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2014 – El Fuerte – Getalong Little Doggie
Image by Ted’s photos – For Me & You
So, enough El Fuerte, time to take El Chepe train from El Fuerte toward Chihuahua tomorrow morning.
El Fuerte is cute town, struggling to regain its tourist traffic after drug related violence by the Sinaloa drug cartel scared off the tourists.
From our experience the problem circles around the various drug related gangs and travel in Mexico is very safe – as long as keep your nose clean and don’t participate in illegal activity, just like at home.
We love Mexico!
From Business Insider – 20 Oct 2014:
The Sinaloa Cartel is the single largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization in the Western hemisphere.
The Sinaloa is not a single hierarchical organization. Instead, it functions more as a confederacy of groups that are connected through blood, marriage, and regional relationships. Decisions for the group are ultimately made through board-of-directors-type mechanisms and not by a single leader.
This operational flexibility has allowed the Sinaloa to continue to thrive despite several setbacks. In 2008, the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO), once a core component of the cartel, split from the group and began to wage war against it. And earlier this year, Chapo Guzman, the group’s multibillionaire architect and a criminal business visionary, was finally arrested in the coastal resort city of Mazatlan.
However, the Sinaloa made new alliances and continued to expand.
Today, the Sinaloa are active in 17 Mexican states and throughout the US. They have connections that stretch to Australia as well.
The Sinaloa’s success is allegedly due in part to the organization’s history of preferential treatment at the hands of US’s Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mexicans, who are accused of using the Sinaloa as a source of information or (even as a hands-off means of enforcement) against other, less pliable cartels.
Margaret Shaffhauser with bull terrier dog at the Canine Association Show, 3 Nov 1934 / by Ted Hood
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