Three U.S. Citizens Killed in Mexican Drug Cartel Attacks

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Three U.S. citizens were killed when gunmen attacked buses in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, said a U.S. State Department official said on Saturday.

The three were traveling for the Christmas holidays when they and a number of other passengers on the bus were killed by gunmen.

The incident was one of several that day in which gunmen attacked buses in Veracruz, a major oil export hub that has become a target for drug gang violence.

Veracruz has become a flashpoint for drug cartel violence between the Zetas gang and Gulf drug cartels.

In response, the Mexican military has taken over control of the Veracruz police although, it remains to be seen what impact this action will have on the violence.

More than 45,000 people have been killed in cartel-related violence since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006.

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3 Responses to Three U.S. Citizens Killed in Mexican Drug Cartel Attacks

  1. Brigadoon says:

    I’ve had all three cable channels on this morning and they haven’t reported this terrible story. I find it curious how the worsening drug cartel violence now impacting American citizens goes largely and for the most part ignored by the corporate US media.

  2. Unconditional1 says:

    Legalize and tax “illegal” drugs and this type of violence would be de-empowered. The brilliant war on drugs, irrationally propagated by the geniuses dictating policy, has certainly worked wonders for the US. War on drugs also works well for controlling collateral damage such as for these folks as well.

  3. Rusty Shackelford says:

    Damn beaners!

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