Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gunmen in Piedras Negras Attack, Block Roads and Terrorize the City

By Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Update at bottom, arrests made...

Chaos and panic erupted last night in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, the Mexican city that shares the border with Eagle Pass Texas.

Around 8PM twitterers and libre network users began reporting that shootouts were occurring in various sectors of the city in what media sources are calling a “narco rebellion”. In the aftermath Sergio Sisbeles, a spokesman for security affairs of Coahuila,   stated there were 10 known casualties of the attacks with no apparent losses by the narco group, but possibly there may be civilian casualties.

Elements of GATE (special weapons and tactics group) and the narco group engaged in battle on Highway 75 and various parts of Piedras Negras. Using combat weapons and granadazos (grenades) the attacks lasted for hours.

Terror griped the city causing widespread turmoil. The first confrontation broke out on Highway 57 at around 5 PM and the Micare plant and offices. The violence triggered American federal authorities to close the two international bridges in Eagle Pass, Texas.

A girls softball tournament was in progress while the violence was occurring, as the shootout ensued close to the playing field creating hysteria by the players and those attending the game, as they ran to safety.

Buses were stopped by the gunmen, passengers robbed and the buses set afire.


The armed gunmen are believed to be the Los Zetas cartel known to have control of Piedras Negras and are most likely responsible for the attacks. The border with Mexico, Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras was closed to protect American citizens and prevent the violence from crossing over into the United States.

By using buses and a crane, it was the gunmen themselves that blocked highway 57, and the Acuna/Piedras highway, virtually isolating and paralyzing the city.  Bullet ridden vehicles were left inoperable by the gunmen shooting out the tires leaving hundreds of “ponchallantas” (punctured tires) scattered and blocking the main traffic arteries of the city.
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A GATE officer was killed in the shootings, Maria Guadalupe Delgadillo, age 21, was dead at the scene however her fellow officer was alive but seriously wounded, he and the other wounded officers were taken to IMSS Clinic 11 for medical treatment, one in critical condition, four others serious condition and five in fair condition.

Army tanks remained at the hospital to protect the safety of the wounded officers. This action was taken hoping to prevent the gunmen from gaining entrance and killing the officers, as often occurs in Mexico to survivors of such attacks.

Recently, Piedras was one of the border cities receiving additional security as additional troops arrived such as the Marina and equipment including helicopters. On Monday of this week GATE troops arrived, and clearly preventing even greater loss of human life and property.

UPDATE:  Coahuila's Prosecutor's Office   announced the arrest of Eusebio Hernandez Olivas, alias "El Chebo" and Eduardo Hernández Reyes alias "El Guero". These individuals were arrested in the vicinity of the road that leads from Piedras Negras to the ciudad Acuña and were arrested for involvement in the Piedras attack.  (see fotos below)  The state also emphasized that the GATE elements were deployed to Piedras this week to combat the alarming elevation of kidnapping and carjacking incidents in the city.







Among the items confiscated from the attack:
Black Durango model 2000
A Toyota Tundra burgundy
A GMC Sierra crew cab gray
A Toyota Tundra, double cab, white, 2010 model
A double cab DODGE RAM, color red, model 2010
50 AK-47s
Two rocket launchers
Three grenade launchers
Grenades
Ammunition
Six radios (communication type)
Three bullet-proof vests
Camouflaged boots
Camouflaged uniforms;
HK machine gun with ammunition
machine gun MDD
long gun (shotgun)
20 long gun (R15
A 22-caliber rifle
A 33 caliber rifle
Drugs
An antenna base

94 comments:

  1. Maria Guadalupe Delgadillo, age 21 D.E.P
    Mexico,what the fuck are you doing to yourself ?

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  2. what are the blue numbers?

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  3. Time for USA to go to Mexico obviuosly Mexico cant handle its problems if we are taking on coutries like Afganistan and Iran Mexico would be a walk in the park...

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    1. Are you kidding? The US has absolutely no control over Iraq or Afghanistan. Keep your closed minded inbred comments to yourself.

