Avocado Farmers vs The Narcos

by mexicowanderer, Friday, July 07, 2017, 13:23 (345 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

Los Aguacateros are an independent bunch. Because their industry provides Morelia with money the only substance corrupt legislators acknowledge, the pressure of firearms legality is lessened.

Michoacan has an infamous history of "Los Rurales". The number of incidents is in the hundreds, spanning a hundred years. The self-defense forces organize. Perhaps to tar and feather a lumber tree clear-cutter scout who would soon mark a thousand pinos for chopping.

Unresponsive PGE elements who allow and perhaps even franchise regional criminal elements.

But being organized and armed, it did not take long for Los Rurales to dredge up long standing feuds with neighboring municipidades and personalities. Land disputes, water rights. Hilda the alcalde's favorite daughter ran off with Juanito.How dare they violate the wishes of their parents!

Meetings passed, the liquor flowed. Old insults re-surfaced, macho apenado glowed bright and soon an armed conflict became inevitable.

With the aguacateros, long simmering animosity is absent.

Now if they would only do something about the CJNG and mineros and chofers of Mittal. Different issue and far less likely to degrade to impact the life of Mexicanos, never mind visitors.

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