posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 10:48 PM
I've finally caught up reading this thread, and it's obvious that a lot of Americans don't really get what's on in Mexico. Hands down, it is
dangerous, people saying 'why don't they call the police?' In Mexico you can't just call the police, they are bought. The government is bought
by these drug cartels, and anyone (I MEAN ANYONE) that gets in the way will be killed, they're spouse, children, anyone they can get that is close to
you will get killed.
I have family over there especially in this little town. And as of now it's controlled by what they call 'Los Zetas' and man they are the worst.
Once zetas are in your area it's the plague, my family says that the town they're is in their control. And when I say control I mean, they find out
what stores make money, or what family has money and how they make it or where they get it. And then they charge rent (Like the OP said; they go to
people's homes/stores and make people give them 'rent' for living in their own home (or what they sell they can only sell that, they can't sell
anything else) if they don't; they kidnap/kill them. This is so very true).
I wish I could talk about this in detail, but I already feel like I'm rambling, but I just wanted to point out to people that it's not easy to
defend yourself from them. They will get you, and torture you (someone that owed them (drug-dealers) money, kidnapped the man and put him in a those
big metal bins with hot boiling oil and fried him alive basically) and if you're lucky they kill you quickly.
And on a note, there are some zetas already on this side of the border, especially in one of Texas' big cities, and that is bad news.
Quick info on los zetas en.wikipedia.org...
And to the OP, you have to be very careful when you go out and investigate. I am telling you now, you can't trust anyone in Mexico right now.
Sorry, one last quick info. The reason why there isn't a lot of media coverage on this problem is because if a news source (especially in Mexico)
like a TV station tries to shed light on what they're doing these guys will take them down. There was a story some time ago where a news station was
reporting on what they were doing (drug dealers/cartels) and they're station was bombed to make them shut up about it, and they did.