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Guadalajara is known as Mexico’s Silicon Valley
by Trixy Gomez
Wednesday Apr 25th, 2018 2:01 PM
Mexico
As Americans we fail to realize how fortunate we are to have law and order. Just below America lies a cartel ran country where calling law enforcement for emergencies produces little to no results. Recently the killing of three Mexican film students surprisingly made headlines. Javier Salomón Aceves Gastélum, Marco García Francisco Ávalos, and Jesús Daniel Díaz were abducted by the Nueva Generacion Cartel in Guadalajara while working on a film project, unknowingly, in a house said to be used by a rival gang Nueva Plaza. Reports indicate they were last seen alive being forced into a vehicle by men dressed as police officers. The three students had no cartel ties, but were later beaten, murdered, and dissolved in acid. News of the students’ fates sent Guadalajara residents on an angry march.

Jalisco’s city Guadalajara is Mexico’s second largest city and is known as Mexico’s Silicon Valley. The state of Jalisco itself is Mexico’s most prosperous state and unfortunately home to the powerful Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel. Journalists who have attempted to cover the violence in Mexico’s most violent states are murdered. States where violence is at nearly the highest such as Guerrero, serves as an opium producer for its most in demand client; America. Mexico’s people have little to nowhere to turn in poverty-stricken areas that often times they become involved with the cartels for money which then leads to a drug dependency.

In America we protest for the unjust killings that occur such as school shootings and we demand change, but just imagine if comparable killings occurred on a daily basis and no one ever did anything about it because everyone in power was on a cartel salary? Yet we’re appalled when we hear about the extreme measures Central Americans go through to get to this country in the efforts to escape their crime-poverty infested country. Instead of judging and demanding for the force removal of immigrants we should shed light and bring Mexico’s cartel problem to attention and stress the removal of the corrupt in power. If the government could take control and apply law and order, Mexican citizens wouldn’t want to leave their country.