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WHAAAAT? French-Canadian terrorists attack Mexico

8 January 2014

There’s gotta be more to this story.

A Mexican man and two Canadian women — identified as Fallon Poisson Rouiller and Amelie Pelletier — were caught in the act of throwing molotov cocktails at a Nissan dealership and an office of the Mexican Secretariat for Communications and Transportation.

Photo: Reforma

Photo: Reforma

Initially charged by the Federal District’s prosecutor (with “causing damages in excess of 750 times the minimum daily
wage”… around 50,000 pesos) for damages to the Nissan dealership, they did indeed attack a federal installation. While the Secretary of Communications and Transportation downplays the assault, noting the office was just highway administrative personnel, the case was turned over to federal authorities and — because the women are foreigners (who either refused to identify themselves, or were not carrying identification), the incident is being treated as what could have been a foreign terrorist attack.  The alleged perps were questioned by, among others, agents from CISEN, the Mexican equivalent of the CIA.

The Canadian press, and some Mexican media, are making note of the fact that the women had recently been in Chiapas, which a lot of tourists wander around this time of year, but which also suggests some sort of lefty radicalism, at least in Canadian papers.

Danged if I know what all this was about. Already in the Canadian media, I’m seeing comments suggesting it was a “set-up” and — of course — the Canadians are being railroaded, but somehow I doubt it was just Tres Reyes night highjinks gone astry.


“Despreocupa a SCT ataque con bombas” Reforma, via AM (6 January 2014)

“Detienen a 2 canadienses por ataques a la SCT en el DF” Publimetro, (6 January 2014)

“Envían a la PGR a tres detenidos por ataque a SCT; dos son canadienses”, Proceso, (7 January 2014)

Tristin Hopper, “Canadian women detained after Molotov cocktail attacks on Mexico City government offices” National Post (7 January 2014)

Arturo Sierra, “Sujetos lanzan bombas molotov a la SCT” Noticias (6 January 2014)

“Two Canadian women detained after fire-bomb attack in Mexico City ” Globe and Mail, (7 January 2014)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 8 January 2014 3:28 pm

    Please correct your report: they were not caught in the act. You are misstating the facts. CBC does a much better job sticking to them “Police say Canadian seen discarding a backpack that contained homemade explosives.”

    • 8 January 2014 4:06 pm

      That would be considered part of the act, and under Mexican law, “flagrante delecto”… “caught in the act”.

  2. Marlene permalink
    8 January 2014 11:21 pm

    Thanks, richmx2. Definitely falls under the “What were they thinking!” category. Two misguided young ladies are in huge trouble now.

  3. ingrid permalink
    23 March 2014 6:35 pm

    so now whatt?? whats next for them


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