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June 12, 2012

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Good book to read and review. Being from and living in Monterrey, Mexico and having experienced the violent situation we live in first hand, I am sometimes turned off by articles and books that purport to show a reality but end up either demonizing or idealizing our situation, it is none of the above. Our city is not falling apart, it was caught unprepared by some cartels trying to seize the city for themselves and fighting an all out war to exterminate each other, but the city has been regaining its security street by street, community after community.
The cartels have taken a hit, they are now weakened and that is why they are moving into ever smaller towns and communities without presence of the army or federal police. The situation is not static, quite the opposite, it moves and changes every time.

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