Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Top Mexican security official dismisses mayor's claims

Miguel Osorio Chong
Mexico's interior minister, Miguel Osorio chong Wednesday dismissed claims made by a Tamaulipas mayor that criminal groups were terrorizing the city.

According to a news account which appeared in the online edition of Milenio news daily, Osorio Chong said that  he regretted Matamoros mayor, Norma Leticia Salazar's call for a curfew, characterizing the call as unneeded.

Osorio Chong hinted that the call for a curfew may have been illegal, however, municipal presidents in northern states have imposed curfews in past years due to extreme violence by local criminal groups.  Because of the federalization of internal security in Mexico, the only other official who can impose curfew is the president of the republic, but only after votes by the council of ministers and the Mexican national legislature.

Last Sunday, a total of 13 armed suspects were killed by Mexican military forces in three separate incidents in Matamoros, during a time when an internal split in criminal groups associated with the Gulf Cartel had gone hot.

The situation was so dire, that even national media had reported street names, and Twitter reported that teens were being recruited at gunpoint to replace losses by the gunfights between rival factions, and security forces.

Normally in the past Mexican national media rarely, if ever reported on specific claims made by criminal groups, but it is clear now that with a nationwide clamp on news released about criminal actions, media organizations are desperate enough for news, they are reporting on claims made in Twitter and other social media means.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com  he can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com

21 comments:

  1. If she is wrong, I suppose he can go to Matamoros in his SUV and take a ride around the city WITHOUT all his bodyguards, since Tamps, is a "success story in the fight against crime" I guess he wouldn't need them, right?

    Osorio is just mad because the mayor made public what everyone already knows, Tamaulipas is a war zone and the PRI Federal Government wants to hide the news, their ONLY strategy right now is to silence the press and let criminals fight each other.

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    1. That's right Mr. Osorio go try walking down Tamps with ur tuxedo and stupid comb over and see what happens since its completely safe!!

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  2. Does Miguel osorio chong ever fuckN smile :)....it doesn't hurt he should try it . It's good therapy. FuckN kroocks

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  3. Is anyone else complaining about the curfew other than Osorio?

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  4. Why is this chinese rat even in mexican politics

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  5. So what cartel is Osorio taking "donations " from.Corrupt government a hole

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  6. Denial again , Some poster here said that's another reason this war keeps dragging on . No one wants the Mexico security situation on headline news because tourism will slowly come to a halt . This is guy is not alone plenty of others worldwide and north of the border fail to accept there is a sinister problem in Mexico.

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  7. Government media censorship
    These politicians really su(8

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  8. Tijuano, I do not think the tour would last very long and it would probably end badly for the tourista.

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  9. tamaulipas is the worst state in the whole of mexico who are they trying to kid

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  10. What are some good sources for what's happening on the ground in parts of Tamps? Hashtags seem to change all the time on twitter.

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    1. Valor por tamaulipas bro but it is in spanish

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  11. "the kerfew is illegal", what a piece of scumbucket this guy is...

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  12. What? Was Cheech too busy?

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  13. How can i contribute to borderland beat?

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  14. @3;48 JAJAJA... good one. Cheech was smoking Labrador.

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  15. 5:08 pm- you just did contribute to Borderland Beat. You wrote a comment in the guise of a question. That's a contribution.

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    1. 5:08 we have 20 reporters,what you do is
      State your credentials...
      For credibility,find the trouble spots,and the trouble makers
      Report something worthwhile
      Buy the doughnuts.
      Buggs may or may not give you a pass
      Try and look pretty for the interview
      Send samples of your reporting
      Get interviews with some big narcs
      Catch some criminals..........

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  16. It would be nice if they would say we are sorry for not being able to protect our citizens. Our enemy is better equipt . We will clean this problem by arresting the politician that accept money to stay quite. All law enforcement who pick sides for money and last all scumbs that are bulling our citizens .

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  17. everyone forgets that the U.S. are drug trafficking. C.I.A operation: iran-contra still lives

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  18. If it were the 1930's this booshit would have been stopped in its tracks.
    F*ck Matamoros ,Mexico & its satanic bastards. ****'s allies are the powerful and wealthy" Even the olives were bleeding as the battle for Matamoros had thundered on . Truth and love against the force of evil. Brotherhood against the fascist clan. Mexico is a whorehouse where revolutionary ideas of your forefathers are sold in alleys by vendors of capitalism. The world sat idle while 100,000's of Mexicans died,dying,raped,cornholed ,dismembered or go missing as the media is silenced . WTF is this ? If its not Facism with satanic narcos and criminals for its jackbooted (or fairy pointed boot) thugs .What the fock is it?
    In Mexico no one can hear your screams .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ224ygAqdY

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