Sunday, February 12, 2017

“The greatest instrument the oppressor has is when they have closed off the gaze of the outside world from what is happening.”

Posted by DD for Borderland Beat Republished from The Irish Times

DD:  The title to this story is one of the reasons that BB exists - to shine a little light on what is happening and allow the outside world to gaze inside.   That is what the protagonist in this story, Maria Esmeralda Saldana, is also doing.  

 Borderland Beat has reported  on the Zeta's control of the coal mining operations in Coahuila and another on the abuses the people of the small town of Cloete have suffered.  For more info see Borderland Beat stories by Havana Pura at http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2012/11/narco-gold-mine-coahuila-coal.html and DD at http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2015/03/mining-companies-rapacity-devastates.html



A typical Zeta owned or operated "posita" in Coahuila



Shafted: Mexico's miners and its drug cartels
By Sorcha Pollak

Maria Esmeralda Saldana was 15 when her uncle disappeared. Her family spent an agonizing week looking for him, after he had been detained by local police. They had almost given up hope when, after seven days of searching, he was discovered. Saldana will never forget the moment her uncle was found half-dead, near a coal mine, disfigured and covered in blood.

After a week of silence he made his family promise never to report his disappearance and subsequent discovery. He had been kidnapped and left for dead by the greatly feared Zetas drug cartel. If the cartel discovered he had survived, his entire family would be in danger.

Saldana, who is now 22, says her uncle’s disappearance alerted her to the severe injustice and human rights abuses occurring in her home town on a daily basis. Saldana is from the coal mining town of San José Cloete in northern Mexico, where in recent years the community has watched in dismay as local government sanctioned the rapid expansion of a coal mine in the centre of the town. As increasing numbers of people were evicted from their homes, Saldana took to the streets, joining crowds of protesters calling for recognition of locals’ rights.

"Most of the neighbors suffer illnesses caused by dust from the pits that
operate day and night and do not let us breathe," say Cloete townspeople.
Photo: Sanjuana Martínez
 Saldana’s participation in these peaceful demonstrations and subsequent membership of the Pasta de Conchos family organization over the past two years have made her a target for persecution, threats and other forms of harassment. Despite her young age Saldana spends much of her time working with the human rights defender Cristina Auerbach, calling for recognition of the rights of miners and their families, a group pushed to the outer fringes of Mexican society.





Mining disaster


The Organization of the Families of Pasta de Conchos was established in 2006 after the Pasta de Conchos disaster in northern Mexico, when 65 coal miners died in an explosion. More than a decade after the mine collapse, the bodies of 63 of the miners still lie 100m underground. Initially, Auerbach created the organisation to bring justice to the miners and their families, but the group’s work soon expanded to documenting human rights abuses linked to mining activities across the state of Coahuila. The group became a beacon for families like Saldana’s, who were seeking answers and justice for the years of hardship and pain inflicted on them.


Miner descending down shaft
Working conditions in mine tunnel

For nearly a decade Auerbach has put her life on the line to defend the rights of communities in Coahuila. “When it comes to coal mining, we are witnessing a human rights crisis in Mexico,” she says. “Of course, coal isn’t the only problem. It’s just one of the countless humanitarian disasters being caused by the institutionalised violence in Mexico.”

Auerbach says Europe has lost interest in Mexico and is turning a blind eye to the tens of thousands of people who have disappeared and been killed since the country embarked on a huge crackdown against drug trafficking in 2006. European nations, including Ireland, must take note of the severe human rights abuses occurring on Mexican soil if they continue to sign international trade agreements with Mexico, Auerbach adds.

“Economic and commercial agreements do not automatically equate [with] democracy, justice and equality,” she says. “My question is, how many more people must die in Mexico before the international community says, ‘okay, that’s enough’? What we are experiencing in Mexico is not normal. Every day another 18-20 people are discovered dead, dismembered, hanging from bridges. Every single day they are killing women. How many more deaths do we need?”

