Warning: attacks against civilians likely!! (Not)

El Universal is reporting that an internal DEA memo is warning of attacks against “civilian targets” in Mexico on Jan. 1.
According to Mexico’s leading daily, the DEA is warning that shopping centers, bridges, public transportation and public New Year’s celebrations in Michoacán, Nuevo León, México, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas and Mexico City are potential targets.

A DEA source tells me that this is all just rumor, and El Universal simply made up the part about the DEA report. I’ve witnessed them do this before with both Mexican and US sources (they take old DEA or PGR reports and claim they are new, or simply conjure up reports out of thin air), but if this scaremongering news report is indeed made up, then Mexican journalism truly has hit rock bottom.