Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mexico: Murders up by a third following Guzman's extradition

Posted by DD from materials BBC and Mexico News Daily

By DD for Borderland Beat
The Mexican authorities had predicted a surge in violence following Guzman's extradition and promised to deploy extra troops.   This time the Mexican government was correct in their predictions.

Official figures from Mexico show that the number of homicides in the entire country was higher by a third in January compared to the same month of 2016.  

And their crystal ball probably told them it would be a worse increase in the areas where the Sinaloa Cartel were active or had a presence.  They were right on the money there also. 

In the states of Baja California, Chihuahua and Guzman's native Sinaloa, homicides were up by 50% in January.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are due to meet Mexico's Foreign Secretary, Luis Videgaray, in Mexico City on Thursday. Feb. 23.  

The talks are expected to focus on migration and the wall the US intends to build along its southern border.

But they are also due to discuss security and ways of curbing the power of Mexico's drug trafficking gangs.  They will have a lot to talk about - the successes and failures Mexico has had.


Although the Mexican government has had some recent success (a few months)  in capturing or killing some cartel .leaders most of those have been leaders of cells rather than the top level bosses and the flow of drugs has not subsided but probably increased.
 
The record of the past has shown some glaring deficiencies in their efforts to eliminate or at least control the cartel violence.   Whether that was from bad policies, poor planning, or poor execution of the plans is difficult to pinpoint.  Probably a combination of all.

 
The Gendarmerie was created in 2014 to provide security in high-crime areas with little or no presence of federal security forces.  It was touted as one of the governments new weapons to fight crime. 

It was to be a separate elite division of the Federal Police that would be highly mobile, able to move on a moments notice into any area of the country where violence flared.

But in a new report recently issued by the Federal Auditor’s Office (ASF), the findings indicate some "shortcomings or deficiencies".  (a big understatement).

The audit applied to 2015, (2016 figures have not been compiled yet) when the Gendarmerie’s budget was 2.8 billion pesos. One of the "deficiencies" found by the auditor was  that the Gendarmerie plan was to conduct 10,000 operations against crime but actually completed only 75.

The audit showed that somewhat more successful were efforts to meet the goal of conducting trustworthiness evaluations of 4,546 officers; 79% were evaluated.  

But the results of those "trustworthiness" evaluations did not exactly meet the expectations of the government.. Only 16% of those passed the test. Fully 81.8% failed, although most of those were new recruits who were not given employment as a result.

In a nutshell, the National Gendarmerie has not contributed to a reduction in crime in the areas where it has conducted its operations

The Federal Police force itself didn’t fare well either under the examination by the ASF, which said the force didn’t provide enough information to determine its efficiency in preventing and combating crime, or the results obtained through its operations.

From the information the Federal Police did furnish, the ASF did determine that The number of operations dropped by more than 70% in 2015. Those conducted to prosecute crimes totaled just 116 in 2015, down from 404 in 2012.

Crime prevention operations declined from 608 to 156 in the same period.

This situation  meant there was “no advance in the improvement of public security,” the ASF said.  The ASF did not address the question whether the lack of improvement in public security could have been caused in part by corruption of law enforcement. 

83 comments:

  1. Free El Senor Chapo !!
    Make Mexico Great Again

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    1. Yes Yes he is the greatest

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    2. Fed polica are crooked lol

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    3. Yes seriously free El Chapo. He is a bad guy ( we all know that) but he is still the lesser of the evils. Drug trafficking will never end so let the guys who can do it with the least amount of violence run it

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    4. 11:21 Chapo created this mayhem 10 years ago so makes you think that he could control this carnage. He could spank his spoiled brats but thats about it. Would his damage control be enough to mend the relationships his kids have severed? I highly doubt it.

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  2. The last sentence should read, "The ASF was careful not to address the question whether the lack of improvement in public security could have been caused ---- by corruption of law enforcement." Then the whole article would have made sense.

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    1. Or "Use your reading comprehension and look for context clues." ...... maybe it should be the first sentence

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  3. If the Mexican government wants to stop using its military to go after organized crime, it should have reform and strengthen the Federal Police as well as disband the useless Gendarmerie.

