Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mexico Deploys Battalion Across from the Rio Grande



More than 600 Mexican soldiers arrived in the area across the Rio Grande from Starr County on Monday in an effort to help secure the known drug corridor after several recent firefights.

Frontera Chica, or Little Border, is the common name given to the area including Camargo, Miguel Aleman and Ciudad Mier. Among the recent violence there was a daylong firefight Oct. 8 that resulted in the death of 11 Gulf Cartel gunmen and the arrest of 36, as well as the seizure of 4 tons of marijuana.

The troops are members of the 105th Battalion, which was formed Oct. 1 to permanently address the security situation in the area, according to the Mexican military.

The troops arrived Monday with weapons, vehicles, communication systems and other support systems to begin operations.

The battalion is tasked with patrolling the area, gathering information and intelligence, fighting members of organized crime, community outreach and taking actions to protect citizens during natural disasters.

The new battalion will focus on curbing the activities of organized crime and reducing crime overall in order to restore peace to the area, according to the news release by the Mexican military.

In separate news, Mexican authorities announced the rescue in Ciudad Victoria of 12 people who had been kidnapped by members of organized crime. State authorities continue to say that the Tamaulipas capital is relatively safe.

The kidnappings were allegedly carried out by Zetas, who still have a strong presence in Ciudad Victoria and have enforced a virtual gag order on local media and local authorities, said a Tamaulipas law enforcement official not authorized to speak to the media.

The first rescue took place the afternoon of Oct. 19 at a house in the Del Valle neighborhood, where Mexican marines rescued 10 victims and arrested three alleged kidnappers. They also seized an assault rifle, communication equipment and an automobile.

Three days later, Mexican marines rescued two kidnapping victims and arrested four kidnappers, according to the announcement.

23 comments:

  1. We let your guys come over here with weapons and stage so you have to do the same for us. WOW! Here it comes. The comfort of the Mom, Chevrolet, Apple Pie, and a couple of guided 500 pound J-DAMS. This is not going to be a free pass for Mexico. Somebody is going to allow US Troops on Mexican soil, with weapons, to do the same thing in the opposite direction. Once everyone is comfortable, they forget that the US is north and claim an incident of being attacked. Screw the pooch.

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  2. GOD Bless the heroes of the Mexican military fighting the drug cartel terrorist. The world is watching and the world is on your side Amigos. Viva Calderon Viva Mexico!!!

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  3. @2:43 jaja no memes pendejo! Once the PRI come back things will settle down. You dont go to war with the cartels, you strike a deal and do the best you can in the public domain and always appease the american politicians. Mexico CANNOT survive without tourism and you are applauding sending military troops into mexican citites??? You dont know shit about what are you saying...You also clearly do not have a clue how advanced and structured some cartels are. You need a mexican history lesson cabron.

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  4. @7:07

    The PRI is just like the cartels. Quieres cambiar un ladron por otro? The PAN is the best thing that happened to Mexico so far. They are cleaning 70 years Partido Ratero Institucional's desmadres.

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  5. My wife is from Mexico but we are living in Europe. What we can say is that we support the war policy from Calderon. It's the only way you can face the enemy of state, in this case criminal organizations.

    Of course social projects could help also, but facing the fact and not cooperating with criminal entities is the best way to win back the country and win back the hearts of the Mexican people.

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  6. btw PRI members are just coruptive gang bangers.

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  7. @ 7:07
    El que esta mamando eres tu puñetas...como vas a decir que el PRI puede arreglar todo.the violence this war has provoked is because Pres. Calderon & his administration are hitting the cartels bad.the reason these scumbags are so deeply rooted is because the narco politicos of the PRI party allowed them to operate with impunity for so long & eventually they got so big that they must've thought that it would be business as usual so long as they kept bribing key officials for protection against prosecution.just look at what the moreiraZZZZZ did to the state of Coahuila & how they left it so embedded with zetas.I commend the president for taking a stand against the cartels & for taking the heat from all the dumb@ss critics that blame the violence on him.this war is to take back a country that belongs to the people & not to the low life cheats that think they own it.

