Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Canadian women* just won't behave in Mexico

Bizarre allegations in the Federal District

Mexico City -
Two Canadian women are under federal investigation here for allegedly participating in a weekend molotov cocktail attack against the Federal Department of Communication and Transportation and a local Nissan dealership.

The women arrived in the capital from the southwestern Mexican state of Chiapas, according to Federal District Public Security chief Jesús Rodríguez Almeida, who offered no motive for the attack.

Chiapas has a long history of political separatism and strong regional resistance to federal authority.

The women were interrogated yesterday, as was a Mexican man said to be a co-conspirator. As of this morning prosecutors had not released their names, but the national news source Proceso did, identifying them as Fallon Poisson Rouiller, Amelie Pelletier and Carlos López Marín.

Proceso reported the women were unable to present passports or visas, and spoke "a little" Spanish.

"We know they came from Chiapas, at least the two women. How they entered the country presents another question; that will be up to federal authorities to determine," said Rodríguez Almeida.

Authorities said the women were carrying a bloodstained backpack with bottles inside when they were detained by an officer on patrol who saw them toss the backpack.

Proceso also reported that as many as six persons may have been involved, all dressed in black. The attack occurred about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Local prosecutors have turned the case over to the Procuraduría General de la República, Mexico's federal attorney general's office.

Jan. 9 - The violins are out in Montreal

Jan. 16, 2013 - *Nor will the men
Apr. 18, 2013 - Mexican Supreme Court orders Canadian Cynthia Vanier released, on technicalities
Oct. 3, 2013 - Anarchists in Mexico City
Let's hope Mexican prosecutors remember to notify Canadian consular officials promptly. That three day window is about up.

A comment left by a Proceso reader: "Está haciendo tanto frío en Canadá que se vienen a México para calentar el ambiente - It's so cold in Canada that they're coming to Mexico to heat things up."

After all these years, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (1890-1986), a Russian diplomat and Soviet minister of foreign affairs under Joseph Stalin, is still connected to revolutionary enterprises - or at least his name is.

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