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    1. The Federal Police is extraordinarily corrupt. It varies city-by-city/state-by-state but there are many places where the local municipales are more trustworthy than the federales.

      The Marina is probably the "cleanest" law enforcement/military branch in terms of abuses directed at civilians, and even they're paid off by the narcos in many places (especially Sinaloa).

      The only solution are autodefensas and community police. They're the only ones who have proven themselves capable and with the cleanest hands (even if some are front groups for cartels). The autodefensas in Michoacan did more with a few hundred men and some old weapons than thousands of municipales/estatales/municipales/militares could with billions in Merida Initiative money and U.S.-provided logistical support and weapons.

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    2. 5:02 good job, boy, good job...
      But you are lucky their jobs as military, security or poolice officers keep them from working as criminals full time...
      Maybe their jobs should be to trim the public expense by getting rid of a few expensive government PRInces and PRIncesses in acid or diesel barrels, maybe tea a day, they could even get payrises and retire...

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    3. The mexican marinas are clean?
      -!They let down tamaulipas and veracruz, one subsecretary was collaborating with the garreros unidos, there are ports being taken by marinas for the drug trafficking all over mexico, marinas too buzy chasing narcos to steal their business and turf for epn
      Are here the fack wiff the marinas...

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  4. Haci es el viejon se le extrana Aqui en mi Tierra Sinaloense donde se dan gran jefes de la mafia siempre se le extrana y se le respeta viejon fue un placer andar en la Sierra con el jefe de jefes Att: Comandante Perro

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  5. Yup, cds falling like cucarachas fumigadas.. Chapo had the cds in line but looks like Mayo doesn't have enough power to stop their infighting

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    1. Now he's running to mencho for help to stop the damazos

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    2. He has the power but doesn't want to get into with two of his business power mayo really never liked problems so he's letting them solve their own problems

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    3. It's called "lack of leadership" mayo has his cell and damazos and chapitos have their cell but non respect or fear each other so they rather fight each other for control.

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  6. The BOP should find that rat scum hanging in his cell. Death by 'assisted' suicide! Such a worthless little scumbag and his family too.

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    1. @2:58 but you like reading about him LMAOF......

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    2. 6:22PM
      And your point is?

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    3. @321 the fact that u justify ur skewed perception makes u no better than them

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    4. Just the fact that la chapa has been extradited BUT can't testify about any mexican government officer corruption "by law or agreement" should be enough punishment.
      --The US government really likes to protect thems elves and their own...
      Let justice be and let all the narcos testify, not because they are special or deserve anything, but because the american people deserve no less than the whole story and the whole truth, not political arrangements...

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  7. Yep, everyone was afraid to act up when Chapo was running the show now no bosses have the power or the balls Chapo had. No one is ever gonna listen to Mencho the tweaker like they listened to El Senor Chapo Guzman.

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    1. Lol true couldn't agree anymore

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    2. Mayo is, so is CAF and the zetas who switched to los matazetas in veracruz. What you mean?

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    3. You all brag that now thst Chapo is gone everybody attacks CDS well Chapo attacked many cartels himself when their leaders where gone also like the CDJ and TJ cartels. That's the nature of the game. You take every opportunity you can.

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    4. You all brag that now thst Chapo is gone everybody attacks CDS well Chapo attacked many cartels himself when their leaders where gone also like the CDJ and TJ cartels. That's the nature of the game. You take every opportunity you can.

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    5. You are exactly right 6:08. It's time for the shoe to be on the other foot amigo. It's time for the CDS to endure the onslaught of cartels wanting what they have. I do remember a certain group who didn't give a shit about fighting Chapo when he was out and that group gave him HELL. I believe it was the CDG/Zetas aka La Compañia. La Compañia had Chapo and Mayo hiding deep in the Sierras for a minute or two. But none of these CDS ballsack trapeze artist remember those days.

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    6. lol Chapo was hiding in the sierra from the Marina not some tweaked out Zetas jajaja. No zetas ever made it out alive from Sinaloa.

