Los Angeles , the bank robbery back in 98 i think . Two dudes with high powered weapons vs LAPD and hand guns . the whole world watched and on CNN they replay a special on that shootout . i cant imagine what these citizens in Mexico have to live through this day after day ... and nobody really cares ... except for a few .

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    1. North Hollywood Shootout

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    2. Those well armed bank robbers unleashed a windfall of militarization of police departments all over the US, sales of equipment, and laws to protect the officers from any and all consequences of their dirty deeds...
      --American citizens see their freedoms erode as the powerful military police state gets stronger every day...
      --mexicans have no freedoms, no money and no police, it is all crooks against crooks, and there go criminals, military, politicians and "businessmen" against each other...

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    3. I was on Vanowen and Lankershim blvd that day(earlier at LA valley college). We all thought it was a film being shoot at least for the first 5 minutes..DWW

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  10. Mira! Todo esta bien. Los marijuanos gringos got their cheap-at-any-price mota and that is the only thing that matters to those racistas. No importa las vidas Mexicanos.

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    1. Asi es la vida compa

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    2. Mierda! El racist a es tu!

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    3. Gringos that like their cheap at any price mota.are not racist...
      --the gringos that launder the money they make supplying the cheap and the expensive mota, while blaming the addicts for their ignorance, and putting them in prison to extort some cash for cops and judges and lawyers, they are racist, but with a lot of class, well schooled class, and classy wives...who also smoke...

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    4. 2.12
      I'm glad you got on that bro,idiot calling a whole people racist?
      We expect the race shit from Millie,he's a clown,but we should take people as we meet them..Then make judgment

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    5. Millie spews on on the racial comment from Mexicans..How surprising.Sad case

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  11. I bet life insurance premiums costs are threw the roof in places like Matamoros, or for that matter in the rest of Mexico, where at a moment's notice a shootout between rival factions or between criminals and security forces can occur out of nowhere at anytime. The fear that was going on threw that lady's mind as her husband is pressuring her to drive away while rounds out of automatic rifles could be flying around all over the place. What will happen to my child if I get killed?! Who will take care of my parents, etc.?! She did the right is staying put. Although the shootout could have been blocks away from where they were at. - El Guapo Sapo 2015

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    1. More people are gunned down in the USA every day than in Mexico..

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    2. Put your facts back up your nalgas where they belong.
      US has apx 14K homicides each year with three times the population of Mexico

      Mexico has BY GOVERNMENT figures 16k per year, not counting the missing who are never founds, the extrajudicial killings, and the unreported etc etc etc

      with 1/3 the population as United States.

      the video above isn't an anomaly in certain parts of Mexico, as it would be in the United States.

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    3. 19:38

      You need to put it in perspective. The murder rate for Mexico is 22 per 100,000 and the USA is 5 per 100,000. The USA also has more than 2 1/2 times more people. There are more people killed per day in Mexico and the records are not well kept and many under reported as you already know. It is far higher than the reported amount.

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    4. 10:38pm is just trying to get a reaction out of other commenters. If he/she really believes why they just wrote then he/she either lives under a rock or has a vivid imagination. It's obvious which country between the two has the highest homicide rate per capita.

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    5. 7:18 the US has the most criminal homicidal maniacs in the whole world, but nobody can match the homicidal state that causes wars on other countries knowing perfectly what the side casualties will be, and the sorry consequences to their reputations

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    6. Insurance prices in mexico?
      Hell, there is no insurance for the poor in mexico other than la Santa Muerte, keep dreaming...boy...

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    7. What can I saw 10:44pm the US is a straight up war machine but the blame doesn't land on us. Blame the Japanese for bombing Pearl Habor 12/7/1941. Or blame th Nazi's for declaring war on the US and releasing the beast. But hey we aren't talking about the mighty US military we are talking about domestic violence in Mexico and the US. Regardless of the topic the winner of domestic homicides is Mexico.