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    2. Obviously, you know nothing about Mexico. Mexico has been in upheavel since 1910 and everything has lied "Dormant" until the 90's when almost 70% of the Drugs started coming across the Border
      via Mexico and the local Jeffe's started becoming "Cartels". Then in the early part of 2000 the
      "Greed" button came into play as well as the violence and murders. So it's no longer a politcal
      type of violence but a "Human Greed" type (worst type) thats in play now. No matter which Politions are in power until drugs are no longer profitable this will never stop!

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    3. In Afghanistan the USA is fighting rebels and terrorists that were trained by the USA to help stabilize the region when Afghanistan was 'friendly' Iraq was 'friendly' and supported by the USA to stabilize the region when Iran was 'unfriendly' same story with north korea and south korea. How come the cartels in Mexico are so powerful? They have USA supplied arms and a huge customer base in the USA. Almost all the arms used by terrorists on Northern Ireland were funded by Irish Americans. I believe there would be fewer problems of violence in the world if the USA stopped supplying weapons to supposedly friendly organizations.

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  4. Does anybody know why this attack occured? What is the point? Is there a problem in Acuna? This area is all solid Zeta so was it just a attack on Law Enforcement?

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  5. Do Mexicans have any idea of how their country is mocked and ridiculed world-wide? It used to be Colombians who were the butt of drug jokes. Now even the Colombians mock Mexico as a corrupt, crime-ridden hole, ruled by illiterate thugs. Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan look good by comparison!

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    1. You'll get no argument on that. Your 100% correct,only problem is it's Not Stopping anytime soon!

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  6. Marine air support would of been justified here.

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  7. where are the ostriches who was saying how safe mexico is ...come on pull that head out of the sand and look around

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    1. Those aren't Ostriches, their Hotel Owners and Travel Agents as well as the Mexican Government.

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    2. I've been living in mexico city for 10 years. I woukd walk in the city center at night without fear. I've lived near Los Angeles and near London. No way would I walk in these places, would you?

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  8. Les estan dando duro a los zetas. Ay problema entre los mismos zetas

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    1. Que problemas compa? Escuche que trevino anda de soplon y entrego al primo de lazcano que sabes tu

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    2. Se dice que los hermanos estan planiando relajar al lascano

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  9. Acuna has had two shootouts this year, one in which innocent bystanders were hit. Both were between Zs and the Marina. Though Acuna is on the state department list of cities to avoid it truly is a city with little violence.

    The marines were deployed there in 2011, and they are constructins a permanent naval base in the prensa, and they have a permanent army post and barracks.

    It seems wherever their is a large deployment of soldiers at some point they are tested by the ruling cartel. In PN and Acuna both that would be the last letter.

    Saltillo is the city that violence has incresed greatly. My staff was there last week and were forced to stay in their hotel because of a shootout. Yesterday and today there were other shootouts, sadly it seems status quo now...Paz, Chivis

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  10. @3:27

    I saw another blog reported Maria as a member of GATE, I am trying to verify what exactly she was a part of.

    21 years old!

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    1. A young police officer fighting for a better Mexico and a better way of life for her people.

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  11. I'm a Mexican-American combat veteran and I love both countries. I think it's time that the United States and United Nations-if possible- both make a decision of some kind about military intervention in Mexico. They are our closest neighbors and the honest citizens of Mexico would welcome our help stabilizing their country.

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  12. Thanks chivis! !!! I'll take my chances and go to piedras this weekend!!!

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  13. March 7, 2012 5:18 PM

    They should not have fallen for the War on Drugs B.S. You should join up Cracker, fight the war on drugs in your neighborhood, go up to a crip, Barrio Azteca etc. and tell them just how wrong it is.

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  14. If the u.s goes into Mexico against the cartels, that will be awesome. But it will not be a walk in the park. Cartels are 3 times more violent and savage than Iraq.

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  15. Does anyone know what happened in Saltillo today?

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  16. Mexico a walk in the park? How stupid r u mexican cartels are more powerful than alkaeda the mexican cartels are not be under estimated

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    1. Mexican cartel will never be as strong as alkaeda. The only thing that makes them almost the same is that they most of the time kill innocent people.

