Tuesday, November 1, 2016

US Citizen dissapears in Sinaloa, kidnapping investigation in progress

Original article available at ZETA Translated by El Wachito

O'Neil Patrick McGean , a US citizen disappeared October 25, of 2016, while driving a vehicle of his property of Mazatlán, while driving in Culiacan, Sinaloa.


The Procudaruria General de Justicia del Estado, through Jose Antonio Sanchez Solis, Subprocurador in charge of the South Area, announced that there is a formal complaint and an ongoing investigation for the possible kidnapping of Patrick, who is from the state of Washington, DC.

He left the house, in which he has been living for the last 10 years, driving a white Chevrolet Spark, on  Tuesday, 25 at 9 AM in the morning; he never came back. As of Saturday 29 October, Sinaloan authorities have not been able to obtain any information on his location or his car.

"We are coordinating with Culiacan, we already submitted the order to search for him", explained Sanchez Solis.

Information posted by RIODOCE

The last time that family members had contact with O'Neil Patrick McGean, who is 52 years old, was last Tuesday night October 25, when he told them during a telephone conversation, that he was going to visit a friend in Hotel Punta Pacifico.
After that phone conversation they don't know anything about him, and more family members arrived to Sinaloa to reinforce the search.

His vehicle was found Saturday morning in Avenue Camaron Sabalo, by a known restaurant, which people that live around the area reported that the vehicle has been there for several days.

Family members reported that he was owner of a local business and that he constantly maintained communications with him and that he would never left his pets unattended. They also assured that he didn't have any history of drug use and that he does not have any links to criminals.

"We worry about his lack of communication and that we haven't received any news, because time factor is critical. O'Neil has tremendous love for Mazatlán and his wonderful people, who he considers his second family and also considers Mexico his second home", commented one of the family members.

O'Neil's family has set up a phone line where people can submit tips or information: 669-198-1599 or the email:   bringoneilhome@gmail.com

Local authorities claim that they are maintaining contact with the US Embassy

92 comments:

  1. So many people dying in the desert, in the brush, drowning in the river to come to this great country. Yet we have US Citizens that want to live where they are not wanted. Hope they find him.

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    1. In elementary level language. I found this understand why Americans live in Mexico when so many Mexicans are fleeing, dying to get on the US side. Pa que me entiendas.uuughhh!

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    2. 2:47 living in mexico is easy when you have dollars and more dollars coming in, this missing gringo would not kive.in mexico working for 2.99 dollars a day minimum wage.
      Dozens of mexicans with no work or language skills, find employment quickly on the US, buy houses, cars and gringas, without credit cards too, while the all american boys owe their ass to the bank, pay child support, owe loans for junky careers and educaishun that does not apply to any marketable skills or is not worth the money they get paid.
      I is not the gringos that want to come and live in mexico, the problem is the big corporations that come and mine mexico for free and leave nothing but the mine shaft and polluted environment everywhere they go, from holes on the ground to oils and chemicals on the water or corrupted air waves and murdering government sicarios trying to fill the mine shafts with the carcasses of their victims, they are the exemplary gringos everybody hates.

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    3. 2:42- please stop speaking....

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    4. Perhaps read your own papers. Pena wants to build a wall at the border of southern Mexico to keep out Central Americans !

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    5. 2:42 is right. That's why arpaio is finally getting what he deserves for being a racist mofo. And breaking the law.

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    6. 4:59, but if people want to come here and work and then send all their money home, that's fine. They're participating more in the economy just by buying groceries, paying rent, etc. than some of the USA born people that suck us dry. It's not really a great life for them, working just to be able to send money home. Most of the people I've encountered that aren't documented ended up paying some sort of taxes anyway. They bought a social security number but paid taxes under that number. I'm not saying it's right to buy social security numbers to be able to come here and work, but some do pay taxes. I know people that run to the ER for a $3000 visit when we won't prescribe Ativan in the office. Now that sucks our economy dry and drives up health care costs and everything else.

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    7. @4:59. You're wrong on all your points. Please do some fact checking. You're characterizing people who send money home as NOT participating in the (US) economy. This is simply not true. If they're working here, even with false documents, their paycheck is automatically deducted all payroll taxes. If they purchase anything including gasoline, they pay taxes. If they send money home, they pay a fee to a US based company. If they go anywhere and pay for anything, that money is being spent here and contributing to the economy. Oh and don't forget that they will most likely pay in cash. Businesses like cash because taking credit cards costs money and reduces your bottom line. Apparently no one is willing to do the work for less, if there was they would already be doing so. Supply and demand... you keep demanding more cheap labor and goods and they keep supplying them.

