A wave of deaths among Mexican energy workers has seen them die in mysterious ways, including by shootings and executions. Mexican officials confirmed the involvement of Cartel gunmen in the deaths.
Mexican drug traffickers are carrying out a new tactic to intimidate the population, the country’s government has been forced to confirm. Mexican drug traffickers are mainly responsible for the death of energy workers in the border regions with the United States, and states under cartel control. Virtually all of Mexico has become the scene of bloody cartel shootouts, where criminal organizations fight for control of plazas or regions, turning hundreds of towns into no man’s land. In those areas, if locals don’t support the dominant cart, gunmen then close access to highways and damage infrastructure in general.
Mexico has seen a rise in cartel violence against civilian communities. These include isolating those towns that are not in support of them and cutting off electricity or roads.
Two vans belonging to the Federal Electricity Commission were attacked by gunmen on September 6, near Onavas (Sonora). Two employees were hurt and two other workers died.
According to the Sonora State Prosecutor’s Office, the attack took place when the workers stopped along a road so one of them could go to the restroom. The gunmen, who were placed on top the hills surrounding them, began shooting at them. After the car workers realized that they were being targeted, one of them tried to escape.
The attack area was designated an “area of confrontation” between La Línea Cártel, which is based in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and factions of the Sinaloa Cartel (CDS). The two criminal groups have battled for years over drug production areas in Sonora.
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CFE workers were killed in Guerrero’s coastal state on September 11th. The attack was direct and the victim, Marco Antonio, was gunned down in Coyuca de Benitez. It is not known what happened to the case.
Rodrigo, a Mexican Navy member, was also identified that day. ‘V’, 20 years old, took his life on the Nohoch-A platform, of the state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).
Rodrigo ‘V’He was assigned the Thirteenth Marine Infantry Battalion. His task was to protect the area from constant maritime robberies. Pemex officials are yet to disclose the motives for this suicide.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico, admitted in a press conference that September 8, the spot where CFE employees were killed was the setting for clashes. “gangs”This had caused the power to be cut in two of its towns. “retaliation”for not supporting them.
“There is a confrontation between groups there,” López Obrador said referring to the outskirts of the town of Onavas where the attack took place. President Lopez Obrador said: “in the performance of their duty,”CFE workers were sent to two areas where the electricity was cut off by the cartel gunmen.
AMLO suggested that it could have been an act of misidentification where gunmen mistakenly took the CFE workers in the shootout for rival cartel gunmen. Before that there had never been any documented cases where cartel gunmen attacked employees in the energy sector. Investigating the three cases continues. Breitbart Texas reports that nine U.S. citizens of the Langford and LeBaron families were attacked as they traveled towards the U.S. border.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to Mexico City and the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. If a pseudonym was not used, the writers could be killed by the cartels operating in these areas (including the Gulf Cartel or Los Zetas). Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was created by “Dharma Fernández”Baja California
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