Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The 'Rurales' Ride Again

Last year I posted about how some vigilantes in Mexico took on a local politician and the drug Cartel that was paying him. Apparently other groups of Mexicans having similar problems started giving the Cartels grief. The central government, already I guess 'embarrassed' by not being able handle either the Cartels or the Vigilantes, have decide to solve this touchy political problem.

They're legalizing some of the vigilante groups by incorporating them under the old Rural Defense corps laws that date back to the late 19th century.

In other words, The Rurales Are Back!

Now how exactly this is going to play out over the long run is anybody's guess. Obviously the potential for abusing heir new found legality is certainly there, but if nothing else, it's going to be interesting!


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