Violence in Baja California news: Motive & What happened in Rosarito, Tijuana, and Mexicali? Explained

In Mexicali, Baja California, a passenger truck was allegedly set on fire by organised crime gangs. The incident happened the same week as related incidents took place in Chihuahua, Guanajuato, and Jalisco.

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While violence that erupted in the border town near Texas on Friday may be related to a number of occurrences in Tijuana and the surrounding area, hundreds of Mexican soldiers were rushed to Ciudad Juarez.

An altercation between members of two opposing gangs at a prison in Ciudad Juarez sparked a riot and shootouts that left 11 people dead, the majority of them civilians, according to authorities.

The violence struck the state of Lower California the day following the violent day in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and during the same week when comparable incidents were reported in Jalisco and Guanajuato. Users posted pictures and videos of burning cars in different parts of the Tecate, Rosarito, Ensenada, Tijuana, and Mexicali municipalities.

Through social media, a number of users posted pictures and videos showing numerous vehicles being destroyed by flames. The earliest reports claimed that the alleged perpetrators’ method of operation was similar to that of Ciudad Juárez since they forced people to exit public transportation cars before setting them on fire.

What happened in Rosarito, Tijuana, and Mexicali?

Unconfirmed reports claimed that on Friday, August 12, around 6:15 p.m., a gang of hooded individuals stopped a bus on Calzada Independencia in front of Clinic 28 of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). They used weapons to intimidate the driver and passengers before lighting the vehicle on fire.

In front of an IMSS clinic in Mexicali, Baja California, a public transportation vehicle was set on fire (Photo: twitter/@jandroDmos).

The The city of Tijuana would have been the most negatively impacted because numerous automobiles were set on fire on the Colonia Francisco Villa bridge, the downtown area, the El Chaparral bridge, among other locations.

In the middle of the millennium, at least 12 public transportation vehicles are thought to have been set on fire in the demarcation, and there were clashes in every local delegation, according to information from reporter Inés Garca de North Point.

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana warned American citizens

When the violence finally reached the city, it appeared to have gone west as of Friday. American nationals were advised to stay away from the area by the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana late one evening, however the facility acknowledged that it was “aware of reports of multiple vehicle fires, roadblocks, and substantial police action in Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito, Ensenada, and Tecate.

Employees of the US government have been told to hide in place until further notice, according to a tweet. Last month, authorities had issued a travel warning.

One report indicated that 19 fires had been recorded across Baja California. Images of numerous burning vehicles, including vans and delivery trucks, were broadcast in the media.

Tijuana’s mayor Montserrat Caballero statement

Montserrat Caballero, the mayor of Tijuana, pleaded with the cartels to leave innocent people alone as a number of police departments and other government bodies published alerts or closure notifications on social media.

Marina del Pilar, the governor of Baja, also spoke out against the violence on Twitter and urged people to maintain peace. According to her, people who are thought to be “responsible for the occurrences” are already detained.

Damages and deaths caused by Violence in Baja California

Although Garca said that there have been reports of casualties in the municipality of Mexicali, there are no known fatalities or injuries to date in Rosarito, Ensenada, Tijuana, or Tecate. However, because the burning of units had never been reported, the writer classified the occurrences described in the border state as “unprecedented happenings.”

Marina del Pilar, the entity’s governor, arrived just after 10:00 p.m. On his social media platforms, he sent a brief remark. “I strongly condemn the acts of violence that took place this afternoon in our state. I’m meeting with the Security Table right now.

The people in custody who are in charge of the events that took place are already. Keep your cool; we’ll keep you updated, he stated on his profile at @MarinadelPilar.

The state governor’s tweet is the only official remark on the subject as of right now. It is important to note that no official reports have been made public on the number of vehicles torched, the number of people injured or detained for their involvement in the violent day, or the number of injured or detained people.

The weekend is expected to see an increase in visitors from both the United States and the Mexican Republic. And so, from August 12 to August 14, 2022, Rosarito will play host to the Baja Beach Festa Latin music festival, which will include performances by musicians like Natanael Cano, the MS band Wisin y Yandel, Anuel AA, Farruko, daddy yankeeMaluma, Natti Natasha, Myke Towers, and the MS band Wisin y Yandel.

In reaction to the operations that the state police carried out in the entity, the state of Guanajuato once more reported drug blockades in the boundaries of Celaya and Juventino Rosas.

Although the wave of violence has also been present in Jalisco and Chihuahua, it is the second time in a week that an event of the same kind has been reported in the entity.

An electrical storm forced the suspension of the Sabinas miner rescue operation.

Guerrero drug gang takeover: Army destroys coca leaf plantation Guanajuato drug blockades have resurfaced, with car fires in Celaya and Juventino Rosas.

Motive behind this violance in Rosarito, Tijuana, and Mexicali

Just across the border from El Paso, in Ciudad Juarez, the violence started on Thursday. According to deputy security minister Ricardo Mejia, members of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel known as Los Chapos and the neighbourhood organisation Los Mexicles got into a fight in a prison in the afternoon. Los Chapos was once led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Mejia was appearing at a routine news conference with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador when two individuals were shot to death and four others sustained gunshot wounds.

He said that 16 more people were hurt during the battle. Officials remained mum on the incident’s origin.

However, the authorities said that the Mexicles caused the rampage to expand outside of the jail to the city. As a result, nine civilians died, including four radio station employees, including one announcer.

Convenience stores on the other side of town were shot at and set on fire. The violence claimed the lives of a woman who was applying for a job and one of FEMSA’s employees, the parent company of the Oxxo chain, according to a statement.

Six accused Mexicles members were detained by local police about one in the morning on Friday with assistance from the Army and National Guard, according to Mejia.

Violence in Baja California news: Motive & What happened in Rosarito, Tijuana, and Mexicali? Explained
Violence in Baja California news: Motive & What happened in Rosarito, Tijuana, and Mexicali? Explained

Around 300 Army personnel were expected to arrive in town by Friday afternoon, and then another 300.

Cruz Perez, the mayor of (Juarez), informed us that the city is now calm and that public order has been restored, Mejia said.

We hope it doesn’t happen again, because innocent people were attacked

 the president

The attacks on Thursday come after battles in central Mexico between cartels and the military that resulted in the burning of 20 Oxxo stores, 20 taxis, and several buses, according to Lopez Obrador.

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Retail organisation ANTAD stated, “We should not and cannot get accustomed to this type of situation. Mexico is not deserving of it.

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