Skip to comments.July 4 warning: Texas says don't go to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Posted on 07/03/2011 5:34:06 PM PDT by Nachum
The state of Texas is warning Americans to avoid travel to the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo this holiday weekend because of an anticipated surge in drug cartel violence aimed at Americans.
In a news release Saturday, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Webb County Sheriff's Office said their sources indicated that the Zetas drug cartel was "planning to target U.S. citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend."
Steven C. McCraw, the department's director, also said in the statement:
"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."
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I would say you are preaching to the choir here
Heck, judging from my workplace even the Mexicans don’t want to be in Mexico anymore. I don’t know what rabbit brained tourist would want to risk their life to look for cheap trinkets and watch a donkey show. As for the Mexican Americans, perhaps going home to visit grandma might wait another year.
Just rather interesting that it made the Los Angeles Times
The entire country of Mexico has become one big intelligence test.
If you go there, you failed.
Failed state. While we are off trying to civilize the savages in far off lands (the middle east) we have a festering pit next door.
I wouldn’t go into Mexico if the trip was all expense paid. That is not to say that in the past I hadn’t wanted to...... it no longer sounds like fun and it’s not worth the risks.
Haven’t been to Mexico in 10 years. Will likely never go again.
It’s been a long time since it was safe to cross the border - south, that is.
IMO the entire country of Mexico has become one huge overflowing septic tank.
Not sure which way is south in this picture but clearly most traffic seems to be in one direction.
Obama has ceded the southern border states, and put an exclamation point on it. It’s up to the border states to fend off the Zeta types. It’s up to all of us.
Interesting that the warming came from Texas, I am liking it that Texas is acting more and more like a sovern (sp?) state.
warning NOT warming, we have that too in Texas :)
I heard there was a new bridge. That looks like it might be it. LOL!
My house keeper and her family will not be going back to visit relatives this year for the first time since she came here (legally I might add). The roads are just too dangerous.
Don’t know if it was because of the long weekend, but I saw a TON of people heading south on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
I drove from Albuquerque (for work) down to El Paso then Van Horn and then back up toward Clovis, NM before returning home and I saw many, many IN TOW vehicles stuffed with everything imaginable.
The most popular vehicle from what I saw was the very old, small Toyota trucks - can’t think of the name - that looked to be early 80’s models, maybe older. There was always 1 driving and 1 being towed. I saw mattresses, refrigerators, freezers, children’s bikes, toys, clothing everywhere and loads of furniture.
Whether this was people returning home or just taking loads of goodies home, I don’t know but about every 5th car on the road was one of these vehicles.
This picture is coming into the Mexico. At least every crossing I’ve been to in Texas, the gate is on the Mexican side.
Ross Perot was right about fighting the drug war. He said “Most of these guys driving Mercedes couldn’t work the third shift at a Dairy Queen.” The question he posed was “Are we willing to do what it will take to stop them when the pay off from drugs is so much more than what they can earn legally.” I don’t think we were willing then and weren’t not willing now.
South? Out of the US?