Halfabo wrote:I'll keep praying bro. I don't think Mexico having a new president will make much difference, the cartels are pretty much running the country all ready. What government and law enforcement they have is corrupt.
frrostedman wrote:Republican candidate Gary Johnson (who is considering running as an independent in the general election) believes that if we legalize drugs it will immediately defund and disempower the cartels. I'm not so sure. The cartels are still getting plenty of pesos from the Mexican people.
frrostedman wrote:Now that my wife is back safely I'm changing the title of the thread so it doesn't unnecessarily put a spotlight on me, as if that's what I want, which I don't. Thanks for everyone's help/prayers/kind words.
Hi. Please join me in praying for protection and safety for my wife. She took a trip to Manté, Tamaulipas, Mexico to visit her family. I had to stay back and work but even if I was off, I wouldn't have gone as I would draw unnecessary attention and put us in danger.
As always, my wife drove just across the border, and left her car with some family in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Then she takes a bus the rest of the way which is about 4 or 5 hours. Now, that USED to be the safest way to go -- other than flying direct which is cost-prohibitive.
But I just heard (and didn't know beforehand) that the Zetas Cartel is targeting buses in Tamaulipas because their rival cartel (Cartel Del Golfo) is busing in reinforcements. The 2 cartels are fighting over all the territories within the state of Tamaulipas. Recently the Zetas stopped multiple buses and gunned down everyone.
So now the buses aren't safe.
My wife already got to Manté but I still worry about her trip back. She said that the whole city of Manté is crawling with Mexican Army -- which is a bad sign yet it's good for safety.
Zeta Testimony Solves Mystery of Mexico Bus Massacres
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