Politicians in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas proceed turning a blind eye to the raging cartel violence plaguing the state. With full impunity, drug cartels proceed waging fierce turf wars the place they’ve deployed armored autos for normal large-scale shootouts.
In current days, the Mexican metropolis of Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, simply south of Donna, Texas, skilled quite a few shootouts the place cartel gunmen used armored autos and high-powered weapons. Similar shootouts occurred in cities like Reynosa, San Fernando, and Valle Hermoso in Tamaulipas. The violence comes as two rival factions of the Gulf Cartel proceed their struggle for regional management.
The Gulf Cartel faction referred to as Escorpiones relies in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and has been pushing into town of Reynosa by utilizing town of Rio Bravo as a launch pad. Similarly, they’ve been utilizing town of Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, to launch assaults on San Fernando. The Escorpiones have been combating towards the Metros from Reynosa and the Old School Zetas from San Fernando.
Despite the raging violence, which led to quite a few abductions, carjackings, and different high-impact crimes, native and state politicians remained silent. They continued to publicly ignore the cartel’s actions in the area.
On his social media account, the mayor of Reynosa posts about public conferences and occasions with out acknowledging the violence happening in his metropolis.
♂️¡Una obra inaugurada más! Gracias a nuestro ́ , ahora desde la calle 16 de Septiembre, en la colonia Amistad y Burocracia.
Una calle completamente nueva con su pavimentación… pic.twitter.com/ClnUvpSzIY
— Carlos Víctor Peña Ortiz (@carlospenaortiz) November 26, 2023
Similarly, Tamaulipas Governor Americo Villarreal additionally refuses to acknowledge the violence in his state and directs his social media staff to put up about public occasions and never concerning the violence. As Breitbart Texas reported, Villarreal has been linked to organized crime members who donated funds to his marketing campaign and have benefited for the reason that governor took workplace.
Feliz cumpleaños a mi amigo Alberto Enríquez, el motor detrás de cada gira y evento que representan la voluntad de nuestro gobierno. Tu pasión y compromiso son de gran valor para seguir llevando la transformación a cada rincón de Tamaulipas. ¡Que este año esté lleno de… pic.twitter.com/5yA4Szq0wi
— Américo Villarreal (@Dr_AVillarreal) November 26, 2023
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