Thursday, July 5, 2018

Chihuahua: Voting in Mexico, with an AK-47 in tow

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat
A man armed with a cuerno de chivo (AK47) casting a vote in a Chihuahua voting booth

The "Together we will make history" coalition, led by Morena, swept the candidacies in the municipality of Juarez and the majority of municipalities in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, with the exception of the capital and mountain communities (Sierra Tarahumara), which went to PAN and PRI. These towns are reportedly controlled by narcos (drug traffickers).

The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) won only  21 municipalities, including Balleza and also in Batopilas, Cusihuiriachi, Chínipas, Guachochi, Guadalupe and Calvo, Huejotitán, Mahuarichi, Ocampo, Matachí.

Readers will recognize those Chihuahua municipalities as some of the most violent in the cartel war.

38 comments:

  1. Wow...just wow... How much just a picture can say... Would like to see Mexico legalize things. That would definitely put some pressure on the US to do the same.

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    1. Starting with gun rights!!!!

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    2. U do make a point.
      Maybe someone will budge in the right direction for other to follow.

      E42

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    3. Perhaps you should try getting rid of all the corrupt police, judges, politicians and your current president who is nothing but a Cartel Shill.

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    4. What YOU GIRLS didn't see was
      how many times this ciudadano voted, also the apparent alliance of PRI/PAN on some cities they won.
      But MORENA WON ON THE CHIHUAHUENSE PEOPLE, can't steal that.

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  2. Weed isn't the real problem anymore unless you are talking about legalizing heroin, meth and coke. If our society is where its at now imagine with this stuff being legal. People on these drugs do not make rational decisions while high and or craving for the next hit.

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    1. And people who are drunks make better decisions. I'd rather my kid smoke pot than be a drunk any day.

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    2. @12:22 or you can teach your kid to not do either. We're a family of 10 bros n sisters. None of us drink or do drugs, got 23 nephews n nieces same no drinking and no drugs. Good upbringing snd parenting with values! So gtfo! Growing up there wasnt a mentality of "well i'd ratber my kid do..."

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    3. Or how about everybody turns to psychedelics

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    4. Denial @1:14 Kids will be kids

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    5. heroin paste, pot and cocaine are in decline hardly anyone wants to buy it up the sierra the big profits are now fentanilo and crystal meth

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    6. 5:53
      Heroin is on the up as with all opiates, the epidemic is real in the U.S. Meth is more on the west coast and there has been a slight decline of it.

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    7. @114pm I bet your life is very boring not even a beer..

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  3. Legalize guns in maxico great. At least the innocent mexican people be able to protect themselves. Start NRA in mexico

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    1. Guns have never curbed violence.

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    2. That’s a false narrative criminals will always attack an unarmed victim but will think twice to try someone with a gun not being able to own guns in Mexico has set us back

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    3. Guns may not curb violence, but they definitely curb victimization..

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    4. @12:39

      7:30 is speaking the truth.

      El Martillo

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  4. That's a cartel member going to vote. What's de big deal.?

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  5. They didn't have a no gun sign up, so what's the problem? He was just protecting himself from goverment officials trying to force people to vote for certain candidates.

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  6. Everybody ran when they saw this guy walk in and the guy in blue pants just pooped.

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    1. Orale la Madre! Vamonos most basic matar.

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    2. Yes his is ready to hurt innocent people, but must cast his vote first.

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  7. At least he openly carries with his rifle in an appropriate position...not across the front to be at low and ready.

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  8. Arriba Chihuahua. Arriba la sierra. Y que dios bendiga a Cd. Cuauhtémoc.

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    1. Guten Tag. Sobre todo las manzanas y queso menonita

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    2. 6:31 3se queso menonita esta my caro, el queso fresco es mejor

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  9. Mexico has been polluted with magazines and television... i believe the biggest thing that hurt the country and mexican society was the magazine LA ALARMA. always showing images of dead people.. the telenovelas did not help any either.. the viewers wathed this shows and it changed their society :(

    But what hurst mexican youth is the industrial country with african wages !!!!
    My mexican hero is nasa ex austronaut hernandez.... both parents were campecinos and worked 9 months a year in the california farms.. was bornes i the usa and went to a normal high school, normal college and became a member of NASA

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    1. 7:34 Cesar Chaves was no 'austronaut'
      but he did more for the people that work on US farms.
      It is a pity the government keeps selling farmers down the river, but while it lasted it prolly helped some become austronauts with their own special outter space outhouse,
      ask Mr Hernandez, he might not agree with you.

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    2. Mr.734 what's the problem of The Alarma magazines, they published the truth, if you did not like it, then don't open. BB also publishes the truth, hope you don't get offended. Besides The Alarma shut down in the 90s.

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    3. Sounds like the complaint department here should also include; Hollywood, Ganster rap music & videos, apparel ect.
      Times have definitely changed. This culture is not that of the bad boy look of James Dean. Rather a modified version with a bigger kick to it.

      Second part of your comment is a fine example of what anyone can achieve. Moreover, from immigrants.

      E42

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    4. Aprende a escribir antes de dar tu punto de vista sin fundamentos. The problems are one- corruption, two- poverty, 3- ignorance. I live here in Mexico, i lived in Arizona for many years and im ashamed to say it but i was no saint did 3 years for trafficking figured that was the best way to get ahead (ignorance). I thank God i got that mentality out of my system i now have a college degree, good job and making ends meet. Never going back to that lifestyle. At the end the average traficante gets snitched on by his friends,looses his money ends up in prison and in a stupid cycle he cant get out.

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    5. Lol they. Say he works NASA in the kitchen making tacos.

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  10. Bien arremangado en su hummer 4x18

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  11. Always blaming other places for the rampant criminality of Mexico,hard look at themselves will not happen.

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  12. It's a narco town what would you expect? He's most likely a sicario or look out.

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