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Déjà vu: Mexican Border TV Station Attacked with Grenades — Twice this Year

Cartel gunmen in Matamoros have thrown a grenade at a Mexican TV station near the Texas border for the second time in as many months. The latest attack took place at the Televisa station. This is the same station that in February, Breitbart Texas reported that two employees were injured when Gulf Cartel gunmen lobbed a grenade at the security booth at the entrance.

In the latest attack, the grenade was thrown out of a vehicle speeding down Manuel Cavazos Lerma Boulevard, information released to Breitbart Texas by the Tamaulipas government revealed.

The grenade exploded in the boulevard’s median about ninety yards away from the actual TV station building. This caused a commotion but did not injure anyone nor nor was any damage done to the building, the information revealed.

In the border cities located in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Matamoros and Reynosa media outlets have been largely infiltrated by drug cartels who control the editorial content of stories and, in the majority of the cases, simply keep the information out of the public. Tamaulipas officials would not speculate as to the motive behind the attack. The television station has; however, been silent about the ongoing violence in their city and the many activities of the Gulf Cartel and corrupt politicians.

In many of these border cities, the information void has been filled by citizen journalists who through the use of social media have been reporting on the violence in their streets. Breitbart Texas has previously reported about the activities of these citizen journalists who put their lives on the line to expose the truth.

Matamoros has been one of the key battlegrounds in a war that began in early February between two factions of the Gulf Cartel, One faction is from Matamoros and the other is from the border city of Reynosa, Breitbart Texas previously reported.

Breitbart Texas entered Mexico and visited the station immediately after the previous attack.

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