Cartel chaos?

fishkilr

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The news says northern Baja has gone beyond the normal war zone between the cartel and Mexico officials...
Their saying the troops have come to Tijuana and rosarita and Ensenada en masse to control things but the kidnappings and violent attacks are rampant..
I know alot of guys head down there regularly but I can't find any recent threads about it..
They are telling Americans to shelter in place if there and not to travel to or through these areas if planning to do so..
Anyone been down there the last week or so and can give their view on the reported chaos?

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strackle99

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The news says northern Baja has gone beyond the normal war zone between the cartel and Mexico officials...
Their saying the troops have come to Tijuana and rosarita and Ensenada en masse to control things but the kidnappings and violent attacks are rampant..
I know alot of guys head down there regularly but I can't find any recent threads about it..
They are telling Americans to shelter in place if there and not to travel to or through these areas if planning to do so..
Anyone been down there the last week or so and can give their view on the reported chaos?

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I live just north of Rosarito.

Friday evening was chaotic, but law enforcement had everything back to normal by midnight.

I laid low yesterday, and didn't leave the house. Traffic was very light on the toll road.

Crossed the border today, and everthing was normal.

I realize I live in a high crime area, but the violence is mostly targeted between cartels. Violence against gringos is pretty rare.
 
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I quit going about 6 years ago. I really wish I could go back, but four things make that very unlikely anytime soon: 1) crime in Mexico is increasingly spilling over to non-drug involved people, 2) Covid -- if I get it, I don't want to be far from home, 3) the fish are here (yea! global warming), and 4) I bought a vacation house I would rather go to. But I do hope to return, with my boat, possibly to PV or La Paz or Loreto, but at least Ensenada, in the not too distant future.
 
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    The news says northern Baja has gone beyond the normal war zone between the cartel and Mexico officials...
    Their saying the troops have come to Tijuana and rosarita and Ensenada en masse to control things but the kidnappings and violent attacks are rampant..
    I know alot of guys head down there regularly but I can't find any recent threads about it..
    They are telling Americans to shelter in place if there and not to travel to or through these areas if planning to do so..
    Anyone been down there the last week or so and can give their view on the reported chaos?

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    THAT SUCKS but curious as to why on Fishing Chit Chat, not on Nonsense board? LOL
    All that shit going on is nonsense for sure.
     
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    strackle99

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    Don't hang out where the cartel is active.

    They are actually just whacking poor humps standing in front of restaurants, that have zero to do with anything.
    While that has happened, it is very unlikely.

    Dying in a car accident is far more likely.
     
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    Now that is about the most bull shit statement I have ever heard. I LIVE IN Arizona, a ********** state with legal rights to carry a gun. And we have some nasty crime areas too
     
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    tunakillerjoe1

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    Now that is about the most bull shit statement I have ever heard. I LIVE IN Arizona, a ********** state with legal rights to carry a gun. And we have some nasty crime areas too
    What do you disagree with? Can you carry in Mexico? No. Can you (then) defend yourself the same in Mexico? Crime happens when you least expect it. That is why you carry everywhere, not just "high crime neighborhoods". Many folks have CCW permits in Calif. too.
     
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