Tag: Red Alert

Violence Rocks Reynosa Sending City Into ‘Code Red Alert’

Reynosa, MX (KFXV) — Violence has erupted once again on the streets of Reynosa. Last night Mexican officials activating a prevention code system with red being a high-risk situation. While traffic was slower than usual, there were still a few people who chose to go out into the streets. “Peaceful” that’s the word, Reynosa resident Edaena Salas, uses to describe how she feels once she crosses into the U.S. In the last two weeks our neighboring city to the south Reynosa, Tamaulipas has seen an increase of criminal activity, involving shootings and road blocks throughout the city, after the...

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Violence Erupts in Reynosa Following Arrest of Cartel Leader “El Gafe”

Mexican media reporting a series of firefights, blockades, and arson in multiple corners of the city. Here’s a video captured by a woman as she tries to flee from an apparent shootout. The woman, screaming in a state of panic during an exchange of fire after she decides to leave her car behind in an effort to seek shelter at a nearby movie theater. This eruption of violence, beginning around 2:30 this afternoon, is attributed to the alleged capture of a top gulf cartel leader. Sources tell us, Mexican authorities were involved in a shootout with members of the...

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Violence Erupts Across The Border

Violence erupts again across the border, this time in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. According to Mexican officials, between April 14th and May 12, 2014 56 people have been killed, 243 people have been kidnapped and there have been 23 violent shootings. The federal government has deployed additional military servicemen to deter organized criminal activity and cartel violence in the border town of Reynosa. Three gunmen have been killed in two different shootings within the last week. A woman, who was six months pregnant died and three more people were injured in the exchange of gunfire. So far in...

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Reynosa Students Killed During Cartel Pursuit

It was a tragic day just miles south of the border. Young children became the casualties of believed cartel violence. Tamaulipas officials say five students were killed during a military convoy pursuit Wednesday at around 12 p.m. on the outskirts of southern Reynosa. The suspected cartel members fled the scene near Rodolfo Trevino Castillo Middle School, running over the children who were just 12 and 13 years old. The suspects are still at...

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