Safety fears

Since the appearance of the Zetas cartel in Coahuila in 2009, people in the northern state live each day fearing for their safety. “They are a very disciplined operation and run an elaborate communication network far superior to any of the local authorities,” Auerbach says. “We are living in a time of absolute terror. We are living in a world not only of drug trafficking, but also of money laundering, human trafficking, child trafficking, the trafficking of women. These cartels have complete control over our state, and as a result we live in absolute terror.”

Auerbach cites the town of Allende, where at least 300 people disappeared in 2011 after the Zetas began attacking the area, as an example of how the international community has cast a blind eye on atrocities in Mexico. The state attorney general’s office subsequently claimed that just 28 people had disappeared during what became known as the Allende massacre.

One of many homes destroyed by Zetas in Allende

“There was no open investigation into Allende, and meanwhile the countryside around it is filling up with hidden graves. They say only 28 died, but we know they took at least 300 people. They’re always scaling down the numbers.”

Saldana says that drug cartels hold complete power over her home town, including the corrupt and rapid expansion of its coal mining industry. “They continuously intimidate us, and there’s no way out. Women are verbally and physically abused on the streets. They removed all the street lamps with the expansion of the mines, so you cannot go outside at night for fear of being attacked or raped. There’s nowhere to run and no way of escaping.”

Auerbach and Saldana took the risk before Christmas of travelling to Europe to raise awareness among European policymakers of the death and destruction underlying the many trade agreements agreed with Mexican businesses. Since October 2016 Auerbach has had three criminal charges filed against her, with accusations of criminal association, incitement to commit a crime and crimes against human dignity for her work in human rights defence. But she is determined to speak out.

“Europeans want to invest in our country. You’re welcome to do this as long as you ensure our workers are offered the necessary respect and recognition of their human rights,” she says. “In Europe you claim to be green, environmentally aware countries. Your more “environmentally friendly” political system calls for the closure of coal mines in Europe, but then buys coal in the Third World without investigating the human rights situation in those nations. Climate change is global. It doesn’t matter if you extract your coal in Europe or in Latin America: it’s affecting all of us.


‘Stained with blood’

“What we’re saying is the coal they’re purchasing is red, it’s not black. The coal is stained with the blood of our people. All we’re asking is that trade agreements between nations include clauses respecting the human rights of people. If you’re really serious about making a change and ending this injustice, stop importing our coal and come up with a renewable source of energy,” Auerbach says.

“When it comes to coal we’re all responsible. We all use electricity, we all benefit from it. I believe that as a society we have a huge responsibility when it comes to coal mining. It’s different to gold or silver: we don’t have to use that. But the second you switch on the light you become linked to the chain of coal production.”

Auerbach claims that no business owner in Coahuila has ever been punished for the poor treatment or deaths of miners. “That gives you an idea of the political state of our country. If a group of miners are killed but there are no repercussions, and you are not punished, this guarantees a never-ending circle of impunity.”

Until he was murdered in front of his home by unknown assailants in 2014 Reynol Bermea \(on left) was No. 1 Zeta in Coahuila for coal mining ops working for  Z40.  He financed campaigns for various local, state and federal officials (PRI) such as Melchor Sánchez de la Fuente “El Pocholo" (right) and Hugo Martínez González,, father of Irma Vanessa Guerrero Martínez, wife of Humberto Moreira.  Ruben Moreira (current Governor) was President of PRI in the state at that time.

Karen Jeffares of Peace Brigades International, which recently brought the women to Ireland, and provides practical support to human rights defenders, is calling on the Government to ensure that State-owned and -controlled companies, and those that receive support or services from the State, respect the human rights of workers overseas.

She says that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s imminent national plan on business and human rights should bind businesses to comply with human rights obligations. Citing President Michael D Higgins at the launch of the Human Rights Defenders Memorial in November 2016, Jeffares says it is vital to “hold states to account” and “to call those who wield power to account”.

“The most unaccountable section at the moment in the history of the planet is in fact international corporations who are operating outside of the law,” the president said before Christmas. “The greatest instrument the oppressor has is when they have closed off the gaze of the outside world from what is happening.”