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    8. Sinaloa is a place of sporadic violence, but it is overall safer than many cities in the US, and the violence is usually confined to the mountains and remote rural areas.

      Americans live in Sinaloa because they are wanted and welcome, and treated well and fairly. I spent only a week there, crossing the state and visiting every city, every single Mexican I spoke to in Sinaloa was helpful and kind. I like Mexico, but as a foreigner with money, you get scammed, strongarmed, hounded and exploited in tourist areas. Nowhere else in Mexico but Sinaloa have I met so many good people.

      Maybe the prospect of danger causes humility, or forces people to be gentle mannered. Maybe people are afraid of the wealthy in Sinaloa, because they're all dangerous narcos, and only pretending to be honest and helpful and respectful and industrious because they're so afraid. Maybe it's actually a dystopian nightmare that makes Americans so welcome.

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    9. 354. Your arrogance is speculation, speculation that contributes to violence even if you used the word maybe in your last paragraph

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    10. 3:54. Very similar to my families experiences over the last 10-15 years vacationing in Mazatlan and southern Sinaloa every winter - although never been strong armed.

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    11. There is no 2:42 in the comments...

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  2. Well, sorry about that, the people about to start getting even, it was all going smoothly in sinaloa, and the army, marinelas and poolice can't do any better...
    Ahora quien podrá ayudarlos?
    El Chapolinn COLORADO!!!.
    -LLEGÓ LA HORA DE IRSE ARRASTRANDO
    Por andar ahi nomás de calientes.

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    1. Your writing appears with signatures. For example, the double Os

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    2. That and the way he starts sentences woth a hyphen.. His past comments were really rambling, and though he uses a large vocabulary, they were almost illegible.. Honestly i thought he may be a meth user because of how they read, and the very paranoid, conspiracy-theorist type views.. But he always seems to havea lot of good , little known info.. I like it when he posts.. Something out of the ordinary

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    3. Or the mass man hunt for chapo's lowlife kids what a disgrace of a government

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    4. 952. Most of his or her views appear reasonable. However, If he commits a crime, and leaves a note with his signature writing, he will be left with a half empty not half full bowl of cereal before the knock on the door

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  3. Thousanda of Mexicans disappear each year but ONE American disappears and it's an international affair! Don't even think of blaming the CDS either. They are the good guys in this picture more so than the government!

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    1. 1208, I don't disagree, but also look at the hysteria that ensued when Alan Pulido was taken. Glad he escaped, but most don't.

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    2. Alan pulido was a priista scheme to scam some sympathy votes,
      I don't remember if it worked, some say el pinchi pri lost tamaulipas to el pinchi pan...

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    3. hey 12:08.....its too bad that Mexican press
      puts gringos first....thats not the USA's fault....

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    4. WHat an ignorant statement. Mexican nationals who on foreign who are killed, kidnapped, executed etc always are high profile news. to try and report every kidnapping in mexico would require a newspaper devoted to nothing but.

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    5. That why DD invented celebrity quote "yesterday's dead".
      Time for a different approach, at least once in a while.
      Persecute sheriff arpaio and make sure he gets the boot up the ass, even if he confesses to his being apache.

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    6. @4:23 I have no idea what you are talking about. Do you?

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  4. Who in there right state of mind would go to sinaloa if all cds does is kill innecent travlers like the suffers from austraila that where set on fire in there car there is so many places nicer in mexico

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    1. Those were bandits that killed the surfers - Not narcos. There are more than 2,000 Americans and Canadians that live in Mazatlan full time and that drive all over Sinaloa, even fish and camp in the sierra. The house next to me are nice Canadians, older couple and they have been driving here every winter year since the 1970s pulling boat and nice trucks and Dave and Cindy never have any trouble in 40 years. Mazatlan has thousands of American and Canadian tourists from dic - abril .

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    2. Grenada, an island country with 85 people was invaded because of 15 american students were in the "medical university" there, the US came running to protect them, this may enhance the chances for occupation of sinaloa once and for all...

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    3. All it takes is one time and thats it your dead pero hay andan de calientes

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    4. 4:00pm your facts are wrong. The invasion took place in 1985 because of a political murder.

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    5. 8:02 as a matter of fack, Grenada was about big load of BS as you could get, the start of a the 2016 wars, an exercise in impunity and where the US press was trained like dogs to repeat THE BIG LIES OF REAGANOMICS FOR 35 YEARS NOW.
      --THE BIG LIE: ANALYSIS OF THE US MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE GRENADA INVASION, BY GLENN FORD.
      "A Lovely Little War" a us correspondent called it.

