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Don't worry, y'all-- AMLO's gonna give a speech where he acts like none of it is happening.

Or should I say, AML_. He drops his O's, so I will too.

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Some recent kidnappings at the Nuevo Progreso Bridge crossing as well. I was in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico a few days ago and it was all the talk.

Since I drive a 4x4 SUV I won't take it across the river and instead park it on the Texas side of the border. It would be prime pickings in Mexico and since I can't take guns with me, I'd have to give up my vehicle.

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Why would anyone in their right mind walk across the border into Nuevo Laredo within the last 10 years? This warning should just be common sense now with an attached headline "it's extra bad tonight"

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No they're not.  I was just there a year ago.

Same as it ever was (with an exception here and there) in Lajitas, Terlingua, Study Butte, etc.

There's so much unseen surveilance going on out there.

Now Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros, Juarez, all that?  Fuck to the no.

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48 minutes ago, Cajun said:

Now Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros, Juarez, all that?  Fuck to the no.

Sr year in HS '91 I think?  Padre Island.  Shit, we'd walk across to Matamoros.  spin around in the barber chair doing shots of God know's what.  All link hands and get hooked up to the battery.  Buy the entire box of chicle (sp?) gum from the little kids because it's fucking delicious but lasts about as long as fruit stripe gum.

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A coworker went back to her family's hometown in Coahuila for Thanksgiving and there was a running gun fight between the cartel and police that spanned a big area while they were there.

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41 minutes ago, Parliament said:

Yeah I was down there over the weekend.  Got a bit hairy:

 

Last line in that clip...

"This is going to make the front page of every paper in America."  Response:  "No it won't.  It won't even make the papers in El Paso."

Mutherfuckin' accurate there.

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6 minutes ago, kevwun said:

A coworker went back to her family's hometown in Coahuila for Thanksgiving and there was a running gun fight between the cartel and police that spanned a big area while they were there.

He say how the machacas were?

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2 hours ago, Cajun said:

 

Now Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros, Juarez, all that?  Fuck to the no.

I think Ive mentioned this before, but my customers in Laredo have not been allowed to go over to see there customers F2F for years now, and all of them on this side are Hispanic. Phones and UPS is how they sell and get product to them. 

Very sad.  I used to love going across the border. hit up Ford Nuevo Laredo and a few other end users, then hit the Cadillac Grill (or was it Cadillar Bar?).  Good times.  

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Cartel folk ain't so bad.  You just gotta know how to party with them...

 

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4 minutes ago, markstanco said:

I think Ive mentioned this before, but my customers in Laredo have not been allowed to go over to see there customers F2F for years now, and all of them on this side are Hispanic. Phones and UPS is how they sell and get product to them. 

Very sad.  I used to love going across the border. hit up Ford Nuevo Laredo and a few other end users, then hit the Cadillac Grill (or was it Cadillar Bar?).  Good times.  

Cadillac Bar.

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Some time back I asked two different Mexican friends “why can’t I drive from Texas through Tamaulipas to Yucatán?” and both were like “NO”.

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21 minutes ago, markstanco said:

 my customers in Laredo have not been allowed to go over to see there customers F2F for years now 

There are 2 guys on my team at work who Live in Juarez and Work in El Paso.

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The shit that goes on down there, just on the other side of a shallow river.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuk....

 

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They cut the part where he talks about boiling people alive slowly

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Only place I’ll crossover is Nuevo Progreso. Was there in July and it was fine. You don’t even need a passport to walk back over, but the non-passport line is usually way longer. 

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I grew up 90 miles from the border. We used to go across all of the time. No way I’m going across at any border town now. Nothing down there is worth the risk. 

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1 hour ago, XYZ said:

Some time back I asked two different Mexican friends “why can’t I drive from Texas through Tamaulipas to Yucatán?” and both were like “NO”.

That would be like a longhaired hippie driving from NYC to Mobile in a VW van 50 years ago.

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2 hours ago, Cajun said:

Cartel folk ain't so bad.  You just gotta know how to party with them...

 

Truth. I wouldnt go to Juarez if my buddy wasn't related to a couple of the capos there.

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Meh. Juarez is wayyy better than it was in 2011.

Now, the part of the border between Laredo and McAllen, thats a different story. I dont even think Matamoros is THAT bad.

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I dunno man, shit is arguably as bad as ever in Juárez.  That said, I rode over with a buddy yesterday to help unload some furniture at a relative of his. His tio thanked me but then said "Now get your güero ass back to El Paso." 

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2 hours ago, MissingInAction said:

Truth. I wouldnt go to Juarez if my buddy wasn't related to a couple of the capos there.

Username definitely checks out.

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There’s never any reason to go to Mexico. Unless you’re poor. In which case, you still shouldn’t go to Mexico. 

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Crossed at Nuevo Laredo last summer and it wasn't too bad, but we were just going straight through to Monterrey. The inlaws crossed there over thanksgiving and there were cops escorting people from the place where you get you passport stamped to the highway. So I guess you could say things have been heating up. 

My FIL has a house in a village about an hour north of Queretaro and we were planning on going there for a month since I get 4 weeks of parental leave, but we may have to change plans or at least adjust where we travel through.

