Ongoing Violence in Mexico
There MAY BE VERY graphic photographs that accompany some articles in the body of this report. It is not our intention to sensationalize. We include these photos in order to give to you, the American public, a clearer understanding of the seriousness of the situation in Mexico and Central America.
CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS
On Monday, attacks using explosive devices in the capital continued with 2 new explosions. The first was a grenade thrown into an area of seized vehicles behind a state police facility. Only material damage occurred. The second was near a commercial bus station, again with only material damage. On Friday, there were 3 grenade attacks, with 2 of those against banks. Eight persons were injured by these attacks. Violence has worsened as the election nears.
RIO BRAVO, TAMAULIPAS
On Monday and early Tuesday, eight people were executed and three injured. One of the victims killed had his fore finger amputated. Another of the dead victims was a woman.
A former Judge was abducted about 1 am on Friday. His executed body was found in a vacant lot on Tuesday morning.
CIUDAD MANTE, TAMAULIPAS
Marisela Morales, the Attorney General, has said that initial investigation in the aftermath of the Mexico City airport shootings of 3 federal agents has revealed that corrupt federal agents have been smuggling cocaine through the airport to the U.S. and Spain. (About a year ago, several U.S. carrier flight attendants were arrested in Spain for this.)