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    7. 11:53 what do know about what was going on 8-10 years ago? You were probably too young to read back then. Mayo never had to hide from the marina and Chapo only had worry the last few years. When La Compañia was at full strength you bet your sweet ass CDS Capos were hiding. BLO were the only ones able to challenge El Verdugo's Zetas. Even Los Negroes and Los Pelones eventually tapped out against the Zetas.

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    8. 2:34 if nobody beat up los zetas, how come they are all gone?
      Did they "geT tired of winning HYUGE victories all the time that they got tired of winning such "HYUGE" victories soo much they retired?

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    9. The Zetas fought too many enemies at once 9:48. If you know anything about war then you would know that taking on too many battle fronts will come back to bite you on the nalgas. It's kinda like what's happening with the CDS right now. Too many fights not enough fighters. No cartel could survive the onslaught the Zetas endured from CDS, CDG, LFM, Matazetas, CT, Mex military and Mex Feds. When it's all said and done CDS will be splintered just like the Zetas are. It's just a matter of time.

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  8. Cds are full of snitches killing each other

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    1. Departe de una Rata a otra RataFebruary 23, 2017 at 7:28 PM

      At the end of the day everyone snitches

      You even snitched today and don't even no it

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    2. You just letting us know some is snitching making you a snitch

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    3. Snitches snitch not everyone

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    4. Why you snitching on cds 4:51?

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    5. Hey fackit, let's all snitch, so what, the worst part will be to see who the governments protect, but for me it will be the best part.

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  9. I believe more people in the US read tis site

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  10. @2:58 but you like reading about him LMAO.......

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  11. And that increase is because of the CDS vs CDS internal power vacuum. Maybe Mr Guzman should have put someone more competent in charge instead of handing over power to Fredo Corleone and John Gotti Jr. CDS is its own worst enemy. Thong wearing Capos should never be placed in any position of power. They should just stay home, do their nails and take selfies showcasing their newly waxed eyebrows. Nothing more.

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    1. There not chino antrax they were groomed right

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  12. Komo les dio dolor de mazeta a esos gringos k se la Dan de bien listos mi apa andando a salto de mato 13anios asta k dieron kon el nomas risas me dan i el senor don joaquin oy se burla porke aunke preso hiso i desiso asta k kiso oy brindo kon un jack daniels i una werita a mi lado porke la vida sigue plebes.701 New York

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    1. Nice slogan life continues at least I'm learning something from all your trolling i can only expect people to learn from my comments also
      -Sol Prendido

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    2. Cuanto te costo la guerita con la que vas a brindar? 1000, 2000, pesos la hora? O te la llevas ahuevo porke no quiere nada contigo como todo narco de Sinaloa? Ni modo que te quiera de adeberas a ti y a todos los putos narcos!

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    3. I like Jack Daniels, I use it to cook beef steaks, but brandy tequila or rum is much better, no chickin plis...

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  13. Peleando por La Plaza... El Chapo ya no es Jefe... va ver un Nuevo Jefe... muy Pronto... 2

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    1. El 2 le dicen?

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    2. El P2 es el narco mas chingon,
      nesesita un asilensiador en el mofle.

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    3. Y el PP2 donde en el mando, dicen ke para reemplazar alguien grande se necesita alguien del mismo nivel o mejor, por eso es ke todo esta fuera de control...

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  14. I don't understand why corruption isn't fought against in Mexico , just as much as fighting the Cartels. Corruption leaves a mechanism is place which allows a perception of there being a success in trafficking drugs in addition to all the other criminal enterprises the Cartels engage in. If there were not military and police forces at the ports and throughout the plazas that were willing to turn their heads and in many cases actually assisting the criminal groups in logistics, then it would be slot harder for the drugs, people and contraband to move in and out of the country. So I believe the Mexican law makers and people need to establish laws that break the backs of those who take bribes.

