Saturday, April 8, 2017

Mexican marines open fire on US couple in border town


Posted by DD republished from El Pais  and KHOU

Shooting from a helicopter, security forces confused visitors’ vehicle with that of drug cartel boss

El Pais Reported;

Two US citizens were injured when Mexican marines reportedly opened fire on their vehicle in Reynosa on Tuesday after they had visited relatives in the border town, which sits across from McAllen, in Texas.

Alfredo Alemán, aged 39, and his wife Alejandra were injured after a marine helicopter reportedly opened fire on their car. Both were hit by glass when their windshield and other windows shattered. Both were transferred to MacAllen. An investigation has been launched by the Mexican Attorney General’s office.

There have been a number of incidents in recent days in the area, in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas: on Tuesday, up to four suspected criminals were shot by security forces. Leading Mexican daily Excélsior, citing security forces, reported that the marines had received information that Comandante Toro, a leading figure in the Gulf Cartel, based in Matamoros, the second-largest city in Tamaulipas, was traveling in a late model grey Ford Tahoe.


In an official statement, the Mexican navy denies having opened fire on the vehicle, saying that security forces were engaged in clashes in different areas of Reynosa, but not in the area where the couple were injured.

The incident was reported on social networks by local people who had warned of shootouts in different areas of the city, as well as reporting road blocks to help cartel members escape, as reported in local daily Hoy de Tamaulipas.

Tamaulipas has been hit by violence since 2010, when the Gulf and Zetas cartels fell out. Authorities say the Gulf cartel retained control of Reynosa, Matamoros, Ciudad Victoria and the port of Altamira in the south of the state, where it received shipments of drugs from Central and South America.

Meanwhile, the Zetas control the central part of the coast. It also held onto Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, used as a shipping point for drugs into the United States. The arrival of army and marine forces has unleashed further conflict, with both sides trying to gain new territory, in the process carrying out kidnappings, roadblocks and murders.

Tamaulipas is one of the most violent states in Mexico. In 2016, more than 600 people left the area to escape violence, according to a report by the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights (CMDPDH).

Eduardo Alemán, brother of the injured man, spoke to local daily Milenio, saying: “They had just done some shopping, there was no warning given, he was with his wife and they opened fire just because the vehicle was the same. Nobody has given me any explanation so far.”

 KHOU Reported;

 A Texas couple is recovering at a San Antonio hospital after they say they were shot at by Mexican law enforcement while on their way back from Mexico. The victims’ family said that their loved ones were mistaken for criminals.

Guadalupe Trevino fought back tears as she described what she called a miracle: Her daughter and son-in-law survived an assault in Mexico in broad daylight. The family claims that it came at the hands of Mexican Marines on Tuesday afternoon.

screen capture KHOU video

Trevino says that a helicopter opened fire on a silver Chevy Tahoe while Alfredo Aleman and his wife, Alejandra, were sitting inside.

Alfredo, who lives in McAllen, Texas, was shot in his right hand and heel, while bullets grazed Alejandra’s head and back.

 

“They were screaming they were family,” Trevino said.

Alfredo’s brother, Eduardo, rushed to the scene. He said that the people behind the trigger were clearly shooting to kill.

Eduardo says that his brother and sister-in-law were driving back to Texas after visiting Trevino and grocery shopping. That’s when the family says that the couple drove upon a military blockade. Moments later, a barrage of bullets came down from above, according to Trevino.

But in a written response, the Mexican Marines denied those claims, saying that they were not at the location where the shooting happened, but were responding to three other shootings across town.

U.S. Consulate officials would only release a brief statement saying, in part:

“The safety and security of U.S. Citizens abroad is one of the state department’s highest priorities.”

For the Aleman family, they fear that the lack of answers today may lead to a lack of justice in the future.

The only thing comforting Trevino is knowing that her daughter and son-in-law are safe in the U.S.

It’s not clear if the U.S. Government or the Aleman family may take any further action or who exactly opened fire on the couple. Federal police in Mexico are still investigating the case.

