Agricultores toman ss armas para defenderse de los narcotráficantes. Una nueva ruta para llegar a Estados Unidos es encontrada, pero resulta muy peligrosa de cruzar.
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ui y ahorain the middle of the chaos in
afghanistan, a chilean warcorrespondent is trapped as he
tries to escape, he helps thosehe interviewed.
>> i am running a lot of risk bycontinuing to record.
>> they have reached theirlimit.
farmers pick up arms to defendagainst cartels which they say
came and said we had to givethem money.
>> with blood and pain, theyterrorize the country but with
cocaine money, they plantedloyalties that continue in e
ffect decades later.>> may he be forgiven if he ever
did something bad because forus, he is a good person.
>> there is a new route to getthe united states filled with
risks and dangers where labs getlost.
the ocean is a normas.-- enormous.
i am afraid.a mexican woman who married a
man from another country foundout that things are not always
as they seem.>> my children will be half
commoners.all of this and more tonight on
"aqui y ahora."the largest military evacuation
and history of the unitedstates.
at this moment, thousands ofpeople are trying to flee the
taliban in afghanistan.good evening.
i am teresa.>> i am ilia.
angie sandoval brings us thestory of a hispanic journalist
who in the midst of the mostdifficult assignment, found a
bigger calling the on reporting-- beyond reporting.
>> this is kabul.the capital of afghanistan is
now a city besieged by armedextremists.
those on the street of oak alife that you think will return.
>> the embassy in the unitedstates, this american symbol is
now under taliban control.>> in the middle of that chaos,
tell them on each side, talibanbehind us.
>> this is jorge sayid, one ofthe few western journalists
remains in that country.>> you can hear any lenses.
>> to -- ambulances.>> to avoid detection by the
taliban, -- sayid avoidsdetection in typical fashion.
he is joined by a translator.a translator here is the eyes
and ears of a foreigner.that is why they can receive the
worst penalty.that is losing their head.
in my case, i might be heldprisoner.
>> the taliban saidinternational troops will not be
able to control airports afterthe 31st of august.
the journalist is on a raceagainst time to the country.
i am running the risk -- a bigrisk by continuing to record.
i am very lucky but i dont knowhow long that luck will last.
on the others of the world,every message i got from jorge
is a relief.in santiago, july -- chile, his
friend cant wait for him toleave afghanistan.
when i get a message, i go "heis okay."
as a war correspondent, he is aveteran, he has been in very
dangerous places.why is this situation more
dangerous?places like syria and egypt and
others, these were crises thathe arrived at when they already
unfolded.in afghanistan, things are very
different from the other crises.according to sayid, he does not
want to leave afghanistanwithout helping the afghan
professionals he interviewed forhis documentary.
i felt there was a need.>> especially toward journalism
students who have family inchile.
>> i am a girl from afghanistan.>> she is barely 19 years old.
for safety reasons, she askedthat we hide her identity.
>> i am a woman, taliban dontcount us as people to men.
there is a dark future .>> do you feel responsible for
you go what if the taliban seethis interview?
they will go look for her.on august 20 have, there was no
time to lose.we received any mill that said
not to go to the airports.because we could be kidnapped by
the islamic state.the u.s. embassy warned that
isis could attack at any moment.nonetheless, said made a
decision.the journalist is not living
alone.the student is leaving with him.
>> it is a huge multitude here,trying to escape from the
airport.there are so many people.
when they arrived at theairport, they faced a large,
desperate cloud that would notlet them advance.
there were people on the ruse.you cant commit kate with the
shoulders -- communicate withthe soldiers.
said and the young woman try tofind another way to enter.
this is not the first time thejournalist tries to get to the
airport.it was at night.
people running from one side toanother.
last week, he helped an afghanjournalist and human rights
activist leave the country.the taliban were on one side.
they were very violent on theone hand.
because of their idea ofparadise, they dont fear death.