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  17. c.d.g. va a controlar ese pinche pueblo cagow

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  18. @ March 7, 2012 6:39 PM .Motherfucker,piss off with that racist shit,you sad little clown ass bitch.What are you?An internet goon,you fuckin little crank.Its clowns like you who are part of the problem.Mexico does need help,have you got to be Mexican to say that?Look for a way to sort problems out,not call white people a cracker,we got Mexican Americans on here saying the same thing,they need help,but if governments are like you,we all got no chance.Sad little clown.

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  19. Yeah, this level of violence happens all across America too. NOT!

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    1. No, not all across America, only in the schools!

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  20. dam!glad i drive a toyota van

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  21. You should join up Cracker, fight the war on drugs in your neighborhood, go up to a crip, Barrio Azteca etc. and tell them just how wrong it is.
    do you think every man is as big a coward as you?
    Psalm 18:34 and 35
    (34) He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
    (35) You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.

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  22. dicen que el Celso se cambio de bando....

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    1. Y quien es celso? Y con quien se cambio

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    2. Quien es el celso

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    3. UN narko de p.n. siempre van la marina y les paga para Que Lo dejen ir

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  23. speaking from a bad experience with border patrol, I can honestly say they are the ones at fault for stirring up the cartel. There are a few of the agents that have that coming to them for their crooked ways, stealing, mistreating the immigrants and the list goes on. Yes, Mexico needs help but so does Texas, beginning with border patrol agents.

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    1. What does Border Patrol have to do with this problem? I cant believe idiots like you keep on blaming this agents. They do their job by enforcing the immigration laws. I'm Mexican American and I care for both countries but idiots like you need to have a clue of what they are talking about.

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  24. Todo por unos cuantos varos para poder sobrevivir mejor, hay gente capaz de asecinar a sangre fria gente inocente por favor dios perdonalos no saben lo que hacen no tienen ni idea del mal que estan haciendo por favor ayudalos a comprender como me ayudaste a mi a darme cuenta de mis herrores

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  25. USA to busy with KONY

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    1. Are they? Because their isn't any oil in Uganda.

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  26. Mexican army has totally annihilated several zeta units recently. I suspect this is attempted payback. Didn't work out as planned!

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  27. It's time that the citizens of mexico DEMAND laws to be able to purchase guns to protect themselves from 1 the cartels and 2 from their corruppted government , they work as slaves in mexico

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    1. I agree with you on that. I was in Zaragoza on Tuesday for work. I drove over all the brass left behind by the cartel. If the Mexican citizens could carry guns then some of this crap would stop. Well that's what I had all way thought until I was rolling over grenad shells & 50 cal. brass. There guns are way to big to compleat with.

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  28. Random semingly pointless attacks,are these Narcos sampling their product? What are they trying to prove? that they can destroy their own country? This Macho thing is pure insanity? These people are hurting themselves and everybody else??

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  29. Anonymous said...

    You should join up Cracker, fight the war on drugs in your neighborhood, go up to a crip, Barrio Azteca etc. and tell them just how wrong it is.
    do you think every man is as big a coward as you?
    Psalm 18:34 and 35
    (34) He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
    (35) You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.
    March 7, 2012 9:11 PM


    you sound a little unhinged racist culero

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  30. Walk in the park?.there has been twice as much deaths in Mexico in half the time than in Iraq

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    1. That's because they have no (military) training unlike the Iraqis..

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  31. why not check Guerrero bets are lozcano is in Guerrero.they got a ranch next to the river. thats Guerrero coahuila

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    1. I for sure know that Z 42 is in Guerrero coahuila but they said they had shot him. Dont know of its true tho

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  32. USA cannot finish its job in Afganistan (it's more than 10 years) and they want to start another war ?

    Idiots.

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  33. What is the score.This is the same side hittin on each other?The brothers gave Lazcas cousin up?Or are these more crazed romor?If they do start battling,that a good thing.The Lazca and 40 are the foundation of Z.But,i don't buy it,i don't think much gets sanctioned without input from the Lazca,he doesn't strike you as the kind of dude to fuck with,nor 40,but Lazca is the main man.He even looks like a mean motherfucker.But who knows for sure,maybe it will unfold a bit more with help from some of our Mexican bros.

