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U.S. State Department Warns Of Increased Piracy In Gulf Of Mexico, Increased Cartel-Related Crime

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U.S. State Department Warns Of Increased Piracy In Gulf Of Mexico, Increased Cartel-Related Crime

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On June 17th, the US Department of State updated its travel advisory for Mexico.

The overall risk level for Mexico remained the same in the bulletin, but the warning comes after a number of reported incidents in recent months including an attack in November on an Italian flagged vessel off the state of Campeche.

It essentially entirely suggested not traveling to Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas due to cartel-related crime.

Only several states have a level 4 warning affiliated to them, below, as well as the reasons:

  1. Colima state – Violent crime and gang activity are widespread. Specifically, US government employees are forbidden from traveling to Tecoman, within 20 km of the Colima/Michoacan border and on the highway towards the Jalisco border;
  2. Guerrero state – Crime and violence are widespread. Armed groups operate independently of the government in many areas of Guerrero. Members of these groups frequently maintain roadblocks and may use violence towards travelers. US government employees are forbidden from traveling to several cities;
  3. Michoacán state – Crime and violence are widespread. And US government employees have limited travel allowed to several areas;
  4. Sinaloa state – Violent crime is widespread. Criminal organizations are based and operating in Sinaloa state. US government employees may be allowed limited travel to some areas. But it is very obvious why travel to the Sinaloa is forbidden.
  5. Tamaulipas state – Organized crime activity – including gun battles, murder, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, forced disappearances, extortion, and sexual assault – is common along the northern border and in Ciudad Victoria. Criminal groups target public and private passenger buses as well as private automobiles traveling through Tamaulipas, often taking passengers hostage and demanding ransom payments. Heavily armed members of criminal groups often patrol areas of the state in marked and unmarked vehicles and operate with impunity particularly along the border region from Reynosa northwest to Nuevo Laredo. In these areas, local law enforcement has limited capability to respond to crime incidents. There are greater law enforcement capabilities in the tri-city area of Tampico, Ciudad Madero, and Altamira, which has a lower rate of violent criminal activity compared to the rest of the state.

These are, in fact, the states where the cartels are operating with the most freedom, frequently carrying out killings of civilians, competitors and even authorities.

Tamaulipas is an exception, because there is also a risk of kidnapping there, in addition to just “crime.”

There is a specific warning of piracy in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Department of State warned about the threat posed by pirates to boats and oil installations in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

This is yet another sign that Mexican authorities are losing grip on the fight against the cartels.

“Armed criminal groups have been known to target and rob commercial vessels, oil platforms, and offshore supply vessels in the Bay of Campeche area in the southern Gulf of Mexico,” the U.S. State Department said.

Piracy has been a significant issue in the Bay of Campeche for years. Criminals pose as fishermen and attempt to board offshore platforms and vessels in the Gulf, according to reports in Mexican media.

According to a report from January 2019, there was a 310-percent increase in pirate activity in the southern Gulf of Mexico over the three years to end-2018, from 48 attacks in 2016 to as many as 197 in 2018.

Witnesses said the pirates travelled in fast boats, boarded platforms, and threatened crews with guns before stealing whatever happened to be of value, from drilling equipment to screws

Sometimes they even went as far as stealing crude oil from the platforms directly.

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10 comments

  1. Zionism = EVIL says:

    The hypocrisy of the dumbass loser Americunt arseholes is beyond funny, the cunts are biggest outlaws, murderers, drug smugglers,pirates and thieves themselves.

  2. Tommy Jensen says:

    Some claim its CIA mercenaries who are the pirates robbing EU ships to Mexico, blaming the cartels in Mexico and he Mexican government to not being able to controle their country. This is fake news!

    The Mexican government is to blame. Not the innocent Mexican population.

    US has an obligation to protect our Allies and intend to increase our presence near the Mexican borders with nuclear Air-Carrries, Destroyers, submarines, no fly zone and B52 bombers plus 5000 US Special Forces to take controle of the situation which is completely out of controle, not only in the Gulf of Mexico but also in Mexico.

    1. BMWA1 says:

      This sounds like perfect setting for those obselete Russian FRIGATES!

    2. verner says:

      yep, the yankee-twats will soon look into an empty purse and decide to steal the coca-business in colombia and the oil in venezuela and streamline the exportation of the coca to europe and the oil to the gulf-coast. that’s the only way the situation can be alleviated for the white house gang of morons.

  3. Volker says:

    How many of those alleged ‘Pirates’ are AmeriCunt’s Proxy Merc/Terrorist to do shit on their behest? A very familiar scheme the AmeriCunts full off around the globe 24/7.

  4. Damien C says:

    Interesting that this all happens now!

    Obrador ran for the presidency in 2006 and was the front runner, the right wingers tried to have him removed from the ballot by removing his congressional immunity and then trying him on minor charges regarding a building court order.
    When this failed they ran propaganda campaigns that he was working for Venezuela president Hugo Chavez.

    Aside from the ruling government candidate getting direct government aid for his election there were massive irregularities in the election itself.
    Obrador was defeated by 0.5% and he called for a complete recount. The right wing election commission stalled their inquiry before refusing the recount and declared Calderon the winner.

    When he won a landslide in 2018 Obrador held views that brought him into conflict with his own military and the USA

    1) Obrador said he would refuse USA military aid and ignore US intelligence

    2) He wanted the Police to take over Navy drug operations and Army drug operations. He wanted better pay for the Police on the street and better compensation for victims of the drug cartels. However he wanted to end the drug-war whilst there was a lack of human rights in the country as he realised the gross disparity of wealth was fuelling the ranks of the cartels with mules, coyotes and soldiers while the profits bought them police judges and politicians.

    3) He was very anti Spain who constantly meddled in Mexican affairs

    4) He was very anti Trump and US foreign policy never mind the wall.

    So at the moment many of the senior military people see the writing on the wall for their control, the corrupt police and local officials see the end of the easy paydays and it suits them all very much for an increase in violence and attacks on society because the blame will fall on Obrador.

    The right wing media are queuing up to highlight the visible increase in incidents however some of these incidents like robbing oil rigs of useless equipment a few dollars on the black-market don’t make sense!

    Heavily armed guys using expensive speed boats raid an oil
    rig out to sea steal a few wallets yet don’t take the oil company personnel
    hostage for ransom knowing the oil company would pay millions.

    If that isn’t a deliberate publicity act staged for the US to make comment on and to have a input either in intelligence or militay patrols i’ll eat my hat

    1. Volker says:

      The AmeriCunt Regime + Deep-State probably allready plotting a Regime-Change/Coup D’éta in Mexico.

  5. AJ says:

    What about US piracy of Syrian oil fields does that not count too.

    1. verner says:

      that’s just plain thievery as set about by the biggest thievery nations ever – which is one thing the jews have in common with the yankee-twats – thievery and abject murder.

  6. chris chuba says:

    Piracy in our own backyard yet we have our own Coast Guard deployed in the Persian Arabian Gulf.

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