Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Consulate issues warning amid Matamoros grenade attacks

Monday, June 4, 2012 |


By Sergio Chapa
KGBT

The American Consulate in Matamoros has issued a warning following a string of grenade attacks, including two of them against schools.
Residents have been using the #Matamoros hashtag of Twitter to report the attack over the past few days.
The Reforma News Agency reported that morning a high school and a college were both attacked on Monday morning.
No injuries were reported but residents said there were only property damages.
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks but Tamaulipas remains a battleground state between former allies the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas.
Consulate officials issued a warning for American citizens south of the border on Monday afternoon.
According to the warning, there have been a series of attacks using explosive devices since Thursday.
The majority of the attacks have been in or near the Fraccionamiento Victoria on the city's southside but have not been limited to the area.
The consulate is asking its employees to exercise appropriate caution.

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Explosive Device Attacks in Matamoros, Tamaulipas (June 4, 2012)
Since May 31, multiple explosive devices have been reported in Matamoros, several of which have detonated.  The majority of these devices were located in Matamoros near Fraccionamiento Victoria Seccion Fiesta, but are not limited to that area.  U.S. Consulate General employees are being advised to exercise appropriate caution in their movements.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's internet web site at http://travel.state.gov/ where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada, or, for callers from Mexico, a regular toll line at 001-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
Please review the Department of State’s Travel Warning concerning travel within Mexico and the state of Tamaulipas, available athttp://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5665.html. The Department continues to advise U.S. citizens to defer non-essential travel to the state of Tamaulipas. We also encourage U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department's travel registration web site at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/ so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security. Americans without internet access may register in person or by phone with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.
For any emergencies involving American citizens in the Matamoros consular district, please call or visit the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit at the U.S. Consulate General on Avenida Primera 2002, Col. Jardin, Matamoros, Tamaulipas; telephone (011)(52)(868) 812-4402;http://matamoros.usconsulate.gov/.
Sincerely,
American Citizen Services

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9 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Just what is the point of this ? Heating up the plaza? Its seems to mw that heating up the plaza is just making it worse for all the cartels. No one thinks any of them are peaceful non innocent people murders. All of their violence is gonna be the down fall. Unless this is a plan between the cartels and pri to make it seem like the war on drugs is the wrong approach. Once crooked Pena gets in he will back the military off and all will be quiet as agreed. Just a conspiracy thought

rajah said...

its probably da zetas hu did dis for revenge against CDG for trying to kidnap da 11 zetas in neuvo laredo y else would dis happen in CDG stronghold, i would CDG would never try n attack their own place and heat it up

Anonymous said...

i love how people comment like they know what these cartels think. does anything ANY cartel do thesedays show any rationality AT ALL????? IF one things certain its that THEY ALL ARE HYPOCRITES. ALL extort, ALL kill females, ALL kill kids, ALL kill innocents, They all kidnap, And they all use Corrupt police/politicians to do their dirty work.they ALL do the things they claim to be fighting. Wakeup damn fanboys!


Baggy-the-fanboy-hater

Anonymous said...

Attack buildings? Just wanted to see if a RPG would really work?? Who knows? DUH!

666 said...

Theses cartels all they do is thick up new ways to supposedly hit each other hard but the people are the ones that suffer. How the hell do these grenades attacks affect the opposing cartel other than they have to lay low cause the plaza is hot. But the people that have to work or live their daily lives are the ones affected

Anonymous said...

LOL ... Its them last alphabet boys tryn to make it burn in Matamoros.. Reynosa had 4 days straight shootouts at midnight ... Elections Peña got this wrapped up..He gonna say quiet this shit down or ima go after indivdual cartels just as Fox did ... Thats a nice stradegy.. u fuck up we go after u full force... Peace is what my MÉXICO wants we know its curropt itz been that way for ever an itz goin to be that .way after we all die..

Anonymous said...

Matamoros is a badazz name for a city. Anyway, sum commentors need to stop with the complaining about innocents. It aint gona do any good blabbering unless you are willing to step into mex and actually cleaning up the society. And willing to commit a killing. I cant do nothing, you cant do nothing, just let it and lets see what happens next.

Anonymous said...

All i know i just want to got out side and not worry for me and my familly

Anonymous said...

"All i know i just want to got out side and not worry for me and my familly"
IM SORRY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BROTHER,BUT JUST LOOK AT THE MEXICAN COMMENTS ALL OVER HERE?
THEY DONT SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH THE INSANE CORRUPTION?THERE IS THE PROBLEM RIGHT THERE.

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