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    8. @10:38 I hope ur one of the ones that get gunned down..And by a fucking cop talking stupid about my country mf

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  12. Pura verga voy pa Mexico! Aqui tengo todo en Los Angeles! !

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  13. Osorio "Jackie Chan" Chong says that crime is down in Tamaulipas.

    This video must be fake.

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    1. Yea that's what he said April 2014

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    2. I know for a fact that laredo has been very peaceful ... with the exception of the military fucking with innocent people

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  14. We have the same kind of thug coward drug dealer gang banger piece of shit here tambien. They complain about the police for doing their job, so now the police don't come for the poor neighborhood so much, so these pendejos shoot their guns off all the time. At least in Estados Unidos the innocents can still legally own protection. Too bad for people in Mexico have to cross the finger for every balacera. I am too angry for this good family. The video reminds me why I'm happy when 43 mafia cowards die and I hope too many more of these hijo de su pinche reputisima scumbags take a dirt nap too.

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    1. 43???mafia cowards! !you must be on crack or worse. The 43 where students... I suggest a course on basic grammar..pinche paisa...

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    2. No hes talking about the 43 narcos shot from helicopters after they took over that ranch.Just so happens its the same number as the students.

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    3. and how do you know the 43 dead in Tanhuato Michoacán were narcos?

      because the government said so?.....I see , ok

      there is however three events where 43 were kidnapped and/or killed by police , attached to the number 43

      September 26th, 2014 --Iguala Guerrero
      municipal and federal police involved suspicions that Mexican army was also involved in the transfer and cremation of remains.

      Early May, 2015 Villa Purificación Jalisco
      43 killed by police

      May 22, 2015 Rancho del Sol, Tanhuato, Michoacán
      43 dead (42 civilians) killed by federal forces

      extrajudicial killings are expected in all three cases , and the number of such killings to eliminate inconvenient , troublesome , citizens , has exploded under epn.






      early May Villa Purificación

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    4. At 11:20,
      Your a funny guy. Defending students while degrading the race. "Paisa" when used 99.9 percent of the time is to degrade and ridicule! And yes he was talking about the incident in Michoacan.

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    5. 11:20 Menso

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    6. @8:36 I think the dude did use the word paisa as a derogatory, but don't think it's normally used in a derogatory fashion...I use it all the time to establish a connection with my people

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    7. 2:46 Just like the military said the zetas killed those "immigrants" in San Fernando

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    8. All you do is cause arguments on here,and you say you care about BB?
      You know who I'm talking to..
      No reply to your'pinche paisa'comment?

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    9. That's right 11:25am take the high road. There's no need to argue with some these individuals.

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    10. You try tell me paisa, but I'm not to sure we are paisano pues.

      And I was talking about jal not mich or gro.

      Anyways I don't trust the pri so much, but la mafia much less. If 43 happened three times I'm not too sure Jal involved innocents. If it probably was los narcos then good job to la marina.

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  15. En una balacera TODOS conocemos el pinche miedo. O te prendes en ese rato o te lleva la verga. - El Soldado Perdido

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  16. The slimy AD crawled out from under his rock....Papa smurf is running for office as a PRI candidate

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    1. No, he's not.

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    2. You mean that guy that looks like Santa Claus in crack that betrayed Dr. Mireles..?

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    3. Ur right, I misread the article....He did crawl out from under his rock, but to campaign for the PRI's candidate for governor in michoacan

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  17. Lucio: Thanks for posting the video. Your explanation in English is excellent. I, too, was struck by the father's anger morphing over into tearful pathetic fear.

    I consider myself somewhat jaded to the graphic (pictures, videos) violence out of Mexico over the past years. But, somehow, this video really touched me and left me feeling hopeless for Mexico's future.

    The the video is just another simple, but powerful, example of what Mexicans are getting dosed with mental poison.

    IMO, the family was psychologically "injured". The mental scars may not show openly on the outside, but I am sure there will be some kinds of unhealthy symptoms (nightmares, anger outbursts, depression, bed wetting, eye ticks, startle reactions to load noises, fear of going out, etc, etc.

