I drove to La Huerta today to pay car registration, business license etc.
I was counting on the Banamex to get cash but not only was it closed
(I guess there was not enough business to keep it open) but the cash
machine didn't have cash. So I drove the 20 minutes North to Casimiro
Castillo (what a thriving city that is) to use the Banamex there.
On the way I ran into one of the biggest army check points I have
ever encountered. There must have been 50+ soldiers there
including armored personnel carriers with 50 cal machine guns ready!
They asked me to get out of my car and did a light inspection before
allowing me to go my way. I couldn't help but wonder why they did
not run my license plate or ask for ID. I have encountered more
inquisition at a sobriety check in the US than that. On the way
back I didn't have to get out of the car. South of La Huerta I ran
into another bunch of big time army guys (about 40) but this time
they were trying to get a broken down personnel carrier repaired
so it could continue with the convoy. It will be interesting to see
how this turns out but suffice it to say that Nuevo Generation has
captured the attention of the world and is most likely the highest
priority on the to do list of the government at the highest level.
« Back to index | View thread »