In traveling to Dublin, Brussels, Geneva and London, Auerbach and Saldana risked their lives to refocus the world’s gaze on abuses carried out in their country in the name of industry and economic growth. “We’re not here to defend our own rights but the rights of our people back home,” Auerbach says. “We did not come here to ask that you solve all our problems, but that you support our call for greater recognition of human rights in our home.”

   

101 comments:

  1. Not all days are good but the sun rises for all.
    - Sol Rompido

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    1. Dude shut up already with your nonesense your makong me not wanna visit this site with all your crap that they let through you contribute nothing

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    2. Mas bien sol cojido

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    3. You guys must have a weak mind if you're letting the words of strangers affect your FEELINGS. Did you come here seeking arcane knowledge or juicy gossip? On the plus side I get a good laugh out of you fakers. No pares sigue sigue!!! - Sol Prendido

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    4. Ya the earth keeps spinning. That's why the sunrises. It don't stop rising. It'll do that long after were gone. But to say this is just a bad day everyone has once and awhile isnt cool. People can keep praying in hope for change. Or you can actually get out there and start change. That's what Mexico needs is change. Not a lame quote about " sun will rise on you even if it's cloudy out"

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    5. samething with the Chapo snitch guy why do they let that go thru it was funny in the beginning but now its just nonsense

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    6. Whos who on here?Someone is gettin very excited impersonating people ?

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    7. 1:35 I know 1:35 is el mil mascaras.
      But don't worry about it, this not about climate denying
      obama-phobic robots or about "As the World Turns"
      --But it is nice to see the "haters' are still alive and kicking like burras pardas, with their hoofs manacled by their own mental shortcomings...

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    8. 9:56PM Your grammar, punctuation, and spelling hurt my eyes, literally.

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  2. When the monkey drinks good wine, he also snores - El Sol Pulido

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    1. Lol, reminds me of that old show Land of the Lost when the monkey looking fellow, Chaka, ate "special fruit" which was old, fermented fruit and had turned into alcohol. He fell asleep and snored.

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    2. What does that even mean?? Hahaha

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    3. Somebody's high

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    4. "When the monkey drinks good wine, he also snores"
      Ohhh malicious mills,you need a dude or somethin,take all that stress away,straighten you out,stop you hatin,good luck with that moose head

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  3. Speechless... heart breaking conditions...

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  4. Offtopic: does anyone know if "El Tetris" and "El Playa" is the same person? These dudes where close to H2 and H9? El Playa send his conselences for H9.

    Chonacas 100 and Paco are still active? These guys where close to h2. Or did they also were among those 17 killed with H2?

    Btw H2 was under el ostion before he
    got killed by the marina back in 2007 or 2008 in Mazatlan. Neto Roca is leading el 7 jr's people segun el corrido by Los Ahijados de badiraguato.

    Beltran leyva oeganization some how has had more devoted people than chapos alliance.

    -Doble CoCa,

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    1. You have a point I've always wondered who el playa worked for because I've also seen him hanging with el chavo Felix and his people before

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    2. El Ostión was not killed in fresnillo a few years ago?
      Or is this another ostion.
      Coahuila used to be big in the miners union when napoleon gomez sada was the secretario general, then the rebels started gettin up in arms, for the new owners of mining in coahuila.
      But who moves a the coal in private owned railroad trains and tracks? They never fight the miners, or the mines, but they are the ones that make a the money worth mentioning, also left the american coal workers out of the business, because in mexico they pay the miners 4 dollars a day, while on the US they have to pay miners 50.00 dollars an hour middle level...
      Good luck to the donal' getting the US miners their jobs back!
      Heheheheee...

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  5. Tonight on "Real Cartels of Coahuila", find out why anyone in their right mind would coal mine for the zetas drug cartel. And how are these politicians getting away with this mining nonsense. Also, we interview a group of American coal miners, who stopped mining and took up arms, when the owners tried to take some of their vacation days from them! All this tonight 9:00 on el Bravo!!

