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'Family values' of Mexico drug gang
BBC ^ | 10/22/2009 | BBC

Posted on 10/22/2009 5:40:24 PM PDT by Dallas59

They decapitate, torture, and extort. Then they pray, and donate to charity.

The "Familia" cartel is perhaps the most extreme example of the paradoxical enemy which Mexico faces as it tries to defeat organised crime.

It is a fight which would be much easier if the cartels were simply maverick gangs on the fringe of society.

But they are, in many areas, part of society.

"La Familia was originally a social structure. And in many ways it still is," says a former Mexico deputy attorney general and organised crime expert, Prof Samuel Gonzalez Ruiz.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: drugs; gang; mexico

1 posted on 10/22/2009 5:40:25 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Sounds like mobsters, it’s part and parcel to their SOP.

2 posted on 10/22/2009 5:44:33 PM PDT by Sax
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To: Sax

it sounds no different than the Italian or Jewish mobsters....order murders than order out for pizza.....and say grace before hand....

3 posted on 10/22/2009 9:01:45 PM PDT by cherry
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