Mexican Oil and Drug Cartels: Cocaine Sex, Girls & STDs: The R Kelly 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 U.S. 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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Luke Peters
mexico has a military? and they aren't being paid off by the cartels? right...
rolland mousseaux
cartels = criminal JU banksters
Josh Brome
America takes oil too, its okay.
That's why The New Mexican Government Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has promoted severe Laws against Corruption . And by Law it will be hard for them to steal the Oil from all Mexicans. With the new NATIONAL GUARD it will be difficult for people or Gang member to do what they where use to do.
Build the wall, protect the border.
Aleks Саня
united states have no more options to survive... using escobar quotes... legally killing people just to make sufficient funds and cover their shit....
Abel Gonzalez
Wonder and wonder , why being so tolerant to this criminals ! ...
Kovaso Bix
Let me guess, the same big U.S/U.K/Dutch big oil corps buys this stolen oil for pittance, unbeknownst to the fleeced tax payer.

Same strategy used in Iraq and Syria with ISIS.
Shane Jeanfaivre
For once I'm on the Cartels side. The US government robs its own citizens selling us oil when they have the technology to make it unnecessary for us to Have to use it in automobiles, motorcycles, boats, planes, etc.
captain AMERICA
Don't go to Mexico 😎
lamberto fierro
Mexico needs a Trump for punishment for the cartels
Fher Villamar
this is 2014!! TRUMP JUST F()CKed you up !! USA !! Keep BUILDING THE WALL ! 2014 was Obamas watch! Trump 2020 !!
Sharrieff Vincent
@05:35 - 06:15 should be an intro to a movie on Los Zetas I got hyped up and chills at the same time !
MC Davis
Shut down their guns and bullet supply and execute the cartel on sight will stop it .
cartels bad--corporations good
8:23 I wonder if this guy is still alive ...
Hotlegs Hoolihan
The US moves our oil around in trucks to prevent the mafia from sophoning it. Mexico could try this.
Dos Equis
Will be interesting if Vice News makes an update to this issue. The new Mexican President (AMLO) is trying hard to shutdown this problem.
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