Border State Officials in Mexico Falsely Claim All is Well Amid Cartel Turf War
Public officers within the border state of Tamaulipas are working to marginalize the violence that’s spreading by means of their cities. Violence escalated in current days as rival cartels struggle for management of drug and human trafficking routes. The violence manifested itself in quite a few blockades inside a number of cities whereas convoys of gunmen in armored autos struggle within the outskirts and alongside key highways.
As Breitbart Texas reported, the violence in Tamaulipas kicked off late final week as rival factions of the Gulf Cartel from Reynosa (Metros) and Matamoros (Escorpion/Ciclones) reignited their battle. A shift in assist from the Previous Faculty Zetas in San Fernando along with the alleged arrival of gunmen from Cartel Jalisco New Era in a number of armored SUVs additional escalated the battle as citizen journalists reported confrontations close to the cities of San Fernando, Jimenez, Matamoros, and Reynosa.
Grupo Escorpión #Reynosa #ReynosaFollow #Tamaulipas #México #McAllen #RGV #RioBravo #Matamoros #CdVictoria #Seguridad #Violencia #SDR
Así es mi Tamaulipas pic.twitter.com/btnWs4oCPW
— REYNOSA CODIGO ROJO (@R_CodigoRojo) May 2, 2023
On Monday, Francisco Cuellar, the Tamaulipas head of public info, took to social media to criticize citizen journalists who reported on the assorted shootouts and blockades all through the state.
La @SSP_GobTam informó puntualmente y a detalle lo que sucedió este domingo, sobre los hechos de violencia. Sin embargo, los personajes del pasado y sus voceros, a través de desinformación y mentiras generaron una percepción equivocada. #Tamaulipas está bien y en paz.
— Francisco Cuellar (@Paco_cuellarC) May 2, 2023
Cuellar claimed that the Tamaulipas Public Safety Secretariat supplied factual and well timed details about the violence on Sunday. He added that the state was at peace and protected. He claims people tied to a previous administration pushed lies and disinformation to generate the incorrect notion.
The assertion that Cuellar referred to pointed to blockades and a conflict in San Fernando the place authorities killed two gunmen. Nevertheless, the assertion didn’t handle the prior clashes between rival gunmen. That assertion went up on social media greater than 4 hours after the shootouts ended. On the time of the shootouts, locals weren’t given any well timed warnings to keep away from touring to the areas of battle or to keep away from sure highways.
State officers additionally claimed on native TV packages that CJNG had not entered Tamaulipas. They claimed the prison group makes use of skilled decals on their autos and that those present in Tamaulipas had been scrawled over with paint.
Regardless of the assorted shootouts and blockades, Tamaulipas Governor Americo Villarreal has not made any point out of the violence on social media opting solely to ship birthday nicely needs and celebrations of particular days.
#Tamaulipas se transforma con #Trabajo,#Colaboración y #Unidad.
Muchas gracias a todas y todos nuestros amigos de #Altamira por el cordial recibimiento. pic.twitter.com/WM4eJGSc9g
— Américo Villarreal (@Dr_AVillarreal) May 2, 2023
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles challenge with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart administration. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter and on Facebook. He might be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com.
Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles challenge with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart administration. Comply with him on Twitter and Facebook. He might be contacted at email@example.com.