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[South Texas:]Couple Says They Were Robbed in Mexico
KRGV ^ | 01/26/2010 | Lisa Cortez

Posted on 01/26/2010 9:16:02 AM PST by SwinneySwitch

MERCEDES - One Valley family says they were robbed while visiting Reynosa.

They tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS they went to Mexico to buy a pair of boots. They say when they were about to pay for them, a man snatched the money from their hand.

"He took $200 from his wallet. This man just came and just grabbed the $200. And he didn't even run away or anything he just stood there," says the woman.

She tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS when her husband tried to get the money back, they were surrounded and threatened. She says when they tried to tell police they got nowhere.

According to her, "He said, 'Well too bad, ma'am. I mean, you're not in the United States. You are in Mexico.'"

The family says that will be their last trip into Mexico.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: corruption; immigration; mexico; nafbpo; narcoterror; notintheusa; reynosa; shockedshocked; warnextdoor
'Well too bad, ma'am. I mean, you're not in the United States. You are in Mexico.'"
1 posted on 01/26/2010 9:16:06 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
The family says that will be their last trip into Mexico.

They're lucky they came back with all their vital organs. (Except the brains they didn't have to begin with.)

2 posted on 01/26/2010 9:18:47 AM PST by Stentor ("Never underestimate the transcendental power of spite and revenge!")
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To: SwinneySwitch

That’s why we are letting the Mexicans in. Because it’s so much better when they rob you and you’re in the United States.


3 posted on 01/26/2010 9:19:30 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: SwinneySwitch

Statement from Washington: Too bad, sir, in regard to taxes you’re in the United States, not Mexico.


4 posted on 01/26/2010 9:19:53 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Going to Mexico for a "deal" on boots was stupid and you got what you deserved!

Talk about the intelligence of a philodendron!

5 posted on 01/26/2010 9:20:19 AM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: SwinneySwitch

Sounds like a good line to use on illegals right before the “bang” sound.....


6 posted on 01/26/2010 9:20:49 AM PST by sniper63 ("Ask not what your Country can do for you but what you can do for your Country,)
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To: SwinneySwitch

A vacation in Haiti may be more appealing.


7 posted on 01/26/2010 9:26:00 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: SwinneySwitch

(((cue mini-violin music)))

Well, if you wish to support small business in Mexico rather than your local boot maker, by all means. At the very least, you helped to support small business thugs.


8 posted on 01/26/2010 9:27:51 AM PST by This Just In
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To: SwinneySwitch

I am shocked that people still go to Mexico for vacation, but that’s just me.


9 posted on 01/26/2010 9:28:04 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

“This man just came and just grabbed the $200. And he didn’t even run away or anything he just stood there,”

This is similar to the experience I have every payday, only the IRS doesn’t bother to show up in person.


10 posted on 01/26/2010 9:28:59 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Couple Says They Were Robbed in Mexico

Surprise surprise. Must be a slow news day out there.

11 posted on 01/26/2010 9:29:04 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Redleg Duke

I wouldn’t got to Mexico on a bet these days. Especially to save $50 on a pair of boots. They are lucky they came back with their lives.


12 posted on 01/26/2010 9:29:49 AM PST by RC2
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To: SwinneySwitch

Spending $200. for boots in Mexico? Yea, right.


13 posted on 01/26/2010 9:35:38 AM PST by healy61
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To: SwinneySwitch

People who go to mexico are stupid.

I knew someone who was getting married there and invited me and I told them no thanks. I said I would send a gift and suggested they buy life insurance. They decided to get married in the USA.


14 posted on 01/26/2010 9:36:31 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: ronniesgal

I’m shocked that any thinking person would go to Mexico for any reason. Check your rights at the border.


15 posted on 01/26/2010 9:36:36 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Shocking, shocking story. Well, not really.


16 posted on 01/26/2010 9:40:06 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: SwinneySwitch

I’m shocked, rich Americans robbed in Mexico.


17 posted on 01/26/2010 9:41:17 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
She tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS when her husband tried to get the money back, they were surrounded and threatened. She says when they tried to tell police they got nowhere.