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    6. 9:53 Why did you pick on me? I feel lucky.

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    7. 4:45 because, relevant questions matter, and...
      Porque ahi andas nomas de caliente.

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    8. I want to correct myself. The invasion of Grenada took place in 1983 and not '85.

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  5. I'm confused - HotelPunta Pacífico off a dirt road just outside Mazatlan. It is not a well travelled road and runs along train tracks but the property is on del mar

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    1. WTF is a gringo doing at night in a flea bag hotel on a dirt road alongside the tracks in Sinaloa? I live part time in Sonora and I determined long ago that night driving can be dangerous (i.e. drunks, animals,banditos, etc.) Stay off the roads at night, avoid Sinaloa whenever possible and stay alive!

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    2. Good point. WAS in Jalisco, Nayarit and Zacatecas in July driving all over the place. Made an effort not to drive at night but when I did, I noticed I was the only car on the periferico with no additional cars for several miles. Don't drive at night and you'll be fine. And no I'm not el perro visiting all the Capos.

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    3. Dude don't lie it is ocean front and 3.5 to 4 star. the problem is it has bad reputation and narco affiliated.

      http://puntaresorts.com/

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    4. It's the newer hotel and condo development area north of town. It's a pretty recent, modern, well-appointed resort area, at the high end of Mexican prices, and it looks like Miami Beach. People get bothered on the malecon. It's not a gated all-inclusive place, there is still room between developments to allow public access to the beach, but it's pretty close to that kind of security. At any rate, from the location of his car he never actually got there.

      All that said, "I came all the way to Mexico to stay in a place that could be on any other beach in the world?"

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    5. 3:15 - Far from Miami Beach LOL! The road that is on is dirt and evertime a bad storm hits you can't even get to Ave Sábalo because the little bridge washes away. This is beyond the Marina Mazatlan area your describing_/^^\

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    6. No, this hotel is right past Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay- it is quite a ways before the bridge.

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  6. My prayers go out to this man, I really hope he is found alive and well. Mazatlan is the a beautiful place where we try and vacation as many times as we can. We were just there in June of this year and didn't see anything out of the ordinary. My family members always tell me the same thing. "No pasa nada, las cosas estan entre la gente que anda mal" "Nothing happens, the issues are between the people that are on the wrong path". That said you do occasionally hear of these issues... Scary!

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  7. shit is about to hit the fan! 😀

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  8. que te pasa mi lindo mazatlan

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  9. Most likely a shake down gone bad

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    1. That was Pat's nickname. Do you know him?

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  10. Wrong place at the wrong time I'm guessing or scumbags from blo got him since they the only ones who kidnap for profit in Sinaloa.

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  11. There's 1 thing that is the common denominator be it American,Canadian,European,Aussie-They all disappeared on road trips!The 2 close calls I personally had in Mexico were also on road trips.I consider myself lucky.This is alarming and not to dismiss all the Mexicans that have disappeared.

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    1. Obviously your reading comprehension skills are on par with you writing abilities. This man has been living in Mazatlan for about 10 years. How on earth is this a 'road trip'????????

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    2. 3:47-He was travelling out of town somewhere.I think all these disappeared foreigners were crimes of opportunity.They were targeted on the road with not much notice.The Mexican locals more were targeted in their towns but there's been a few cases where their cars broke down and it was a crime of opportunity.This guy from Mazatlan I doubt he was targeted from his home.

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    3. he was visiting someone. the hotel also has condos.

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    4. @5:35 The Hotel Punta Pacifico is in Mazatlan. Oneil lived in Mazatlan. Hardly a road trip, unless you consider driving to the local convenience store a road trip. All crimes require an opportunity to be committed. What is your point?

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  12. Attacks on los Marinos, missing American
    This is the end of the Sinaloa Cartel

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  13. Chapito Isidro calentando la plaza

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  14. Here's a internet link to a Canadian citizen missing in Mexico with a rather large reward: https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/10/24/family-offering-reward-in-search-for-brampton-man-missing-in-mexico.html

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    1. 7 weeks is a long time to be missing, very sad

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  15. 99% of the time it's about style of life. The other 1% it doesn't matter where you are. You're dead. I have lived in Mexico for 17 years. I have a place in Mazatlan and in Tijuana. I mind my own business. I love Mexico.

