Two Americans were severely beaten just south of the Mexican border Wednesday. One was killed, while another just barely managed to survive the vicious attack.
Erick Candanoza, 38, and Carlos Vela Moreno, 25, of Brownsville, Texas worked as used car dealers, according to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio.
Lucio told Breitbart Texas that the men crossed the the Progreso International Bridge, located about two and a half hours from Corpus Christi, and were headed towards the border city of Matamoros before their car overheated.
“They pulled over to the side of the road and that is when two vehicles with six or seven men carrying various firearms kidnapped them…They took them to a wooded area away from any residences and began to beat them.”
Lucio added that Candanoza took the brunt of it because apparently, the alleged gunmen targeted him over a feud with a relative according to Breitbart Texas; and investigators are working with the U.S. Consulate Office in Matamoros to gather more information about the case.
“Sadly enough the security threats continue in Mexico [and] that is why I tell the public if you don’t have to go over there don’t go… And if you do have to go, go in the daytime and be very careful. I sure hope things calm down eventually.
Texas Republican Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst said Friday that National Guard troops need to stay at the border, even though apprehensions have been reduced by more than 4,000 per week according to The Huffington Post.
“My goal…is that we secure the whole border and show the federal government, if not shame them, to do the right thing.”
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