Mexico News (Part1) -Aug.10
Posted by The Generals on August 12, 2011, 10:43 am
Subject: Mexico News DAILY August 10, 2011
LatinNews Daily - 10 August 2011
Mexican anarchists claim letter bomb attack
Development: On 9 August a group called Individualidades Tendiendo a lo Salvaje (ITS) claimed responsibility for a letter bomb that wounded two professors at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Itesm) campus in the Estado de México on 8 August.
Significance: The Procuraduría General de la República has warned all companies and institutions involved in nano-technology to up security (the letter bomb was addressed to a nano technologist). It appears that a similar suspicious package was also found at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional Unidad Zacatenco, a public university, unlike the private Itesm. This package was addressed to the research director.
• The authorities recovered a partially burnt message inside the bomb package, signed by the ITS which appear to be anarchists. From its communiqué, the group appears to be opposed to the development of artificial intelligence. In the message they also gave details of the explosives used and challenged the authorities to catch them.
• The prosecutor for the Estado de México, Alfredo Castillo, said that the Mexican authorities had been in touch with Interpol to see whether the ITS has links to European groups with militant anti-technology views. These European groups may have offshoots in Chile, where local groups regularly bomb bank branches and cash machines. In 2008 there were similar attacks in Mexico against banks and fuel pipelines, but these were not claimed by the ITS.
• Castillo added that last April the ITS sent a letter bomb to the head of nano-technology engineering at a state university, the Universidad Politécnica del Valle de México (UPVM), in Tultitlán, but on that occasion the device did not explode.
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