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Local and federal police + military have to be paid a living wage as a starting point. TJ must be one of the most expensive places for a Mexican, and I doubt that a regular cops salary even covers the rent on a decent place to live in.
 

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Attempt to capture El Chapo’s son leads to shootout


An attempt by Mexican authorities to capture the son of the infamous drug lord known as El Chapo turned into a deadly shootout without the arrest of Ovidio Guzman Lopez


 

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Quite the shootout ,...and the bad guys win...

They had him and then they let him go............now I don't get that....

..sure the bad guys are going to keep shooting...cuz that's what well armed bad guys do....Why give up their cartel leader Ovidio Guzman Lopez because they're shooting back at you..?...
 

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They should have used Ovidio Guzman Lopez as a protective shield as they retreated to a safer place...."Oh look ..some of the bad guys shot him over and over..as we retreated.."...so sad..
 

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In a hypothetical scenario, money and others pressures talk, with local or federal police and military not even earning a living wage. The Sinaloa guys would eventually have found out who had shot Guaman Jr, and the shooter might have seen his entire family wiped out, from kids to grandparents, with the shooter likely the last to die.
Even the nastiest SS guys wouldn't have gone that far.

As long as the cartel guys are far better paid and have the latest arms, little will change.
There is just too much money involved.
When the choice given is 'Plato o Plomo' (silver or lead) few choose the bullet.
A criminal organization able to bribe their Countries president with 100 million US dollar is of a different magnitude. Lets not forget this is only one of the criminal organizations there.

I think the porous borders have acted as a kind of a relief valve for the pressure cooker that is Mexico.
With its widespread and entrenched culture of corruption, Mexico could be ripe for a left leaning Revolution. Police, military, bureaucrats etc, who don't even make a living wage, and have to find additional income, are not a recipe for democracy.
All it would take is a charismatic leader, who promises something to all those who have nothing.
Should such a revolution happen, hopefully it will not be similar to the incompetent and corrupt Venezuelan model.

What amount of inequality has to be reached for a potential tipping point for something similar be happen in the US?
 
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