View Full Version : "Cartel Land": Your thoughts?

10-04-2015, 10:24 PM
Recently watched the documentary "Cartel Land". It definitely gave me a good amount of insight into what is really happening down south across the border as well as seeing how some our helping watch and secure our borders. Would love to hear some of the tribes feedback on what they talked about and showed as I know some of you are more knowledgable on the topic.

10-05-2015, 04:31 AM
Also watch drug wars, plata o plombo . No holds barred take on the border issue

10-05-2015, 10:43 AM
Is it on netflix?

01-30-2016, 06:36 AM
I was going to start a thread on this but glad I first searched, and will revive this one: watched it last night on netflix.

Good movie. One thing that struck me is the fire power the Autodefensas have at thier disposal: ARs, Mini 14s, AKs, and a host of semi automatic pistols. There is a scene where the #2 guy in Autodefensas rips through an AK magazine with full auto. And then scene after scene of them turning over bad guys to the police. Where do these guy get thier guns, and how are they able to operate in a country with such tight gun regulations?

Don't get me wrong: I think it's pretty cool they have manly sized balls and do what they do. It just blew me away that they are able to obtain such substantial weaponary. I will say thier gun handling skills are a little spooky; really horrible trigger finger discipline. But hey, they seem to be getting the job done....

R. Lafayette
01-30-2016, 09:00 AM
A pretty good novel which seems to have been written by developing characters from the daily news found in Borderland Beat and Blog del Narco is The Cartel by Don Winslow.

It's a little over 600 pages but I found it to be easy and enjoyable reading. And does a pretty good job of painting the real world picture down there in Mexico...

01-30-2016, 09:03 AM
Is it on netflix?

Yes. It's worth a watch, but much of it's subtitled. So unless you speak Spanish, you actually need to have the time to sit and watch it.

01-30-2016, 09:35 AM
Watched this last night and found it very interesting. The contrast between the Arizona group and the Mexican groups was remarkable. The Arizona group was so fringe and honestly looked like a lot of the homeless/unemployed people I encounter in my AO. The Mexican groups appeared to be much more concerned with taking care of their families/tribe.

Interesting to watch their tactics too.

searcher 45
01-30-2016, 09:47 AM
Believe the Doctor who start the Autodefensas group was drugged after his plane crash so as to be removed from his leadership possession.

As to weapons used and ammo, saw 1 10/22, lots of AKs and ARs shotguns and many nice looking 1911s.

When Autodefensas took away the big stick of law enforce from the government of Mexico, which the government was not doing then the government wanted its stick and payolla back.

Corruption sure gets in the way of honest government on both sides of the border.

01-30-2016, 11:40 AM
I found it on YouTube for those who don't have Netflix: http://youtu.be/oLPMMTk9ERU it's a pretty cool documentary.