    Again, I duly note how the MSM (including Fox) literally ignores what has been happening in Mexico. The dammed third world barrio next door is on fire, with hot embers flying into the US, and our citizenry, media, and politicians have us ordinary "smucks" thinking Mexico is not a problem. Yeah, but ISIS doing beheading and other atrocities sure gets plays in the US MSM.

    Just think of the many, many thousands of Mexicans who are and have been exposed to psychologically traumatic events such as in the video, or who have seen decapitated heads, dismembered bodies, people hung from bridges, charred by fire, shot into hamburger, made into "caldo" or "pozole", etc., etc.

    To me, the debates in the coming elections should include getting politicians to state their positions on Mexico and illegal immigration with respect to the social and psychological damages "some" immigrants may have. And, also, these politicians should tell voters how they are going to identify and treat Mexican killers and allied criminals already in the USA. From where I sit, I don't think anyone has the huevos to deal with the gruesome realities in Mexico.

    Mexico-Watcher



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    1. Your comment is much appreciated Mexico-Watcher

      The interaction of the couple was an interesting study, emotions were all over the place so rapidly. Panic, desperation, exasperation, anger, relief and desolation.

      My cousin has worked with children exposed to narco violence in several states of Mexico, including Tamaulipas, it was she who sent me the video, and says; Tamps is about as close to a authentic narco state as there is.

      She commented that the reaction of the child tells her that it was not his first exposure to this type of violence. He is heard softly crying once, most kids would be unable to contain their panic, they would be screaming/crying, especially after observing the reaction of the adults.
      She has interviewed dozens of kids exposed to horrific violence in the Mexican drug war, they cope by shutting down emotionally. For 5 minutes they will engage in a typical child conversation, but when then taken to a discussion of what they witnessed, the lights go off and nobody’s home. They tell the story in monotone voice, stare ahead and appear almost trance like.

      The collateral damage of children who suffer emotionally, mentally, is something not often spoken about, it is alarming to think about, in what form will that manifest in, as they become adults.

      I paraphrase when it makes sense to do so, contextually meaning can get lost in a straight translation.

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    2. Interesting posts. Never looked at situation in MX from that perspective. The 1% of the population that's involved in these type of acts are really doing some psychological damage to the rest of the people, who have to live with the fact that life is cheap in their country. Wonder when someone in power will put a true effort to stopping the violence. Whether it's on the government or cartel side. Just someone who really wants their country to be peaceful. Drugs will always flow from MX to US, but it can be done without all the violence and traumatizing

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    3. You don't get it.....people habitually become acclimated to their surroundings...it's sad and should not be like this. You get accustom to it and the only thing left is to survive. You can't lose sleep.

      Also pendejo; Mexico is no where 3rd world....they have a booming economy, export, good universities, tourist, manufacturing companies , media, shit I'm sure the vegetables you had in your Denver omelet came from Mexico.... so now you know nigggaaaa

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    4. Its very 3rd world mentality,everyone on the take.Its probably because of poverty like other 3rd world countries like the Philipines but as EPN says maybe a cultural thing but that keeps it down as a 3rd world country and the 1st world doesn't want to invest.Theres no checks and balances.Beiieve me I looked into investing in a business in Mexico.No stability.You cant get anything done without lining someones pocket and the 1st world doesn't operate business that way.Its fair for everyone.

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    5. Canada,you gonna get flamed?It doesn't matter about facts,truth,you cannot have a conversation on this matter without it turning nasty

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  18. Hijos de su puta madre pinches METROS!!! se los va cargar la puta verga La Letra y tiene pacto con los de Matamoros!

    Reynosa, Rio Bravo, Miguel Aleman van a mamar!!!

    Arriba La Compañía Monterrey, Tamaulipas, Coahuila!

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    1. Arriba de que, güey...
      --Pinchis pendejos narquito-grameros de a peso, si no fuera por el maruchan de 10 centavos mexicanos ya se hubieran muertos de hambre, porque no tienen huevos para chingar a los que deveras los explotan y les fallan: sus policias y politicos locales, estatales y federales...

