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    MEXICO CITY The bodies of 23 people were found hanging from a bridge or decapitated and dumped near city hall Friday in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, where drug cartels are fighting a bloody and escalating turf war.
    Authorities found nine of the victims, including four women, hanging from an overpass leading to a main highway, said a Tamaulipas state official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to provide information on the case.
    Hours later, police found 14 human heads inside coolers outside city hall along with a threatening note. The 14 bodies were found in black plastic bags inside a car abandoned near an international bridge, the official said.
    The official didn't release the contents of the note, or give a motive for the killings. But the city across the border from Laredo, Texas has recently been torn by a renewed turf war between the Zetas cartel, a gang of former Mexican special-forces soldiers, and the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which has joined forces with the Gulf cartel, former allies of the Zetas.
    Local media published photos of the nine bloodied bodies, some with duct tape wrapped around their faces, hanging from the overpass along with a message threatening the Gulf cartel.
    Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire met with Tamaulipas Gov. Egidio Torre Cantu on Friday and agreed to send more federal forces to the state, according to a statement from Poire's office.
    Nuevo Laredo was the site of a 2003 dispute between the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels that set off a wave of violence that has left thousands dead and spread brutal violence across Mexico. That year, then-Gulf cartel leader Osiel Cardenas was arrested and accused drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, sensing weakness , tried to move in on Nuevo Laredo, unleashing a bloody battle.
    The city of tree-covered plazas and hacienda-style restaurants was transformed as the Zetas, then working as enforcers for the Gulf cartel, and Sinaloa cartel fighters waged battles with guns and grenades in broad daylight.
    Killings and police corruption became so brazen that then President Vicente Fox was forced to send in hundreds of troops and federal agents, and the only man brave enough to take the job of police chief was gunned down hours after he was sworn in.
    The Zetas won that fight and have since ruled the city with fear, threatening police, reporters and city officials and extorting money from businesses. They broke off their alliance with the Gulf cartel in 2010, worsening the violence across northeast Mexico.
    But last month, 14 mutilated bodies were found in a vehicle left in the city center. Some media outlets reported that the Sinaloa cartel took responsibility for those bodies and in a message allegedly signed by its leader, Guzman, said the group was now back in Nuevo Laredo "to clean" the city.
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05...#ixzz1u6fhJ9LU

    The violence never ends
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    I'd buy that for a dollar
    Dennab
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    Mexico needs to get their shit together and really go after these guys.
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    If a criminal organization is waging gun battles in broad daylight and the president is forced to send in the army to stop it, you know there's a serious problem.
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    Hey, I live right across this city. Laredo, Texas
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    It's really sad to think that all this is going on just south of the border of the U.S. If this had happened just a few miles north the country would be in an uproar, but its somehow okay just a little farther away
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    into things like this - if you know what
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    Man I remember the "Mexican chainsaw execution" when they cut of a guy's head on video :(

    I still haven't forgot it
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    Mexican government should just officially announce that they're not going to do anything about it.

    Oh wait. They pretty much already have.
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    I'm not sure why no other countries have intervened here... they need the help.
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    Man I remember the "Mexican chainsaw execution" when they cut of a guy's head on video :(

    I still haven't forgot it
    Oh god I have life long trauma because of that shit
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    It's really sad to think that all this is going on just south of the border of the U.S. If this had happened just a few miles north the country would be in an uproar, but its somehow okay just a little farther away
    Out of sight, out of mind.
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    It's really sad to think that all this is going on just south of the border of the U.S. If this had happened just a few miles north the country would be in an uproar, but its somehow okay just a little farther away
    The country would be in a uproar because that's where it would be happening. No one is saying its okay or even ignoring it, but there's only so much to be done when the people who are suppose to be stopping it do nothing because of corruption.
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    Disregard Flagdog I'm British
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    I'm not sure why no other countries have intervened here... they need the help.
    There's nothing you can do.

    An invading force wouldn't do so well, the cartels know everything about the landscape so they're going to win any offensive battle.

    And it's not in any countries interests to do so, even if they did the mexican government wouldn't like it as it'd make them look incompetent.
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    Holy shit. It must be fucking horrifying to be a normal civilian over there.
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    There's nothing you can do.

    An invading force wouldn't do so well, the cartels know everything about the landscape so they're going to win any offensive battle.

    And it's not in any countries interests to do so, even if they did the mexican government wouldn't like it as it'd make them look incompetent.
    The Mexican government already looks incompetent.

    The Cartels aren't like guerrilla fighters in Afghanistan or Vietnam, they don't have the support of the native population and they're being attacked regularly by their country's military, if someone like the US intervened militarily we would probably crush them, the only things they have going for them is their knowledge of the land and supply of weapons.
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    The Mexican government already looks incompetent.

    The Cartels aren't like guerrilla fighters in Afghanistan or Vietnam, they don't have the support of the native population and they're being attacked regularly by their country's military, if someone like the US intervened militarily we would probably crush them, the only things they have going for them is their knowledge of the land and supply of weapons.
    And don't forget apart from minor clashes between cartels, there really hasn't been any full on conflict between a cartel and a military force. Mexico has done jack-shit about the cartels apart from try and prosecute them in court (which isn't fucking working at all). If a trained military force marched in and started to show extreme force then I'm sure the cartels would be caught quite off guard.
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    The Mexican government already looks incompetent.

