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[Texas:]DPS: U.S. residents should avoid Nuevo Laredo this weekend
Rio Grande Guardian ^ | July 2, 2011 | Steve McCraw

Posted on 07/02/2011 11:42:33 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

LAREDO, July 2 - U.S. residents are being advised not to visit Nuevo Laredo this Fourth of July Weekend.

The advisory comes from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office.

Both agencies say they have received credible intelligence from multiple sources indicating that the Zetas Cartel is planning to target U.S. citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend.

“According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, car-jackings and vehicle theft, specifically against U.S. citizens,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “We urge U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend if it can be avoided.”

In a news release, DPS says there is no indication that these cartel-related criminal activities will occur in Texas. But, the release states, DPS and Webb County Sheriff’s Office “cannot discount the information received that supports possible crimes against U.S. citizens in Nuevo Laredo and perhaps the surrounding Mexican suburbs.

DPS and local authorities are fully prepared to respond to any criminal activity that occurs within Texas, the news release states.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: borderwar; dps; laredo; loszetas; mexico; nuevolaredo; texas; tx; warnextdoor; webbcounty; zetas
Paging, president Obama!
1 posted on 07/02/2011 11:42:39 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
I wandered around Nuevo Laredo all by myself one weekend about fifteen years ago, researching for novel on the war on drugs I was trying to write (Synopsis: an aeronautical engineer gets falsely busted for drug smuggling and eventually builds stealth UAVs for the cartel).

A Mexican cop stopped me on the other side and asked me what I was looking for, and he had a real worried look on his face.

Thinking back on it, he was worried about me.

I so lucked out.

2 posted on 07/02/2011 11:50:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I’ll make a mental note of it.


3 posted on 07/02/2011 11:55:56 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (NO MORE SECOND TERMS!!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
I think a large posse of tough Texas cowboys should ride in there this weekend - armed to the teeth - as ask those illegals invaders why we - as Americans - can't visit any part of OUR country we want on the Fourth of July - or any other time.

Or, is Texas just giving away their state to Mexico, one town at a time.?
INCREMENTALISM
4 posted on 07/02/2011 11:56:37 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: FrankR

Nuevo Laredo is a city located in the Municipality of Nuevo Laredo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The city lies on the banks of the Río Grande, across from the United States city of Laredo, Texas.


5 posted on 07/02/2011 12:01:02 PM PDT by suthener
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I wandered around Nuevo Laredo back in the 1960s--alone and with a buddy or two--dark streets--brothels--bars-- The place was full of Gringos. No problem.

What a difference a few decades of decadence makes.

6 posted on 07/02/2011 12:11:29 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Tea Party: La Resistance)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I wandered around Nuevo Laredo back in the 1960s--alone and with a buddy or two--dark streets--brothels--bars-- The place was full of Gringos. No problem.

What a difference a few decades of decadence makes.

7 posted on 07/02/2011 12:11:29 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Tea Party: La Resistance)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Why the heck anyone would travel to Mexico is beyond me.


8 posted on 07/02/2011 12:12:31 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Arrowhead1952; Racehorse; chicagolady; K-oneTexas; fuzzthatwuz; publana; deadmenvote; ...

Ping!))

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


9 posted on 07/02/2011 12:17:32 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; SunkenCiv; All

I am currently reading a book Burried Secrets by Edward Humes published in1991. It is subtitled A True Story of Serial Murder, Black Magic, and Drug-Running on the U.S. Border. I am currently working on a novel on a pair of Serial/Spree killers in 1799. [If you feel like communicating on the subject of novel writing on dark doings, you can private message me.] This documented story deals with a Cuban/American priest of the black arts, specifically Palo Mayombe, and the mostly white magic of Santeria.

Apparently, magic was becoming ever more popular among drug dealers at that time, and from the bloody doings that have recently surfaced of mass murders, I would not be surprised if it has become much more widespread. The action moves back and forth from Matamoros/Brownsville and Mexico City. I would not be surprised if Nuevo Laredo/Laredo has similar issues. The case was broken when a spring break celebrating college student was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in a Palo ritual. Perhaps you were VERY lucky.


10 posted on 07/02/2011 12:18:16 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: SwinneySwitch

I avoid Neuevo Laredo and all of Mexico on all days!


11 posted on 07/02/2011 12:23:22 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I also avoid any part of Mexico the other 364 days a year too.


12 posted on 07/02/2011 12:42:07 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: SwinneySwitch

I hate Canada anyway!


13 posted on 07/02/2011 12:48:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Savage Beast

You were there about the same time as myself.

I was statiooned at Fort Sam Houston to go through Medic school, and went down for a look around. Brothels and Mexican goods for sale. The beer was cheap and the women were too. They actually made us pretty welcome, they recognised young horny guys with money to spend. Biggest problem was shaking off the shoe shine kids.


14 posted on 07/02/2011 12:51:46 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SwinneySwitch

Within five years we will have to invade and occupy a zone three to five miles deep into Mexico to establish a security
buffer.

Mexico will become our Gaza Strip on a MUCH larger scale and Nuevo Grenado will be the the center of this sh!t storm.


15 posted on 07/02/2011 1:05:05 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Report: “According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, car-jackings and vehicle theft, specifically against U.S. citizens,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “We urge U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend if it can be avoided.”

Response: The Zetas are short changing themselves. They should cross to the United States side of the border, kill, rape and plunder, then return to Mexico. Neither the American government nor the sick citizens of the United States would resist or seek retribution. Foolish, Foolish Zetas.

16 posted on 07/02/2011 1:21:34 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Peter from Rutland

My comment was going to be very similar to yours...folks who travel to Mexico must have some sort of death wish.

The last time I went into Mexico was probably around 1975 and even back then I remember being very uneasy.


