Mexican Oil and Drug Cartels: Cocaine Mexico's Vigilante State - Fault 10 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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Ikaika90 Ikaika
mexican carters they are demons
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Cowerd hidden face plays strong but afterlife we will see you in Hollywood Hemorrhoids homeworld to serve pornoland. Nice brother s who served your ass you become superstar
Claudio Lopez Abenza
Hang them High!!!
Danai Brown
this makes me mad as a a tomato
GrabbinSuccess_ ByTheNeck
Bird mans in the oil business
Nuttachat Wisittipanit
we need to nuke the hell out of mexico and call it mexicancy mixy epsy
Johnny Aingel
AMAZING story thank you for sharing this
Bill Wilson
The people have to get just as mean and wage guerilla war on the cartels.
Bill Wilson
Mexico is screwed. So sad.
Bill Wilson
Ha Ha the U.S cops will have their hands full in a few years. Leave those borders open.
Abdullah Antakia
And this is why you people should get electrical cars
Is no one gonna point out the reporter looks and sounds like the dude from bobs burgers
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Desculpa but that guy with the mask is definitely dead by now know doubt
John Beardt
If the cartels put some of the money in to the local neighborhoods and community and use it to better its people everyone would love and support them
Jack Benjamin
nice job hiding his face hahahaha, jesus
The people steal gas cause the government steals even more gas they just cover it they way things are in Mexico it's never gonna change the rich political people educate their kids to do the same and become even more greedy and corrupt and the poor people get tired of all this Injustice that it's easy to get brainwashed into becoming a cartel member
Diego Ojeda
I don´t think this guys realize how dangerous is what they´re doing, i mean if you come to mexico and properly take care, you might find a problem, but if you are here to find that problem. let me tell you, you are going to find it, vice founders are hardcore. they deserve a medal for bad assery
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Mexico's Vigilante State - Fault Mexican Oil and Drug Cartels: Cocaine 10 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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