The last week started slow. That always gets my attention and you want to know why, but it leaves me guessing. Tijuana has been victimized with lots of violence and that cannot be good for business. The very much loved Zona Norte has had maybe 10 murders in the past 3 weeks. That is a place I enjoy visiting, but I find it quite disheartening what is going on. I have defended the reputation of my adopted city as I was always the first that would answer, that in fact we had violence, but not in the area of tourism. Not sure how long this will last, but I am concerned.
I have lots of ideas and the truth is I don’t know much for sure. It seems to me, that the problems are from two groups. Outside of the Zona their have been dead bodies showing up around town(and not in the area of tourism) with messages attached to the bodies. The notes have said the responsibility party is the CAR (Cartel Arellano Félix), but I am not so sure. Many of their people are finishing up prison sentences. They were in battle for control of the border, but these killings seem to be in regard to local sales. At least these killings are not being witnessed and so collateral damage is less than likely.
Their is a group from Guadalajara that is claiming responsibility for the murders there. They seem to be killing dope peddlers on the streets and have said that women and children won’t be spared. Anyone that provides a threat could be killed. They call themselves the New Generation that has no respect for the old rules for doing business. At the very least they are getting attention and I have no interest in the drug trade, but I would say that I for sure would not want to sell in our beloved Zona Norte.
Many of you know that several years ago I met with Julián Leyzaola when he was the secretary of police. He was controversial, but things changed with him in charge. Tijuana became quite safe with him here in town. After his term hear he took a similar position in Juarez, where the drug battles were averaging 10 killings a day, and declined to an amazing 18 murders in a month when he retired. Well their was an attempted assassination on his wife last week, but I am happy to announce he is alive and getting along. It was not a well thought out assassination attempt and actually appears to be from within the police force in Juarez. I have much respect for the man and wish him the best life has to offer. He deserves to retire and enjoy life. Sadly he will have to make his home outside of Mexico.
Just a few weeks ago, the big story in Tijuana was a Chinese restaurant was serving dog. I think those of us in Tijuana very much prefer that the big News story is about restaurants and not about violence. Please keep Tijuana and the good people of Tijuana in your prayers.
Anyway after a few slow days, our business picked up on Thursday and has been going strong. Our team is really deep with a variety of chicas getting work. Chantel is doing real well and new chica Samantha is as well. Looks like a couple of chicas will be returning soon so keep an eye on the site. Ingrid and Tiffany are gone but that may be just a temporary situation. Both are welcome back at any time.
I did well at Pimlico Friday and even made money on Saturday, but not in the Preakness stakes. I really don’t know much about horse racing but I give is a shot on big race days. It is nice when everything works out. I give it another shot in about 3 weeks at Belmont.
Wherever you are please be careful and when you get the chance come see us. We love when you guys visit and we should have some new talent soon.