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    1. 329 - I'm glad you have not had any problems, but what about the street vendors and small businessmen that get extorted, or the young pretty girls that catch the eye of someone who preys on people? I'm sure they're trying to mind their own business too. I'm not assuming that you're coming from a vantage point of privilege, but it's not always easy for people just to go about their lives and stay out of trouble, from what I have seen.

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  16. I travel in Sonora quite a bit - I know everybody on the secluded roads by nacozari - it is still very dangerous
    sometimes people from Sinaloa come to rob for the holidays
    just to get enough money for a party - 100 us

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  17. Just another case of bandits fucking with the wrong person...like the Aussie surfers...narcos know that this type of shit brings all the attention in the world on their business

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  18. ...and who guards the roads, canna?
    It is usually the military or their pet narcs and police sicarios, but the sure thing, americans should get the fack out of mexico, not because of racism but because their mere presence helps the pinchi mexican government.
    --Sometimes lo barato cuesta caro, muy caro.

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  19. mexican and american cartels do this in USA

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  20. lol Mazatlan is a war zone right now As in currently being fought by the Sinaloa Cartel and the Beltran Leyva cartel why would you wanna go cruise it there it's basically puttong yourself in danger , the cartels openly warn the people to not come out to not be in the streets late or to not be in certain areas if you don't listen than it's at your own risk

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    1. Well it shouldnt fkn be like that, people should be free to go where they want with out fear of runing into danger that can be prevented if the fucking goverment actually did something

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    2. Mazatlan a warzone 6:11??? chicago is a war zone. Not Mazatlan. We had some Beltranezzz here trying to heat up plaza-it hadnt happened for awhile but they were killed and arrested in the colonia torero a few weeks ago. Mazatlan is safer than states. What has probably happened to this guy is he was misled by a criminal. No different than what happens in states

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    3. Bro you can't compare Chicago to mazatlan, have you seen criminals in Chicago have firefights with Marines often ? It's very different

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    4. 6:56; Chicago and big US cities are disorganized mayhem compared to Mazatlan. We have a lot of big distributors but they move it north and only Ivan's pink baggies hit the streets locally. Its safe to party here all night long and even the cops are cool. Mazatlan es tranquilo so don't talk shit on places you know nothing about.

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    5. Ive seen 2 cops get ambushed in Iowa. Not in mazatlan. Ive seen 26 at a school get killed by gunman. not in Mazatlan. More importantly, this American was found dead thursday night in a crap area. He was obviously brought there for the colonia Azteca is a toilet

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    6. 6:11 Mazatlan is not anything like you claim and writing such untruths disadvantage simple people who rely on tourism to make little money already. Please think of the simple working people before you make untrue claims. Unlike you say wealthy or poor the people can walk the Malecón, plaza machado, the playas secure any time of day and night.

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    7. I'm from el quelite and Los Mazatlecos don't play around neither does the Sinaloa Cartel you don't wanna know how deep it gets

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  21. Wow...Sinaloa is getting hot lately with all these things going on.

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  22. I read on Mexicp News Daily today his credit or debit cards are being used all over Mazatlan and his cell phone had heavy use right after he disappeared but no one in his circle has heard from him.I hate to say it but......foul play.

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  23. My wife and mother of my children, also a US Citizen also dissapeared in Mexico, there was only so much the US Embassy could do and the Mexican Government didnt gave a shit, just gaves us the run around. I love the country where my father was born, but most of its government and most of its political leaders from Federal to Municipal can go fuck them selves

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  24. I guess of subject. But what is the price of a key of coke in culiacan aswell as a key of heroin? I know it says this guy was just a regular joe citizen. But I always wonder when Americans live in Mexico part of the year and aren't of retirement age, or the young exploring the world type. Depending on what the prices are there for a independent guy buying from the cartel in sinoloa I'm assuming there is a pretty penny to be made by living there sending shipments to the states even after paying for protection. Maybe something went wrong came up short on some money and was going to city to discuss and his credit line was permanently canceled?

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    1. U.S. citizen happy in MexicoNovember 2, 2016 at 4:18 AM

      That is an ignorant comment, and insensitive as well. I moved to Mexico with my family of 4, after the real estate collapse. I was a broker with a degree in architecture, and was in construction during my college summer years. I could not find work, my savings were beginning to look creepy low. I always practiced having 1 year of living costs in a savings.

      We decided to move to Mexico. The plan was to return to U.S. in a better economic climate. Now 6 years later I doubt we will return to live. Our children are in a private school getting an outstanding education, cost of living in low, peso value low, the neighborhood we now live in is gated, safe. And after years of working in another firm I was able to start my own small business. People go to Mexico for many reasons, love, school, employment, money is usually the bottom line. Others visit and fall in love with the country, it is not all narco, the majority of Mexico does not have the narco violence.

