In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," shepherds a citizen uprising against the Knights Templar, the violent drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley—a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley—Tim "Nailer" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to halt Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border.
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Cartel Land gives a no BS look at the war on drugs along the border in Arizona and in Michoacán. It's realism will give individuals who don't have a clue of what goes on in this battle a moment to ponder just how intense and possibly, hopeless it can be.
Cartel Land focuses on Tim "Nailer" Foley, the leader of Arizona Border Recon as well as Dr José Mireles, a Michoacán-based physician who leads the Autodefensas. Each man steadfastly believes that what they are doing is right. Foley, is more of the brash, good ole boy, get er done camp. Dr. Mireles is very charismatic and a man of the people. His speeches and rallying of the people in Michoacán makes him a focal point of the war on drugs in Mexico.
Cartel Land gives a perspective of this fight that I had never really seen before. It's captivating, engrossing and very real.