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Vice: The Warrior State (video)
Vice ^ | June 2013 | Bernardo Loyola and Laura Woldenberg

Posted on 09/04/2013 11:47:10 PM PDT by JerseyanExile

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On January 5 in El Potrero, a small town in the Mexican state of Guerrero, a man named Eusebio García Alvarado was kidnapped by a local criminal syndicate. Kidnappings are fairly common in Guerrero—the state, just south of Mexico City, is one of the poorest in the country and the site of some of the worst violence in the ongoing battle between the drug cartels and Mexican authorities. Guerrero’s largest city, Acapulco, is known to Americans as a tourist hot spot. It’s also currently the second most dangerous city in the world, according to a study released by a Mexican think tank in February.

Eusebio’s kidnapping, though, was exceptional. He served as the town commissioner of Rancho Nuevo and was a member of the community activist organization Union of Towns and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG), and the brazenness the criminals showed in snatching him up pissed off his neighbors so much that they took matters into their own hands.

The day after Eusebio was abducted, hundreds of people from the nearby towns of Ayutla de los Libres and Tecoanapa decided that they could do a better job policing their communities than the local authorities. They grabbed whatever weapons they had—mostly hunting rifles and shotguns—set up checkpoints at entrances to their villages, and patrolled the roads in pickup trucks, often hiding their faces with ski masks and bandanas. Overnight, UPOEG transformed from an organization of advocates for better roads and infrastructure into a group of armed vigilantes operating without the endorsement of any branch of the government.

(Excerpt) Read more at vice.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: cartels; guerrero; mexico; militias; upoeg

1 posted on 09/04/2013 11:47:11 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

Isn’t prohibition wonderful!


2 posted on 09/04/2013 11:56:26 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: rawcatslyentist

You are so right, crack babies are so much cooler.


3 posted on 09/04/2013 11:58:38 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
GeronL:

I agree with your post...it had to be said.

By the way, have you ever listened to the lyrics of the Mexican National Anthem? It's chock full of blood, wanton violence and musically reflects the culture of death that's a core "value" for that third world cesspool. Honestly, it's really as bad as any of Nazi marches.

4 posted on 09/05/2013 12:16:52 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

It’s one of the evidences of a culture that will always be a third-world cesspit


5 posted on 09/05/2013 12:23:59 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: JerseyanExile

Vice guys have a cool gig. Check out some of their other vids on YouTube. North Korea and Liberia...whoa


6 posted on 09/05/2013 1:04:45 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: rawcatslyentist
In America there would be ARs, AKs, M1As, mini 14s, M1 carbines Garand's, SKS, scoped long range rifles and plenty of ammo.

That's not including every day hunting guns.

7 posted on 09/05/2013 3:35:53 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: GeronL
>"crack babies are so much cooler."

Once again. Isn't prohibition wonderful!

With prohibition we now have homeless crack babies, with parents in prison costing $$$$$.

Isn't prohibition wonderful.

8 posted on 09/05/2013 6:19:23 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: re_nortex

Have you read the full American anthem lately? You know, the one so vigorously defended by this site when liberals say that it’s too violent and warlike? It’s full of lines like how the invader’s spilled blood shall wash away their taint left on our soil, and how no slaves who had defected to the British side could escape either exile or death?


9 posted on 09/05/2013 7:40:40 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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