According to her, "He said, 'Well too bad, ma'am. I mean, you're not in the United States. You are in Mexico.'"

The family says that will be their last trip into Mexico.

Ummmm..., I knew that about 40 years ago... LOL...

18 posted on 01/26/2010 9:41:29 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SwinneySwitch

And... now they’re coming over here to do the robbing...


19 posted on 01/26/2010 9:42:35 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: ronniesgal

I am stunned that anyone is shocked that they got robbed in Mexico, but that’s just me.


20 posted on 01/26/2010 9:43:49 AM PST by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Sheesh. Talk about a dog-bites-man story...

This would be news if the couple went to Mehico and DIDN’T get robbed.


21 posted on 01/26/2010 9:45:32 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: SwinneySwitch; gubamyster; Cindy; Clintonfatigued; rabscuttle385; All

Don’t Americans ever read the news coming out of Mexico????

Today’s NAFBPO report is the usual eye opener. NOte the first one, where ONE Mexican isn’t blaming the USA for the big cartel problem. Also, the growing connection of and agreements between Columbian growers and Mexican suppliers.

Visit our website: http://www.nafbpo.org
Foreign News Report

Saturday 1/23/10

El Financiero (Mexico City) 1/22/10

The powerful drug market

Mexican Secretary of Public Security Genaro Garcia Luna asserted that the rising level of violence in Mexico is a consequence of the increase in drug consumption in Mexico that is generating keen interest within the domestic market. He maintains that the growth in drug usage is very large. Just in amphetamines alone, the usage multiplied five times between 2002 and 2008. It is estimated that 1.7 million people use cocaine daily and 3 million Mexicans use marihuana, all of which represents an important internal market. Garcia Luna says that “profits in the dirty drug business are very attractive since each kilogram of cocaine is equivalent to $95,000 just for transporting it from Colombia to the US. He said that in Colombia, the country of production, the kilo of cocaine costs $2,198, but in Mexico the wholesale price is $12,500 and in the US it rises to $97,400, representing a profit of slightly over $95,000. Furthermore, this same kilo that leaves Colombia for Europe can increase in price up to $101,490, representing millions in profits. Comparing the domestic wholesale market in Mexico, Garcia Luna points out that the national total drug consumption (marihuana, cocaine, heroin and synthetic) amounts to a wholesale value of $811.08 million, representing a very compelling economic attraction to the organized criminal gangs, which contributes to the increased violence in the country. Legislators reject Garcia Luna’s assessment, holding firm to the idea that the US is responsible for the increasing violence because of its greater consumption and absence of war between criminal gangs there. [All monetary figures are in US dollars.]

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Cambio de Michoacán (Morelia, Michoacán) 1/22/10

Drugs and arms seizure

The Mexican Army located three clandestine drug laboratories in Michoacán and seized synthetic drugs and an arsenal of weapons. The armament confiscated included 118 40-caliber grenades, 21 firearms, clips and ammo. The operation was carried out in the areas of Cheran, Purepero and Tangancicuaro, Michoacán. [Photo relates.]

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Mayor again wounded in armed attack

The mayor of Tiquicheo, Michoacan, Maria Santos Gorrostieta Salazar, who was gravely injured last October in an armed attack that killed her husband, has again been wounded by an armed group while attending a meeting of regional city officials in Altamirano, Guerrero. She and her entourage were singled out at the gathering by the gunmen. Latest reports are that the mayor will once again survive as well as four others wounded in the attack, including a news correspondent.

