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A series of attacks left 16 dead in Veracruz yesterday.

The map of actions where it happened!

The map of actions where it happened!

The National Defense Secretariat reported that the first incident occurred at dawn, in the community of El Higo when an armed group killed three people who drove a vegetable truck and, in another part of the country, threw a grenade, killing another civilian.

Subsequently, the Federal Highway Tempoal-Panuco, armed attackers hijacked a bus and killed two passengers. Then, on the same route, they stopped a second bus and the shooters killed four people.

To check what happened, the driver of a third bus descended from his vehicle and was killed.

After the attack, soldiers of the Mexican army pursued the attackers and, after locating them, there arose a shooting that resulted in the deaths of five gunmen. No one was arrested.

In the aftermath, the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros called on its citizens use extreme caution when transiting or living in Veracruz.

Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi tightened security along the border with Veracruz.

Veracruz terrorize

At least 16 people died, including five suspected assassins, after several assaults and attacks by an armed group and an ensuing confrontation with authorities in Veracruz.

The Attorney General of the organization said in a statement that one of the armed group’s attack took place early yesterday morning in the town of El Higo, where officials reported four civilians killed in unspecified circumstances.

Later, the group of criminals attacked on the road against three Panuco Tempoal-passenger buses. In these events killed six commuters and a driver.

After the attack, authorities mounted an operation to trace the attackers and be located was raised after a confrontation that resulted in the death of five alleged gunmen.

The attackers were found five rifles, 54 magazines and eight cell phones, in addition to an armored van.

The state authority did not say whether the attackers belong to a drug cartel.

In the aftermath, the government of Veracruz said will strengthen surveillance of the roads in the area to protect passengers.

The Veracruz government spokeswoman, Gina Dominguez explained that he had knowledge of the attack on the bus is connected to the murders of four people in El Higo.

In an interview by Francisco Zea, to Multimedia Image Group , the state official said the ministerial proceedings are already underway.

He also said that people who witnessed the events should be called to make their statements and thus know the phone.

After the attacks, the state governor, Javier Duarte de Ochoa acknowledged that Veracruz is not exempt from complex moments facing the country, hence urged the integration of all Veracruz.

“We must stay together and united, moving forward,” he said in relation to the events of yesterday morning, according to what the government said the entity.

The governor said that shortly will be notified officially of the Veracruz.

He also noted: “There are issues that are not only unique to Veracruz and in that sense what we are doing is to confront and solve them,” he said.

The Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) condemned the acts and expressed condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in attacks in the town of Panuco, Veracruz.

The federal agency said in a statement that these actions people died as a result of assaults and attacks against the population by members of organized crime.

Reported that during the early hours of yesterday Mexican Army personnel moved to the Panuco-Tantoyuca road to serve a citizen complaint regarding that gunmen stormed that place passenger buses and attacked civilians.

In making awards in the area spotted a group of subjects, who attacked the troops, so the military troops repelled the attack. In the clash killed five attackers.

He said that this group of offenders during the first hours in El Higo took the lives of three people who were loading a truck with vegetables and elsewhere in the population threw a grenade, a fact which killed another civilian.

Subsequently, on the road to Tempoal, at the point called the “Y” stormed a bus and killed two passengers, later on the same road stopped a second bus on which shots were fired from firearms.

In this attack killed four people, and to verify what happened on a third bus driver alighted from his vehicle and was killed by those criminals.

From the facts noted the authorities, who were available to the bodies of the victims and secured by the troops.

EU launches violence alert

The U.S. Consulate in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, yesterday warned its citizens who visit, transit or reside in the northern part of Veracruz, to exercise caution before the facts of violence in the region, which killed 11 cities traveling aboard buses, by alleged members of organized crime.

The document states that one should be alert when traveling to the state of Veracruz, mainly in the north on the border with Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi.

“The Americans in this area should monitor local news to stay informed about situations that may affect their safety.

“The Consulate General also reminds U.S. citizens to avoid traveling long distance by road at night,” said diplomatic representatives.

He also explained that the “morning of December 22, several vehicles, including three regular passenger buses were attacked with firearms in northern Veracruz, resulting in several deaths. One of the bus was traveling on Highway 105 between the towns of Panuco and Tempoal “.

The consulate through the State Department advised U.S. citizens in Mexico and this state, to postpone nonessential travel to the state of Tamaulipas.

Consular representation reminded that U.S. citizens to obtain information from most recent backup, if you are traveling abroad should regularly monitor the websites of the Department of State in the section on the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings and Alerts.

Change made to the director of the Police Academy!

The Public Security Secretariat (SSP) of the state reported that the first captain of infantry, Alejandro Lopez-Ferrer, assumed the leadership of the State Police Academy The Lencero.

He explained that this measure corresponds to the institutional redesign in this area, with which it seeks to professionalize the police in the state that will be prepared within the new policing model.

