“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat

Two men appear on film in daylight hours. One is an extortionist and the other a victim who failed to pay for the mandatory shakedown imposed by thugs. 

Extortion is a common practice used by organized crime within Mexico. In 2021, a total of 8,827 cases of extortion were reported across Mexico, up from 7,960 cases a year earlier. 

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Video translation is as follows:

Sicario: This is what happens whenever anyone refuses to pay every week. You have to pay every week. Ok, now get into position, get into position. 

Captive: Please!

Sicario: That’s only been two licks. And we still have to reach a total of 10 hits. Go ahead and stand up. 

Captive: How many do we have to do?

Sicario: 10. 

Captive: Oh my God. 

Sicario: Stand up, stand up,stand up, stand up. 

Captive:  Please for the love of God…

Statista  La Masakr3