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    1. driving tahoes and suburbans is a bitch. All the damn narcos drive them. Hope the people survive from their injuries, next time buy a Honda Civic.

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    2. Don't act like it's not the marines' fault, because in reality it is, I don't see Navy Seals, or MARSOC doing these type of mistakes. The guys doing the intel don't know what they are doing.

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    3. 9:55AM
      So you'll recant if you're proven otherwise?

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    4. Don't go past your us boundaries and you guys will be just fine.

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    5. Peepol want to use drones on the US, because "baaad peoopl are everywhere, look what they make me do...
      Kids are being killed all over the world, as collateral damages or the "natural result of the War against drugs"

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  2. Iam so tired of these fucking idiots marines cartel members police estal they are all fucking low lifes they have no regard for human life always remember everything comes back to you in life I hope you and your family members pay for everything you guys are doing see you in hell don't forget in hell there is plenty of room for you pussys you take away there guns they are fucking pussies all you guys got what is coming to you have fucked up a beautiful country all for fucking $$$

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    1. Dont be a dumbass, they confused them for cartel....your acting like they knew they were innocent.

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    2. Can understand your frustration. However until drug trafficking can be eradicated and it's cartels. No municipal official nor military government can be trusted. It's the money.
      Moreover the most profitable business which Mexico depends on: is drug trafficking and the currency which migrants workers / families send back to their country. Tourism is but a small fraction of what once a thriving industry since the drug war began.
      So all the money you think it steals from it citizens is only a fraction of where the real money is being generated from.
      Mexico is rich in resources. Yet its business structure like many countries benefit the elite not its citizens.
      The world we live in is not perfect unfortunately. Once you comprehend this fact one can make the necessary steps for a better future. A better life and some peace of mind begins with educating the mind my friend.
      Enjoy your day

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    3. It's true they are some psychopaths,, they don't really care for their citizens.

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    4. Most of them are also really uneducated,, not even a high school diploma.

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    5. Yeah a high school diploma make individuals wise , what a stupid comment

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    6. Well thought John Doe,, you're the type of guy I would like to have some beers with. Those Marinelas do more damage than benifit to society.

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  3. I hate to admit but whoever has the plaza in Nuevo Laredo has it well under control - comparatively speaking. People will likely respond claiming the Zetas control N.L. - maybe so; but I doubt it, but I do know business and most people life has been tranquil for several years compared to la frontera de Mexico in South Texas.

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    1. Tamaulipas ya se les bajaron los huevos, desde M3 ya no volvieron las caravanas ni del CDG ni los Z o (cdn). Los ejercitos de gente que tenian mas de 50% ya estan fumigados, muchos desertaron, y los pocos que quedaron solo cuidan sus plazas.

      Que paso el CDG ya no pudo avansar mas alla de CD.Mier y Los Z/CdN igual ya no pudieron tomar mas plazas mas alla de Nuevo Guerrero.

      Lo mas logico es que ya nadie les cree las mentiras de buen dinero, o ya se les acabo el money.

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    2. What the fuck! Who go's shopping in a "WAR ZONE" They got what they deserved there are Wal-Mart's here in Texas. Fu ken Fools don't blame the Mexicans they live with this on a daily basis.

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  4. Wow I would hate to be El Toro They trying to kill him like they did H2 and H9??? El Toro like a Cat got 9 lives They cant never catch him???

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  5. Any American with half a brain knows to stay away from Mexican border towns.

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    1. So it's the Americans' fault for getting shot at by a navy chopper? Guilty of driving a nice car. Give me a break.

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    2. When i go to Mexico border towns i drive a truck 10 years or older. No confusion, just a poor peasant haha

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  6. Damn Toro still hustling and banging he one hard motha to catch huh..i thought Toro would b captured quick but nope i was wrong they caught everyone but Toro....aarrrrre

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  7. Might as well buy a lottery ticket if you are that lucky.

