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Brian

Jan 12, 2012, 6:01 AM

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"We are no longer shocked"

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The narcos are trying to leave an impression on the wealthy and most protected members of Mexico City's society.

http://apnews.myway.com/...20112/D9S774480.html



joaquinx


Jan 12, 2012, 7:04 AM

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Thinning the herd!
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Brian

Jan 12, 2012, 7:29 AM

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I tried to edit my original post with IPad and lost it all. Anyway, I volunteer in Austin helping recent immigrants with English. Last week, I was talking with a young man from El DF and remarked that it seemed the capital is not overly affected by the cartels as elsewhere. His facial expression, while respectful, lead me to believe that he thought I was either incredibly naive or completely out of my mind.


whynotwrite

Jan 12, 2012, 9:05 AM

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 Mexico DF, one of the largest cities in the world and you don´t think the drug dealers are in business there? The gangs (or cartels if it makes a differance) have been running DF long before Chapo was out of Pampers.


esperanza

Jan 12, 2012, 9:53 AM

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French philosopher and author Simone de Beauvoir wrote, "The most scandalous thing about scandal is that one gets used to it." So it is also with this ongoing horror in Mexico.

Narcoviolencia has recently been confined to the areas around Iztapalapa, Tláhuac, and Chalco, in the outlying southeastern parts of Mexico City--at the border of the State of Mexico. These bodies dumped in Santa Fe, far north in Mexico City, were not apparently deprived of life in Santa Fe. Dumping the bodies and their heads in the parking lot of the incredibly high-end mall was not an accident--no narco said, "Aha, here's a place to park, we'll leave the car and go the rest of the way home on foot."

The underlying message is unclear, but the message on the surface is obvious: nowhere in Mexico is exempt from the tragedy of this war. The government can clean up after this small mess, but it can't clean up the big mess.

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Brian

Jan 12, 2012, 10:02 AM

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The underlying message is unclear, but the message on the surface is obvious: nowhere in Mexico is exempt from the tragedy of this war. The government can clean up after this small mess, but it can't clean up the big mess.


A written message was left with the severed heads but, as often is the case, the police have chosen not to release it to the public. In my opinion, this only adds to the anxiety.
 
 
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