>> he was robbed during thejourney.
he said it was worth it.>> we will continue transport of
people as much as possible.>> she is one of thousands of
refugees that some in the unitedstates and some let in -- some
latin american countries haveagreed to take in.
now, said and people with himare trying to eswcape -- escape.
the situation outside the kabulairport becomes more
complicated.nonetheless, they do not give up
.on thursday morning, there was
more uncertainty and terror.two bombs exploded near the
airport.one at the entrance where sayid
a -- said and the young womanwere.
in chile, gustavo holds hisbreath.
>> the fact that he is reportingthere is very brave but now he
is working toward helping thesepeople.
it is difficult to skip thiscountry.
it is very dramatic.they still have not been able to
enter the airport.>> look at what this means.
no one can arrive.it is filthy.
look at these children.they see a chance to scale a
wall.said helps the young afghan
woman to climb over.he fights so that other women
can do the same.[screaming]
>> he gives his soldier to au.s. soldier.
minutes later, we got thisconfirmation.
jorge said is now in spain.he is whats his objective.
being much more than the eyesand the voice of the conflict.
>> i feel we need to finish thestory.
it needs to end well.>> the taliban give the u.s. a
deadline that inspires in 48hours to leave the country but
the u.s. says they will continuebeing involved in the united
states to help evacuate otheramericans trapped in the
country.it is possible that many afghans
who helped americans during thewar may not be able to leave in
tonight on "aqui y ahtime.
we will return with more"aqui y ahora."
before that, tired of beingattacked, farther -- farmers
traded their tools for weaponsand faced off against powerful
>> farmers in the next insteadof -- the mexican state of
michoacan and cartels are atodds every day shootouts are
common as well as road closures.many people feel trapped in the
cross fire.tifani tells us what they do to
j--jesus worked to the plant is
alive.up until now, this tool was the
only thing he used.they came and said we had to pay
them $50 a day.>> this man is a farmer.
it is in one of the mostproductive areas of mexico.
they eventually charged us100,000 pesos every year.
one time he did not pay on time.several of his workers were
kidnapped.>> they enact my father and
brother.we had to sell most of what we
own.we had to sell an avocado
orchard.the orchard was 12 factors --
hectars.there were times they would come
and those of us with daughters,there would be a group and they
would say you have to get yourdaughter ready for me because
she is coming with me.according to him --
michoacan has a long history ofviolence and a lack of presence
from the state.this man is a specialist in
security.they are more powerful than the
state police and army.it is not because the army does
not have any power.it is because the army does not
have any power there.>> that is why these farmers say
they took up arms to defendthemselves.
>> i think it is drastic to takeup arms and feel like this is
your only way out.how do you reach that
conclusion?>> because the people wanted to
take what we are --earn --avocado farmers have joined
believing that there is strengthin unity.
especially in the last two yearswhen the jalisco cartel has
launched an effort to take overthe land.
>> we cooperate with each other,farmers, businessmen.
we have a co-op.we pay workers and by weapons.
-- buy weapons but we cantcomplete with -- compete with
their weaponry.yesterday, they left.
they belong to an organizationcalled united people.
they train frequently and theytake turns watching orchard.
recently they were informed thatsome men from the jalisco cartel
were on the way.the farmers made a perimeter
around the city to keep themaway.
the cartel did not arrive and astandoff was avoided but they
are not always so lucky.fight between different groups
are more frequent.sometimes they make it so the
population is trapped in thecrossfire.
despite that these scenes are,,andres manuel lopez obrador
refuses to -- these scenes arecommon, andres manuel lopez
obrador refuses to admit thereis a crisis.
>> we can talk about peace andtranquility in this country.
the government knows perfectlywell what is happening in
michoacan but they prioritizeother things.
>> a few weeks, the presidentcondemned the self-defense
groups and said it is illegal totake estes in their own hands.
for his part, he acknowledgesthat taking up arms violates the
law but he plans the governmentfor putting him in an impossible
situation.>> is it criminal to defend your
patrimony against a terrorist?>> self-defense groups are
religion in response to the lackof protection from the
government.>> i have been paying taxes to
be protected.after a whole life of
cultivating avocado, he is nowraising cranberries which he
says are easier to raise andtransport.