“With the firm conviction to remain as a police trainer prepared, courageous and a mystic of different service, the State Police Academy is supported by a senior faculty that ensures the professionalism of its elements with quality standards’ he said.

According to Lopez Ferrer’s resume, he served for 21 years in the Mexican army, with training in the Narcotics Unit at Fort Bragg, United States, specialized training for special forces instructors, basic course and advanced course counter-terrorism diving and parachuting.

He has served as an instructor in special forces units, teaching subjects such as tactics and techniques of intervention, diving, shooting reaction and advanced marksmanship, defensive and offensive driving, he said.

 
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U.S. warning its citizens about violence in Veracruz-extreme caution!

 

United States Consulate in Matamoros, Tamaulipas

United States Consulate in Matamoros, Tamaulipas

Asked to exercise caution as violent incidents on Thursday 16 deaths in the north of that entity

MEXICO CITY, December 22 .- The United States Consulate in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, warned their citizens who visit, transit or reside in the northern part of Veracruz, to guard against extreme acts of violence in the region , which was recorded on Thursday killed 11 civilians and five suspects.

The document states that one should be alert when traveling to the state of Veracruz, mainly in the north, on the border with Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi.

“Americans in this area should monitor local news and information to stay informed about situations that may affect their safety.

“The Consulate General also reminds U.S. citizens to avoid traveling long distance by road at night,” warns the U.S. consulate.

It explains that the “morning of December 22, several vehicles, including three regular passenger buses were attacked with firearms in northern Veracruz state, resulting in several deaths. One of these buses traveling on Highway 105 between the towns of Panuco and Tempoal “.

Finally, consular representation reminds U.S. citizens to obtain the latest security information, if you are traveling abroad should regularly monitor the websites of the Department of State in the section on the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts

 
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CIUDAD VICTORIA, -SLP Tamaulipas and tightens security on the border with Veracruz

 

More soldiers on the streets

More soldiers on the streets

The authorities of Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi, supported by federal forces tightened security on its border with Veracruz after the death of 16 people in the north of this state.

To implement this measure, the Government of Tamaulipas was coordinated with the Ministry of National Defense, the Navy of Mexico, Federal Police, state police and ministry.

The metropolitan area, comprising the municipalities of Tampico, Madero and Altamira, have little more than 500 military elements in municipal preventive police functions as part of the agreement between federal, state and municipal governments, from the month of June.

In addition, since last December 6 tore “Operation Safe Christmas 2011″, involving elements of the Department of Defense, Semar, PFP and state corporations, which does not reveal the number, but Tamaulipas officials say they are sufficient to guarantee the tranquility of the population in southern Tamaulipas.

In that sense the source consulted said that the city of Altamira military has 157 municipal stationed as preventive agents, while in Tampico and Madero correspond to 180 in each locality, to which federal courts have joined forces and specific functions.

Meanwhile, in San Luis Potosi it was reported to prevent criminal acts in other states generated are transferred to the territory of San Luis, was ordered surveillance in the boundaries of the entity in Tamaulipas and Veracruz.

The secretary general of the State Government, Candido Rojas Ochoa said that there is a sobrevigilancia in the entity, which aims to prevent other states actions affecting local level.

He said that since there have been some crimes that have affected two entities, as happened already with the bank robbery in the town of San Luis Ebony and ended in a clash in Veracruz area between criminals and the military.

The official explained that in this situation, the order was necessary to have more security on the border with the states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas, with the sole purpose of fighting is not generated in San Luis.

Rojas Ochoa said that to avoid this problem, already have agreements with some of the nine states bordering the entity, such as Zacatecas, Guanajuato and Jalisco, among others.

 
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Guerrero Starts security operation for tourists; during the Holiday season!

Isla Ixtapa Guerrero Mexico Coral Beach side
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GUERRERO,  In the December holiday period about 10,000 police officers from the three levels of government take care of people who visit the state of Guerrero have the necessary security on the roads, beaches and major cities where it awaits the arrival of thousands of visitors.

According to the Public Security authorities in this operation involved 743 patrols, 4 helicopters and implemented a special operation on beaches and lagoons to not present any incident.

The Operational Monitoring and Protection of the tourist, will take place in coordination with the Navy of Mexico, the Mexican Army and Federal Police, State and Municipal, who will strengthen patrols along the tourist spots.

According to tourism officials expect a higher hotel occupancy to 80 percent in December this year in the three destinations of Guerrero, Acapulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Taxco.

Among the extra activities that are held for attracting tourists, is located in Playa Tamarindo free presentation “of the singer of the people” Espinoza Paz Imperial forum concerts of singers Emmanuel and Gloria Trevi in ​​29 and December 30 and gala fireworks to welcome the year December 31, when from seven platforms in the sea, located in different parts of the Bay of Santa Lucia launched rockets.

The main attractions of the beach destinations are the sun, sea and beach and evening nightlife. Tourists are at risk, so the Government must send in the troops to assure their safety!

 
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