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Mexico cartel dominates, torches western state
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 5/22/13 | MARK STEVENSON

Posted on 05/22/2013 4:46:06 PM PDT by Kartographer

The Knights Templar cartel is extorting protection payments from cattlemen, lime growers and businesses such as butchers, prompting some communities to fight back, taking up arms in vigilante patrols.

Lime picker Alejandro Ayala chose to seek help from the law instead. After the cartel forced him out of work by shutting down fruit warehouses, he and several dozen co-workers, escorted by Federal Police, met on April 10 with then-state Interior Secretary Jesus Reyna, now the acting governor of the state in western Mexico.

The 41-year-old father of two only wanted to get back to work, said his wife, Martha Elena Murguia Morales.

But, as often, the cartel responded before the government did.

In this May 20, 2013 photo, a masked and armed man belonging to a local self-defense group stands gu … On the way back, his convoy was ambushed, twice. Ayala and nine others were killed.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
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Wait until the refugees start streaming across the border that will end our sovereignty real quick.
1 posted on 05/22/2013 4:46:06 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

It’s time to form a “Free State” by taking over a Mexican State.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 4:52:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Baja California Sur looks nice.


3 posted on 05/22/2013 4:54:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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“the cartel responded before the government did”

The Mexican government and the cartel are one and the same.


4 posted on 05/22/2013 5:04:39 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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Rubio-Obama Amnesty will bring this to the US...count on it


5 posted on 05/22/2013 5:17:49 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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I just visited Mexicali Mex. yesterday. Was there there for 4 hours on business. If I was stuck in the hell hole of Mexico I would crawl on my belly over the desert to leave.

I’m not advocating allowing illegals into the country, but I sure understand why they come.


6 posted on 05/22/2013 6:14:47 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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“I just visited Mexicali Mex. yesterday. Was there there for 4 hours on business. If I was stuck in the hell hole of Mexico I would crawl on my belly over the desert to leave.

I’m not advocating allowing illegals into the country, but I sure understand why they come.”

And they’ll bring the hell hole with them!!! This is a culture that has grown accustomed and tolerant of crime.


7 posted on 05/22/2013 6:51:09 PM PDT by doc
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And they’ll bring the hell hole with them!!! This is a culture that has grown accustomed and tolerant of crime.

Agreed.

8 posted on 05/22/2013 7:00:53 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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Wait till Obama disarms you and you will be able to live this Nightmare for yourself.

Anyone that hasn’t joined the NRA... shame (you are already on a list ... just by reading this)

TT


9 posted on 05/22/2013 7:50:39 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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