Monday, March 31, 2014

Matamoros mayor warns about "grave risks"' in her city

Leticia Salazer, foto de Twitter
By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

The mayor of the northern Mexican border city of Matamoros is warning residents about extreme risks associated with traveling in the city, according to Mexican news reports.

Leticia Salazar took to Twitter Monday afternoon to warn her constituents about risks from road blocks and presumably shootings in the city.  According to a news account which appeared in the online edition of Milenio news daily, four photographs which were taken Monday afternoon and posted to Twitter, showed two roadblocks and students inside a classroom ducking to the floor, presumably to avoid gun fire.

A check of Twitter showed very little in the way of information about the elevated risk in Matamoros, mosly reactions to Señora Salazar's warnings.  Two events in the last three days may have been a factor in any elevated risk.

Friday a hand grenade was detonated in Ciudad Victoria, state capital of Tamaulipas, which did some damage to a metal overhead door at the residence of father of Alejandro Etienne, mayor of Ciudad Victoria.  Later a painted banner, colloquially known as a narcomanta or narcopinta said to be from a local Los Zetas commander in the city appeared, as a warning to the government.

Another incident took place in Brownsville Texas, directly across the border from Matamoros,  Monday when a young woman identified in a ValleyCentral.com English language report as Dayna Velasquez, 21, was allegedly caught with 12 kilograms of cocaine inside the vehicle she was driving.

A news account which appeared in the online edition of El Diario de Chihuahua news daily said that shootout began at noon in San Carlos colony and the spread to other sectors of the city including on Avenida Pedro Cardenas.  No reports have emerged as to casualties, which is not unusual in shootouts in Tamaulipas border cities.

Starting in 2010 some of the worse intergang fighting between the Los Zetas cartel and their bitterest rivals, the Gulf Cartel took place in Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo and in Reynosa as shooters fought openly against one another, the fighting of which often produced  roadblocks.  Much of the violence at the time went unreported because, reportedly local press were under death threats from local drug gangs not to publish news about the activities.

During those years local Twitter users  as well as local government officials used Twitter to report gunfights and shootings and shootouts.

With the election of president Enrique Pena Nieto almost two years ago, the government got into the news spiking business by stopping the practice of reporting on individual incidents and compiling series of incidents into one, thereby reducing -- and improving -- crime statistics.  According to Tijuana, Baja California based Zetas magazine, only one part of the new anti crime strategy has worked: the statistics have improved, but not the violence, which is as bad as it has ever been.

Señora Salazar has run afoul of Mexico's Secretaria de Gobernacion (SEGOB), or interior minister Miguel Osorio Chong before, last December, when she suggested she may call for a curfew in the city after a series of shootout between rival criminal gangs, which left 13 dead.  At the time Osorio Chong said it would be illegal for her to impose a curfew, which may not be completely true.

Curfews in Mexican localities have been called for or imposed by local government officials because of drug and gang related violence, including, reportedly in Piedras Negras in Coahuila state in 2012 and Jimenez in Chihuahua state in late 2013 because of the extreme violence from local drug gang rivalries.

Lately the federal government's anti crime strategy has undergone a transparent shift as former head of Mexico's Comision Nacional de Seguridad, Manuel Mandrgon y Kalb has left his post, and was replaced by Monte Alejandro Rubido.

According to a news report last week in Milenio, several Mexican senators have noted that the new appointee signals a strategy shift more towards then strategy of former president Felipe Calderon  Hinojosa.

It remains to be seen if Calderon's hands off strategy with regard to the press will be followed as well.

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

53 comments:

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    1. Women from border and northern states tend to be the best looking women in mexico

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  2. The female from Brownsvillekilos caught with 5 kilos (11 pounds) not 12 kilos.

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    1. @10:45 p.m 11,12? The state of texas dont care.she still gonna catch a trafficking charge there and that will get her a long stretch in a texas peniteniary!! If shes not into women she will be!

