Mexican Oil and Drug Cartels: Cocaine Mexico's Vigilante State - Fault 6 months ago   20:49

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VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Mexico to see the effects of cartel oil theft firsthand.

Mexico’s notoriously violent drug cartels are diversifying. Besides trafficking narcotics, extorting businesses, and brutally murdering their rivals, cartels are now at work exploiting their country’s precious number one export: oil.

Every day as many as 10,000 barrels of crude oil are stolen from Mexico’s state-run oil company, Pemex, through precarious illegal taps, which are prone to deadly accidents. Pemex estimates that it loses $5 billion annually in stolen oil, some of which ends up being sold over the border in US gas stations. As police fight the thieves, and the cartels fight each other, the number of victims caught in the battle for the pipelines continues to climb.

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VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Mexico to see the effects of cartel oil theft firsthand.
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maximus Ilive4theking
I'm sorry but if the guy with the covered face was my friend, I would be able to know it was him.
Flaz Hexic
What vice doesnt get is that the mexican goverment has no actual power, the cartels rule mexico
Allison White
So if the Mexican government konws about don't do Nada
If Mexico’s army would pull their heads out of their asses and grow a pair they could wipe out the cartels overnight
SnowRain Standoff
This guys Real gangs fck niggaz respect
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R Cas
Honestly id be tapping in to these oil lines too if i was living in Mexico don't seem like anyone's being prosecuted seems like they just turn the other way and pretend it's not happening
Matthew Mc D0nald
The government is the cartel
Zachary Lawrence
That's a fat out of shape zeta member
Zachary Lawrence
Can we talk about how they were welding on a running gasoline fuel line
Zachary Lawrence
If vice can find and intercept the of the biggest drug dealers, cartels, politicians, leaders, influencers, criminals. I beg the question what are my tax dollars actually doing
Bojan Radenkovic
So americans are the biggest oil dealers/cartel organization on the planet??? Biggest criminels and murderers :) #fact
Daniel Reynolds
Youtube: watch this!
Also youtube: don't watch this!!!
When Shes A Lesbain
Their military trucks looks so fucking cool
MrMonster Boyyy
its still Free El Chapo
They killed his whole family and took all his money....fck the cartel
Heriberto Ramos
In Kuwait oil is cheaper than water
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Mexico's Vigilante State - Fault Mexican Oil and Drug Cartels: Cocaine 6 months ago   25:05

Thousands of vigilantes have taken up arms to fight the Knights Templar drug cartel that has been terrorizing communities in the state of Michoacán. Businessmen, farmers, and even doctors have gone on the offensive to take back their towns and protect their families from extortion, rape, and murder at the hands of organized crime.

Fault Lines travels to the western Mexican state to follow the chaos unfolding there and examine how the federal government is attempting to control the complex situation on the ground.

Is this a popular uprising, or part of the same never-ending cycle of armed conflict that has routinely scarred the people of this agricultural state?

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