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  1. Frank59

    Frank59 NO MA'AM!! TGT Supporter

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  2. oldag

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    Los Viagras gang - must be the over the hill gang?
     
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  3. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

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    My father and godfather bought a ranch in mexico in 1959. For the next 49 years they and their family and friends put many, many 1000s of dollars into the local economy. We spent a lot of time there, fishing, hunting, and generally recreating.

    Their gun laws were always laughable. And largely ignored.

    Starting in the mid 2000s we saw innocent locals suffer from the rampant proliferation of lawlessness and violence associated with narco activities. Firearms law violations were almost exclusively used against non-politically connected individuals. Politicians and cartel members were almost never prosecuted.

    In 2008 someone kidnapped the teacher we employed on the ranch. We spent quite a bit of money to get her back, and the kidnappers nonetheless permanently injured her, both physically and mentally.

    We cleaned out equipment and furnishings shortly thereafter and have not returned since. Our nearest neighbors had a large ranch, also, and were Americans. They experienced almost the exact same thing in 2009 and abandoned their property, too.

    It's truly sad that a place that was at one time so tranquil and enjoyable became largely dangerous and risky for Americans - and locals- to even visit.
     
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  4. oldag

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    I am not going to visit Mexico again. Been some years since I did.

    No way.
     
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  5. Frank59

    Frank59 NO MA'AM!! TGT Supporter

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    Por Que Gringo??
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  6. pronstar

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    An avocado-growing region...makes sense.

    From what I’ve read, cartels own the avocado trade. Helped in no small part by legalizing weed in the US.

    Here’s a funny vid about it.





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  7. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

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    So in other words, millenial brunch is fueling the cartel trade. Is nothing sacred?
     
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    "Michoacan, an important avocado-growing state, has recently has seen a jump in violence that has brought back memories of the bloodiest days of Mexico’s war on drug cartels between 2006 and 2012."
    Kalifornia will demand " that somebody else do something" if even one avocado is harmed.
     
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  9. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    When those types of "business practices" migrate from illicit activity to something as innocuous as avocados, I think you have to accept it's just their culture. This is another reason NAFTA sucks; you can't have free trade with people whose values are that different from your own.
     
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  10. Texasgordo

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    What part of Mexico?
     


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