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Mexican security forces reinforce Coahuila in wake of shooting

Thursday, October 4, 2012 |

You can read the BorderlandBeat.com account of the murder of Jose Eduardo Moreira Rodriquez here.

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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com


An undisclosed number of Mexican federal security troops have been deployed to northern Coahuila state in the wake of the shooting of the nephew of Coahuila state governor Ruben Moreira Valdes.  He is also the son of former Coahuila governor Humberto Moreira Valdes, Wednesday night, according to Mexican news accounts.

According to a news report posted on the Borderland Beat website, Jose Eduardo Moreira Rodriquez, 28, was found shot to death near the village of Santa Eulalia, near the border city of Ciudad Acuna Wednesday night.   Moreira Rodriquez was apparently engaged in work for the poor as regional coordinator of social programs of the Department of State Development.



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Ciudad Acuna, which is less than 40 kilometers from Piedras Negras, has been the scene of a number of shootings and security incidents, which like Piedras Negras stem from a prison break in Piedras Negras September 17th.

Until the murder of Moreira Rodriquez, Mexican federal response to the numerous shootings in the area has been tepid.  Much of Mexico's security in the state is concentrated in the east of the state in support of Operacion Noreste, which is itself centered in Tamaulipas state and Seguro Laguna, which is centered in La Laguna, where Torreon, Coahuila and Gomez Palacio, Durango form a sort of twin city metropoitan area.

According to various tweets and news story, including an item posted on the website of Vangardia news daily, Mexican naval infantry and Policia Federal troops arrived in the airport at Plan de Guaralupe in Ramos Arizpe municipality, near Saltillo, the state capital of Coahuila state.  Other tweets have said that other federal investigatory units, characterized as elite, have been spotted in Ciudad Acuna, barely 24 hours after the murder of Moreira Rodriquez.

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Mexican Army and Naval Infantry troops, originally spotted at the Government palace in Saltillo, where security meetings were held including military officials, were later seen heading north towards Ciudad Acuna and Piedras Negras, according to Twitter accounts.  Saltillo is also the location for the headquarters for the Mexican 6th Military Zone.

High level military officials attending included Admiral Jose Santiago Álvarez Valdés , Chief of the General Staff of the Mexican Navy, and General Alcazar Noah Sandoval, commander of the Ninth Military Region. and General Dagoberto Espinosa Rodríguez, commander of trhe 6th Military Zone.

Chris Covert writes Mexica Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com

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Anonymous said...

Will it ever end! My lord

Anonymous said...

Yea wen the government makes better jobs so the poor arent tempted into getting 100thousand $ for killing sum one wen the daily minimum wage is 5 $ a day

Anonymous said...

Funny how the Mexican Authorities picked up the murderer's of the US border Patrol Agent in 24 hrs. but when the son of the past and nephew of the present Govenor of Coahuila gets whacked; they don't know who or where they are.The whole present Mexican
Government stinks to high heaven! Too many innocent people besides the "Players" getting
butchered and No One Can or Will Stop it! Mexico is "Off The Chain"

Anonymous said...

Trust me these dirtbags are not getting paid a 100k for murder! The price for wacking someone is far less...to sicarios the price for a human life is cheap!!

Anonymous said...

The sicarios get paid 20,000 pesos a month, roughly $1800.00

Anonymous said...

Ciudad Acuna, which is less than 40 kilometers from Piedras Negras, has been the scene of a number of shootings and security incidents, which like Piedras Negras stem from a prison break in Piedras Negras September 17th.

So far Acuna has not seen the level of violence rampant in Piedras and other parts of Mexico. Even so, it is a ghost town with most of the businesses on the main street closed. More reporting of the situation in Acuna would be helpful to those who live and travel there.

Anonymous said...

Around the same amount a pfc makes in the army

Anonymous said...

DEBERIAN MATAR A SERVIDORES PUBLICOS PRIISTAS MAS SEGUIDO, PORQUE SOLO ASI HACEN LAS PRIEBAS DE CONFIANZA QUE LES DEBERIAN DE HACER A LOS POLICIAS, PORQUE SI SON PERSONAS COMUNES Y CORRIENTES LAS AUTORIDADES NO ESTAN NI PARA ATENDER A LOS FAMILIARES DE LAS VICTIMAS.


Anonymous said...

I live in acuna and it is true that police are paid by the zetas as well as the mayor El conejo he recives 30 000 K a month from the ZETAS just to no pay attention to the problems.

Anonymous said...

i feel sorry bout loud mouth fuckers like the ones that say (mexico's governor stinks)or (Fuck Mexico) well i wish you all could be the ones on having a machete in your mouth and ask then how much they want for you ass to let you go...you would probably try to give them all your taxas money....hahahahahah but i have to say that united states is the number 1 consumer on drugs...so why not give meat to to insects and get some greens....ohhh yeah but anyways..am not being racist...am only racist to the racist ones....if they don't give a fuck i don't either>>>>

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