multiple explosions in Mexico
Hey folks it's to early to give links but CNN among other sources are reporting an explosion in Mexico of a truck carrying 25 tons of TNT... other details reported so far are that it doesn't appear at first glance to be terror related but it is odd that 3 reporters are counted among the dead......
simultaineously it is now being reported that the Mexico oil company is reporting explosions on it's main Gas lines... again details still sketchy...
timing does suggest otherwise..
Explosions so far reported are in multiple locations
Re: multiple explosions in Mexico
First report of TNT Explosion from CNN.
Report: Dynamite blast on truck kills 30 in Mexico
(CNN) -- A truck carrying more than 25 tons of dynamite exploded Monday in northern Mexico, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 100, according to Notimex, Mexico's official news agency.
Three Mexican reporters were among those killed, the report said.
Video footage showed the burned-out, mangled shell of the truck and nearby cars damaged by the blast.
The explosion happened at a factory near Monclova -- about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Monterrey -- in the Mexican state of Coahuila, the report said.
The cause of the blast is under investigation, but Notimex reported that there is no indication of foul play.
This report does not include the other televised report of gas-line explosions
Re: multiple explosions in Mexico
This thread announced multiple explosions in Mexico.
Sorry about that but there were multiple explosions and at least 1 unrelated to the others.
The report of 25 tons in a truck explosion was apparently a legitimate accident. (at least we hope)
however initial reports of other multiple explosions defied internet inquery
Sabotage suspected in Mexican pipeline blasts
MEXICO CITY -- -- In an apparent case of sabotage, six explosions blew apart natural gas pipelines operated by Mexico's Pemex state oil monopoly early today in Veracruz state, causing fires and forcing the evacuation of 15,000 people from surrounding towns.
No injuries directly related to the explosions were reported, but the blasts forced Pemex to immediately shut down at least four pipelines and federal authorities to close two major roads in the area.
Today's blasts occurred exactly two months after a leftist guerrilla group, the Popular Revolutionary Army, known by its Spanish initials EPR, took responsibility for carrying out bombings of Pemex pipelines in the south-central state of Queretaro.
The 10-year-old group had sworn to continue its bombing campaign until the federal government revealed the location of two EPR activists who went missing last year in the southern state of Oaxaca, which also has been the scene of violent protests and government-backed reprisals over the last year.
Though no group has yet claimed credit for today's explosions, political analysts here said they were probably the work of the ERP or a similar group and were a protest against President Felipe Calderon and his policies. Calderon, who is traveling in India, was quick to condemn the explosions as being caused by deliberate acts of violence.
"In the democratic Mexico of today there is no place for these criminal acts," Calderon said in a statement in New Delhi. "Those that attack against the security of Mexico under whatever pretext attack against democracy and against Mexico."
Calderon, who had dispatched soldiers and federal police to increase security along oil pipelines and at other "strategic installations" after the July attacks, vowed to find and hold accountable those responsible for the latest incident.
But today's explosions underscored the difficulty the federal government is having in protecting a pipeline system that stretches across multiple states and through many remote areas.
The apparent attacks also indicate the continuing domestic unrest facing Calderon, who has sought to depict himself as a law-and-order president by cracking down on narcotics trafficking and other criminal activity.
Though Calderon's public approval ratings are high, so are social tensions in certain parts of the country. Relative calm has returned to the streets of Oaxaca, but the city continues to simmer with anger left over from last year's massive teachers strike, which ended when Calderon's predecessor, President Vicente Fox, sent in federal police to remove barricades and drive protesters out of the city center, prompting widespread complaints of human rights abuses.
There also is continuing rancor over last year's presidential election, in which Calderon defeated former Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, whose supporters claimed widespread voter fraud.
Josť Antonio Crespo, a political analyst, said the attacks on Pemex reflected the growing "radicalization" of Mexico's far left-wing groups, who believe they have been systematically shut out of institutional political power by the Fox and Calderon administrations, and have turned to increasingly violent forms of protest to make themselves heard.
"This is a direct consequence of what Calderon received as an inheritance of the election, in which he was chosen in a doubtful manner," from his leftist opponents' perspective, Crespo said.
"The government of Felipe Calderon has not done the necessary thing of sending a message to the left of using the institutional path, that yes it can participate in politics, with the possibility of being listened to. But Calderon has sent the opposite message."
Times staff writer Cecilia Sanchez contributed to this report.
Under the current politicol happenstance concerning Mexico/illegal aliens etc in the United states. A pipeline failure of any proportion in Mexico for any reason could result in economical disaster whereas the residents are unable to get fuel........ result: Mass people flooding of American borders cause /effect?