17 posted on 07/02/2011 1:43:56 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

I was in Nuevo Laredo in 2005. Very scary. But I only went to the nearest pharmacy. I wouldn’t cross that border today at any crossing.


18 posted on 07/02/2011 2:11:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

“”Why the heck anyone would travel to Mexico is beyond me.””

What is the IQ of a person who would have to be warned to stay away? obozo voters, perhaps...

Wonder why none of “our employees” (Congress) vacation in Mexico. Guess it’s not as appealing as other foreign countries!!!


19 posted on 07/02/2011 2:51:29 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: SwinneySwitch
advised not to visit Nuevo Laredo this Fourth of July Weekend

I gave up visiting Third World Crapholes in Aug of '92 when I retired from the US Army, but thanks for the info, anyway.

20 posted on 07/02/2011 3:58:54 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I had a similar experience in Baltimore in 1990. I asked a cop in McDonalds how to get to the address I had of one of my sick soldier’s family. I was taking them to see their son in the hospital in Ft Dix. The cop looked at the address and said “I have a gun and I wouldn’t go there”. I told him I have a sick soldier and a gun and I’m going.


21 posted on 07/02/2011 4:03:34 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Our family hunted just north of Laredo TX during the 70’s and 80’s. Us girls would go shopping to Neuvo Laredo at El Mercado every weekend. We'd have dinner at some great restaurants and go back to deer camp late. We had a ball, I am sorry those days are over, I remember NL fondly. It was probably dangerous then and we didn't know it but you couldn't force me to go back there now.
22 posted on 07/02/2011 4:16:03 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Peter from Rutland

False teeth,bridge work


23 posted on 07/02/2011 4:34:11 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Venturer
I was stationed at Fort Sam Houston too--went down for a look-see. Yes. Horny guys everywhere. Everybody was very friendly.

I'll never forget how beautiful some of the Mexican girls were.

Also beautiful was the Mexican music.

24 posted on 07/02/2011 7:00:13 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Tea Party: La Resistance)
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To: Savage Beast

Yeah those Mexican traveling bands going around with those big assed guitars.


25 posted on 07/02/2011 7:06:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SwinneySwitch

I used to wander all over Nuevo Laredo without a care in the world.

Some of the best places to go eat authentic Mexican fare were almost devoid of gringos since they were off the beaten track. El Rincon Del Viejo and Cabana del Novios were among my favorites.

Never had a problem, even when I was drunk. Mexicans are wonderfully friendly people, especially if you are trying to speak a little of their language.

So sad to see Mexico Linda in this terrible shape.


26 posted on 07/02/2011 7:11:38 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: All

NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/pr070211.pdf

July 2, 2011

Avoid travel to Nuevo Laredo this July Fourth weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office recommend against traveling to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, during this Fourth of July holiday. Both agencies have received credible intelligence from multiple sources that indicates the Zetas Cartel is planning to target U.S. citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend.

“According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, car-jackings and vehicle theft, specifically against U.S. citizens,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “We urge U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend if it can be avoided.”

There is no indication that these cartel-related criminal activities will occur in Texas, but the DPS and Webb County Sheriff’s Office cannot discount the information received that supports possible crimes against U.S. citizens in Nuevo Laredo and perhaps the surrounding Mexican suburbs.

The DPS and local authorities are fully prepared to respond to any criminal activity that occurs within Texas.

### (PIO 2011-66)


27 posted on 07/02/2011 11:58:11 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Did you ever (luck out).

Years ago, I used to park on the American side, walk over, and shop for silver jewelry, vanilla, and drugs (which required a prescription in the U.S.)

Now, you could hardly pay me to cross the border anywhere.

28 posted on 07/03/2011 12:37:57 AM PDT by Texan
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Did you ever (luck out).

Years ago, I used to park on the American side, walk over, and shop for silver jewelry, vanilla, and drugs (which required a prescription in the U.S.)

Now, you could hardly pay me to cross the border anywhere.

29 posted on 07/03/2011 12:38:11 AM PDT by Texan
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To: SwinneySwitch

sorry but Obamas phone dont answer on the 9th hole.
Rome had the right idea. Old Rome had a rule that all Romans were protected no matter where they went. Any foriegn country that dared harmed a citizen was going to be punished harshly.
We keep kissing Meixcos ass over and over. It is time to tell them if they cant keep order on the border, we will do the job for them. And they wont like the result.


30 posted on 07/03/2011 4:37:01 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: gleeaikin; All

‘Santa Muerte’ More Common On US Side Of Border

http://www.kvia.com/news/28370861/detail.html


31 posted on 07/03/2011 8:11:05 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

You forgot the /sarc tag


32 posted on 07/03/2011 10:22:25 PM PDT by Tornillo
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To: Tornillo

It should be obvious that I would not wish harm on Americans. However, I was not being sarcastic in setting forth what I think a response would be if the Mexicans crossed into the U. S. and caused harm. Whatever their flaws we don’t have Woodrow Wilson and “Blackjack” Pershing anymore.


33 posted on 07/04/2011 10:40:45 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
the sick citizens of the United States would resist or seek retribution

That kinda tweaked me but after reflection I forgive you. I can't speak for the people in Laredo or the Valley but everyone I know stands ready,willing and able to defend our lives and property.
I think you missed your history lesson. Wilson and Pershing were down here to protect the Mexicans from us.

34 posted on 07/05/2011 6:50:15 PM PDT by Tornillo
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To: Tornillo

In 1916 Pancho Villa raided the American town of Columbus, New Mexico. Pershing’s expedition in response was punitive. There may have been subsidiary reasons, but the primary purpose was as stated.


35 posted on 07/05/2011 11:21:04 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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