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Explosion in Mexico City tower block - headquarters of Pemex oil company; injuries reported

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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 05:00 PM
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Mexico City. An explosion rocked the high-rise housing the headquarters of Mexican oil giant Pemex in Mexico City on Thursday, causing a number of injuries, the company said, as cited by AFP. "What took place was an explosion in the B2 building of the administrative center. There are injuries and damage on the ground floor and mezzanine," Pemex said on Twitter, as television showed black smoke billowing from the tower.





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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 05:01 PM
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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 05:05 PM
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Live Coverage on CNN as of now, nothing on FOX News or MSNBC as of yet.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 05:13 PM
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I bet the building does not fall down.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by roadgravel
I bet the building does not fall down.


I certainly hope not.

"An explosion took place in the B2 building of the administrative centre," Pemex said in a message on Twitter. "There are injuries and damage on the ground floor and mezzanine," it said. The cause of the blast is not known. Last September, 26 people died in an explosion at a Pemex gas plant in northern Mexico. Pemex confirmed the building had been evacuated. Plaster had fallen from the ceiling of the basement and the situation was "delicate," a spokesman for local emergency services was quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying.

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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 05:55 PM
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I have to wonder if PMex has pissed off the cartels lately. Lets hope not many people died. The world is a crazy place.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 05:56 PM
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Seems to be worst now with the numbers of deaths and injuries and people trapped..


rt.com...



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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14 dead now and 80 injured. Prayers for the victims.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:25 PM
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borderissues.us...


Catholic Mexico is in the midst of a crisis of faith. According to a local businessman, who asked to remain anonymous, it is widely believed that within a decade, Chiapas will be the first federal state in Mexico to turn its back on the Church.

“The Muslim missionaries are very active there,” he said. “It’s hard to know exactly how many people have converted to Islam over the past few years.”

In December 2011, the US authorities released an indictment filed against Lebanese drug lord Ayman Juma, which exposed Hezbollah’s involvement with the Los Zetas drug cartel. According to the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Los Zetas is the most technologically advanced and most dangerous cartel operating in Mexico.
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US intelligence concluded that Hezbollah has established sleeper cells, intelligence infrastructure and training bases in Mexico and South American countries. The Shiite group is also helping the drug lords build smuggling tunnels under the US-Mexico border and satellite images show that they are nearly identical to the maze of tunnels running under the Gaza-Egypt border.

Hezbollah is also training the cartels’ operatives in the dubious art of explosives, helping drug lords improve their bomb-making skills.


Hm…….. a small world after all.

Wonder if this bombing has anything to do with that AQ announcement a while back. Maybe the zetas are taking up the cause of Islamic jihad, full tilt.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:30 PM
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I was actually surprised how quickly they said it was *most likely caused by an electrical problem. They said that like...minutes after it happened. Maybe it's the truth, I just thought it seemed like an early call.

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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:50 PM
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Electrical problem……… Ah……… NO! NO Way in heck that was an electrical problem.

And electrical problem in a refinery could cause that type of explosion, but not an electrical problem in an office building.

I have seen 3million watts worth of switch gear melt down. It was spectacular, but it won’t blow the front of an office building.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:55 PM
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Well your avatar would suggest that you know more about electrical fires/explosions than I do. I think what they meant was "An electrical fire caused a gas blast" or some such thing.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 08:11 PM
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About the only thing in such a building that would cause that would be a natural gas leak. For a NG leak to do that much damage, the entire bottom couple stories would of had to been full of the stuff. People would have smelled it, and they would have already evacuated the place long before it got to that point.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 08:13 PM
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Terrible sh1t, and if it's a gas blast then the irony is there. To bad innocents got caught in the middle of it, just as the workers did in the Pemex blast that recently happened...



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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:24 PM
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Wow. was that a fire ball coming out of that building?



posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 12:51 AM
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U.S. ties Mexican oil service company to Zeta drugrunners Wednesday, August 29, 2012 13:01 EST
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The US Treasury said Veracruz-based ADT Petroservicios, a longtime subcontractor to state oil company Pemex, was a money-laundering avenue of Los Zetas, one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels. The company is controlled by Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa, who was placed under arrest in the US state of Texas in June after being indicted for laundering Zetas drug money via a US-based horse-racing syndicate.



Mexico: Corruption in the national oil company (Pemex); treatment of employees by management and union leaders; incidents of violence against Pemex employees 20 September 2011
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Homicides and kidnappings Sources consulted by the Research Directorate report on homicides and kidnappings that occurred with unknown motives (Agencia EFE 17 June 2011; Reuters 25 July 2011). On 17 July 2011, a union representative was killed in Oaxaca (Agencia EFE 17 June 2011; Diario Oaxaca 17 June 2011; Milenio 17 June 2011). According to the Mexico-based Milenio, this union representative belonged to the STPRM (17 June 2011). Agencia EFE states that the motive for this homicide is unknown (17 June 2011). According to Milenio, a Pemex official who had received death threats was killed, likely due to "revenge" (28 June 2009). Corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response. Sources report on kidnappings of Pemex employees in 2010 (Dow Jones News Service 11 June 2010; LA Times 6 Sept. 2010; Reuters 11 May 2010). On 25 July 2011, Reuters reported that 17 Pemex employees have been kidnapped since 2005, with unknown motives (Reuters 25 July 2011). The LA Times reports that the motives behind five kidnappings that took place in May 2010 are unclear (LA Times 6 Sept. 2010). The LA Times also reports that Pemex "sought to repress information on the kidnappings, possibly for the men's safety" (LA Times 6 Sept. 2010). Some of these kidnappings have been presumed to be conducted by drug cartels (Dow Jones News Service 11 June 2010; LA Times 6 Sept. 2010). According to Reuters, 2 Pemex employees were killed in a gas field in Arcos, and drug cartels are "suspected" (3 Mar. 2011).


And the Tovex the cartels were using most likely came from Pemex.



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posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 12:59 AM
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T and P's to victims and families in Mexico City, number went up to 25 deaths,



posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 02:39 AM
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Mexico just needs to go to all out civil war. give the cartels free reign. break the pathetic government. and shortly after, with any luck, the US will turn to civil war. the entire world would crap its self.

ill be honest, i just want all out anarchy.
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posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 03:13 AM
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I cant understand why anyone would want to blow up a nice company like a Oil/Gas company.

These types of businesses are salt of the earth, right on par with Utilities, Cable companies, lawyers.

Totally bizarre





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