As many of you know, the social networks like Tweeter, Facebook and blogs have taken a leading role in reporting the narco violence in Mexico. I truly believe this is where true change will start. Borderland Beat is one of the major blogs reporting the cartel war in the borders and beyond, up and personal. I got this e-mail recently and I thought it was important for me to share with you.
C. Lic. Felipe Calderon
President of Mexico
Dear Mr. President,
We are a group on Facebook called Mexico New Revolution. This group was born as a link of communication among Mexicans due to lack of information by the media about the current violence and the fighting against organized crime that is happening in our country.
We neither support nor reject any criminal organization. We are informed of some dangerous situations even before the media or the authorities report it.
We get advice on how to react when there is a friendly fire or involuntary participation in any of the acts by the organized crime. We have people from Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Texas and other states. Our participation is under complete anonymity due to the purpose of the group.
First, we want to demonstrate our unconditional support in the fight against drug trafficking and the organized crime. We urge you to maintain the members of SEDENA and SEMAR on the streets of our country because we consider they are the only ones defending us in this fight.
Likewise, we express our concern about the serious situation in which the town of Comales, Tamaulipas is going through right now.
People from such place have been sending desperate pleas to the different social network sites, reflecting the insecurity of the situation they say they are living since February 23rd. In such messages they say that the town is practically been held against their will by the organized crime without been able to neither leave nor enter freely and lacking of basic services and goods, medicine, medical attention; putting great risk to the health and welfare of the people.
Apparently, an equally grave situation occurred this morning in Camargo, Tamaulipas where the inhabitants reported the burning of houses, businesses as well as public buildings.
We cannot sit idly by doing nothing listening to these pleas from our countrymen who have the misfortune of being innocent victims of this war. Due to the gravity of the situation we ask to intervene as soon as possible on behalf of those who are suffering and to avoid further tragic events.
Attached you will find some of the comments written by people in the affected area in their own words and how they appeared within the social networks. We also are including a link to Proceso the only media outlet at the moment that has reported on the situation.
We are hoping that you listen to our petition and you have our support and admiration.
Mexico New Revolution
We are asking for help from people who are reading this just to let you know, please we beg you to help us. We are held against our will in Comales. They do not let us leave. God, what can we do, help us, I beg you with tears in my eyes, for God’s sake…there is no law here, there is nothing, everything is under control even gas, food, there is no work, school; stores are closed, just for them, I know about ill people in their houses, there are no doctors….but there is not a way out, not even to Camargo to look for a doctor. We are dying little by little…I do not know what we are going to do. I do it for myself, for my children and for many children in town. I repeat it again, we are going to die or they are going to kill us…I hope you can help me. I will thank you all my life.
If the Government of Tamaulipas ignors us…
Nuevo Leon….and people from Nuevo Leon…we are asking for your help…it is urgent to help this town and the county. Early this morning they burnt the city hall, business, houses, hospitals in Camargo…Comales is held hostage, with no communication, it is a total chaos…we don not have authorities….send the media…you need to know what’s happening here..nationwide…we are doing bad…do something, please our state Tamaulipas does not want to help and the worse of it we do not exist for them…thank you.