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  8. @ Moose,
    Claro qui si! BUT do you think Calderon is going to stop drug smuggling en mexico? Is his war going to END all cartels? Is mexico safer now than it was 10 years ago? You all still dont get it, you are not stopping anything. What good is a war on drugs and cartels if it COMPLETELY ruins your country? It is and will continue to ruin tourism, the financial industry is HEAVILY dependent on drug money, the list goes on and on.......You are facing reality, DRUGS are not going ANYWHERE. So you do the best you can. I cant wait until Calderon goes down as the worst president ever and besides everyone knows the PAN BLEW THEIR CHANCE....You are the same people on here calling for the capture of el Chapo jajajaj. BUENA SUERTE!!!!!

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  9. @9:35 Chinga tu madre pendejo......te invito a venir aqui, culiacan........No mames mierda guey......I just posted a comment at THe Moose idiot, read that because you dont shit about this war en mexico.

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  10. @ 10:20 am, you are not in Mexico, you are in the U S A, relax no need to be offensive...

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  11. En Reynosa habia en los anos 90 un presidente muicipal llamado Rigo garza cantu originario de Reynosa Diaz este poblado en las horias del rio es conocido por su uso en el tracigo de drogas. Por anos este hombre y su familia se enriquesieron en el negocio de la droga. El siempre se presento como ganadero y campesino pero todos de ese poblado sabiamos que era un gran traficante. Haci llego a la presidencia municipal y despues fue representa en el congresso de mexico. Siguen buscando al Chapo, al Mayo, El Lazca, El Coss,los caballers templarios.....Los verdaderos responsables de esta situacion son los que estan sentados en el congreso Mexicano y en los pinos.Muchos de estos representantes en el congreso estan involucrandos y son los verdaderos lideres de los carteles. El Chapo, Mayo etc son simples administradores de los negocios ilicitos de estos politicos por eso esta guerra no tiene fin ni solucion.

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  12. At the Pendejo that's against the drug war... Hey Pendejo that's war dumbass.. Things have to get worse before they get better. GO GET 'EM CALDERON AND BLOW ALL THOSE SCUMBAGGS TO KINGDOME COME. NOW THIS IS A WAR THAT MAKES SENCE. OORAH CALDERON!!!

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  13. Thats a very harsh rugged area that borders along the beautiful majestic Flacon lake. Its always been a malor entry point for drugs entering the U.S. Its full of mean rattlesnakes and ranchers that are as rough as the land. The woods are full of Beautiful tresures of times gone by, arrow heads, antiques that are as real as it gets and extreme danger from the drug dealers and the terrain. Its a no mans land if your not from there and if you are from there it can be a heavenly beautiful place that warns your heart. A place like no other in America. I grew up down there and i know what goes down out there and its not a place for pussies!!
    Its truly a wild west type situation right here in the good ol U.S.A. Do Not venture there for only trouble awaits those with curiosity and ignorance. Thats a real , real dangerous place!!

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  14. @ 10:20
    No need to get offensive son,especially over a comment.I was born & raised on the border here in Texas.First & foremost I'm an American & my loyalttops to my country,but nevertheless I'm very proud of my Mexican roots & culture as well as it's deep seeded history.the only thing messing it up is all the rampant corruption & impunity with which organized crime & elected officials(local,state,&federal)
    have been getting away with for so long.alot of the blame falls to the PRI cuz they were in power for so long.as always,people in general only see the negative part of mexican society & that's one of the reasons there is so much racism directed towards mexicans.liberating a society enslaved by the drugs,terror,& impunity these cowards impose would be the ultimate achievement,but for now I'll settle with the peace of knowing that at least Pres. Calderon is dealing some major blows to them.it's impossible to eliminate 70+ yrs. of corruption in a 6yr. presidency but hopefully the next president picks up where ever he leaves off & so forth,until Mexico rids itself of this "cancer" that has permeated it for so long

