August 10, 2011 - Two researchers at Mexico's Monterrey Technological Institute have reportedly been the subjects of a targeted attack by an "anti-technology anarchist group" for their work in nanotechnology including MEMS, according to various reports.
A partially destroyed message at the scene outside Mexico City identified the attackers as "Individuals Tending to Savagery," a group that opposes nanotech development and its purported dangers to native species and ties to natural disasters, and have apparently struck before in other areas of the world, according to the reports.
The two workers -- cited as different people by different news outlets -- were injured by the package bomb but apparently did not suffer life-threatening injuries. The institute names two of its professors as the victims, José Armando Herrera Corral and Alejandro Aceves López. They have ties to the school's engineering sciences unit, which includes robotics, microsystems, optics, and electronics, as well as materials research. The AP report cites a different intended victim, Oscar Camacho, who works in microelectromechanical systems, whom the group claims to have targeted earlier this year in similar fashion.
Few details are in the Mexican Attorney General's bulletin.