I was going to write more about the points but folks were getting confused. ;). The gist of the end of the story was that they didn't mess with the point worker. He wasn't stealing anything and there was no way my husband or neighbor would go and tell the soldiers where he was hiding. If they ratted him out and he survived he knew where we lived and would surely let his bosses know who had blew the wistle. My husband might be a little stick happy but not CRAZY.
It didn't surprise me much ( from the comments i've received) that people from tourist areas seemed less aware about what goes on in other parts of Mexico. I'm happy to know that there are more tranquil places.
I am however, PISSED that I received a comment from a couple of anonymous assholes berating and insulting me for the post that I wrote. One was from the border area (in texas!) and another from a tourist spot but the gist from both was that I'm a liar and a horrible person for further tarnishing Mexicos image.
REALLY F****RS?? I'm pretty sure it's not ME to blame for Mexico's image right now. This is MY daily lifeline Mexico. I live on the border and it's worse here than southern Mexico but this is MY BLOG and MY EXPERIENCE. Anybody who doesn't like the truth of what goes on here can PISS OFF.
The Cartels RUN Mexico. Every single facet to be found is touched by the cartels. It's not just drugs, they run the government (well duh) on down to the smallest of organizations. You want to open up a little corner shop to sell Cokes and chips? You better get permission. Want to sell Elotes or Pan from a bicycle? You better check in with the neighborhood "leader" and make sure it's ok. The FLEA MARKETS that my husband works in are controlled by the invisible hand.
Of course if you live in a beautiful resort town you're not going to see this kind of thing - you're insulated thanks be. Would you think they want their presence known where so much money can be made?
I could go for page after page and not just because I'm mad. It's LIFE here, not just the border, and if you don't know anything about it then consider yourself blessedly ignorant - but leave me the shit alone.