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  8. If they werent us citizens they would have been branded high level narcos

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    1. And most on this blog would have slandered them for it.

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    2. A lot of U.S. citizens get branded like that.

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  9. It's unfortunate for anyone to have had experienced such an ordeal. A mistaken identity without consideration of innocent people should send alarming bells for all. However there is a war taking place against such individuals who have killed and will kill to escape prosecution.
    It's not surprising that Mexican marines have denied such accusations. I'm sure protocols from government officials have been applied here. When or if the time is appropriate military will either investigate and or acknowledge any such operations. Such routine procedures are carried out by all governments.
    Avoiding any bad publicity towards government is imperative.
    All one can do is give thanks to our God for our continuing existence.

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    1. police in USA have mistaken identity on a regular basis or should i say they use it as an excuse to harrass minorities. Thry dont always get shot but they are treated like criminals

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    2. We are all aware of discriminatory policies undertaken by many police. Racism is and will always exist like an unwanted rash!

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  10. Who in their right mind would go to tamaulipas in these times, it's a war zone with zetas against zetas and golfos against zetas and also the trigger happy marina.. sinaloa and tamaulipas are at their worst times right now

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  11. Mexican armed forces doing what they do best. They need to focus on the cartels not the public. Bad thing for those that were shot at nothing will be done about it, just like the countless times Mexican citizens and US citizens have died at the service of the military. Mexico just brushes everything under the rug.

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    1. Stay out of Mexico. The Mexican politicos don't want u there

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    2. Its like when a crime is committed in the US and everyone black and six foot tall is a suspect.

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    3. Federales are some dicks,,
      Don't ever trust those guys.

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    1. Around your house?

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    2. Perfect response!
      Wonder what moral values parents of such applied to these individuals?

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    3. Yup, that will help Mexican marines identify targets easier. If you arent part of the solution you are part of the problem

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  13. well that makes me want to visit Reynosa

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  14. Surely the bullets holes.have a story to tell, like the idea is to kill all the narcos and steal their beautiful trokes, just as soon as somebody spots el comandante Toro's cuernos spinning a fake news story from the heavens.
    Sigan yendo a chingar a mexico de "turistas"

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  15. Trump ain't gonna like that! First they are inept and can never catch anyone (impunity). Secondly, they attack US citizens.

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    1. trump is President of the U.S. not Mexico

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    2. I doubt trump will even comment on it . After all there are travel advisories . Everybody know what kind of risk they take crossing over . Back in the day when I used to cross the main problem was the "law enforcement" and their predatory tactics.

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  16. It's good that the Mexican marines are trying to eliminate the criminal elements. It's bad that those innocent folks were at the wrong place at the wrong time.

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    1. @6:03PM Don't blame the innocent folks just doing their grocery shopping.

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    2. 8:34 how is he blaming them? All he said was wrong place wrong time.

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    3. That was no other than the marines fault,,
      I doubt the US military would do something like this,
      They should have better intel first, than just shooting like crazy.

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  17. Let's see how Trump's responds to this, all Mexico is doing get The Donald angry..That's some bad hombres!!

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  18. Grey Ford Tahoe. LOL. Didnt know Ford made Tahoes.

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    1. 6:44 in the US they promptly DISMISS! cases and evidence for errors like that

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  19. Two US citizens were injured when Mexican marines reportedly opened fire on their vehicle in Reynosa on Tuesday after they had visited relatives in the border town, which sits across from McAllen*, in Texas.

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  20. Whats a ford tahoe? Lol

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    1. You go to a taqueria, ask for an order of tacos and you get four tacos.

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    2. Gold^^^^
      I Swear I Laughed For 5 Minutes

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    3. 2:31 Don't blame us, GRIFA DOES THAT ALL THE TIME.
      And now i know TIN-TAN and Capulina's secret for their "humor blanco", fans full of it.

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  21. Mexico don't give a fuck about American citizens, why you think the gov send them all those drugs through their puppet cartels??

