A state police officer from Tamaulipas, Mexico on patrol in San Fernando. The military patrols 24 hours a day since the episodes of cartel violence in the last few years. State police from Tamaulipas, Mexico patrol the main plaza in the city of San Fernando. Shoe shining is a common site in Mexican plazas such as this one in San Fernando. Daily life in the main plaza of San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Daily life in the main plaza of San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Plazas like this are often where gang fights take place. Father Hilario del Pozo Noyola says San Fernando has become "Satanized" for its role in the Mexican drug war. Francisco Quintanilla is the ampaign manager for the conservative National Action Party (PAN) in San Fernando.