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    2. @10:45 eddie, eddie yeah, yeah, tell me sheriff trevino and co. didn't steal the other 50 kilos.
      Boooooy, the great state of texas that paints itself so much with holy waters of righteous fascism, and only allows rightista politicians to be the most corrupt in all the whole US...wow!!!

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  3. She is bought off by the Ciclones faction and left-over Rojos. AKA the groups under command by the Cardenas-Guillen family. Fuck this whore.

    G.D.L.

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    1. 11:02 trash her all you want gallopollo, but get us more pictures. according to the most sacred precepts, any effort by centralized political military and police organizations will fail if it doesn't count the people as its main ingredient.
      --In mexico the main element is the president...
      --followed by his designated secretaries of the x wings...
      --and on and on and on...
      --until we get to the bottom, from where all the kickbacks emanate to the mexican high lords of corruption from where all the problems emanate.
      "Yo no soy socialista, ni comunista, ni capitalista, sino todo lo contrario" luis echeverria alvarez, former mexican president, CIA asset, mass murderer, used the mexican army since before he was president, and the federal police to repress the people the very same police and military egged on to riot, and shot, beat up, kidnapped, tortured and murdered, to please the US ambassador, and to please the CIA, to prove he was worthy of the presidency...
      Like the mothers of argentina, like pinochet's mobs, like the mobs acting up against kaddaffi,morsi,ukraine,hugo chavez,maduro,all of them state coups started by the rabble, apparently, but more often than not, started by foreign interests, that decide when a rabble inspired movement is needed somewhere.
      The arab spring, which we expected to be a flowering of the people's freedoms, full of peace and progress resulted in an arab jump, full of war, corruption, selling out of the countries and more war because somebody from outside came to make it so, that is what puppets are for. Dummies only work with a hand up there you know?
      Leticia salazar may be corrupt, expose her, until then, she could do better than follow the chilango maffia's advise, all by her own mfing self...after all, all cartels have been having their own political pawns, duly protected and exploited from "above"...
      I wonder, gallopollo, why this one bothers you so much?

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    2. @,*GDL
      I would if I could

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    3. USAID the benevolentarian supremacista american agency, caught in CUBA giving cell phones to the people to instigate an arab/anti-chavista spring jump.
      THE CIA promptly denied any connection, they are too busy trying to manage the ungrateful backstabbing DEA into the ground to be doing any behind the courtains attacks against other countries.
      John F Kennedy's Alianza Para el Progreso has come a long way.
      In mexico,The Instituto para la Proteccion a la Infancia (IPI) was giving free lunches to all the school children, a bolillo with fried beans and a cup of milk, president Adolfo Lopez Mateos did cooperate with the gringos, there was good will then.
      Kennedy's assassination brought a changes of plans all over the world, it has been 50 years since then, and it has been 50 years of sticking it to the peoples all over the world, stealing their resources and spreading war, famine, murder and corruption.not even poor fucked up countries are safe from the greedy assholes trying to own the world anyhow, for free too, and get paid handsomely while you are at it... 250 million deaths later:
      The arab spring of the zionista jumpers!

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  4. wow , this lady is nearly as beautiful as chivis! but not quite x

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  5. This lady is finally trying to do the right thing. Keep it up, Mexico needs more
    leaders like her. She wants her city safe again. I have a great deal of respect for her. People from Matamores should give her support. I support her 110%.
    God Bless her and the people of Matamores. Keep it up good will over come evil.

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  6. it is sad the Pena nieto will not give her help

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  7. why are the cartels so dumb, why the all the kidnappings, don't u guys have families, just do your business leave people alone. shooting near school, they r little kids, do u have kids?

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    1. Its called poverty.. some people dont have a choice other than cut their throats just to be able to provide a little bit for their own families.. imagine what it would be like in the u.s with no welfare checks... yeaaa you wouldnt have time to worry about what the fuck goes on anywhere else..

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    2. Estacas, from stake, who uses that word ?
      In the US the mormons use it to designate areas of their turf?
      Stakeholders, persons with interest on the stake?
      Just wondering...