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    1. @7:45 Maybe because of the enormous profits they make?

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    1. @7:46 That is probably why the authorities have not been able to catch El Toro. They've been looking for a Ford Tahoe (for you non pickup enthusiast Chevrolet makes the Tahoe, not Ford)

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    3. Ok Geniuses Ford Tahoe joke got burned-out already. The sad reality is not one of you rocket scientists have the capacity to put together a sentence let alone a paragraph. I suggest you take the time to appreciate someone's work instead of pointing out a minor mistake in their work.

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  23. Let me guess - They tried to capture/kill El Toro and he got away for the 11th time...

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  24. But it's Law and order problems
    . Only mexico can solve the problem

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  25. Toro is dead. The CDG pretend he is still boss to take the heat off the real boss!

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  26. Can't catch El Toro. Time to call Dog the Bounty Hunter and Beth!
    Dog got that fully automatic pepper spray gun!
    Soon as Toro knows Dog is on his trail, he will cuff himself and go to the police station in his undercover "Ford Tahoe"!

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    1. Jajaja dog el chillon nmms me recuerdo cuando lo agarraron en mexico por portacion de armas ay esta el video en you tube. Llorando el su hijo, ahira se cree Rambo no ps wow!!

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  27. Good thing they weren't driving a VW Jetta.

    _Canadian girl

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  28. We can say the pilots weren't posturing. At some point or another you have 2 get your feet wet. And all 2 often civilians pay 4 those embryonic experiences. - Sol Prendido

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  29. American media will report on them being mistakenly attacked by law enforcement, but not on intentional cartel attacks on innocents... hmm

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    1. 1:54 when criminals fack up, it is to be expected, because that is what the pinchis ignorants do,
      But when Law enforcement attempts to murder innocent people summarily trying to to execute them with war weapons without the most elementary attempt to arrest, or investigate that is a capital sin, a crime, proper of malicious men without honor, just because...
      that is what the military do when nobody is watching all over the world, grown up criminals, no "embryos" anywhere.

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  30. These Mexican so called Marines need a taste of freedom sent to their ass.

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  31. Las fuerzas armadas are a bunch of indios volados. Están a la orden de los carteles hasta que no les Pagen luego se voltean como la bola de putas que son. Y los pinches condones(sicarios) son una bola de pendejos. Tragan mierdad por putos mil pesos a la semana y que con suerte les pagen. Lo que necesita Mexico es un gobierno de huevos que no se deje Cojer por los estados unidos y los carteles. Todos los del gobierno les ponen el culo a los dos. Ya paren de glamorisar la narco cultura para que México tenga un futuro mejor;aprenden, muy tarde los jóvenes que no ay vida andando de lacra.

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  32. @9:47 i agree they should of did something other then open fire on a vehicle they don't even have a positive id on nevermind that htey didnt even try to stop the vehicle and it was resisting or shooting at them.

    the helicopter has so much firepower it should only be allowed to return fire

    ~~~el spaceio~~~

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  33. @ford tahoe played out joke.

    writers please don't take comments like this personally. for one ford tahoe could of came from the original texts.

    and secondly and most importantly is you have to remember someone who cracks on another for bad spelling and grammar it is a sign of a low iq because it would bother them so they think it bothers everyone and its the only thing they can come up with.

    the thing to laugh to yourselves about is the person who made the typo has english as a second or third or more language and the person that is cracking on the typo probably only speaks reads and writes one language. so be pround that you guys can write more then one language instead of letting some low iq moron rent space in your head over nothing.

    thank you for your time all the writers

    ~~~el spaceio~~~

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    1. Well said el spaceio.

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  34. Really?
    An AH-64D/E Apache?
    One hit from these bad boys and you're dead.
    It's 30 mm cannon will shred a Tahoe to pieces, let alone a human being....

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  35. The family claims that it came at the hands of Mexican Marines on Tuesday afternoon.www.blackmonmooring.com

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