Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

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We have crossed over into a sort of psychotic barbarism, leaving the civilized world for the foreseeable future.

Refugee Office That Lost 1,500 Kids Not ‘Legally Responsible’ For Finding Them: Official

Wagner also said that the “ORR is not legally responsible for children after they are released from ORR care” and handed over to a sponsor. In 2017 alone, more than 40,000 children were taken from the U.S.-Mexico border by the Department of Homeland Security and handed over to the ORR.

This empire becomes more evil by the hour.

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CIA’s Mexico Branch

Posted: October 20, 2017 in -
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CIA’s asset in Mexico was architect of some of the worst atrocities of the Dirty War

Agency considered spymaster Miguel Nazar Haro’s brutal reign a period of “stability” that justified his ties to narcotics, the murder of a DEA agent, and even genocide

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Young Nazi wannabees invade Mexico and start shit in Cancun. Generation Fucktard partying through the apocalypse…

Irony escapes douchebros:
Spring breakers on Cancun cruise chant ‘Build that wall’

Donald Trump

 

Now it’s Mexico.

Donald Trump tells Mexican president he will send in US military if ‘bad hombres’ aren’t dealt with

“You have a bunch of bad hombres down there,” Trump told Pena Nieto, according to the excerpt given to AP. “You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”

Previously his administration has threatened China and Iran, plus it has launched a commando attack in Yemen that killed dozens.

 

Uprising in Mexico

Posted: October 14, 2014 in -
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The local police are allegedly working with a powerful drug cartel and it’s feared that 10 newly discovered mass graves may contain the bodies of the students taken on September 26. “Up to 20” charred remains were discovered on Saturday.

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Mexican Grindhouse

Critics are polarized over this one. It’s been on my Netflix queue since it released, and I finally got around to it. There are pluses and minuses here. On the one hand they took it seriously, with a budget, shot on film, a number of locations and an unconventional story. On the other, it feels confined and constrained anyway with a couple of self-indulgent drawn out, slow scenes at the beginning that scream “I’m an Auteur!”

The family is perhaps not so believable either, a bit too fantastical in their interpersonal relationships.  They seemed stilted and scripted. What sticks out as exceptional is the greater meaning they seem to represent: the old ways vs. the modern. The family is a throwback to Mexican Indian savages, with cannibal rituals that survive in the shadows. Good idea, but it seemed more influenced by American slasher gore than by any anthropological exploration of people on the fringes.

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The characters are simple, way too simple. Their crimes are blundering and incompetent, surely unrealistic in their sheer incompetence. How does a cannibal family survive that long with such poor hunting skills?

In the end it seems to be a nasty statement about eradicating the primitives and their ways. Not that the modern forces are any more competent. The police are fools as well. Everyone is poorly skilled and blundering about in this world. I’m not sure the makers have a very positive view of humanity at all.

Poverty plays a background role.  The family ends up in dire economic straits at the film’s inception.  They live in a bare hovel.  Even their victims are mostly poor, from street kids to streetwalker whores.  What’s more the police are motivated to solve the case to get a bonus and a promotion.  Is poverty a motivator for the cannibalism?  Not so much, it turns out.  They aren’t hunting to have enough to eat, but for a religious ritual that needs to occur before a time deadline.

It is what it is.  The story lingers about the next day, and so maybe there’s more to ponder.

We Are What We Are inspired a US remake as well, which raked in some higher scores over at the Tomato site.  Maybe it’s worth a look.

3/5

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Machete don’t Tweet, and his blade may be collecting a bit of rust. This sequel to the head chopping Mexican badass universe shows that the joke has already been pushed too far. It felt like the scriptwriters were just phoning it in.

There isn’t much use keeping track of the plot or any sense of danger in this one. It cheapens itself by massacring just about everyone who appears on screen. It’s a constant stream of bullets and severed limbs without much drama worth mentioning.

Not that I expected Shakespeare in a grindhouse spoof, but still, you gotta care enough that the story actually makes some sense. Here it’s just a vehicle for a series of cameos. The best bits are in the trailer anyway, and so my disappointment is real.

Rodriguez has enough talent to put it to use actually saying something. The Machete franchise has included some racial content, xenophobia, racist white people policies of the US, but he’s largely abandoned that with a few stock caricatures thrown in purely for laughs.

Will I show up for Machete in Space, if the thing gets off the ground? Dunno. Probably not.

2/5, no trailer.