Train robberies in Mexico now averaging 1 every 2.5 hours!

Early on the morning of May 19, 2018, residents on the outskirts of the town Orizaba, Veracruz — close to the bordering state of Puebla in Mexico — woke up to a loud crash.

A train with 39 cars and four locomotives crashed into another train when approaching the station. The conductor of the approaching train attempted to brake, but couldn’t because the brakes were cut, according to the Grupo Mexico Transporte, the company that owns and runs the train…

Grupo Mexico Transporte instantly called this act sabotage and pointed to the culprits as being organized crime. The company ruled out the possibility of human error because of the way the trains are remotely operated…

There has been a 476-percent increase of the number of robberies similar to the one that occurred in Orizaba…In the first quarter of 2018, there was a robbery of a train every 2.5 hours, according to the Regulatory Agency for Rail Transport.

Where’s Roy Rogers when you need him?

3 thoughts on “Train robberies in Mexico now averaging 1 every 2.5 hours!

  1. Encobijado says:

    Violence continues out of control during this deadly Mexico election season : The latest murder is that of PRI candidate, Fernando Purón Johnston. which was recorded by a security camera. He was shot twice, one was a head impact. http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/06/video-piedras-negras-federal-candidate.html#more
    “In 2017 Mexico reached its deadliest year on record, with the country experiencing almost 30,000 homicides. Additionally, about 98 percent of all crimes going unpunished creating an environment of impunity that allows for criminal organizations to operate in the country.”

  2. Vince Ramos says:

    “Mexico’s presidential front-runner could shake up Trump and NAFTA” (CNBC 6/29/18) https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/29/mexicos-presidential-front-runner-could-shake-up-trump-and-nafta.html “Mexicans will head to the polls Sunday in an election that’s set to bring a paradigm political shift to the country. The leading presidential candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, commonly referred to as AMLO, is expected to win in a landslide victory on the back of widespread frustration over endemic corruption and crime. A champion of the poor, the 64-year old former Mexico City mayor has been described by critics as a Mexican Hugo Chavez or even a Mexican Donald Trump, thanks to his nationalist and populist agenda.
    …Businesses are concerned, as are NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) proponents; meanwhile, for the 53 million Mexicans living below the poverty line — roughly 44 percent of the population — AMLO symbolizes change and an overhaul of a broken system.”

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