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  34. DEATH PENALTY TO THOSE PUNKS

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  35. he's a top guy in the P.N region with millions in dollars and really nice ferrari's and lambo's

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  36. CALENTERON PLAZA...ES TODO

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  37. CALENTARON PLAZA .....por miedo a la querra que les iban a dar los que llegaron a Piedras o que iban a llegar...y con sus mamadas de meterse con el pueblo pues se tiene que mandar soldados para dizque controlar .....pero solo hacen para que los soldiers kill those from an other cartel against the rataz digo parazitos ,digo zetas o abortos que es lo mismo or brain wash wich its the same shit....

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    1. El pinche pelón que pescaron se cambio el nombre ese pendejo no tiene nada de güero te apuesto que ese es el chebo

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  38. This did not happen in the zona centro, it was actually in the outer limits of the city of piedras negras.

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  39. grenade launchers? WTF!! where are these scumbags getting these weapons?? This is why I'm pissed off at my country... so, you're telling me that we have the capability to capture a criminal hiding in a fuckin hole in the middle of nowhere on the other side of the globe BUT we cant find the fuckers who are supplying the cartels with these HIGH POWER WEAPONS in our own BACKYARD??, something just doesnt make sense here, we dont need to send the army to Mexico, we need to catch the fuckers supplying the weapons...

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    1. So true. Even rocket lounchers. I had to drive past all that shit Tuesday and could not believe all the brass on the highway, being an American I go to my local gun rang often and have never seen so much brass in mt life.

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    2. Mezicans can get weapons from places other than America. When you have millions and millions to spend you can get what you want. The grenade launchers are probably not from the US.

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    3. Haven't you heard of Fast & Furious! Obama gave the the WPNS.

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  40. I remember seeing drive by shootings with fully auto weapons in south Chicago . Violence is everywere not only mexico. Go into any major city in the USA and u will find how grousome americans could be

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    1. Dont compare Mexico war on Drugs with Violence in USA!!! Not the same!

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  41. quien vende las armas es estados unidos no solo a mexico sino a todos los paises de latinoamerica, no les importa la vida con tal de ganar dolares, y cuando no venden hacen guerras porque de ahi obtienen su economia, ademas son los principales consumidores de droga, estados unidos es culpable en mucho de la violencia que los rodea, sus propios ciudadanos estan armados y lo permiten, asi que si existiera una revuelta seria todos contra todos porque la mayoria estan armados

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  42. The news said some of the weapons, like the rpg's, 50 cals. & grenade launchers were traced to Iran.

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    1. THANK YOU!!! Asta por fin alguien que sabe delo que habla.

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    2. The weapons in Northern Ireland were traced to Libya but the money to pay for then was traced to Boston. Nothing in this is as simple as it seems.

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  43. Guerrero, Coahuila? All that $ and all the disaster they've (Lazcano, Z-42..)done just to hang out in Guerrero, Coahuila?

    That's like winning the lottery just to buy a house in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

    You should have to demonstrate what you'd do with your ill gotten gains before being allowed to play.

    NARCO = NACO

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  44. The US trained the original Zeta gunmen...supposedly to assist Mexico with the war on drugs...It is not the first time the US trains paramilitary groups such as the Zetas...just think back to Alqaeda back when they were fighting side by side against the russians..It was no surprise when news came out about Fast and Furious...if you ask me it was part of the plan to supply weapons to their newly created group and then just sit back and wait for people on both sides to call for an intervention. I heard from someone that hangs with them that at one point they were training with Israelis in acuna coah..perhaps they were not israelis but the connection is there and it was never about a narco group that grew too powerful..If you ask me all this was planned from the start. Best thing honest hardworking people can do on both sides is stop fighting amongst themselves..be armed and be alert. This sort of movements do not go away..they only get worse until they reach a breaking point. The good ol days are gone..So sad..love both countries and good hard working people on both sides. But do not call for an end to gun rights...defend your right to keep and bear arms because corruption is rampant on both sides. Peace.

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  45. They say over here in piedras that the chapos are heating up piedras

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  46. all this started with caldero and it will end with him its a guarentee

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  47. Bullllshit,the it has not been proven that the US trained the original Z.They were GAFE.Who knows,they may well have gone to the US for a few days,but whatever,what does it matter who trained them?Conspiracies?Yes we do.

