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Border towns have always had smuggling going on. It's one of the reasons a town exists in that location in the first place: trade -both legal and otherwise. Americans are buying the drugs and hiring the illegal migrants. I believe in sovereign nations &border security but the US needs to take some responsibility too.
POTUS should get his wall up ASAP as should the UK
This will not be popular.. But I believe BIG countries like USA.. Australia.. Canada.. etc.. should take more immigrants.. I read a report on Afghanistan yesterday.. 10's of thousands have been killed by different factions in the last 10 years or so..Would you want to live somewhere like that ?With the exception of sporting teams.. I would abolish ALL borders..
Still waiting for the cowardly BBC to open comments on the US shutdown story.
Interesting article for a relative outsider. Thanks BBC for publishing it. 5 Live World Football phone-in sometimes covers Mexican Football and the passion for “soccer” there is obvious.I hope one day they can resolve all these problems but sadly given the current status quo I think that’s a long way off, wall or not.
@11 sure do!!
Does anyone think some parts of our cities are starting to go the same way? what with drugs & gangs
We don’t know just how lucky we are, living in this part of the world!!
The corrupt politicians should be held responsible. I hope AMLO can change things at least a little (preferably a lot) but he will probably be eliminated if he has any success. Of course, lilywhite Americans don't share any of the blame, at least while Tronald Dump is the ringmaster.
Sounds as if you know only generalisations amigo. Juarez cartel own the city with la linea enforcement arm but Sinaloa cartel own half of mexico but still need to get their goods through the gates! = death. The state backs Sinaloa but so many fractions after el chapo captured. Police are poorly paid, not a welfare nation like here, Americans want drugs, no solutions on horizon
Juarez cartel at war with the mighty sinaloa cartel over territory. Only a matter of time before some of the players are impacted by this
I'm moving to this area next year from the UK (hot Mexican wife) and despite the tiny risks of being in the wrong place at the wrong time it's an incredible place where their passion for beer, football and food are incredible! Plus it feels like you're in a cowboy film the whole time! Leagilise the drugs in USA and stop the violence.
This city is strategically very important to the cartels as it is a good place to smuggle product into the US. The rise in murders will almost certainly be a rival cartel attempting to wrestle control of the border crossing from whomever won the last war ending 2015. Its less likely to be due to police interference due to massive corruption throughout all of mexico.
'This Love is Not for Cowards' is an outstanding read, this article, however, is not. Patrick Jennings is regurgitating Powell's work and combined it with recently Google'd Juarez murder rates stats. I lived in Monterrey for eleven years and follow Liga MX religiously. Swilling Modelo's on the Yucatan is presumably Jennings' closest claim to investigative journalism. Sigh.
It puts dodgy offside decisions in my Sunday league football into perspective....
Build the wall.
I knew things were very bad. Just did not know they were very very bad
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