Biderrez: Vlax 08 | 03 | 2012
Here they are more news about the way in wich mexican civil population is confronting the lack of information while daily shootouts happening all over Mexico.
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source : fsrn.org/audio/headlines-wednesday-march-7-2012/9953
For the past week, major gun battles have been taking place throughout Mexico's northeastern border region. Another eruption of violence last night prompted the closure of border crossings into the US. FSRN’s Shannon Young reports.
Shootouts erupted in Saltillo, the capital of the border state of Coahuila, at around 8:40 this morning. Via its Twitter account, the state prosecutor's office urged citizens to stay inside and avoid certain areas of the city.
The shootouts in Saltillo came after an unusually violent night in the border city of Piedras Negras. Gunfights and blockades there prompted US authorities to close both bridges that connect the city to Eagle Pass, Texas. It's the first time the Eagle Pass bridges have been shut down in response to drug-war related violence in its sister city.
According to Coahuila state authorities, last night's shootouts in Piedras Negras began around 6:20pm when an armed group ambushed members of a special police unit recently deployed to the city. Recent street battles have been particularly violent and public, characterized by the use of automatic weapons and grenades. The hardest hit are areas dominated by the Zeta cartel. Shannon Young, FSRN, Mexico.