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Mexican Cartels Violently Beat and Kill Female Mayor

OldMexicanblog Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:43 AM
Re: Plum_Village, -- The Cartels are also involved in Human Trafficking. -- That may be so but such crimes (which are real crimes with real victims) cannot be stemmed when all the resources are being wasted on the war against personal liberties. That war SUCKS RESOURCES like a black hole, because you will never ever stop consumption. But human trafficking, extortion rackets and kidnapping can be stopped when resources are released to focus on those crimes. Basic economics: You cannot use scarce resources for two different things at the same time; you have to make a choice.

As our focus continues to be on the violence in the Middle East, it is also important to pay attention to what is going on just south of our own border in Mexico. The war between the Mexican government and drug cartels is still raging with the war's latest victim being female Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who was beaten, burned, tortured and dumped for dead on the side of the road. Before being killed, Gorrostieta had been attacked twice by cartels for daring to challenge them. The third attack they waged on her, was her last.

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