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U.S. Goes After La Familia Drug Cartel

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Posted on Oct 23, 2009

Mexican police bring in Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda Medina, a leader of the La Familia drug cartel, in July. Medina’s arrest in Morelia, Mexico, triggered a spate of killings of federal officers on the following weekend.

Federal agents arrested more than 300 suspects Thursday in a series of raids pointed at the La Familia Mexican drug cartel’s operations in the U.S., including the smuggling and distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana.  —JCL

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The arrests are aimed at the US operations of the La Familia cartel, two officials said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the results of the operation.

Over the past two days, more than 3,000 federal agents and police officers carried out arrests in more than a dozen states, as part of a long-running anti-drug operation that has netted nearly 1,200 arrests over almost four years.

[...] The officials said states where arrests were made or charges filed include California, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington state.

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By ardee, October 24, 2009 at 9:50 am Link to this comment

Errr, when googling the name, mexmundovision, I get a youtube video only, oh and a reference to this post…Someone trying for more ratings????

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By Ricardo, October 23, 2009 at 1:16 pm Link to this comment
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“La Familia” also watched lots of ‘their own’ TV, like the one you can find below.  Why nobody notices this beats me.  Thought this would provide good discussion:

Sadly, Spanish-language TV still flies under the radar in taste and decency.  Watch how a black man acting as a new exchange student from Africa gets taunted by banana-throwing, epithet- shouting actors in a ‘show’ that manages to cover most every ugly stereotype: that black men are thieves, rapists, and monkeys, just to list a few.  Just Google the phrase MEXMUNDOVISION and you will freak out at the Racist ‘comedy’ presented in America, which amazingly manages to escape notice.

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