Drug war has many players

Full story: El Paso Times 67
Angel Torres, spokesman for Mexico's Procuradura General de la Republica shows a vehicle with bulletproof glass mounted behind the windows. Full Story
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Angel

El Paso, TX

#1 Jun 2, 2008
And the drugs continue to come in without any type of interruption....... Yes? NO?
LOLWUT

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 2, 2008
Angel wrote:
And the drugs continue to come in without any type of interruption....... Yes? NO?
Of course, imagine a U.S free of drugs? Total chaos. Mexico is called the "diving board" of drugs, but sadly, the U.S. is the pool.
rick

Monterrey, Mexico

#3 Jun 2, 2008
my neighbor's son here in juarez works at applebees in juarez and said"chapo guzman"went to this restaurant,closed down the place for about 30 minutes keeping the patrons locked in the restroom while he ate,taking away cell phones from everyone,then tossing about 5000 dollars in 100 dollar bills saying "this should pay for everyone's meal"you call the cops you are dead along with them!Is this scary or not? This is a true story!!
Jim Holland

Van Buren, AR

#4 Jun 2, 2008
So when is Mexico going to do its part to stop illegal aliens from entering the US???
Orly

El Paso, TX

#5 Jun 2, 2008
Jim Holland wrote:
So when is Mexico going to do its part to stop illegal aliens from entering the US???
Wrong thread. L2read.
whadeava

El Paso, TX

#6 Jun 2, 2008
rick wrote:
my neighbor's son here in juarez works at applebees in juarez and said"chapo guzman"went to this restaurant,closed down the place for about 30 minutes keeping the patrons locked in the restroom while he ate,taking away cell phones from everyone,then tossing about 5000 dollars in 100 dollar bills saying "this should pay for everyone's meal"you call the cops you are dead along with them!Is this scary or not? This is a true story!!
Funny because I heard the same storry about another restaurant and not that he did not keep anybody locked in the restroom. how could everyone at applebee's fit in the restroom? nevermind we are talking about mexicans.
Jesus Malverde

Dallas, TX

#7 Jun 2, 2008
"The media portrays these guys in suits and ties like if they are the board of AT&T. They are not," said John "Jack" Riley, the head of the DEA in El Paso, in an interview earlier this year. He was referring to the glamorized images of drug traffickers and gangsters populating television, music and film.-- trust me, those real at&t ceo's arent much better...just ask anyone who works at at&t..
Jack

San Francisco, CA

#8 Jun 2, 2008
Mexio sucks! What a worthless country - that's why everyone is trying to get out. Nothing but corruption and greed.
REALLY

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jun 2, 2008
juarez has an applebees???

the el paso times needs to stop relying on a political science professor, "the main problem is corruption," thanks for the insight or lack thereof.
Gil

United States

#10 Jun 2, 2008
I hope all this violence makes the people stop and think that glorifying drug dealers in songs is not something to be proud of. I think most drug dealers are evil people and should not be spared, they have taken so many lives either by the drugs they sell or with bullets.

I sure hope the new mexican generations can learn from past mistakes and make an effort to stop all this, Mexico will could turn into another colombia if they don't act now. Revolutions have overthrown governments, the people can do the same, they can all come together and rid their cities/country of these criminals.
Matador

United States

#11 Jun 2, 2008
The US is to blame as much for the drug problem, so look in the mirror before holding your nose up. Many of you have never been to Mexico and it has its beautiful and ugly places like any country. They are finally cracking down on corruption and drug cartels, that's something their current government should be commended for.

All the president is saying is that as long as there is a demand there will be suppliers, it's a billion dollar business. Chances are the cocaine the politicians, executives or rich kids are doing came through mexico. If somehow they could stop all drug trafficking through mexico, I guarantee you they will find another way of bringing it into the US, why? America is the world's leading consumer of drugs and they pay well to have them.

Jack, you are right, all the mexican illegal immigrants coming over are trying to flee the violence, for the most part this are hard working people who want to earn a living. The same is true for other south american countries, not all illegal immigrants are mexican, in fact there are many illegal russians, asians and even europeans.
BILLBOARD

El Paso, TX

#12 Jun 2, 2008
put their pictures on bill boards in el paso. they will screw up and come over here for protection or to shop at cielo vista or sams.
someone might recognize them and call d.e.a.
put all of them on billboards. chapo,j.l.,el tigre, all of them. heck, their kids probably go to school at cathedral or coronado. we might get lucky.

