A deadly shootout at the construction site of the new American Consulate occurred this week in a Mexican border town where Islamic terrorists and drug cartels plan to launch attacks against the U.S. during the period surrounding the presidential inauguration, high-level government sources tell Judicial Watch. An unknown number of gunmen fired multiple rounds adjacent to the new U.S. Consulate compound in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a crime-infested city in the state of Tamaulipas that lies directly across from Laredo, Texas.
The Mexican military responded to the attack, law enforcement sources on both sides of the border confirm insisting that their identities be kept confidential for security reasons, and at least three soldiers were either killed or critically wounded in the ambush. A local newspaper in Tamaulipas reported that 13 people died during a shootout in Nuevo Laredo, referring to the deceased as heavily armed “delinquents” with an arsenal that includes 12 automatic weapons, a rocket launcher, grenade, loads of ammunition and drugs in three vehicles, one of them armored. The deceased have not been identified and Mexican authorities will continue to investigate, the article states, attributing the information to a press release issued by Mexico’s Defense Secretary.
ROSARITO, Mexico—A week of protests in Mexico has devolved into looting, vandalism, and violence after a double-digit increase in gas prices that landed with a bang as the New Year began.
On Saturday, hundreds of protestors descended on the border dividing San Diego from Mexico, taking control of Mexican Customs and forcing a southbound border shutdown lasting several hours. Thousands of Mexicans returning home from California were forced to turn back toward the U.S. and seek out alternative border crossing points. And that was neither the worst nor the end of it.
Mexican government ‘categorically rejects’ attempts to scare off investors but effects seem clear as future Ford plant – and job hopes – are left an empty shell
Mexico has hit back in the verbal trade war with Donald Trump, hitting out at the use of “fear or threats” to deter companies from investing in the country.
The US president-elect has threatened to slap import tariffs on US automaker General Motors for importing cars it makes in Mexico and Japan’s Toyota for planning a new factory there.
Ford also announced that it was cancelling a $1.6bn new factory in the northern state of San Luis Potosi that had been criticised by Trump, though the company said the decision was business-related.
Without mentioning Trump or any government, Mexico’s economy ministry nonetheless said in a statement that it “categorically rejects any attempt to influence the investment decisions of companies on the basis of fear or threats”.
The Catholic priest José Alfredo López Guillén was seized from his parish residence in rural Michoacán, where he served a congregation of corn farmers and ranchers. The next day, the wreckage of his Volkswagen Jetta was discovered on the outskirts of the town of Quiroga, 71 miles (115km) from where it had been stolen.
The priest’s body was discovered on Sunday on a lonely stretch of road, nearly a week after his abduction. He had been shot five times in the stomach.
López was the third priest to have been kidnapped and killed in Mexico in less than a week. His body was found days after Alejo Jiménez and José Juárez were abducted from their church in the city of Poza Rica and found dead in the Gulf state of Veracruz.
Six people have been killed in the south of Mexico following clashes between teachers and police following a bitter row over education reforms.
A further 100 people, many of them police officers, were also injured in the fights according to the Mexican authorities.
Protestors threw stones and Molotov cocktails during the clashes in the state of Oaxaca, while the Associated Press reported that riot police were shooting troublemakers – which Mexican officials have denied.
FOX.Latino: Canadian International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland told EFE on Friday that her country will announce the elimination of entrance visas for Mexicans at the end of the month, when Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visits Canada.
In an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner Friday, former Mexican President Vicente Fox also said that he is “becoming a fan of” Clinton, who he compared to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and he disparaged Trump supporters as lazy, uneducated, TV watching drunks.
Being a union official has been very, very good for Bernardo Quezada Salas. How else to explain his, and his family’s purchase of $8.2 million worth of luxury condos in Miami? Now a congressman in Mexico, Quezada Salas has quite the taste ion luxury property, according to an expose by Emily Michot in the Miami Herald.
“Here’s the story, boys. The bad news is, you’re fired. The good news is, you’ve got — all you’ve got just three months to regain your jobs, starting with tonight. You are now all being reassigned to the Deportation Force. The system will be merit only, and it will be based on bounties. For every illegal you and your employees round up and get deported, you get a bounty. First prize is, you keep your job as department head. Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you’re fired. The top five hundred bounty collectors under you will keep their jobs as well and will be re-tasked as Agency Reduction Czar Sarah Palin sees fit. Here are your tasers and badges, and as of now, we are keeping score.”