Absurdo/Absurd! Was the RPG authentic in 2015 that shot down a military helicopter? #Mencho’s weapons are much more powerful now, he has a war weapon cache. While gob “analyzes”, homicides are record-breaking.#CJNG #Jalisco https://t.co/aCpgMPjuv7
Mexican cartel shows its might as president visits its heartland
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A video depicting a sprawling military-style convoy of one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels circulated on social networks on Friday just as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the group’s heartland.
“Only Mencho’s people,” members of the cartel shout, pumping their fists and flashing their long guns. The cry was a salute to their leader, Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera, one of the country’s most-wanted drug lords.
The video’s release coincided with Lopez Obrador’s visit to the states of Guanajuato, Jalisco and Colima, some of the cartel’s strongholds.
“They are sending a clear message… that they basically rule Mexico, not Lopez Obrador,” said Mike Vigil, a former chief of international operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.