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  15. @ 10:11
    No sigas con tus intentos mediocres queriendo desacreditar la guerra contra el narco.we as adults with common sense understand that the market for drugs & anything outlawed by society will always exist.what shouldn't be allowed is the extorsions,kidnappings,& murdering of innocents just to further the profits of these scoundrels.10 yrs ago Mexico was still as dangerous as today,the only difference is the criminal organizations were more discreet about their illicit activities & the capos back then had boundaries that they respected & wouldn't cross.but as the younger generation came up,all of that went out the window & now you see the effects of the way the newer generation of sh!theads conducts their business.you really twisted up your story in the sake of validating your statement.the cartels are the ones ruining the country & by the same token ruining tourism as well.Calderon is not the one dumping rival cartel members' bodies in public,extorting local merchants no matter how big or small,kidnapping citizens for ransom & terrorizing the public in general.the financial industry doesn't need the cartels,it's the cartels that need a way to launder all that blood money & investing it is a good convenient way for them to do it.remittances' are a big part of Mexicos economy as well,but thanks to the negative image portrayed by all the narco losers more & more states are adopting laws to curb further immigration & make it unwelcome for the ones already there.ARRIBA LA SEMAR Y QUE SIGA LA LIMPIA DE LACRAS

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  16. What fucking good has this war done you tell me ? Not much i was born in michoacan raised in the states I remember going to my grampas rancho in the Monte he knew their was people that dealt drugs he has well had family that was into tha my uncle got killed in 09 my fathers dad got killed I'm 06 my moms cousin got killed two weeks ago people that my mom went to school with are either dead in jail or on their way I can go on and on about this it's a never ending story I support the mexican armed forces i don't respect Calderon let's say Calderon takes out la tuta or el tio and every one on this blog is like yay yay put one right threw the head yay right so whats next do you know how many cops their are in the town I'm from zip the army comes every once or twice a day from apatzingan 4 houres away so who do they call the gov hasn't done any good theirs only running water in some houses people have to walk about 45 minutes to get water in the river for their cattle chivos boregos you have to pay to go school this useto be a place with wher crops would flurish now that the people with the Moany lost the labs they don't have Moany to do the thing the Mexican government is suppose to be doing ohh no but the politicians want their vote they want their tax money right I just hope one day things get better for my people because if they don't those same men that grew up hating their gov are going to join one of these cartels sad but true

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  17. The Argument that Calderon is somehow responsible for the utter Chaos in Mexico can only make scence to STREET CRIMINALS and DRUG DEALERS. You who talk about Romantic Safe Mexico are completley out of touch with the LANDSLIDE of CRIME that took over Mexico beaguining in 2000 forward, WTF where were YOU ??

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  18. No my friend have you ever lived in michoacan that state is a comleate separate thing than chihuahua or tamaulipas yes their was drugtrafficking but you never heard about extortion kindnapping or any of that in the state before pan took office they made enough moany trafficking but what has Calderon what has he acomplished if you can't come up with a straight answer just shut up I agree that chihuahua baja all the border states had to be dealt with but why couldn't they just go for the states with with the big red awrow finish them of their and go down south what's going to hapend when you take out the CT bl the golfo have you wonderd gee I think this place is done right wrong who fills in the void the zeta will

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  19. Mexico has need a transformative government for a really long time. The cartels thoroughly infiltrated governments, police agencies and people some how expect that the cartels will go down without blood? Drugs are on one revenue source for these guy. So then, what about extortion, kidnapping, pirating, gas theft, auto theft? Calderon's detractors are constantly fixated on drugs and they forget that the war is on organized crime.

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  20. Great hearing from locals that have a real take on what's really going on, thanks for sharing, moose too.

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  21. @2:49 & 7:08 P.M Have you ever heard of a period,".", or a question mark,"?",? Damn, that was extremely painful to read. Are you sure you were raised in the states?

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  22. Viva Calderon! Viva PAN y viva Mexico! !!!

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  23. the government cannot protect you individually. you must pass laws to enable your citizens to own and carry weapons. The criminals and cartels have no regard for the law and the government cannot protect you. Save your country. Allow citizen to own and carry.

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