>> those who like to work andpreviously did not like to
fight, we prefer paying, payingout organized crime.
>> you are a farmer by day and awarrior by night.
>> why do you cover your face?>> i am afraid of the
government.i am not afraid of the cartel, i
am afraid of the government.>> does your wife know how to
use a weapon?>> she does.
it is sad to have to teach yourchild to shoot but sometimes if
they come for us at the houseand i am not there, they may
have to do something.i have cousins who are missing
and friend to never came back.i think this is the only option.
>> what a terrible story, inaugust of last year, the
government of mexico sued 11weapons companies in the united
states according to governmentreports.
every year, over half a millionweapons enter the country
illegally.we will be back after a short
break.when we return, we will speak>> the generosity of drug
cartels and its leaders isnothing new.
for decades, the criminalleaders talked silence in
exchange for power andinfluence.
we hear about how many peoplethere feel eternal gratitude.
>> for me, i love them verymuch.
i adore him.>> maria del consuelo montoya is
referring to legendary drugtrafficker, pablo escobar.
>> i have nothing but goodthings to say about him because
he did something very good forus.
>> in the beginning of the1980s and supported by
politicians of the era, hestarted a program to give homes
to low income people.these people, internally
grateful can be found on everycorner.
>> he did everything --something very big that even the
president has not done so much.that was 40 years ago.
>> my house was -- it had a tinroof.
>> she and maria consuelo livedin squalor until the drug lord
made them a promise.at the time, the drug smugglers
names were barely known.but they were trying to find
another way to show their powerand their reach.
this drug trafficker had thehabit of giving cash and the
images of him giving out moneyon soccer fields traveled the
world.another leader of that cartel is
remembered by his formeremployees.
>> this was the main door to therestaurant.
i get a lump in my throat.>> there was a tourist project
in the area.they also opened the doors to
hundreds of employees.rebel was -- raul was a waiter
at the time.>> it was a wonderful time in
terms of work.financially.
>> he has another image of thebloody criminals.
>> mentality, their ideology wasto help the neediest people.
>> many people recall themythical moments went the
generosity of the drugtraffickers was apparent.
i talked to men climbing up thelandfill and i said i think that
man is pablo.he was with someone else.
he would tell his companion, hewould say we have to do
something for these people.we cant leave them here.
>> they hoped they would havegood luck.
>> they made a prop -- promise.the drug lord filled that
promise.in 1983, he created this
neighborhood that airs his name.for many people, it was the
product of drug trafficking butfor the people who lived here,
it is the result of thegenerosity of the people that
gave it to them.pablo escobar created a whole
neighborhood for the neediestpeople.
for many people, it seemed likelife was finally smiling upon
them.they say that back then, they
did not now where the money fromthese generous men came from.
they also did not know aboutdrug smuggling but when they
later found out, their opiniondid not change.
>> what do you think now?>> i think that if it were not
for that, we would not have ahome.
>> they show the home they havelived in for four decades with
pride.they even pray for the safety of
the drug trafficker.>> i asked god to have him in
his glory and forgive him if heever did anything bad.
for us, he was a good person.it was a miracle.
>> why?>> because otherwise we would
have remained where we were.we did not have the money to buy
a house.>> deep gratitude helps them
overlook some of what he did.>> i think that what he did for
poor people outweighs what hehas done.
>> in 1993, escobar died, killedby the authorities.
this neighborhood remainsintact.
there is even a tourist agencyand a travel agency and a
barbershop with his image.>> this is the problem ask of
our neighborhood, this is wherewe were born and raised.
>> it has now become a touristdestination for foreigners who
see how thanks to his donations,even after his death, pablo
escobar continues to have aninfluence.
>> u.s. a very good person.they tell us that he killed
people and planted bombs andthings like that but all i can
say about him is that he took usout of that garbage dump.
