Despite the unanimous demand of citizen leaders urging the Governor of Nuevo Leon to act after Wednesday’s wave of narco violence left a record of 13 dead, six people kidnapped from two downtown hotels and 18 people injured, the State Government of Nuevo Leon recommended: Carry on, Go about with life as Normal. Perhaps he should have added: And try not getting shot while doing it.
The recommendation is to continue with life as normal,” suggested Javier Trevino Cantu, Secretary General of Nuevo Leon Government, during a press conference at the C5, following a meeting of the Committee of State of Nuevo Leon Security.
It was reported that the Governor Rodrigo Medina would be at the meeting, but the president did not attend and Trevino was accompanied only by the Attorney General Alejandro Garza y Garza and Public Safety Secretary Luis Carlos Trevino Berchelmann.
We will continue working, through the police, both the Ministry of Public Security and the Attorney General of the State, with our activities,” Javier Trevino Cantu.
At the conference, the Attorney General read a report, as if it were a war chronicle, over 11 acts of violence occurring in various parts of Nuevo Leon, mainly the metropolitan area of Monterrey, between 15:00 and 23:00 hours Wednesday.
At this time, we have no suspects, admitted the officer when questioned.
The Public Safety Secretary Luis Carlos Trevino Berchelmann explained two cartels, the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, are attempting to damage each other’s financial networks by targeting and executing local dealers and pushers. Trevino Berchelmann additionally attempted to minimize the events by hinting the violence Nuevo Leon has seen recently is due to a simple act of two warring cartels readjusting their territories, network, and personnel.
Official explanations did little to convinced leaders of intermediary organizations, who after attending the security meeting claim Wednesday’s events are a clear indication that the Nuevo Leon State Government has been overpowered and overtaken by violence.
Public security is definitely collapsing.
-Juan Ernesto Sandoval, President of Kanak Monterrey.
“The authorities are overpowered, both the municipal and state officials, as well as federal.
“We are asking and demanding greater military presence in Nuevo Leon … because people no longer believe in any of the local or state police authorities.”
The issue of insecurity has completly overwhelmed the state. Society is terrified. Uncertainty is out of control and the only solution is the militarization of the state,”
-Gilberto Marcos President of the Federation of Metropolitan Colonies
José Mario Garza, The General Director of Coparmex, demanded that the Security Committee make an urgent assessment of the situation and rethink their strategies in the absence of results.
The facts are overwhelming. The State is simply non-existent in regards to safety,” he said.
“Hence the emergency call to the Security Committee … to set an agenda and plan of immediate action to restore public safety demands that Nuevo León need and demand.”
Ervey Cuellar, president of Vertebra, added that police forces are overrun by organized crime and that society has now been left completely defenseless and unprotected.
The state leader of PAN, Sandra Pámanes, said the fact that no arrests have been made only proves the impunity with which organized crime operates by the inaction of local authorities.
Hernán Salinas, coordinator of the PAN fraction in the state Congress, said on Wednesday it was shown that the state authority was overrun by organized crime in the absence of leadership.
“It is the responsibility of the State to lead the fight against insecurity. They can not evade responsibility or simply throw it to the Federal Government, in that sense the State has have left a great deal of work pending.” – Hernan Salinas
So there you have it Nuevo Leon, don’t be afraid, listen to your fearless Gov. Medina, it’s just a narco re-accommodation...Suck it up and follow your leader: Strap on your bullet proof vests, jump in your grenade proof Hummers, load up your bodyguards and carry on….with life as normal.
May God protect us all from Narco violence and inept Government officials.