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    1. There is no start n stop time. Its 24/7 real life. You ask why, "plata o plomo"?

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    2. Nobody wants to work for the drug cartel. Also Mexican government is corrupt top to bottom. What arms? you think poor mexican miners can afford arms?

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    3. A güebo! work for the zetas for 1 bag of maruchan a day, 2 on sundays, the zetas barely get paid themselves the bosses steal everything, even each other's lives.
      Hidalgo state is also plagued by little mines where miners have absolutely no rights, MAO osorio chón must have made a pretty coin, mophakkas even closed Real Del Monte, must be on the block for sale for 1 dollar like mexicana de aviacion and pemex and CFE, conasupo, las truchas, because mexican politicians work for foreign buccaneers and soldiers of fortune but are no businessmen.

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  6. Obviously, there is no word in Spanish for"illegal".
    However, there is in English!

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    1. Illegal spelled the same but the letters sound different. In english theres also cover up like watergate and the contra affair. Just because you dont know aboit doesnt mean it doesnt happen in every country

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    2. 2:10 obviamente es Ilegal y falto de legitimidad que cualquer pendejo quiera imponer su escaso conocimiento del Idioma Español
      These problems in Coahuila and most of the worst problems in mexico are generated by mexican government corruption driven by the powerful mexican anigos on the norte, with legal permits and franchises bought illegally with illegal mordidas and illegal kickbacks to their puppet government.
      --Presidente zedillo and dick cheney partnered in mexican railroads and oil, iron ores, coal and gas movements when zedillo's jundillo was presidente, no???

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  7. Its a shame but its naive and idealistic to believe anyone is interested enough to care,in Europe the hypocrisy stinks just as much,it would have to have co-operation from inside Mexico to enforce rules of work?Mexico is very insular and gob like things the way it is,changes could be affected,but does all concerned care enough,doubt it?

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    1. People with money love their drugs. So girl u don't have a chance

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    2. Why show a picture of that big house..... we all know that the owners of that big house in Allende were working at one point with the Zetas... we also know that those owners of those houses that were destroyed stole millions of dollars from the Zetas.... some can conclude that they themselves at one point ran a lavadero or worked hand in hand with the Zetas...... don't get involved and don't betray or else.... one more thing the Mexican government is at blame fault example Gasolinaso,... Pemex.... why is their gas more expensive than ours here in the U.S. just saying....

      El Bob Bear 🐻

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    3. Well...there's time out of my life trying to decipher unintelligible, inane jibber-jabber that I won't get back. Thanks for that canad ... err.. anonymous.

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    4. @3:45PM Since your referred specifically to the photo of the big house and assumed we all knew the owner was working with the Z's, would you please give us his name so we can check it out. You also said "we all know" the owners of the other houses that were destroyed stole millions from the Z's or laundered money for them or worked hand in hand with them. I for one do not know any of that and would appreciate a link to your source showing the owners of the houses, their wives and children, their maids, their cooks, their gardeners, and guests that just happened to be visiting that night all had ties to the Zetaz. It would sure unlock a lot of secrets that have been hidden since the Allende Massacre happened.

      And you will just have to explain why the Mexican government is to blame for the Allende Massacre because the "Gasolinaso" and high gasoline prices. I just can't figure that one out.

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    5. @1:54 el baboso bear you say things you dont know!! Looks like dd checked yo ass i see you got no names an no links ..all you got is lengua de perro..come to Allende aqui te la cortan por hablar lo q no sabes!

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    6. @1:54: well bozo u got anything to backup your claim that 'justified' this massacre?

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      millie is lurking watch out

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  8. Sorry Young lady the Mexican politicians continue to let the cartel operate

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  9. It's truest form of disregard and corruption. Money and political interests are in collaboration with drug cartels. Nothing new , organized crime is got there hands in many aspects of businesses. Unfortunately Mexico has no place in the world for concerns nor grievances. When the Mexican government officials are the problem . One can yell for help or cry fowl but in the end no one listens.
    Awareness. Despite retribution is necessary.
    Let's just hope it's not in vain.