    As things are now, I can't believe there is any way possible to dramatically reduce criminal activity by criminal organizations. I believe if the Government took out Menthol, Mayo, chapitos and every single head of every organization as well as every single plaza leader, there will be those to step up as long as corruption exists on massive levels. These leaders are not the only ones that can run these Cartels. Each leader, whatever they are doing has close associates present when they deal with Columbia. Then as long as corruption exists at monumental levels anyone can bribe port authorities to allow precursor chemicals into the country. One way to begin a successful strategy, would be a simultaneous two prong attack against corruption then the taking down of Cartel leaders while simultaneously implementing a Country wide FDR type program improving Mexican infrastructure. I don't exactly know what Mexico's status in regard to their natural resources is, but while implementing this strategy while opening up programs where Mexico benefits from the Mexican natural resources, instead of other countries like the US and Canada benefiting, the funds would be more available for a strategy like this. I know there are other issues such as education and health care, but I would think starting such a strategy, could only allow these areas to improve. I understand I am not giving specific means to implement a plan like this. It's beyond my education and understanding. I may be totally off on my thinking. I would like some feedback and am willing to admit first off, I do not have all the answers.

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    1. When the people in charge of fighting corruption are corrupt where do u start?

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    2. You begin with a revolution

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  15. To conquer a nation. First disarm its citizens. - Adolf Hitler


    - Sol Prendido

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    1. That little vegetarian from austria never said this

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    2. U must be talking about mexico and the Democratic party.

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  16. Dd or chivis, where can i email you? I have a question that I think you might be able to help me with.

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  17. Cocaine and heroin is everywhere in the states now, purity is way up and prices are way down. Murders are continue to rise in MX and overdoses in the US. Someone explain to me what chasing Chapo all these years has accomplished other than being something to brag about for the dummies that gave chase?

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    1. Cocaine avability has actually dropped significantly in the United States.

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    2. I think pricing has changed but availability has never been an issue. More meth n heroin r available because it is more profitable to certain DTOs with strong US presence. Chapo gives the govt "a victory" in the "war on drugs" . When Chapo gets paraded around drugs continue to flow and lives r lost. While most r busy watching the parade his successors are taking action

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    3. Availability has definitely not dropped it's increased significantly absolutely 100% no doubt about that.

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    4. I don't know where ur from 4:07 but Pittsburgh is flush w it.

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    5. Liar 4:07 you don't know nothing about the drug game.. from what I see...Cocaine is still expensive...In the east coast it's 1,300 a ounce dummy and a liar..Why comment on something you know nothing about ?

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    6. What are the current wholesale prices of coke and black in mex, and where they 5 years ago? Seems heron has went down down down and purity up up up and coke more than doubles since Calderon. Also with all these different cartels how do they keep the prices the same? Coke black prices are about the same around a whole city i.e. If is 26k in la for one group is same for other. If 29 in the Bay Area is 29 all around Bay Area for those connected how can that be if the cartels aren't price setting as a collective? Would seem as new ones would undercut and so on until the prices fell. But yet things hold firm.

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    7. Whoever says hasn't dropped clearly is a don't know. Since 05-06 there have been many many mini droughts and prices have went from low teens to high 20's or low 30's there has been a drought before every price jump and when comes back price is up been happening since 05-06 when Calderon came in. Maybe guy buying 20 dollar bag might not notice cause still 20 bucks but been stretched so far that is very little coke even in it.

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    8. With 7 US military bases in Culombia, any kindergartner should know where cocaine, heroin, meth and grifa comes from, it is real close to Brazil now too, and argentina and chile, they have been hungry for their rightful share of drug trafficking, after all they were there first since operation Condor in the 60s...

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    9. Im sure this business is not much different than most. Supply/damand determine price. Your abilty to network determines availability

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  18. Until North American and European nations take definitive steps to decrease the insatiable appetite for illicit drugs, Mexico, along with Central and South American countries, will continue to suffer. It's time for the governments of these Latin and South American nations to band together to form a unified front that holds consumer nations responsible for the deterioration of their societies and rising crime rates. A business that lacks customers for its products cannot survive for long.

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    1. So it's not the South American countries fault, it's all because the west has an insatiable thirst for drugs? Instead of South American governments trying to solve the problem in their own country, you're placing the blame on the consumers? Lol that's the most retarded shit I've heard in a while. Allow these cartels and drug groups a free pass to murder innocents and destroy their own country because it's not their fault they're doing it, it's the consumers fault. Last I checked people still do drugs in Mexico and they're still addicts just like anywhere else.