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  8. The Zetas are cleaning the streets of CDG.

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    1. Tu ni saves que pedo. Nomas opinas por opinar...el pedo en Moros es metros vs cyclones del c900 los Migrozoz no tienen velo en este en entierro.. para que no se pongan la camisa como tu gato..o p reguntale al guero de Laredo para que Veas como esta el pedo en tamaulipas. Es un Desmadre culero..

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  9. "She is bought off by the Ciclones faction and left-over Rojos"
    Was she even supposed to have been bangin a high CDG cmdte?She has been threatened,the hung inflatable doll and manta,,the way she came into power,Ramiro Salazar etc,the protection she has at all times,does that mean anything?She has to be dirty?

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    1. Agreed. She warns residents of the city about cartels and threats so she must be one too. Makes no sense.

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    2. Word is that she was bangin El Lazcas when Zs worked for CDG

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    1. At Joes place, who.....Jo MaMa

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  11. I guess "El Majadero " is dead and she knows exactly what is going on?Is she expecting some trouble with the Metros trying to take over from Cyclones again

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    1. 11:14 AM

      Esa vieja anda de piruja con un alto mando de Los Metros de Reynosa por eso anda escondiendo La muerte del Homero Cardenas para no calentar la plaza.Los Ciclones es gente directa de Los Cardenas, Los Metros se quieren quedar con todo el pastel del Golfo.Si no ya vez todas las traiciones dentro de ese cartel.Fueron por culpa de Los Metros ¿Quien entrego al hermano del R1 y al Tocayo? Pues Los Metros, Quien entrego al Gordo Cardenas y Tony Tormenta? Pues Los Metros.¿Quien mato al Gringo y Puma? Pues Los Metrosquien intento revatarle la plaza al la gente del 900 en Matamoros? Pues Los Metros....

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    2. Es cierto que el homero se murio solo de un ataque al corazon?

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  12. @,*GDL
    I would if I could
    Shes had a shit load of surgery,they all start to look the same?

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  13. I love her. She looks like wifey material.

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    1. Yes women from tamaulipas are muy bonitas

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    2. 10:59 if you google her, you'll see she is not really all that pretty, but rather thick, short and squat, so she may be a better politician than a beauty model, one pretty picture is not good enough evidence.
      There are more beautiful female politicians in mexico, senators and congresswomen, like la senadora templaria, check the top twenty at least, you will fall in love with la chuky, all yours...

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  14. Miestras en reynosa agarraron al simple metro 24

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  15. Mientras en reynosa acavan d agarrar al comandante simple el metro 24. Bloqueos en toda la ciudad

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  16. I told ya the other Day Homero was death y eso que vivo en California me llego la noticia minutes after it had happened. Los Metros vs Los CycloneZ at it again son.

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  17. Wait chivas is a female♥♥♥♥

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  18. In reynosa theres balaceras all over d city n they captured el comandante simple el metro 24

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  19. Mi matamoros querido,,,,nunca te podre olvidarrrrr pura gente de rigo tovar putosss!

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  20. Its all in their minds so "El Gran Presidente" Nieto says.Pena Nietos solution to the mass extortions,murders,killings,and kidnappings which btw have gone through the roof is to just close your eyes,pretend is just a bad dream, and wish it away.Now open your eyes and "presto",everything is ok again...eventually the Mexican people will have to rise up because it does not seem like pena nieto is lifting a finger,the violence in mexico has taken a turn for the worse,must be hell living in mexico...

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    1. 4:51 90% of all kidnappings for ransom are to be blamed on the federal police and the military, they should be recalled to their bases and to the DF where they belong, with the pickpockets and the national satrapy we have for politicians.
      Heads need to roll, since the late sixties, the federal police have been the number one victimizers of all the mexicans.
      Check the corruption in the Mexican federal police, from car theft to murders, kidnappingss, extortions, disappearances,it is all gederal police, under any other names.DIPD, CISEN, PJF, SSP, SS, PMP, etc, etc. the death penalty is needed for corrupt police forces military and politicians, and for corrupt judges and businessmen with an education, that education should make the penalties for corruption even more severe, not give them double impunity...