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  48. @ March 8 8:24

    This argument of US and guns is old and ineffective. One could argue Mex corruption and ineffective guarding of its borders are at fault. and the drugwar? Your leaders thought it was ok making a deal with the devil and looking the other way as narcos trafficked drugs to the kids in the US, until those narcos became so powerful they could buy anything...even people. only THEN it became a problem!

    and the guns you speak of? Yes Americans have the right to bear arms...and guess what? our country is still safe with all those weapons..why? it is not the weapons it is the system of law and order that Mexico does not have that makes us safe! that should be your fight not the arms of the US.

    When you take arms away from law abiding citizens you in effect render them helpless against those who do not care about laws. Look at your country...citizens without arms...narcos armed for war, don't blame the US, look in the mirror...Paz, Chivis

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  49. March 9, 2012 10:48 AM . Chivis said...

    I gotta say,when your right,your right.
    All day your right,with those comments.
    And before we get anyone up in arms against her.
    I believe i am right in saying she is a successful Mexican-American.
    Just sayin.

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  50. @March 9, 2012 10:38 AM


    Not proven? It's admitted. No conspiracy there except that you are not going to get a statement from your leaders saying oh yes, this is what we planned all along. Like I said, they've done it before in other countries but that won't be said in CNN or Fox News...But the information is out there for those who want to look for it.

    Fast and Furious was not a dumb mistake; come on, the people holding office are way smarter than the rest of us..that's why they made it to that position in the first place..And they know we will take Oops! for an answer to Fast and Furious.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2010/10/20101019212440609775.html

    "Some of the cartel's initial members were elite Mexican troops, trained in the early 1990s by America’s 7th Special Forces Group or "snake eaters" at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, a former US special operations commander has told Al Jazeera.

    “They were given map reading courses, communications, standard special forces training, light to heavy weapons, machine guns and automatic weapons,” says Craig Deare, the former special forces commander who is now a professor at the US National Defence University.

    "I had some visibility on what was happening, because this [issue] was related to things I was doing in the Pentagon in the 1990s," Deare, who also served as country director in the office of the US Secretary of Defence, says.




    "Other cartels have accused the Zetas of not following the 'gentlemen's code' of drug trafficking"

    Kristen Bricker, NACLA Research Associate


    The Mexican personnel who received US training and later formed the Zetas came from the Airmobile Special Forces Group (GAFE), which is considered an elite division of the Mexican military.

    Their US training was designed to prepare them for counter-insurgency and, ironically, counter-narcotics operations, although Deare says they were not taught the most advanced commando techniques available at Ft. Bragg.

    Military forces from around the world train at Ft. Bragg, so there is nothing unique about Mexican operatives learning counter-insurgency tactics at the facility. However, critics say the specific skills learned by the Zetas primed them for careers as contract killers and drug dealers."

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  51. Now Chapo will try to take control of Piedras Negras soon

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  52. Damn those gun shows loopholes selling RPGS and grenade launchers lol I don't know how you all believe yourselves. And yes that was sarcasm.

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  53. Due to this I have cancelled my family's visit to Piedras Negras next week! I will nit have myself and 4 young children caught in the middle of a drug war! If the US would ever give my spouse his visa, we wouldn't have to go visit Mexico!

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  54. Todo es culpa de nuestros gobernantes de Coahuila, primero agarran Dolares y luego se queren salir sin pagar... es una rebelion contra Moreiras Cartel.

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  55. the was another shootout a while ago, i wonder who is going to replace chebo, he was a good person, but then he changed alot, but anyways he would always say hi to you and greet you, but was a real asshole when he didnt know you

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  56. what mexico needs it is to let the people arm themselfs so they can defend their family,aginst the corrupt goverment and the pinche jotos como los zetas and other pendejos. COMO DIJO EMILIANO ZAPATA ES MEJOR VIVIR DE PIE QUE de RODILLAS

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  57. Anon March 9, 2012 11:34 AM:

    and when you are right, you are right..jeje
    Yep, I am Mexican-American and if given a choice would not change either..

    However, the comment (in Spanish) was the "straw". Calderon I actually respect, though he is an arrongant ass blaming all the ills of Mexico on the US. It has rubbed off on some of the citizens...a cop out that is like a broken record.

