Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas and Coahuila to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by Coahuila’s “JM Martinez” and Breitbart Texas’ Ildefonso Ortiz.
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila– Authorities continue to investigate a series of bomb threats that resulted in the temporary shutdown of all traffic through the international bridge that connects this border city with Eagle Pass as well as in the evacuation of various schools in the area.
One of the bomb threats was called last week on Thanksgiving Day to the emergency services in this city claiming that an explosive would be going off at the international bridge. Emergency services on both sides of the both sides of the border shut down traffic and began the process of checking the structure in an effort to locate the explosive device. After both Mexican and American authorities were able to confirm that an explosive device had not been planted a the bridge, they reopened traffic in and out of the country.
That same day, the emergency services number in Piedras Negras received two phone calls from a cell phone where the caller claimed that an explosive device would be going off at the Benito Juarez junior high school in that city. Since Thanksgiving is an American holiday that is not celebrated in Mexico, for students in this Mexican city, the day was a regular school day until authorities barged in ordering everyone out of the school.
Local, state, and military forces rushed to the school and began to evacuate the buildings. Mexican authorities carried out a detailed search of the various buildings within the school in an attempt to find any explosive devices that may have been planted. After the searches failed to turn up any explosives, authorities allowed the students to return to class.
Authorities are working to trace the cell phones that unknown individuals used to place the bomb threats to the school and to the bridge.