Being a good and honest police officer in Mexico is a short term profession. I expect that the retirement fund is bulging with money if it hasn’t been embezzled…
(link) The Mexican police officer involved in the arrest of the son of reputed drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was assassinated after his car came under a barrage of gunfire (shot 155 times) inside a parking lot.
How the Narcos view the US
Mexican narcos are concerned about the USA. It runs along these lines: If the US can land men on the moon and build and deploy invisible airplanes, they can do a lot of harm to the cartels if they ever decide to. Up until now, it’s been a half-hearted effort. I expect that the effort will remain tepid. The counternarcotics center at CIA is located in the basement with the heating/cooling and mechanical equipment.
Some of you may be saying, “Si!” and others of you may be saying, “who the f^&# is Jesus Malverde and why should I care?” (link to Wikipedia)
Saints and Sinners (sermonette)
Video on Mormons vs Narcos Vice Produced this piece in September 2012. I think that it’s still valid in November 2019. It provides a context for the massacre that we’ve been discussing.