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Sunday 1/24/10

El Tiempo (Bogota, Colombia) 1/23/10

Details of pact between FARC and ELN revealed

Details of a pact recently reached between the communist guerilla groups Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) were published after El Tiempo learned of them through intelligence sources. The accord supposedly ends the often fractious relationship between the two rebel organizations and brings them into an alliance regarding disputed territories, a problem that has interfered with the trafficking of narcotics. One article of the pact addresses the threat of the “Yankee imperialism” and use of military bases. Although not the central issue of the pact, the representatives of both rebel groups committed themselves to making a joint plan to counter the presence of US personnel in Colombia and their use of Colombian air bases.

http://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/justicia/en-tres-citas-se-pacto-la-alianza-entre-el-eln-y-las-farc_7023687-1

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El Debate (Sinaloa) 1/23/10

Another multiple execution in Sinaloa

The bodies of three men were found piled together in an open field near Ahoma, Sinaloa, apparent victims of continuing mob killings. The three were blindfolded, their feet tied and each had been shot in the head.

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Frontera (Tijuana, Baja California) 1/23/10

Alien smuggling interrupted

An alien smuggler was arrested and five of his clients, all from the state of Oaxaca, were detained for questioning at the bus center in Tecate, Baja California. The alleged smuggler, 18, had charged the five aspiring illegal border crossers $2,000 each for bringing them into the US.

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Monday 1/25/10

El Universal (Mexico City) 1/24/10

Federal judiciary official assassinated

The body of the Official Secretary of the Mexican Federal Judiciary in Veracruz City, Veracruz, was found decapitated and dismembered with a narco message stabbed into her chest. Attorney Nayeli Reyes Santos had been abducted four days before when intercepted in her car by an armed group. The message found attached to her mutilated body was signed “Los Zetas.” Unofficial sources reported her death was related to the arrest last week of a Gulf drug cartel boss.

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US applauds departure of Army from Cd. Juarez

Carlos Pascual, US Ambassador to Mexico, applauded the security strategy in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, that exchanges the military command for Federal Police. Referring to the change as an intelligent and proper measure, he reasoned that the federal agents were better suited for the security job because, unlike the military, they have the legal authority to participate actively in judicial proceedings, collect evidence, cordon areas and introduce evidence. Pascual said that with the military confrontations with narcotraffickers, they either killed the criminals or took them into custody for the purpose of obtaining confessions or more information, but such information was not admissible in a judicial process. ”The number of arrests rose, but the number of cases tried didn’t change,” said the ambassador in an interview with the news agency Notimex.

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El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 1/24/10

Six dead in gun battle

An armed confrontation between the Mexican Army and a group of criminals left at least six dead and others wounded. The fight took place in the town of Doctor Arroyo, Nuevo Leon, in the southern tip of the state. No official information has been released. According to early reports, the fight lasted a little over an hour.

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Frontera (Tijuana, Baja California) 1/24/10

US joins in search for missing children

US authorities have joined in the search for two children swept away in flooding from recent heavy rains in Tijuana. It is considered very possible that the bodies of the two brothers, 2 and 5 years old, could be in US territory. San Diego firemen and the Border Patrol have begun the search on that side of the border. It is hoped that US rescue personnel will be able to provide more information. [Photo relates.]

US border Patrol Agent searches for missing children.
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-end of report-


22 posted on 01/26/2010 9:46:30 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: SwinneySwitch

What on earth possesses someone to “visit Reynosa”?


23 posted on 01/26/2010 9:49:24 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: SwinneySwitch
My best friend and her husband MOVED to Mexico and bought a house and land there. She doesn't understand why I refuse to come for a visit. Mr. Ditter and I decided many years ago, after a couple of scary things happened to us down there, that we had made our last trip to Mexico.

My friend and I are not such good friends anymore. I don't think the Mexican MSM reports the stuff that is going on down there to the people in Mexico. My friend seems unaware.

24 posted on 01/26/2010 9:50:13 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter; AuntB
My friend seems unaware.

Are they Democrats? I was raised on our Texas border, man, what does it take for people to "catch on" to that country? I'm sure you've been reading AuntB's posts, right? Ought to send your friend a few. AuntB has her ear to the ground on this issue.

25 posted on 01/26/2010 10:06:12 AM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Couple Says They Were Robbed in Mexico

This is news?

26 posted on 01/26/2010 10:37:26 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: ronniesgal

“I am shocked that people still go to Mexico for vacation, but that’s just me.”

