Even Haiti, of all places, is giving us the cold shoulder. That’s right, the asshole of the Caribbean would rather starve to death and die of countless other diseases that are far more nasty than this harmless, pussy flu than receive a boatload of humanitarian aid, as in food and medicine. God forbid the big bad Swine Flu spoils the native fauna of the disease-ridden voodoo paradise of Port au Prince.
I even heard something about a Bahamas cruise that was booting Mexicans off at the nearest port. They got no refund and no explanation, only told that it was a measure to “guarantee” the safety of the ship.
We are getting a bad rep for this because we are the ones that have been hit the hardest, but it’s not like it came from here. Hey, it’s very likely that the flu originated in the Imperial Valley near San Diego. As in, America. Leave it to the media to spin it that it was in a mainly MEXICAN neighborhood in San Diego. Other theories place the origin in filthy, American-run pig farms that had been relocated to Mexico to take advantage of our lax laws so the pigs could be even filthier and more disease ridden.
But things have normalized. The nightlife is back to normal, with every “antro” (club) operating and the Barrio Antiguo (Monterrey’s bumpin’ downtown section) coming back to life. I trust that weekends will pick up again soon.
The drug trade is the lifeblood of Monterrey, a reflection of how society is doing. And judging by recent activity, we are back to normal.
The first sign of recovery was observed when the Zeta’s jefe de plaza from Santiago, Nuevo Leon, was captured a few weeks ago after a shootout with the army. “El Ruly” Salinas (L-13) was at a high class party when the Man decided to take him down. The Army captured him along with some of his bodyguards and confiscated some gold-plated, diamond encrusted 45s along with some purebred horses and even some boats. All in all, it was an honest day’s work.
The Zetas were also involved in another shootout during a party celebrating the jefe de plaza of San Nicolas, Nuevo Leon. If you remember, I wrote about the army’s recent precision-guided operations that have been taking down capos without having to fire a single shot. It was impressive stuff. But, well, that went out the window. Now we’re back to the good ol’ days of blood and violence. In this shootout, the soldiers managed to wound the jefe de plaza, only known as “Comandante Colosio.” But he managed to escape the ambush because he was rescued by…a police officer known as “El tiburon” or “shark”, who worked for him as his jefe de halcones.
Then this past week, El Nito, who was going to be the successor of “La Burra” Huerta was captured in the old airport after he arrived from Acapulco. A few days later, there was news of a shootout that erupted when a team of sicarios moved in to execute a police commander and kidnap seven of his underlings. They didn’t kill them though, “returning” them 24 hours later unharmed. But I’m pretty sure they got to know each other real good, with the cops “conditioned” to be sympathetic to the sicario cause.
Yes, life is back to normal for the hardworking people of Monterrey. We here hardly think about the pandemic anymore. Like I said, we are more worried about soccer than these pesky little bugs. What can I say, that’s how Mexicans are. If we are going to die, we might as well have fun doing it. You, my gringo friends, prefer to go out in fear.
Pancho Montana is an eXiled Special Mexican War on Drugs Correspondent.
As a native of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, located in northern Mexico, Mr. Montana lives in Gulf Cartel territory. That means the streets belong to the Zetas, a paramilitary organization trained by the Yankees and hired by the Gulf Cartel to keep things civilized and business booming.
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