      You'll never stop the hunger and demand for drugs, it'll never happen, ever. So instesd of trying to place the blame on other countries, why not solve the problem where it starts, not where it ends. It goes through a lot of different hands and groups before it ever reaches the consumer. And I can guarantee each time it passes to another person or group that they're stepping on it and making some extra bucks with it. going after the consumer won't work because you'll never be able to kill the demand. Unless, of course, they legalize drugs, tax and regulate them so that the dangerous cuts and products don't end up mixed with the product. Fentanyl for example in heroin. Look what happened during the prohibition, all of a sudden the underworld was now making massive money selling booze because it was made illegal. Look at booze today, are their alcohol cartels? Are people smuggling in alcohol across the border? No because theirs no money to be made that way. The same would happen with drugs. Cost would plummet because you don't need to grease a politicians hands or a cops hands to help assist with importing the drugs. The cost to make a kilo compared to the final price after delivery is insane and you wouldn't be paying 30k for a bird of high quality product anymore.

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    2. One of the first CentralAmerican mass murders,
      1932, La Matanza, in El Salvador, because indians that could not even read were accused of being communist, because of some proletarians and farmers wanting better Living conditions, better pay, living wages, education and health care, the el salvadoran army did what they had to do to please the.foreign landlords, murder the indians for being comunistas...
      Only 10 000, say the government, more than 40 000, say reporters on the scene, they were already practicing "the final solution" there in 1932 before WWII, FULLY HELPED AND APPROVED BY THE US government, many of whom were already supplying the germs of the Pre Nazi era...

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  19. Free Benjamin Arellano Felix make Tijuana Great Again

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  20. 11:41 that's a nice thought but why does Mexico an south act like complete f ing savages. Americans like to snort a line or burn a joint but you don't see us killing innocents an children to do so. If we get caught we do the jail time or probation an pay a fine then move on. The violence in this is totally on the ones committing it.

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    1. No Americans kill with napalm bombs that kill millions of children around the world and send old white ladies around to force Jesus on you when they originated from the most SAVAGE beginnings

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    2. @616. You ever been to Chicago?? Expand you views

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    3. @8:00 The amount of people murdered in Chicago for 2016 is equal to the amount murdered in 3 months in Acapulco. Chicago has a population 4 times bigger than Acapulco but Chicago has 3 to 4 times less murdered. Your point? Chicago is Disneyland compared to some of Mexico's bigger cities.

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  21. I suppose this is the American's fault too. LOL...

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    1. Nah we produce our own drugs for our 24+ million drug users and all of our guns are bought by law abiding citizens with zero ties to illegal activity. We also had nothing to do with the ATF allowing the sell thousands of guns to cartels.

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    2. The Indiana Klu-Klux-Klan also had nothing to do with the long suffering white supremacistas that gave us Timothy Mac Veigh the Oklahoma bomber, he got killed real quick to help him stay silent, now we are about to have their favorite son for president, the donal' is hating the prospects now.

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  22. Si ya no querian mojados, porque se llevaron al chapo. Si el hombre no tenia visa.

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    1. 11:50 the fall guy must hold his side of the deal, and the deal always has on shitty end of the stick for the fall guy.

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  23. Free chapo he reduces the murder rate of Mexico helps the poor and created jobs as well as promoting international trade.

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  24. Mexico will never realize it's full potential. So long as the same garbage,joke of a government runs the country.

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    1. 7:49 Rielera, crei que ya ti habias muerto, hi!

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  25. The only way I see for Mexico to get their situation under control I s to phase out the Federal Police, and army from being the nationwide order keepers. As they ate phasing them out they need to build a competent municipal, and state police force( nothing like the old ones).
    These police need to be well epuipment, and played with serious psychological evaluations to make it on the force.
    Mexico is in a state of war right now there needs to be a return to boots on the ground, beat walking cops to regain trust in the community.
    I understand that this is not something that could happen overnight, but I think Mexicans have lost trust in those supposed to protect them. It makes more sense to have locals patrol their own area.
    I understand this comes with many more issues, but I believe it is a start. I know the problems this caused in the past, although I think with some tweaking these could be worked out. Like to hear some other thoughts. Take care

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