East Arizona, Part 2
Hard information about what is happening inside Mexico is kept
from us by the American Media. The reality, it seems, does not
sell advertising. Only the accidental tidbit leaks onto the pages
of America's papers.
The Dallas Morning News accidentally reported:
-- Hundreds of federal police and soldiers were patrolling the
border cities or Reynosa and Matamoros.... marking a new chapter
in Mexico's deadly war against drug traffickers. An
estimated 600 federal officers and at least six tanks assumed
posts in the two (border) cities of Reynosa and Matamoros. The
deployments were in response to abductions and executions .....
The United States State Department has been ridiculed
in the American Media because it issued a Public Announcement
.. "to alert U.S. Citizens to the
current situation along the Mexican side of the U.S. - Mexico
border in the wake of increased violence among drug traffickers."
This United States State Department Public Announcement
"U.S. citizens should
be aware of the risk posed by the deteriorating security situation.....
Violent criminal activity
along the U.S. - Mexico border has increased as a product of a
war between criminal organizations struggling for control of the
lucrative narcotics trade along the border.
Americans have been among
the victims of homicides and kidnappings in the border region...
Mexico's police forces
suffer from lack of funds and training and the judicial system
is weak, overworked and inefficient.
U.S. citizens are urged
to be especially aware of safety and security concerns when visiting
the border region..."