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  19. this is why we need those gunships in the air wiping out hordes of these swill POS's on a daily basis. human rights and due process my ass. corner them on the ranches the unleash pure hell on them.

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  20. Not to make light of this. But in the last few days my Father-in-law, who owns a small store in his house, located in a poor and dirty bario mot my far from where me and my wife live ( an upscale bario) had a scary thing happen. In the morning as he was getting ready to open he heard yeeling and screaming. He looked through a crack and saw 4 men yelling at his customers. He opened the door and saw one of the men was holding an automatic weapon. They ran at the door and he slammed and locked it. He had his wife and a small child inside and was not armed.

    The men fad robbed all the people waiting. Took their money, jewelry and cell phones. They them took off, and two blocks away tried to high jack a car. The older man inside locked his door and they started to break the windows to get in. He took off and called the police. The police caught the men and they were arrested.

    I asked my wife how long she thought they would spend in jail. She said probably only a few months. She said no one will testify against them, and here father will not either. They are scared of retribution. I hope she is not right as they caught them right handed, but she said they needed to testify. I said at least hopefully the people will get their money, jewelry and phones back. My wife said not likely as the police will keep them as spoils of war.

    The crime wave and violence is everywhere here. It is not just Narco's creating it. It is bands of criminals, criminal police, soldiers and government officials and more. We all live in fortress like houses that resemble prisons on the outside, with all the bars on windows and doors and tall fences and walls.

    My father-in-law is thinking about getting a small caliber weapon as that is about all that you can be permitted to own here. Not much of a match for for an automatic weapon and 4 criminals that may return if you hurt or kill one of them. He said he is a little afraid to open the store in the morning now, and they will live with even more fear now. They are always having people steal their things from the fence jumpers. No one trusts their neighbors, or at times even relatives here. You do not know what they are involved in or how desperate they are. Amazing how many people have relatives that are in criminal enterprise or are involved in drugs and Narcos.

    I am even blown away to have learned over the years living in my upscale neighborhood how many people are Narco's They are just further up the food chain and make more money. We make it a point not to talk about criminal things to any of our neighbors and are reluctant at times to make many friends here. Sometimes the less they know about you the better off you are. You just do not know what is behind door #1, #2 or #3.

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    1. Who ever you are: Muchas gracias!

      Excellent report with lots of detailed substance about the collateral psycholigical and social damages that living in crime and violence environments does to innocent good people.

      Lucio: Your posting / thread has generated some very telling comments that are useful data for my research on violence in Mexico. Again, thanks for your efforts, and KIC. (KIC = Keep it coming)

      Mexico-Watcher

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    2. Let us know what city you are talking about.

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    3. Dude,could you tell us the place where this happened?The city,nothing that can harm you and your dearest,nothing like that?

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  21. *retaliation not retribution...nobody's scared of retribution lol

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    1. Thanks for pointing out my error. I read the Borderland Beat on break time at work, as well as a few other newspapers. I try to keep up on world events. I like you probably like to read the responses of the people on the street. I noticed the many spelling errors also, but only after hitting publish as I did not have time to proof read right then. I am literally working 15 hour days with sometimes one day off on the weekend. But that one day off is something I do not get often. Glad I could make you "laugh out loud". If that is all it takes maybe I should do it again. We all need a good laugh now and then amidst all the horrific things that are happening in the world right now.

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    2. Dude,that will work'Retribution,punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance'So you were right first time..Anyway,you and yours stay safe

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  22. Chihuahua, Chihuahua is he city.

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  23. This was a shootout between CDG Matamoros/ Zetas vs Metros

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    1. So you are saying CDG Matamoros (Ciclones) are teaming up with Zetas to fight Los Metros?

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    2. Other way round Metros/Ciclons are supposed to have cooled it.Look at a Spanish post above,saw similar on other things?

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