Teh Carnales haev teh ded aussi!
I finished off all of the Los Carnales missions, which (in general) where one hell of a lot easier than the Vice Kings ones. Perhaps it is suggested somewhere that you start with those? I don’t know.
Anyway. I had to retry a couple of a strongholds a few times, but two of them were stupidly easy – the tagging one, and the pushing drugs into the water one. Of course, being able to take three homies to the fight really helps.
After that, I did a few activities (some hostage taking, some mayhem, a couple of races, some drug traficking) and then made a start on the West Side Rollerz missions.