    The Cartels aren't like guerrilla fighters in Afghanistan or Vietnam, they don't have the support of the native population and they're being attacked regularly by their country's military, if someone like the US intervened militarily we would probably crush them, the only things they have going for them is their knowledge of the land and supply of weapons.
    It might no be a guerillia war but as soon as the mobs lay down their weapons they become normal civilians. Thy don't have thug tattooed on their heads you know.(Well.. most of them don't..)

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    Mexico has done jack-shit about the cartels apart from try and prosecute them in court (which isn't fucking working at all).

    Well if I remember correctly a while back they put up a couple signs on the US / Mexico border condemning the U.S for the lax gun laws that allowed weapons into the country.
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    It might no be a guerillia war but as soon as the mobs lay down their weapons they become normal civilians. Thy don't have thug tattooed on their heads you know.(Well.. most of them don't..)
    The cartels have kinda moved beyond being just thugs. These are the people that are hacking peoples heads off with chainsaws.
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    man, i think spanish/mexican/colombian cartels in particular, are fucked, or gangs like ms13

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    i've seen plenty of awful things on the internet but for some reason i find that photo especially terrifying on a totally different level
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    I want to visit pretty much every country on earth someday but currently Mexico is an exception to that.
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    I'm sure it has a lot to offer outwith the major cities. The cartels have no interest in the rest of the country.

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    I have this feeling that Mexico has basically turned into a small war.

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    The Mexican government already looks incompetent.

    The Cartels aren't like guerrilla fighters in Afghanistan or Vietnam, they don't have the support of the native population and they're being attacked regularly by their country's military, if someone like the US intervened militarily we would probably crush them, the only things they have going for them is their knowledge of the land and supply of weapons.
    The Mexican government isn't going to admit that they're incompetent though.

    But no country is going to actually promote a intervention of the Mexican drug war, as that would be political suicide.
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    man, i think spanish/mexican/colombian cartels in particular, are fucked, or gangs like ms13
    spain doesn't have things like this every month, well it's your average country
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    It's times like these where I turn to the Bible for solitude.

    But that's quite a sight to behold and extremely alarming to see in 2012. There's women up there, FUCK
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    I don't really know much about what's going on in Mexico with the Cartels. Why haven't they been stopped yet? Are they stronger than the Mexican army now?

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    i've seen plenty of awful things on the internet but for some reason i find that photo especially terrifying on a totally different level
    Maybe it's more of a relateable setting, being a more modern area. That, and how uncanny it is to see corpses just hanging off a bridge.

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    I don't really know much about what's going on in Mexico with the Cartels. Why haven't they been stopped yet? Are they stronger than the Mexican army now?
    Corruption. There are cartel members in Mexico's armed forces and police forces as spies. So whatever action they plan to take, the cartels already have info before-hand.

    Without societal, cultural and governmental change, Mexico will keep heading down this downward spiral. It's goes deeper than shooting some baddies in the head. There's also the US DEA....

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    Holy shit, if this happened in the UK then people would go mental.
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    That is the most fucked up thing I have ever seen.

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    Corruption. There are cartel members in Mexico's armed forces and police forces as spies. So whatever action they plan to take, the cartels already have info before-hand.
    And they're still treating it as a criminal matter.

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    I'd buy that for a dollar
    Dennab
    September 2008
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    Man I remember the "Mexican chainsaw execution" when they cut of a guy's head on video :(

    I still haven't forgot it

    I just decided to look this up, never seen it. Never felt that bad for someone.

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    For fuck's sake. End the drug war.
    Nothing good has ever come of it.
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    Oh god I have life long trauma because of that shit
    I remember i watched it and i had to go to bed afterwards

    Not a good night.

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    I want to visit pretty much every country on earth someday but currently Mexico is an exception to that.
    It really isn't that bad if you stick to areas where tourists go. I went there 5 years ago it's just like any other spot in the Carribbean.

    Of course once you go further inland all bets are off, but I really don't think it's THAT bad if you're just visiting.

    Also have fun visiting North Korea.
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    For fuck's sake. End the drug war.
    Nothing good has ever come of it.
    cartels would still exist if all the dope nugs were legalised
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    The Mexican government already looks incompetent.

    The Cartels aren't like guerrilla fighters in Afghanistan or Vietnam, they don't have the support of the native population and they're being attacked regularly by their country's military, if someone like the US intervened militarily we would probably crush them, the only things they have going for them is their knowledge of the land and supply of weapons.
    Many cartel members (especially higher ups) are ex-military and have extensive training. They strike fear in the population to gain their cooperation. They use bribes to buy out the people that are sent to take them out. They have become more powerful than the government.

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    cartels would still exist if all the dope nugs were legalised
    Yes, but it would still take away from their power. We have to start somewhere.
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