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Old 03-05-2011   #31 (permalink)
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I have to admit from the outside looking in Calderon seems to be doing a decent job and trying to clean up the drug cartels & corruption.



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I visit the "blogdelnarco" website pretty much every other day and although it exposes reality for Mexicans living in specific locales, it hardly represents the bulk of the country. Reading the blog helps me make informed choices about my driving route from the Texas border. If it wasn't for Por Esto, blogdelnarco, and the noticeably increased Federale presence throughout Mexico, I probably wouldn't be able to tell the 2011 Mexico from the Mexico of 2005.
Blogdelnarco is a good source of information.

It is heartbreaking to read that violence has reached Taxco, Guerrero. It is such a beautiful town.
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Blogdelnarco is a good source of information.

It is heartbreaking to read that violence has reached Taxco, Guerrero. It is such a beautiful town.

great destination

have you been to las Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, Guerrero
incredible caverns, very worthwhile trip
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have you been to las Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, Guerrero
incredible caverns, very worthwhile trip

I have never been to Las Grutas. They look amazing.
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This is an interesting post in the narco blog yesterday.

Saturday March 5, 2011


During yesterday's blog received an e-Narco e which contained a new statement by the United Cartel, which left a clear message to President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa.

In the same letter specified that the message would be released in the states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Veracruz, Quintana Roo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Coahuila, among others.

However, this morning in the city of Matamoros, appeared several narcobanners with the same text, also were observed in the city of Reynosa.

Following is the full text:


PRESS

United Signs was founded to end the abuses and excesses that have been committing criminal group Los Zetas against innocent people throughout the Mexican territory.

Are responsible for thousands of deaths, kidnappings, extortion and murder of children, women, elderly, which has nothing to do with their activities criminal. So do with Central American migrants who seek only to achieve the American dream, but in its way, are used as human cargo, to trade their lives for money, through kidnapping, extortion, rape, extortion and murder mass.

The Zetas have also constantly attack against officials and institutions of the country and have even managed to strain relations Mexico-United States, with the recent murder of an American agent.

Mr President, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa.

We know that you do not make deals with drug traffickers.

However, with due respect we deserve his investiture, and for the welfare and future of families in Mexico, we suggest that the struggle to eliminate the criminal gang Los Zetas which is so damaging to the country, is made by a front common among armed forces and the United Signs.

Once the task of eradicating the Zetas, can you continue your efforts to try to eliminate drug trafficking, in this way, we assure you that will end the bloodshed and the deaths of innocent people throughout the country.

Are you as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Mexico restore calm to the country.

This is not to justify our activities illegal, much less agree on our impunity. We know that there will never be a deal, but this is not about drugs or money, let alone fighting for places, it is saving lives and we believe that if you can make a common front to end real rats and murderers from Mexico such as the Zetas.

In appreciation for saving lives of innocent people and families of each of the members of the posters, pledge to make it possible for the government which has been impossible, to restore the tranquility of Mexican families.
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I am just curious...
Does Mexico's President get the dis from the Mexican people ?
or do they love him ?

I know at any given time you would hear a hate tirade spewed towards Bush or Obama - our leaders take so much crap, just wondering how Mexicans feel about their President ?

I mean it is ok to dislike a President with out being racial or is there something more to it ?
Not really understanding how it can be racial in regards to Calderon so please enlighten if I am mising the link here.

I have to admit from the outside looking in Calderon seems to be doing a decent job and trying to clean up the drug cartels & corruption.
In regards to "Mexico's drug war", I am not really up to date on this topic to share my opinion other than this is obviously a massive undertaking... and obviously absorbing great amounts of the administrations time and resources.

If you look at Mexico's economy over these past years, exports, growth, inflation... it is doing pretty darn good. BRIC countries have been taking the spot light for many years, but I am reading very positive opinions with projections that Mexico might be over taking Brazil as one of Latin America's healthiest economies and is scoring very favorable for continued investments and ratings.

Add to this what the President commented in the video about the amount of money that is being reinvested into the infrastructure, increased attention to education...!

For me as an Expat, I look favorable upon Mexico's overall economic results (in spite of the world wide slowdown) and applaud the administrations focus of injecting money into the base (infrastructure)... I think Mexico will see and reap the results of these investments in as little as 3-5-8 years.
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great destination
have you been to las Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, Guerrero
incredible caverns, very worthwhile trip
I have.

Well worth the trip, a spectacular sight for all troglodytes.
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Muy de acuerdo. Nope.
What do you feel he should be doing to improve things ?
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In regards to "Mexico's drug war", I am not really up to date on this topic to share my opinion other than this is obviously a massive undertaking... and obviously absorbing great amounts of the administrations time and resources.

If you look at Mexico's economy over these past years, exports, growth, inflation... it is doing pretty darn good. BRIC countries have been taking the spot light for many years, but I am reading very positive opinions with projections that Mexico might be over taking Brazil as one of Latin America's healthiest economies and is scoring very favorable for continued investments and ratings.

Add to this what the President commented in the video about the amount of money that is being reinvested into the infrastructure, increased attention to education...!

For me as an Expat, I look favorable upon Mexico's overall economic results (in spite of the world wide slowdown) and applaud the administrations focus of injecting money into the base (infrastructure)... I think Mexico will see and reap the results of these investments in as little as 3-5-8 years.
Thank you for going into this just a little bit more....it is good to hear other viewpoints of people who live there and the reasons why (or not) .
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