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  10. Paco Cerda owns coal mines in northern Mexico. He also owns (23) 7-Elevens in the United States.

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  11. Most of the educated and informed people of the world knows Mexicos lack of respect to law and political corruption is rampant. Human rights groups and journalists have raised concerns and issues pertaining such practices.
    Journalists and political opponents have been threatened and killed raising awareness.
    Unfortunately the Mexican system has been deeply involved and embedded with corruption that it's a norm .
    Mexico needs a change from the typical government policies which it has ruled by. Citizens rights and dignity and prosperity should not come with the price of ones misery

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  12. I hope those miners don't get cancer from working in those mines, it's so unhealthy.
    -Sarai Fan club

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  13. Ireland has always gotten, and been given, more respect in the eyes of the people, The rest of europe is engorged with their own problems, which are repercussions from the previous centuries of colonialism.
    Thank god for the couragous and brave souls who try to make life better without fucking up others lives.

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  14. Not just Europe is a hypocrasy but the world when money interests are at stake. Look at Africa where blood diamonds are an issue. Petroleum companies where environmental issues and concerns are dismissed. Where drinking water is polluted and contaminated from fracking. Money has infiltrated reasoning and judgement for its wealth.
    Let's be realistic here all government is corrupt. Where invested interests supersede concerns of the citizens. That's an unfortunate side of life and reality.

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    1. 8:13 Well, that is the principle behind the personhood of the corporations, they have rights according to the money they hoard and split around, they bought theyr rights nickel and dimeing politicians left and right with a few billions of dollars.

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  15. Why are the mine workers complaining??? They have benefits and competitive wages in a good economy

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    1. @8:58 What world are you living in?

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    2. 8:58 lives in the Alternative Worldo Pendejo, I remember superman used to visit there once in a while...

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    3. People in Mexico have a shock,they think they have been pillaged ? Just the start,wonder what would happen if Multiculturalism descended on it today ?

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  16. Genocide like in Africa. Read your history and you will find out how civilians are killed to take their land away and sell it to companies.

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  17. Reynol Bermea's business partner in narco-mining in Coahuila, Armando Guadiana Tijerina, is running for governor of Coahuila in 2017. Couldn't be any worse than the Moreiras.

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    1. GATES de Fuerza Coahuila are watching his ass, if el PRI loses Coahuila there will be hell to pay, serán tan pendejos?

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  18. Any news on arley perez?

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  19. Curious about the demographic readers out there. Where and of what nationality ( percentage) are based upon.
    Love the stories and feedback most readers contribute. Rather the journalism which Borderland beat strives for. Educating the public on the war on drugs and its origins.
    Which there were other topics where criticism and input can appeal to the issues of grave concerns. Keep up the good work.
    Moreover hopefully educating and bringing enlightenment to those who are ignorant of the impact of drug trafficking. Let's make this a better world and peace to societies. Thank you

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    1. @12:18PM Thanks for the kind words. We try.

      As to the demographics, we have a pretty diverse readership. These are the statistics that Blogger furnishes us;

      Entry Pageviews

      United States 471013

      Mexico 24025

      Canada 12603

      Italy 10050

      United Kingdom 6411

      Germany 4788

      France 1959

      Hong Kong 1658

      Australia 1255

      Netherlands 712

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    2. That's so interesting DD.It sure is a diverse readership!Thanks for sharing that.

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    3. Interesting facts. Thank you for the information.
      Awareness is key and numbers of readers are impressive.

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  20. chapo snitched on all the coal miners what a shame...theres only a real narco like mencho running it now.

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    1. @12:25PM When did Mencho become head of the Zs? I live here and know the Zetas still control the coal mining operations.

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    2. They aren't Zetas anymore. Controlling the coal mines is a "licenciado" job.

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    3. They are Zetas end of story

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  21. RIP, Auerbach we are coming for you.

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    1. Why are you going for Auerbach?