The interior of Mexico wasn’t always so bad and I travelled all over Mexico by buses and other public transport along with the natives. I never had a problem and met a lot of nice people who went out of their way to help the very obvious gringo. But no longer - I quit going there 10 years ago as things got meaner. The border towns were always rough, as long as I can remember.


27 posted on 01/26/2010 10:57:42 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: brushcop
My friends are European liberals and fortunately they have never become citizens of the US so they don't vote. We (my family) have spend many years during hunting season in South Texas and we have watched the deterioration take place. My friends live south of Cuernavaca so border problems are far away. But Mexico City and other parts of Mexico have not escaped violence. When I try and talk to them all they say is “there are murders in Houston too”. I wonder if they are even aware of Mexico's crime and corruption or have they just turned a blind eye because they live there and can't do anything about it.
28 posted on 01/26/2010 1:28:05 PM PST by Ditter
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To: AuntB

“Don’t Americans ever read the news coming out of Mexico????”

OPINION: Apparently most do not.


29 posted on 01/26/2010 2:06:43 PM PST by Cindy
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To: SwinneySwitch

In two weeks, I will be in Costa Maya (Chacchoben Mayan ruins) and Cozumel, I am betting the streets will be full of Police and soldiers. They were out in force, when I was in Cabo four months ago.


30 posted on 01/26/2010 2:46:24 PM PST by razorback-bert (Just call me mohamed-bert when I am flying.)
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To: Ditter

Thanks for that, I understand. I used to take a contingent of Boy Scouts into Mexico where they take Scouting very seriously, did it for years. As time wore on our friends in Mexico, families that the boys stayed with started dropping hints about the rising crime rate INCLUDING the potential of kidnapping for mega bucks. What better target than some Scouts?

My friends would drive me around showing me where certain gangs of note had tagged buildings, one of the gangs was MS-13. My friend said that when we started seeing those tags in Texas there would be major trouble.

It took awhile then we started seeing the tags and we stopped taking Scouts down there. Some said I was being overly cautious, nope, I said we were using common-sense, my call as Scoutmaster. I’m glad we stopped in light of what’s happening over there, bad enough on OUR side of the “frontier”.


31 posted on 01/26/2010 4:44:57 PM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: brushcop

Did mexican scouts come to visit you?


32 posted on 01/26/2010 4:52:19 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: SwinneySwitch

These folks are from Mercedes? Some of the best boots made are made in Mercedes Texas at Rios of Mercedes.
http://www.riosofmercedesboots.com/


33 posted on 01/26/2010 4:57:11 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: bert
Did mexican scouts come to visit you?

Yes, we hosted them several years in a row, lots of fun. We had a traditional "Scout Hut" that we refurbished ourselves, had two over the years and had lots of real projects going on that they were able to join in with us on.

We are in a small Central Texas town, NW of San Antonio. We tried at first to dazzle them with San Antonio, they said they just preferred to "hang out" with us in our rural area, fishing and such. That was pretty stupid of us at first because the Mexican Scouts were from Monterrey! They NEEDED that country activity.

34 posted on 01/26/2010 5:01:48 PM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: brushcop

We spent November wandering around Texas and several days in your area....... great place, fantastic folks.

Our troop had a troop we hooked up with in England and there was considerable back and forth. The families still correspond years later.

Scouts are great


35 posted on 01/26/2010 5:16:14 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: Star Traveler

I don’t know Star...I know things have changed fast, but 40 yrs ago...problems weren’t there like today.

When I was a kid or young man we went to Mexico to look around buy boots and sombreros or whatever.Drive across park the car, pay a cop to watch the car and come back at 1:00am..whenever we wanted...I don’t remember any trouble at all.

But, big time dangerous now...times have changed since then.
And that was a Texas border also where we went across.Also now in Texas El Paso is having alot of problems.

Different era now,,drug dealers have gotten unmerciful and blatantly killing people.It’s full scale war now.We can stop it if the US government really wanted to.


36 posted on 01/27/2010 11:56:00 PM PST by bobaloobob
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