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  •  Eh, let's see how this works out. This kind of (0+ / 0-)

    thing usually ends poorly.
    From the wikipedia on La Familia

    Mexican analysts believe that La Familia formed in the 1980s with the stated purpose of bringing order to Michoacán, emphasizing help and protection for the poor.[20] In its initial incarnation, La Familia formed as a group of vigilantes, spurred to power to counter interloping kidnappers and drug dealers, who were their stated enemies.[20] Since then, La Familia has capitalized on its reputation, building its myth, power and reach to transition into a criminal gang itself.

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