    What is the most bothersome, we are tough Americans so that isn't overly bothersome, but..when people misplace blame they will not acknowledge truth and that has to be in place to initiate change. Superman is not coming and the US has been Mexico's greatest friend during this crisis.....Paz, Chivis

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  58. "Due to this I have cancelled my family's visit to Piedras Negras next week! I will nit have myself and 4 young children caught in the middle of a drug war"...

    Write to me via BB I would like to give you some information that may be helpful....Paz, Chivis

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  59. emiliano zapata did not say that, what he said is "prefiero morrir de pie, que vivir de rodillas"

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  60. Zetas are kiling Zetas....they are in conflict. The Police in Piedras Negras are corrupt. There isnt an honest loyal Policeman in the town. Money talks and they are all paid off. The Mexican Armed Forces are on the fence and only 70% of them are loyal to their duties the rest deffect to the Zetas eithier by joining them or infiltration in the armed forces and the Mexican government who is also FULL of rotten crooks. The saying in Mexico used to be Mexico Lindo y Querido...Now it's Mexico Malo de Muerte. I was born in Piedras Negras now I will never set foot in there. I spent 31 years in the US Armed Forces and experienced the worst atrocities,infamy and unvalued death in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other parts of the World. it i sad for a beatiful country as Mexico to wind up in a TERRORIST Life everyday. When will it stop, it will not . Mexico has no 2nd ammendment the right to bear arms. Those citezens who are caught with arms are beaten ,confiscated or killed by whom said governed law. There will be no end.

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  61. ITS TRUE THAT MEXICAN PEOPLE NEED TO ARM THEM SELFS THATS WHAT MAKES A STRONG COUNTRY AND A FAIR ONE TOO IF POLICE IS TO CORRUPT AND PJF THEN ITS UP TO THE PEOPLE TO HAVE PROTECTION FOR THEM SELFS BEACUSE THEY CANT PAY FOR PRIVATE BODYGUARDS ARMED TRUCKS AND A HOME WITH PRIVATE STREETS GATED THATS WHAT RICH PEOPLE HAVE.

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  62. I heard thier is like 60 sicarios dead so far , but are not being reported.

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  63. As we all lament the evil and bloodshed being committed, please take the time to examine your own conscience: do you smoke a little weed on the weekend to relax? Do you do a little blow at parties? If so, then you are creating the demand that fuels this violence and are partially resonsible for it. Without demand, the drug trade dies, along with the carnage.

    True, the drug lords are evil incarnate: sadistic and ruthless. But if we collectively stop buying their products, they have nothing to fight for. Do what's right. Pass it on to your friends!

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  64. Whilst the Mexican drug trade was dominated by a few large cartels, there was relative peace, although clearly ongoing violence.

    When the US declared its War on Drugs, pushing money and importantly political pressure into Mexico to eradicate Mexican drug cartels (instead of helping users and potential users at home) it worked to a degree - the old cartels where more or less smashed.

    However, the elimination of the established cartels created a classic power vacuum into which far more numerous, diverse and violent gangs could move into, vying for the incredibly lucrative US illicit drugs market.

    What we are seeing in Mexio today is essentially a giant turf war written in the blood of Mexican civilians funded by US drug habits on one side and US taxpayer dollars on the other.

    Sending more men and women with guns into these areas does nothing to address the underlying problem, and will only create more death. It is a deeply callous world view that thinks sending in the Marines would solve any of these problems, and one deeply lacking in humanity that does not want to assist Mexicans, but rather execute them.

    Until US and world demand for drugs drops (impossible without a proper system of welfare, which will almost certainly never happen in the States); a singular or small groups of cartels comes to dominate; or the drugs in which they deal become legalised, the war - and it is a war - with, for and on drugs will never be won. As it is, we can at best hope for a hollow ''mission accomplished" hauted by the ruin of a nation and the cries of the brutally murdered.

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  65. what is the point of peppering comments with the "f" word. have more respect for yourself and the people who read your remarks.

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  66. ive been there satan is living there yuup the devil himself .people believe that all the saints are real they sell there souls to satan there god is not but a bunch of idols there is only one god just pray for them .we need to pray for our enemies i love mexico where there are one or two god is there prayer is the answer

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