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Gringo Hunters

By dave_7 from Lethbridge, Canada – Ford Thunderbird, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34584990

I would watch the hell out of this show:

There are a lot of them: Americans on the run from U.S. law enforcement who have slipped into northern Mexico. They include fugitives on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list, serial killers, billionaires accused of securities fraud. Here in Baja California, there’s one small unit of state police — 10 men and two women — assigned to catch them. Officially, they’re the International Liaison Unit. But they’re known by another name: the Gringo Hunters. Pursuing American fugitives in Mexico might seem like the punchline of an unwritten joke, a xenophobic stereotype inverted: Donald Trump’s “bad hombres” in reverse.

The article makes an interesting point; escaping to Mexico after killing someone or committing some other horrific crime really is a long-standing trope in American culture. It does seem altogether reasonable that Mexico would be a touch resentful about being the destination of choice for many of America’s most optimistic criminals.

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