Skip to comments.More violence in Matamoros (Mexico)
Posted on 09/30/2010 3:25:55 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
Violence continued Wednesday in Matamoros as a grenade was thrown at city hall and a local university was shut down because of a threat of some type of attack.
Also, the Mexican navy announced the arrest of 30 Gulf Cartel members during operations conducted Monday and Tuesday throughout the state of Tamaulipas.
As disturbances continued to plague Matamoros, panic ripped through downtown around 9:30 a.m. when a grenade was thrown at city hall, injuring two people. Federal police and the military cordoned off an area six blocks wide around the main plaza at the intersection of Calle Sexta and Morelos.
Ismael Vega, a spokesman for the Matamoros municipal police, identified the two injured in the attack both passersby as Ruben Lopez Cornejo, 31, and Perla Gonzalez, 28. Both reportedly suffered shrapnel injuries on the head and midsection and were taken to a hospital.
According to Mexican Army Commander Raul Guillen, the grenade attack damaged a window and part of the front wall at the city hall.
Matamoros Mayor Eric Silva was not injured, although officials did not say whether he was at city hall at the time.
Brownsville Mayor Pat M. Ahumada Jr. said Wednesday he had been in close contact with Silvas staff and was assured that Silva was fine and was not in the building when the grenade was thrown.
Of the attack, Ahumada said, "Its not unexpected. Weve seen it coming from Laredo on down for a number of years. Its getting worse and worse."
He said that criminals are causing chaos, havoc and fear.
Ahumada said the situation is alarming to Brownsville residents who have relatives in Mexico.
It makes no sense to us, he said. He noted that in a way the U.S. is involved because it provides the criminals with firepower.
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And this is what all of these animals would bring into the US. Immigration reform has to be accomplished through the barrel of a gun. We have to defend our sovereignty and if it takes an armed citizenry, so be it.
And to think I was taken to task in another thread by a longtime FReeper for calling Mexico the "sewer of North America."
I may be just a hapless n00b in contrast to that individual with a much earlier born on date, but as far as Mexico is concerned, it is what it is. And I stand by my opinion.
If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
Mayor Ahumada must be unaware that in the US, citizens cannot buy grenades, and certainly they are not providing them to Mexicans.
I personally like Mexicans. I even married a Mexican. But the problem is that you have a culture where truth is not considered that big a deal. Take that with the fact that many government officials were so poorly paid that they had to be on the take to feed their families, and the fact that the country’s middle class is razor thin, and you’ve got a country ripe for whole scale corruption.
This is, at best, an oversimplification. I hope they make it out of their current situation, but the country itself will need to change.
Anybody know where I can pick up some Cruise missiles? I shot my last one off at a Bigfoot in the back yard just a week or two ago.
Was that really Bigfoot or were you Messin’ with Sasquatch?
LOL! They might be cousins. I see a lot of resemblance between them. They both have big hairy butts.