US Citizens Killed In Mexico Bus Attacks

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    A string of shooting attacks on buses in northern Mexico left over ten people dead, including three U.S. citizens, authorities from both countries said Friday.

    A group of five gunmen attacked three buses in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz on Thursday, killing a total of seven passengers in what authorities said appeared to be a violent robbery spree.

    The Americans killed were a mother and her two daughters who were returning to visit relatives in the region, known as the Huasteca, said an official in the neighboring state of Hidalgo, where the mother was born.

    Hidalgo state regional assistant secretary Jorge Rocha identified the dead U.S. mother as María Sánchez Hernández, 39, of Fort Worth, Texas, and the daughters as Karla, 19, and Cristina, 13. Rocha said all three held dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship. A 14-year-old Mexican nephew traveling with the three was also killed.

    A U.S. Embassy official confirmed the women's nationalities, but could offer no information on their ages or hometowns. The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said consular authorities were offering assistance to the victims' relatives.


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    The attack occurred near the border with the state of Tamaulipas, an area that has been the scene of bloody battles between the Zetas and Gulf drug cartels

    While funeral plans were unclear, Rocha said Sánchez Hernández's mother wants her daughter to be buried in Mexico.

    Three other Mexican citizens were killed in the Thursday attacks on the three buses.

    The five gunmen who allegedly carried out the attacks were later killed by soldiers.

    Earlier in their spree, the gunmen shot to death three people and killed a fourth with grenade in the nearby town of El Higo, Veracruz.

    On Thursday, the U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, a Mexican border city north of where the attacks occurred, said in a statement that "several vehicles," including the buses, were attacked, but did not specify what the other vehicles were.

    The consulate urged Americans to "exercise caution" when traveling in Veracruz, and "avoid intercity road travel at night."

    While the specific area where the Thursday attacks occurred is not frequented by foreign travelers, other parts of the Huasteca — a hilly, verdant area on the Gulf coast — are popular among Mexican tourists and some foreigners.

    The attack occurred near the border with the state of Tamaulipas, an area that has been the scene of bloody battles between the Zetas and Gulf drug cartels.


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    It's a sad state of affairs when you can't go home to visit your family. The way the country down there is going now, I would advise everyone just to stay away from Mexico until the government got things under control. Which seems like that will never happen. I would think that if Mexico lost all of it's tourist business, the people who rely on that business would be in an uproar. They might have enough clout and money to help turn things around. But until that happens, I would not set foot in any part of that country.
     
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    Zetas at the top of the heap...
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    Zetas are Mexico's 'largest drug gang', study says
    25 January 2012 - President Felipe Calderon has deployed some 45,000 troops to fight the cartels
     
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    My suggestion is to take those 60.000 troops in Germany and those 60.000 in Japan. Deploy all of them in Mexico and at the border area.

    In germany and japan they don’t do anything constructive, take’em to Mexico and let them start nation building in Mexico.
     
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    Texas Missionaries Slain In Northern Mexico...
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    2 Texas missionaries slain in violence-plagued area outside northern Mexico city of Monterrey
    Wednesday, February 1,`12 — A missionary couple from Texas were slain in their home outside the violence-plagued northern industrial city of Monterrey, the U.S. Embassy and their family said Wednesday The embassy identified the couple as John and Wanda Casias.

     
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    I'm Take my vacation in the USA.
     
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    In Latin American countries the local gangs target the tourists so they can rob them for money for goods, in these attacks the American tourists get hurts or they can be get killed.
     
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    Wellllllll.Proof that you are an uniformed murkin nitwit( Don't feel bad-it's pandemic).:cuckoo:

    Mexico Sets New Tourism Record - PR Newswire - sacbee.com
     
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    Just because there was a slight increase in tourism does not necessarily mean Mexico is a safe place.

    That said there are about 100 places on my travel list before Mexico.
     
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    man, that's really sad.
     

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