>> in addition to the publicescobar -- populist bar
neighborhood in many in, theyhad projects that included
reforestation and theimprovement of many french
sports fields.we will be back with more "aqui
y ahora."in the depths of its waters is
where it ended up.the terror of the pacific ocean.♪
>> the piece that -- peace thatcan be found on the west coast
is like a mirage for immigrantsof the unit stays.
as pablo escobar tells us, thewater can betray as much as a
new route.>> the sun is rising on the
coast.everything is tranquil.
in ensenada, thissearch-and-rescue worker gets
ready for whatever mighthappen.
>> we try to save lives in theocean.
>> the coast guard does itsthing as well.
the border patrol is on alert.our maritime unit is patrolling
24 hours a day and 7 days aweek.
>> humans, drugs, we areanything illicit that could be
coming from mexico.look at the boats go by, you see
how they interact with you.all of those factors determine
whether we are going to stopthem.
>> unfortunately, there has beena lot of maritime contraband.
not just human smuggling butnarcotics.
>> one day he said to me thatthe ocean is in normas --
enormous.the ocean is enormous.
i am afraid.she tells us that her sister was
caught twice using the desertand the mountains.
she was deported despite herpleas for asylum.
>> your sister is coming byboat?
>> the boat is big.if she feels bad, there is a
place for her to sleep.>>>> she did not know how to
sleep but the offer wastempting.
after months, maria remained intijuana, trapped.
meanwhile, my report of thensenada --the
search-and-rescue team gets analert.
>>>> this ended with the rescueof 20 people.
>> since the boat was closer tothe coast guard, they stopped
and verified their nationalityand let the mexican marines
know.the personnel has brought them
back safely to the port.>> they dont know who these
people will be.all they know is that they need
to rescue them and help them.providing them medical
assistance and whatever elsethey may need.
so far in 2021, they haverescued approximately 177
people.the vast majority are mexican.
in other occasions, thesituation has ended tragically
as angel marano from the borderpatrol tells us, there have been
instances where some migrantshave boarded ships in ensenada
or rosarito and havedisappeared.
there are at least fiveinvestigations underway in
california.>> the coronation with this
organization is vital.>> it is clear that some are
patrolling on one side andothers on the other.
the marine crossings are withouta doubt increasing.
>> it was early one morning andshe said i am leaving.
may gbod bless you.i love you very much.
dont forget that.>> gabriella was impatient and
could not sleep.>> she had a lot of mixed
emotions.the only thing that kept her
calm were the words of someonefrom tijuana who was assuring
the family.your sister is leaving on
friday.she will be celebrate in
saturday afternoon.there will you and be a
barbecue.>> on sunday, gabriella was
going to meet her sister.this was a boat with 33 people.
it had wrecked in san diego.again, calling all the
hospitals.they told me she was not there.
the woman said for her at themorgue.
yes, that is where she was.my world collapsed.
the mexican consulate in sandiego helped gabriella and the
painful process.>> we helped repatriate her
belongings.these are devastating events for
families.for entire communities.
this by the tragedies, colorscan tells gutierrez says these
votes do not stop.>> in 2018, there were 122
events.in 2020, there were 309.
in 2021, so far, we have had 302events.
>> in the last fee hours, thatnumber went up to 112.
the consul says both countriescan work to battle against
maritime trafficking.the marines provide new
elements.all instructors have received
courses from the coast guard andair force in the united states.
we have also been trained inspain and columbia.
>> we have two boats.they are 25 feet in length.
they are equipped with radartechnology.
as you can see, this radio wehave here is an open radio.
not just the coast guard and theborder patrol but anybody has
access to this means ofcommunication.
>>, gabriella of that no oneelse needs to use it.
>> the captain of this boatfaces charges.
we will be back.>> when we return, she thought
she had found happiness andafter being married for a year,
found out that nobility was notas s♪
>> it seemed like a fairy tale.there was an english nobleman, a
castle and a promise of internallove -- eternal love.
what hannah did not imagine isthat her story would become a
nightmare.i talked with this woman who is
raising serious acquisitions --accusations.
also, why everything thatglitters isnt gold.
