Mexico: Attempted Bombing Expected to Change Things

In a tourist district of Roma in Mexico City, a homemade bomb detonated before it reached its intended target, which was believed to be police headquarters, as notes Phillippe Saez of Defecito [es]. As a result, the suspected bomber was killed in the process, but left some unanswered questions regarding a motive and who was responsible. Some are concluding that it was the work of organized drug cartels, as a way to repay the police for the escalation of law enforcement that had recently targeted these groups. According to the Gabriel Infante of Esquisy [es], more arrests and drug seizures had been made, and resulted in a loss of over 60 million dollars to the cartel.

Even though the intended mass damage or casualities did not take place, some bloggers like Victor Hernandez of Sendero del Peje [es] thinks that the bombing had, “the OBVIOUS intention of creating a psychosis of panic, so that Marcelo Ebrard (the city's mayor) will militarize Mexico City.” Other bloggers are predicting changes in government and how society approaches daily life. Sobreexpuesto [es] writes that Mexico City residents must be extra cautious:

Hay varios mensajes sociales, que nuestra sociedad se está contagiando de la violencia, que pudo ser respuesta del crimen organizado a las autoridades, que debemos estár alerta y que si no somos
precavidos, perderemos nuestra ciudad por completo.

There are various social messages, that our society is becoming more prone to violence, that it could have been a response from organized crime to the authorities, that we must be alert and if we do not take precautions, then we might lose our city altogether.

Emiliano Balerini of Humanos Los Derechos [es] worries about the consequences of the failed attempt:

Por eso es que el bombazo que hace unos días estalló en las calles de Chapultepec y Monterrey toma una importancia vital en estos momentos de absoluta confusión política. Seguramente los diputados y sanadores de esta país lo usarán como excusa para avalar la reforma de justicia y así con ello permitir, entre otras cosas, cateos a nuestras casas sin órdenes judiciales y la detención hasta por 40 días ilegalmente para averiguar los antecedentes que la gente tenga.

That is why the bomb that went off in the streets of Chapultepec and Monterrey becomes of vital importance in these moments of absolute political confusion. Surely, the deputies and senators of this country will use this as an excuse to guarantee the judicial reform, and with that, permit, among other things, house searches without warrants and the detention of up to 40 days to investigate the background of people.

However, one blogger is not concerned considering the amateurish attempt by the bomber(s). Tome Chango Su Banana [es] writes:

Ahora resulta que el terrorismo y los bombazos llegaron a mexico, personificados en el infame chapubomber, que explotó en avenida chapultepec intentando demoler las oficinas de la ssp, parece que le falló la sincronia con el amigo que tenía el detonador. A quien quieren engaÑar? Toda la escena fue grotesca y completamente actuada, lo mas divertido fue la chambonez del personaje que no atinó a salvarse de su propio bombazo. La verdad si estos son los terroristas en méxico, estamos bastante a salvo.

Now it appears that terrorism and bombs have arrived to Mexico, personified by the infamous Chapubomber, who was blown up on Chapultepec Avenue in his attempt to destroy the SSP (police headquarters) offices. It appears the synchronization failed with his friend who had the detonator. Who do they want to fool? The entire scene was grotesque and staged. The fun part was that the idiot did not even save himself from the bombing. If these are the types of terrorists that we have in Mexico, then we are safe.

But that sentiment is not shared by the majority of Mexico City residents. The blogger at La Vida es Sueño [es] was a little shook up by the news, and concludes:

Y de esta forma perdí lo poca noción de seguridad que me quedaba para caminar por las calles de esta Cuidad de México, en la cual he vivido durante 25 años

With this, I lost the remaining notion of security that I had left to walk through the streets of Mexico City, where I have lived for 25 years.

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