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Déjà vu: Mexican Border TV Station Attacked with Grenades — Twice this Year

Cartel gunmen in Matamoros have thrown a grenade at a Mexican TV station near the Texas border for the second time in as many months. The latest attack took place at the Televisa station. This is the same station that in February, Breitbart Texas reported that two employees were injured when Gulf Cartel gunmen lobbed a grenade at the security booth at the entrance.
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Cartel Chronicles: Betrayals Inside Gulf Cartel Indicate More Violence Coming at Texas Border

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- The constant infighting within the groups that make up the Gulf cartel point to a new wave of violence coming to in this border city. One of the fights that may bring more violence has to do with the apparent betrayal by one of the commanders who is believed to have tipped off authorities on another commander. That cartel leader answered with a swift revenge and execution.
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Abbott: White House Failing to Secure Border

WESLACO, Texas -- The White House has been failing America in securing the border forcing Texas to step up to the plate and do what the federal government won’t do. That is the message that Texas governor Greg Abbott relayed during his most recent visit to the border.
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Abbott: DPS to Secure Most Wide Open Area of Texas Border

WESLACO, Texas – The most wide open area along the Texas border may soon get a boost in law enforcement presence as well as technology, said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The border city of Laredo and its surrounding areas has a long history of being used for drug and human smuggling by the Los Zetas cartel. A lack of a border fence and populated areas just yards from the Rio Grande have led to detentions of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers around city streets Breitbart Texas previously published.
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Texas Border Militia Member Pleads Guilty To Federal Weapons Charge

MCALLEN, Texas -- In a surprise move, a member of the Texas border militia group Rusty’s Rangers pleaded guilty to a weapons charge of being a felon in possession of a weapon. The surprise plea came just one day after John Foerster went before U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen held a competency hearing to determine if the so-called militia member was competent enough to understand the charges and face trial, court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed.
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HUMAN SMUGGLING: Four Illegal Immigrants Stuffed in Car’s Trunk

Four Illegal Immigrants stuffed in the trunk of a car used for human smuggling were captured by U.S. Border Patrol agents at an immigration checkpoint about 80 miles north of the Texas border. The checkpoint is located in Brooks County where more than twenty bodies of human smuggling victims have been found this year.
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Cartel Chronicles: Operación Fallida Desata Balacera y Terror en Reynosa

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- La ciudad fronteriza de Reynosa vivió una noche de terror cuando un intento fallido de apresar a un comandante del Cartel del Gofo desato un enfrentamiento armado en una de las principales avenidas. El enfrentamiento paralizó a la ciudad y aterrorizó a las familias que se divertían en centros comerciales y restaurantes en el cierre del fin de semana.

Large Cockfighting Operation Busted Near Texas Border

Authorities raided a large cockfighting facility near the Texas border where hundreds of roosters fought to the death while onlookers would cheer and gamble. Deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office received information about a major cockfighting ring at a ranch near the border city of Mission and about an upcoming fighting event that was set to take place, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office revealed.
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EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian Run Alleged Underground Casino Busted in Texas Near Border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- A raid at an underground casino allegedly operated by two Palestinian men located near the Texas border resulted in the arrest of the two managers as well as the seizure of 18 machines and over two thousand dollars in bulk cash. Breitbart Texas reporter Ildefonso Ortiz was embedded with the law enforcement officials during the raid and captured the photographic information shown below.
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Mexican Journalist Fired for Exposing Government Corruption

Mexico’s efforts to silence critical media have proven successful with the recent firing of one of the few hard hitting journalists in that country along with her staff. Last week, a number of independent news outlets announced a team effort to create an anti-corruption outlet called #Mexicoleaks. The effort called for brave citizens to leak documents to the group which after vetted would be published by all the outlets in an effort to make a dent in Mexico’s ever growing corruption. The effort went viral though Twitter and Facebook, however the news quickly turned away from the effort when one of the group’s leaders became a target of her own outlet.

Relatives of 43 Missing Mexican Students Visit America: ‘I Will Not Stop Searching’

ALAMO, Texas -- Fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers of 43 kidnapped education students refuse to give up in their quest to find their loved ones alive despite what they call an ongoing effort on the part of the Mexican government to brush aside the case. Under the moto of “they took them alive, alive we want them” the relatives continue their quest for answers and justice.

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