>> i grew up in tijuana.my father was british and my
mother was mexican.i had that combination of
cultures and linkages.>> she learned about --
languages.>> she learned about the
importance of education at home.she had a foundation that
promotes the learning of englishin low income communities.
>> in 2018, at the end of 2018,i finished my political work and
i felt i needed somethingdifferent.
>> that is when she decided tomove to london.
>> a friend of mine said theressomeone i want to introduce you
to.>> that person was the english
aristocrat.had his friend met him through
someone else, my friend says doyou know a latina?
she said yes, i know hanna.i think that he wanted somebody
who did not know anything abouthim.
he introduced me, i think hefell in love with me.
i began to realize something wasnot right.
there were some bad sides ichose not to see because i was
in love.i was so in love.
the couple lived in mexico forsix months during the pandemic
and then later returned tolondon.
that is when she said that hisfamily began treating her
differently.>> they said they were
practically doing me a favor.they said i was mexican, a
commoner, inferior and they wereblue bloods.
their ancestors had been kings.i would get a title.
i have a title thanks to them.that did not come free.
what. did it cost to have thattitle -->> what did it cost to
have that title?>> to pay their debts.
>> according to her, that was inthe millions.
>> at what point did it become anightmare?
>> my life was hel --i organized a wedding twice in
england and three times inmexico and two times before,
they would say -- two weeksbefore they would say we cant
go.the couple got married secretly.
it was february of 2020.they had been dating for six
months.hanna said they did not sign a
prenuptial agreement.the news took her in-laws by
surprise.>> it was world war iii there.
world war iii.>> what would they say?
>> that i was the worst.that they would destroy me and
that i destroyed their family.>> what she did not imagine is
that her skin color and originswould become a reason for them
to look down on her.>> it was traumatic.
i would look at myself in themirror and feel insecure.
i had dark hair instead oflight.
they kept saying i was a mixtureof races and not pure.
according to her, the insultswent beyond that.
>> my mother-in-law would say tome that i hope you never have
children with my son because mygrandchildren are going to be
half commoners.in hannas family, she said
there are no divorced women sothat is why she decided to put
up with it.>> i could not take it anymore,
-- when i could not take itanymore, i would leave.
one time they would not let meback in my house.
the police had to come.the situation got very ugly.
>> she says she has audiorecordings that are evidence of
what she is accusing the familyof.
>> it is painful for me tolisten to that audio because it
is an example of how theytreated me.
i knew that nobody would believeme.
they said anybody is going totake our word over the word of a
mexican woman.if you try to say anything about
what is happening here, we willdestroy you.
>> how did you acquire theserecordings?
>> i have security cameras athome.
these recordings were made wheni was not home.
they were nanny cams.the only problem is there is no
image.>> hanna says the audio
recordings are from march andapril of this year.
last july, hanna packed up herbags and returned to mexico.
the daily mail published a storywhere hannas husband says that
she traded him and was obsessedwith royalty.
>> what was your reaction whenyou read that?
. >> i felt like i had died.not because what they had said
but because of what he had said.hanna leaked to the newspaper.
we asked for a response fromhenry roper-curzon.
we did not receive one.>> they said why are you talking
to the press?i said i would not have if
you had not treated me that way.>> do you regret having gotten
married?>> no because despite all the
bad things, i was really happywhen things were going well.
sometimes i think -- what whatwould i do to have a day from
that time period again.she says despite the scandal,
she has learned a big lesson.>> i think the biggest risk is
to fall in love.the biggest lesson is not
everything that glitters isgold.
>> if you saw henry again, whatwould you say?
>> i would say how dare you?it was so easy for him to hurt
me.but it mattered -- it did not
matter to him.it was like i was a hobby for
him.how bad do you have to be to do
this to a woman?someone that is your wife?
>> hanna you cant miss this stornext week.
>> we will see you soon, thankyou for being with us on "aqui y