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  21. the border patrol can not use rubber bullets to control illegal immigrants, they must kill them to force protests from mexico until the US government and Obama give the contract to blackwater/ACADEMI to do the border patrolling, they will then be able to oversee the drug trafficking at will.
    sheriff lupe treviño would agree, now that he is gone, nothing will change...
    someone else will be chopping off the wires that transmit the drug-loads positions to their rightful owners...

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  22. @7:05 and she is taken, wife number five is all mine,sorry.
    you can have mayor Leticia salazar, she seems to be doing a fine job as a mayor, unless it is all propaganda, like bertie boy moreira's. i hope "they" don't chop her to pieces when her term is over and she doesn't have the bodyguards babysitting her, as has happened to other mayors of mexican towns.

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  23. Cherrys, Simple, and Tachas are all related and from the same neighborhood. I'm not to sure but I think the 3 of them are brothers, not sure tho. But Simple and Tachas are confirmed brothers.. Cherrys tried to save his kin from being captured but failed. All three of them are from the neighborhood LAS CUMBRES, in Reynosa. Cherrys is in charge of that sector of the city. Though Cherrys main job is the main escolta of COMANDANTE 17 aka METRO-17.

    Also, most likely Homero Cardenas-Guillen death is fake and was fabricated by him. He even had a funeral to throw off government forces and contras.

    G.D.L.

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  24. Now we have to wait 4 more years for new leader hope God sends us a good one This Nieto guy pretty bad

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  25. God Bless Mexico and the good people of Mexico. You only hear about the bad. Mexico is a great country and with good people. Let stay positive

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    1. 6:13 "stay positive" that is what let the cancer grow and spread, that was the idea behind the zetas supression of the bad news on the mexican papers the self censuring and cleansing of the news is bad for everybody, as anybody can see. let's get back to positive when the last motherfucker is gone, then we go back to the politicians and the dirty cops and military

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  26. Give her chance at least she is trying to do something. Nieto sure isn't

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  27. Think back to when you came to the true conclusion the Zetas are the best thing to happen to Mexico, and in fact, have become Mexico's best hope for a bright, happy future. Discuss.

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    1. The efficiency in men and materials turned onto too much rabble, too hungry that had to live off the field, and took it onto themselves to abuse the mexican people to get money for the maruchan...
      Because z40 was stealing all the money, and lazca was stupid enough to let him do it.
      That is why z40 el walking barrel of menudo is gone, and the zetas are almost gone with la del carrito...

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  28. April 3, 2014 at 12:46 PM
    "Estacas, from stake, who uses that word ?
    In the US the mormons use it to designate areas of their turf?"
    The dudes you see online in pictures in trucks with guns are usually the estacas 4-6 dudes in a truck who patrol or go into fights or rush to take care of the enemy on their turf when a halcon gives them the heads up"we got intruders"etc,,firefighters?Highly dangerous job as you can imagine.

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  29. April 3, 2014 at 1:08 PM
    Concise and to the point bro,on how the Lazca etc changed the game.Now you got loony tunes with guns but no money who still try to play the game but have no game.Kids in Nuevo Laredo fightin and dieing for what?

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  30. 7:53 PM
    Shit,now that you mention it,it makes sense.El Pelón Metros etc,and they are a big part of CDG and want it all?

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  31. 12:04 the mormons use stake for different turfs and i was wondering where the zetas got the word for their details of firefighters or death squads..

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  32. 11:06 PM
    Actually it makes sense what you are saying,marking your turf(stakes,estacas) etc?The different languages sometimes have a connection from way back,but as to the definitive answer?

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  33. @ 10:08
    the previous given definition was correct.
    and you can find it under BB "Narco Terms" click on at the top on this page

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