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Man missing[in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]

Posted on 04/22/2009 10:55:22 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

FBI takes case of Laredo father

The case of a missing Laredoan who was torn from his wife's arms as they and his brother and sister-in-law left a night club in Nuevo Laredo is now in the hands of the FBI, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Mario Espinoza, 27, was reported missing by his family after he was forced into a vehicle by a group of men in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday near Africa, a popular night club in downtown Nuevo Laredo.

The FBI is investigating the case of Espinoza, a U.S. citizen who is a resident of Laredo, said Special Agent Eric Vasys, a spokesman for the FBI in San Antonio.

Espinoza's parents, Julián and Elva Espinoza, filed a missing persons complaint with the Nuevo Laredo city police on Sunday.

Police have searched Nuevo Laredo for their son to no avail, the mother said, adding that she is particularly concerned because her son is a diabetic and needs his medicine.

Mario Espinoza and his wife, Tere, were with his brother, Julio Espinoza, and Julio's wife, Mayra, celebrating Julio's birthday Saturday night in Laredo.

The missing man's wife said that since early Saturday evening, a friend of Mario's from Laredo had been calling, inviting the two couples to join him at Africa.

He called her husband several times, she said.

"He was insisting that he had a table, and that he had a bottle and the atmosphere was fun," Tere Espinoza said in an interview Tuesday.

At about 3 a.m., she said, her husband decided they should go to Nuevo Laredo for a little while.

Tere Espinoza said the two couples arrived at about 3:30 a.m. at the club, located at Ocampo and Belden, four blocks from International Bridge I.

To reach Miguel Timoshenkov, call 728-2583 or e-mail

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: corruption; fbi; kidnappings; laredo; nuevolaredo
"All the family can do now is pray."

Prayers up!

1 posted on 04/22/2009 10:55:22 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
And they thought it was a good idea to go to a bar on the Mexican side because?
2 posted on 04/22/2009 11:03:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Only after disaster can we be resurrected." -- Tyler Durden)
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To: SwinneySwitch

You are from Texas via Ohio.
Where in Texas ya at?
You feel any anticipation for you or your family at this point in regards to narco wars?

3 posted on 04/22/2009 11:32:59 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: Joe Boucher

South Texas, mostly. More illegals with criminal records coming across.

I’m a pistol packin’ papa! You?

4 posted on 04/22/2009 12:19:20 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (ObommaNation - beyond your expectations!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I live west of Port St. Lucie, Florida in an upscale fly in community. Only illegals here cut the grass.
But Indiantown is about 20 miles away and it is an I.C.E. agents dream come true. Course they never go to Indiantown to pick up about 85 percent of its populace.
Yes I am a pistol packing papa here too.
Kimber .45 that can knock a 400 pound wild boar on its ass.

5 posted on 04/22/2009 3:35:21 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: SwinneySwitch

That makes over 50 US citizens ‘disappeared’ in Nuevo Loredo in the last few years. Most have been Mexican Americans visiting their ‘homeland’. I hope they learn to stay HERE and appreciate it. If they had, they’d still be alive.

6 posted on 04/22/2009 3:41:00 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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