“Proud Skeptic!”

Since: Feb 08

El Paso

#13 Jun 2, 2008
Tony Payan is clueless: "There is a series of vendettas being worked out among the drug lords,"
"Worked out"? So this is just a little renegotiation between businesses and nothing to worry about? Are you so deluded?
I commend President Calderón and those supporting him in this effort to retake control of their country and I wish them the best of luck. It can only help the U.S. if Calderón and a non-corrupt government control Mexico rather than the cartels.
Rafa

Mahwah, NJ

#14 Jun 2, 2008
Jack wrote:
Mexio sucks! What a worthless country - that's why everyone is trying to get out. Nothing but corruption and greed.
How many times have you gone to the beaches, historical places or parks or zoos in mexico????, yeah, probably never cause ignorant people like you can just come out negligent comments like that, I live in El Paso and go to Juarez on the weekends, I'm not scared of going, if theres a drug war between themselves, I say let it be, Why should I hide , or not come out of my house, just because
of e-mails or panic attacks. I suggest you know what we are talking about , before you make statements like that.(SF-F&Q)
Once upon a time

Alicante, Spain

#15 Jun 2, 2008
Once upon a time Mexico was a stable albeit undemocratic country controlled by a single party, the PRI. Then one day a few years ago democracy came to the country in the form of the PAN (ironically led by a former vice-president of Coca-ine Cola). Since that time Mexico has gone from a country run by a lot of small-time corrupt players everywhere to one that has been overrun by hyperviolent, international drug cartels who have exploited the fact that Mexico is once again a country of fiefdoms controlled by various competing political factions. However, the genie is now out of the bottle and will never been put back in. Mexico is now for sale to the highest bidder.

Since: Jan 08

El Paso, TX

#16 Jun 2, 2008
President Calderon is right. Mexico needs help from the US because the US is as much a part of this as Mexico simply because we're the number one drug consumer on the planet. We can't just wipe our hands off and say "it's not our problem". Not everything's gonna come out in the news, either. I'm sure the FBI and the DEA might have something up their sleeves and are being tight-lipped about it in order not to foil their plans to, maybe, take some serious action in this matter. Who knows...
JBL

Fort Worth, TX

#17 Jun 2, 2008
Legalize drugs in the USA and all the high dollar profits made by these killer will be gone. The only people a who want to keep drugs illegal in the USA are the killers and the church.

“Proud Skeptic!”

Since: Feb 08

El Paso

#19 Jun 2, 2008
Garcirosky wrote:
President Calderon is right. Mexico needs help from the US because the US is as much a part of this as Mexico simply because we're the number one drug consumer on the planet. We can't just wipe our hands off and say "it's not our problem". Not everything's gonna come out in the news, either. I'm sure the FBI and the DEA might have something up their sleeves and are being tight-lipped about it in order not to foil their plans to, maybe, take some serious action in this matter. Who knows...
We send millions of dollars in money, equipment, training and weapons to Mexico every year to help them fight their war on drugs so to say we need to help is misleading. We also send billions in other aid to Mexico. We have committed money, equipment, training, weapons, and personel to Mexico already so please don't say we aren't helping. It's just not true.
Common sense

Denton, TX

#20 Jun 2, 2008
How can we possibly expect those who live with such severe poverty conditions not take advantage when a situation like the uncontrolled use of drug in the U.S, and the profit center that it creates, is placed firmly at their door step?
When are we ever going to get it? We create this problem with our never ending desire for these drugs. The Mexicans only service it because of the profits involved. If the profit centers were removed, so would the problem. Twenty years into a failed drug war has shown but one thing. Those who desire these drugs are going to get them regardless of the laws.
IOpenMyLegs

United States

#21 Jun 2, 2008
Jim Holland wrote:
So when is Mexico going to do its part to stop illegal aliens from entering the US???
Do not you know how to read SU.C.KER?

This forum is about the Drug War NOT Ilegal inmigration.

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