No fue sugerencia, fue orden
Y en un capítulo más de la historia contemporánea que nos toca vivir en Nuevo León, ahora el Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos dixit:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Bureau of Consular Affairs
August 27, 2010
The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico about the security situation in Mexico. The authorized departure of family members of U.S. government personnel from U.S. Consulates in the northern Mexico border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros remains in place. However, based upon a security review in Monterrey following the August 20, 2010 shooting in front of the American Foundation School in Monterrey and the high incidence of kidnappings in the Monterrey area, U.S. government personnel from the Consulate General in Monterrey have been advised that the immediate, practical and reliable way to reduce the security risks for children of U.S. Government personnel is to remove them from the city. Beginning September 10, 2010, the Consulate General in Monterrey will become a partially unaccompanied post with no minor dependents of U.S. government employees. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for Mexico dated July 16, 2010 to note the changing security situation in Monterrey… (para leerlo completo, dar click aquí)
Y el Consulado dijo en Monterrey:
U.S. Consulate General of the United States of America
Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
August 27, 2010
The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General in Monterrey have undertaken an immediate security review following the shooting on August 20, 2010, in front of the American School in Monterrey (ASFM). This review focused on the ability to provide adequate security for the children of U.S. personnel attending school.
Discussions with police and other security officials indicated that the level of violence in Monterrey is increasing, including where our children go to school. Furthermore, local police and private patrols do not have the capacity to deter criminal elements from areas around the schools attended by the children of U.S. personnel assigned to the Consulate. Given the increasing level of violence that is occurring all over Monterrey, including near where our children go to school, they are at significantly increased risk and there is not the capacity to adequately mitigate that threat.
Based on this assessment, and combined with the high incidence of kidnappings in the Monterrey area, U.S. government personnel from the Consulate General have been advised that the immediate, practical and reliable way to reduce the security risks for all children is to remove them from Monterrey. Beginning September 10, 2010, the Consulate General in Monterrey will become a partially unaccompanied post with no minor dependents of USG employees.
U.S. citizens who decide to depart Mexico for security reasons and who require consular assistance should contact the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey… (para leer el resto, dar click aquí)
Y esta es la portada del periódico El Norte del sábado 28 de agosto del 2010:
Para ayudarte a dar perspectiva:
La balacera frente al American School Foundation of Monterrey (ASFM) fue el 20 de agosto del 2010. Dos guardias de FEMSA murierón y otros fueron secuestrados pero posteriormente liberados.
“Monkey see, monkey do”, agosto 23 del 2010.
¿Y ya con esto tocamos fondo? Nop, Jelipe “Sin Plan B” Calderón en esa misma portada del periódico dice: ” Veo muy difícil que podamos asegurar que la vioenecia en el corto plazo pueda reducirse. Es más, mi temor es que, probablemente… tienda a incrementarse.”
chido…. él trae auto blindado, guaruras… Nosotros los simples mortales traemos rosarios colgando en el espejo retrovisor, estampitas de la Virgen de Guadalupe y San Judas Tadeo y escapularios.