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Old 10-20-2019, 18:50   #1
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Chaos in Culiacan, Mexico

Looks like the Mexican police tried to serve an arrest warrant on El Chapo's son in Culiacan Thursday and were met with fierce resistance by the cartels. A major engagement took place between the two parties that left 8 dead and 20 wounded. The mayor of that city decided that the situation was too dangerous for the common citizens and ordered the police to release Ovido Guzman.

Looks like the cartels came out heavy for this one. Videos online show them driving dump trucks with machine guns mounted in back and also shooting large caliber sniper rifles.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/el-cha...t-compensation

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Old 10-21-2019, 05:18   #2
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday defended the decision to let Ovidio Guzman go free.

“This decision was made to protect citizens,” he said. “You cannot fight fire with fire,” he added. “We do not want deaths. We do not want war.”
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As the smoke cleared, Sky News reported El Chapo’s family was offering to compensate those who died and were wounded during the gunfire that pitted outnumbered militarized police and National Guard members against heavily armed gunmen with the violent Sinaloa cartel.

Jose Luis Gonzalez Mesa, a lawyer for Guzman's family, said: "The family apologizes to the people of Sinaloa, and particularly to the people of Culiacan. However many there were, man, no problem, they will help them economically."
Mexico is lost to the drug cartel.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:39   #3
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I worked down there and none of this is surprising. In fact, this kind of thing happens more often than you may think. The difference here is that it involved a high visibility target and it got press in the US. That's all I'll say about that.
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