Mexican Protests Turn Violent At DeConcini Port of Entry

Mexican authorities closed car travel into Mexico at the DeConcini Port of Entry on Sunday after the gasoline protes took a violent turn in Nogales, Sonora, according to the Nogales International. Traffic was detoured to the Mariposa Port of Entry.

Traffic coming from Mexico into the U.S. is still in full operation at all ports of entry in Nogales, Arizona.

The Nogales International reports that Mexican police “dislodged protesters from the railroad tracks south of the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry.” That led to an attack on two policemen. Two officers “suffered facial lacerations during an afternoon confrontation in which demonstrators hurled rocks at officers, and law enforcement responded with rubber bullets.”

5 Comments on "Mexican Protests Turn Violent At DeConcini Port of Entry"

  1. This is exactly why illegal immigration serves the need of the oligarchs who run Mexico and explains why they fight so hard to keep it going. Without the safety valve of illegal immigration to the US more and more Mexicans would realize their country is not being run for their benefit, but for the benefit of the oligarchs who run everything. The history of Mexico is filled with revolutions against the same sorts of injustices that caused the protest in Nogales. Nowadays, Mexicans who want a better life feel less need to fight for it in their own country. Since Reagan’s amnesty in the mid-1980s it has just been easier to cross the border…legally or illegally… to find a better life.

  2. What is the gasoline “protes” all about?

    • LOL! I wondered the same thing!

    • The Oracle of Tucson | January 9, 2017 at 9:29 pm |

      Mexicans are protesting because they are enraged by a new 20 % fuel price hike announced over the weekend as part of a government planned deregulation of the energy sector. This change boosted the average price for a liter of premium gasoline to 17.79 pesos or the equivalent of 0.90 US Dollars.
      This action combines to make 4 liters, or about less than a gallon, equal to nearly as much as Mexico’s recently raised minimum wage for a day’s work — 80 pesos or just under $4.00 US Dollars.
      As to why it’s taking place at the border is anyone’s guess.


  3. Rich K.–you’re not entirely wrong, but you are, sort of.

    Net immigration vis a vis Mexico has approached zero in recent years. Most of the current crop is from Central America, Haiti, etc.

    But you should applaud the Mexican’s government’s effort to get away from government run oil and gas (Pemex). It is not an “injustice.” They are trying to open up the oil and gas sector to private enterprise.

    You’ve got this thing called “Google.” Use it!

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