Gee, I would think the sub-machine guns would be considered contraband

Mexico – Prison guards give up keys to prisoners who murder rival gang members.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    That’s one of the differences between Canadian and Mexican prisons.
    In Canada the inmates are not allowed to have submachine guns and the keys to rival prisoners cells at the same time.

    Really, there’s like some kind of evil Hogan’s Heroes vibe going on in that video. The prisoners have all the means to escape, yet they stick around for some greater cause.

    • Man that is one failed state.

      • The Butterfly

        Failed people.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        It’s like f*cking Ontario down there!

        Seriously, not much prepares you for the real Mexico. It’s a ‘gotta see it to believe it’ kinda place, because you just do not understand how far things can unravel until you see Mexico, which is still better than some place like Afghanistan.

        • Clink9

          I made one trip there in the early eighties to Acapulco.

          Saw some real disturbing stuff and didn’t think the whole third world mess was quaint or cute.

          No need to ever return.

          • It’s shocking to read what has happened to Acapulco considering the tourist destination it once was.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Check out Tijuana, where they have giant billboards begging the tourists not to screw their street children until they have reached the age of twelve.
            Sounds reasonable!

          • Dana Garcia

            Twelve is old enough to get married in Mexico, so the billboards make sense, in a Mexican sort of way.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Depends on what part of Mexico.
            Lower Baja is 12, but upper Baja (where Tijuana is) is 14.
            Like that matters a bunch down there, but girls can marry at 12, with parental permission.
            I think the permission costs a few hundred bucks if you negotiate.

          • Underage marriage made sense in a 19th Century agricultural society — I think my Italian grandma married at 14 or younger. The difference being, it isn’t a “one-night-stand”, casual sex, or prostitution, it’s for life and people stayed faithful for life. In the rural areas there was no opportunity for advancement beyond the farm — the situation was the same for males and females in that respect. It made sense to marry young and become economically independent early in life.

            Urbanization changes that dynamic completely — it’s clearly sexual exploitation.

          • OMG.

          • Clink9

            I think I’ll wait until they’ve fully evolved. Oops. I’ll be dead by then!

        • Heh;)

        • With the drug Cartels and street gangs, Honduras and El Salvador have higher murder rates than Afghanistan and Iraq. Many of the “Carteleros” relocated there from Mexico after increasing pressure from law enforcement. And the gang members learned their smarts on the streets of L.A. before they were deported. Central America is much poorer than Mexico and has less international help.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I hope you are not serious.
            You don’t believe the MS-13 started out as a benevolence society and then went bad because of U.S. deportation policies, do you?
            Please, tell me you are kidding.

          • The MS-13 didn’t exist outside the U.S. — it was a “born in the U.S.A.” phenomenon. I don’t know the entire U.S. history but I would be willing to bet that harbouring illegal immigrants played a big role in creating that criminal underworld. The deportations were necessary, much sooner than later.

            As far as its roots in Latin America, there weren’t any — there was an old street gang going back many years called the “Mara Salvatrucha”, but they were practically insignificant. Petty criminals and wannabe mobsters who never made the news. The MS-13 was a hybrid from the U.S. — they probably hijacked the “MS” part of the name. Best of my knowledge anyway.

    • Canada has inmates? Coulda fooled me. The max you will do in prison for murder is about six years (which they call “life” in Canada). Unless you are a mass-murderer or serial killer. Then there’s a good chance you can actually do life — if and only if you are classified as “a dangerous offender”. Although I must admit that most mass-murderers and serial killers are grossly misunderstood here.

    • ntt1

      Hey they get three hots and a cot plus the guards are providing rudimentary security. there is dope and phones, its kind of a resort vibe.

  • Bataviawillem

    That took quite a bit of time, almost a full minute to kill somebody with a submachine gun, they must be amateurs.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I think they were being thorough.
      Really, really, thoroughly thorough.

  • Shebel

    The wife likes to travel ,try new things,see knew things— She has been to Mexico a few times—-
    I will highly recommend this place to her.

    • Clink9

      I would only go back surrounded by a Marine Battalion. And if they let me carry a rifle.

  • Richard_Romano

    Mexico is a vile place. Put huge fences all around it and forget its existence. You couldn’t pay me enough to visit.