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  22. informacion raza ya entraron los de jalisco ala plaza de juarez hay viene la guerra doble

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    1. Los de jaliscos les va bien por que solo pelean contra los fresas juniors del CDS. estan atacando los hijos del Caesar. Juarez no son juniors ni fresas, llevan décadas en la chinga.

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  23. Contract, Sub Contract, Sub Contract, until the buyer doesn't know what was required to get the finished product, or at least can claim ignorance and has total deniability.

    Nothing new folks, same thing with Blood/Conflict Diamonds and everything else.

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  24. The government is a joke. Pisses me off that innocent poor people suffer, while those vile pigs stuff there wallets.

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    1. It's accept in mexico

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    2. it's like that in MEX as it is in U.S.A theres money hungry politicians in both countrys they try to feed us some BS about the war on drugs but facts are in reality they dont want this war to ever end it employees to many people on both sides of the spectrum.

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  25. Coahuila.Durango.Puebla. D.F. SanLuis.Monterrey..y todos los estados Mexicanos pongansen las pilas q ay vamos un chingo de Mexicanos este año van a regresar toda la Raza pa Mexico o se van a abrir negocios o a poner peor las cosas si deportan todos los pandilleros y raza q mueve jale entonce puro malandrin locochon para q se pongan a jalar con los carteles el Trump les manda gente a los carteles muchos no les queda de otra gente como yo llegamos a USA desde morritos nunca regresamos pues tios tias Padres aqui y ahora nos avientan si conocer a nadie en Mexico pos los unicos q te tiran un paro son los Narcos y por eso soldados a los carteles nunca faltan..oooo y sol pudrido roses are red an violets are blue and you stink like the shit on my shoe..

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  26. I know most Mexicans cant see it but their best hope is with
    Trump . Mexico falling apart is not in USA best interest . Everybody cries racist because he wants to secure our borders . I call that nationalist . Really now . Does it make sense to shake down the red headed blue eyed girls wearing a mini skirt at the airport , when its dark haired women , very covered up wearing a hijab doing the terrorist acts. What will boycotts do to the poor working people ? The real deal is change cant come with those devils still there . They have to be killed and the organization dismantled . It obviously could not operate without the government letting them operate . Change don't just happen . It has to be driven by something .

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    1. ... smh, and comments like this at 5:50pm my friends is why you don't do drugs

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    2. Don't see your point on Trump being Mexicos hope. I believe in strong borders. Not because I am a racist but for security reasons. Moreover, Mexico has become the lawless state and Narco state where corruption is and has been the core of its practices. Trump best to follow the interests to American people and comply to the democracy which this country was founded on. Wish he read the constitution. He is beginning to concern many with his dictator mentality. Mexico is best off without his help.

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    3. This makes no sense.
      -Sol Prendido

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    4. Mexico needs to empower itself and not from other countries. Mexico has been railroaded since there independence. Mexico has much to offer just needs to restructure itself as a major player and serve its own interests.
      Removing the garbage political infrastructure which have depleted its resources and accumulated its wealth from the citizens of Mexico. Trump would only benefit from vested interests not for Mexicos people. He seems to have issues separating himself from his personal business rather the interests of the American people.

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    5. Your president should be worry more about the Russians having dirt on him. Also tell him not to take emergency calls in the middle of a public gathering...

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    6. Mexico should forget the US. Do not let Americans in mexico
      Show the US we don't need ur money. We r the best workers in the world . MEXICANs return to mexico and let's build our country. We can show the world

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    7. I give up with this troll,never learns

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    1. Hmmm are you peter north the actor??

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  28. revolution is near

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    1. HappenEd and over Cartel Won

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  29. I think this girl blaming European countries for Mexico not protecting it's citizens safety and rights is pathetic. If Mexico wants to change it has to come from the inside. Unless a political, social and cultural revolution occurs, nothing will change.

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    1. Yes, but impossible

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    2. Cant you see a gigantic pattern in the culture of blame in Mexico?The eternal innocent victim.