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We (Mom, Dad, teenage sister and I) drove from Houston to Guadalajara in the mid 80s.  There was miscommunication between my dad and our friends about how we were getting there.  Apparently the conversation about us having a car meant "We dont need to pick you up from the airport because you'll have a car get you" to our friends and "We'll have a car because we're driving the whole way" to my dad. 

So we drive 1000 miles south overr a few days and show up at their house. The "neighborhood" they lived in was within a compound surrounded by a solid wall with two entrances, both manned by armed guards.  There were always two men on duty and at least one was always carrying an AR type rifle on a sling.  When our friends realize that we drove they were incredulous. 

The father took my dad aside and read him the riot act.  He was pissed at my dad for driving there.  My mom is picking up on what's happening and asks their mom "Why so worried."  Her reply was "We don't even drive outside of the city let alone THROUGH Mexico." 

And we drove back a week later.  Looking back, it was probably the stupidest thing I have ever participated in but what choice did I have as a 15 or 16 year old.

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11 minutes ago, Macanudo said:

We (Mom, Dad, teenage sister and I) drove from Houston to Guadalajara in the mid 80s.  There was miscommunication between my dad and our friends about how we were getting there.  Apparently the conversation about us having a car meant "We dont need to pick you up from the airport because you'll have a car get you" to our friends and "We'll have a car because we're driving the whole way" to my dad. 

So we drive 1000 miles south overr a few days and show up at their house. The "neighborhood" they lived in was within a compound surrounded by a solid wall with two entrances, both manned by armed guards.  There were always two men on duty and at least one was always carrying an AR type rifle on a sling.  When our friends realize that we drove they were incredulous. 

The father took my dad aside and read him the riot act.  He was pissed at my dad for driving there.  My mom is picking up on what's happening and asks their mom "Why so worried."  Her reply was "We don't even drive outside of the city let alone THROUGH Mexico." 

And we drove back a week later.  Looking back, it was probably the stupidest thing I have ever participated in but what choice did I have as a 15 or 16 year old.

Is your dad named "Clark?"

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5 minutes ago, deadshank said:

Is your dad named "Clark?"

Nope.  But my childhood had a very Griswold feel to it. 

Hell, my adulthood does too.

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No they're not.  I was just there a year ago.
Same as it ever was (with an exception here and there) in Lajitas, Terlingua, Study Butte, etc.
There's so much unseen surveilance going on out there.
Now Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros, Juarez, all that?  Fuck to the no.


Troof. My folks were just down in Lajitas a few months ago for Voices From Both Sides. There are tons of places along the border that are the same as they’ve always been, perfectly safe.

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16 hours ago, Helobious said:

Only place I’ll crossover is Nuevo Progreso. Was there in July and it was fine. You don’t even need a passport to walk back over, but the non-passport line is usually way longer. 

how did you not need a passport I thought they were needed now no matter what?

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5 minutes ago, ButtFumble said:

how did you not need a passport I thought they were needed now no matter what?

I crossed at Reynosa a few times and didn't realize I didn't have my passport. Didn't say shit to me 

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3 hours ago, NotActuallyALonghorn said:

Crossed at Nuevo Laredo last summer and it wasn't too bad, but we were just going straight through to Monterrey. The inlaws crossed there over thanksgiving and there were cops escorting people from the place where you get you passport stamped to the highway. So I guess you could say things have been heating up. 

My FIL has a house in a village about an hour north of Queretaro and we were planning on going there for a month since I get 4 weeks of parental leave, but we may have to change plans or at least adjust where we travel through.

This happens with the holiday times usually. I have had them do that or make you wait a bit for a line of cars to get going and tell you to get to the highway as fast as possible with the group of cars. 

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16 hours ago, Helobious said:

Only place I’ll crossover is Nuevo Progreso. Was there in July and it was fine. You don’t even need a passport to walk back over, but the non-passport line is usually way longer. 

Same here.   I've never felt uneasy walking across and staying within the first 6 to 7 blocks as that is where all the shops,  farmacias, dentists, notable restaurants like Arturo's and Red Snapper are located.   At this time of year it's usually packed with Winter Texans and the last thing the cartels would want is a bunch of olds from the US getting caught in the crossfire in a street battle in down the main drag.  Imagine the fall out if a few dozen got hurt or killed with many of them being from other states.   The cartels know the war would be joined by new player from the north. 

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3 hours ago, NotActuallyALonghorn said:

Crossed at Nuevo Laredo last summer and it wasn't too bad, but we were just going straight through to Monterrey. The inlaws crossed there over thanksgiving and there were cops escorting people from the place where you get you passport stamped to the highway. So I guess you could say things have been heating up. 

My FIL has a house in a village about an hour north of Queretaro and we were planning on going there for a month since I get 4 weeks of parental leave, but we may have to change plans or at least adjust where we travel through.

That was gutsy.    The highway between Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa is usually pretty darn dangerous.    There might be safer roads in Iraq, Syria, and Chicago.

Monterrey is really an interesting city though.   

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Looking back, it was probably the stupidest thing I have ever participated in but what choice did I have as a 15 or 16 year old.


Great story though.

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6 minutes ago, Nueces River Rat said:

 

Monterrey is really an interesting city though.   

It was a great & thriving place in the 1960s & 1970s. Haven’t been there since though. Very hot women too.

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