      But you are correct, there are over 1 million U.S. citizens living legally in Mexico, and double or triple that for the number of "American Illegals" living there also. Of that number about 60% are retired citizens. Of the illegals most are not retired U.S. citizens. It is more difficult to gain employment if you are illegal in Mexico, but many are willing to pay cash under the table, but at a lower wage, and sometimes you get ripped off and do not get that paycheck....SOUND FAMILIAR?

      Us expats tend to live in the same areas, become friends and socialize with each other. We share news with one another. And many follow Borderland Beat. The best online Mexican organized crime news site, in English language.

      around 215 U.S. die in Mexico each year. that number is all conclusive and is not distinguished by the government of the U.S. so it includes, medical, accidental and murder together.

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    2. The neighborhood where osiel cardenas' nephew lived in monterrey was also gated. Good luck. But us Mexicans were good at defeating fences. So you're too lazy to cook your own meals and cut your own grass. And maybe cabe is header and you get taxed less, but my children's safety and the security of seeing them grow up is priceless! I'll take my $6k property taken and my state income tax as well as my federal income tax, just to live, breathe , and exhale the fumes if it means my family's safety and togetherness.

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    3. Don't let the "gated community" thing lull you into a false sense of security. Have you ever considered how little the guards at your community's gate/gates are paid? Now think of how small of a bribe (from a narco's income perspective) it would take for your guards to look the other way. Oh, and if for some reason the guard is not interested in the bribe, they can always just be killed. Either way the bad guys get access to your "safe" gated community, easily and with impunity. No my friend, you are NOT safe at all!

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    4. The security guards could also be criminals.1 thing the gated communities have in common is that most of the people are either from Europe or north of Mexico and will talk if they see anything unlike Mexicans.What are the criminals going to do?Eliminate everybody so in a lot of ways I don't think they would be an easy mark so the criminals go elsewhere.

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  25. Everybody victim in Mexico, not just US citizens. Politics of fear in there.

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  26. Yeah I live MX. Just don't go out at night. I lock down and pull my gun close

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    1. WhAt gun? Mexicans can't own guns unless you're a criminal...

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    2. Mexican citizens have the constitutional right to bear arms.

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    3. I see that law now. Thanks. Mexicans can bear arms but carry laws are strict. So you can go home and hold your gun. Don't take it outside and it has to be the caliber of a pellet gun....

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    4. Chivis, in mexico the police don't know a thing about no constitutional rights, you know it perfecly.

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    5. two different issues. that has nothing to do with owning a gun. I know plenty of people who have guns, especially in the rural areas. in fact they are allowed in the rural areas to have a greater selection of what is legal.

      The easiest way is to join a shooting club, that is how Mexicans obtain guns expeditiously.

      The real problem is the cost is prohibitive for most Mexicans. and BTW Americans visiting Mexico can legally take guns across. for hunting and target shooting.

      I don;t know why you jumped in on the question proposed by 9:42...he won't learn by bad info. And there is only one "gun store " in mexico the Mexican Army.

      If you want to read the mexican constitution, I have it posted in Spanish or English on my scribd page....

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  27. How many mexicans are kidnaped in th USA???

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    1. 9:39 Too many,
      I too have been kidnapped hundreds of times on the US.
      Luckily I have been able to escape the gangbangers when they fall asleep with the sunrise.
      My wife does not believe me, for some reason, not even one time.

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  28. Yeah but the government will not let you carry a gun, just bear it. Strict laws that don't protect the people.....

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  29. Pellet guns for shooting squirrels does not count...

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  30. Thanks for the info. The law gives the right to bear arms but the right to carry seems strict. Driving from point A to point B requires carrying a gun and I have never read a post that has stated a kid napping was deterred by someone with a gun. The Mexican criminals carry all over Mexico. They carry assault rifles while the honest folks are stuck with small caliper firearms that are meant for hunting small game.... is this not accurate 6:16? My point is Mexico could loosen gun laws for the protection of the people... The citizens are out gunned by the criminals.

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  31. I fly regularly between Culiacan and Tijuana. Culiacan is a nice city. Nice airport, nice central camionera. Cheap for travel yet many many nice parts of the town. Fly low and don't draw attention. Timex tells time as good as any other watch. Don't be stupid. Many beautiful women anden en Culiacan.

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  32. A lot of Mexican Americans go missing or killed no one cares.. One white American goes missing big deal ...

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  33. BB - Check out el debate, I just read that his body was found....

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