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  30. The truth finally came out , It turns out that Chapos pig brother and Chapos sons have began to extort the regular people and charge" piso" taxes to anyone that sell dugs , this being the reason that Damaso split and if fighting against them Chapos faction , el Mayo Zambada is not involved , what Chapos kids said was a lie

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  31. Mexican government is going to give $50,000,000 to help mexicans to stay in the US. I bit mexicans in mexico could use $50,000,000
    FunNY how governments waste $$"$'

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    1. 4:53-In most countries they are concerned when citizens vacate their homelands too much and question what's wrong.Not Mexico.They can lose their brightest and best and not a worry.

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    2. Tamps. Some great Young people. My kids r not going back. Working here have forgotten mexico. The loser is mexico. Winner my kids.

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    3. 3:07 AM
      The best common sense outlook,we can be born anywhere,where you choose to live,work,and raise children in safety is where your best interest lie

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  32. I've followed this site religiously for about 4 yrs now. Such interesting reading. I've been interested since the days of Amado, to the CAF, to the BLO, and of course the EL CHAPO saga. But lately, since the constant reports of the women & children, elderly & priests, etc,etc, enough is enough. When the powers that were, were chasing Pablo, women & children etc, were collateral damage, no doubt. But it seems in Mexico nowadays they are actually targets. Now when I read these people talking about Damaso is in charge, or H9 was this or that, I've totally lost interest. Maybe the level of corruption in the gov of Mexico has added to my feelings. Ive said it once before on here: "These outlaws aren't so interesting when they are operating in a lawless state!" No one cares enough to read about the cartels of Somalia, or Bosnia, or ISIS for that matter. And that's because they operate in lawless areas that no one cares about. Mexico is becoming that. I guess I still read the posts just waiting to see Pres Trump crush these evil people. It's one of his top agendas, so it WILL happen shortly no matter what the doubters say. We took out saddam's million man army on a whim of WMD's on the other side of the world, surely we will take out el mencho, el mini lic, etc with their army of pick up trucks & outdated weapons from wars gone by. And no, we will never stop the supply of drugs into the US, but it's surely time a different peoples take the job. The Mexicans are completely outta control. Maybe it's time the Colombians get it back? Time will tell...

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    1. Sicarios out of control tweaking.

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    2. Canadiana u still go mexico. I quit too expensive for car permit. I am retired and very little work

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    3. Drove down 2 years ago,all of Baja.No permit then whereas mainland yes.Don't know if I'll go again,I would love to but getting pretty dangerous now.Maybe go to San Felipe.It's not only criminals in every plaza it's also drug addicts everywhere lookling for a crime of opportuniry.Not that they don't have them here but rule of law holds them back and they are more likely to be scammers than criminals.

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  33. I am surprised that so few pagviews come from Mexico.
    I would expect it to be the Number 1, because this website is mostly about the Mexicans.


    Entry Pageviews:
    USA 471.013
    Mexico 24.025
    Canada 12.603
    Italy 10.050

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    1. Ya those numbers are a shock. Especially with so many experts on here, claiming they live in the heart of that mess. Lol...

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  34. Those are the results of capitalism and overpopulation. Im sorry but I'm not going to worry about some illiterate miner, some mexican family in the middle of ID, GAF or whoever over there. I just see less illegals coming uo here. So yes, cartels are part of a necessary evil. That's reality for you.

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    1. Then wtf are you here, then? As long as it's not your family getting raped and slaughtered, it's all cool, right?

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    2. Karma will someday find you 12:48.

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    3. "Im sorry but I'm not going to worry about some illiterate miner"

      Dude,thats a snide silly arse statement,which is frankly fuckin stupid,could be your dad,brother,whatever,they just want to work with a chance of living.
      Man if we all thought like you imagine how much worse this world would be?

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  35. Coal Rush with the Cartel

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  36. The person who was crying about why BB even exists and writes for english speaking people.
    Here is ONE of the reasons why BB does what it does.
    These women travel the world trying to get many different language speaking peoples to take notice and shine a light on abuses and worse,unlike you who cant even grasp the concept ?
    Its hard to believe there are people with outlooks like his

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