Online publications continue to erroneously hype a violent Mexican cartel by claiming that it is the most powerful such organization in the world, even though the top security agencies in the U.S. and Mexico have already dismissed those claims.
A Gulf Cartel hitman is accused of having pointed a handgun at a Texas border sheriff’s deputy while trying to flee following a botched home invasion.
The body of a Mexican photojournalist from the state of Veracruz has been found along with four other individuals in Mexico City. This adds another name to the long list of journalists silenced by drug cartels or government officials.
In the most open area of the Texas border, human smugglers are running wild in their efforts to circumvent U.S. Border Patrol Agents. Earlier this week, border patrol agents arrested 10 suspected human smugglers in connection with various conspiracies to smuggle more than 75 illegal aliens in total.
Once again the Mexican border city of Reynosa was the stage of violent firefights. Gulf Cartel gunmen exchanged gunfire barrages with Mexican police and military forces. However, the Tamaulipas government remains quiet about the casualties.
Mexican drug smugglers were targeted in a sting operation near the Texas border. Federal agents arrested three men and raided a home allegedly used as a drug distribution “office” by a group smuggling drugs across the border from Mexico.
In response to the increasing murders and kidnappings of women in the state of Mexico, the federal government of Mexico issued a “gender based alert.” The alert went out for 11 cities in that state and urges authorities to look into those crimes.
A horde of angry taxicab drivers attacked users of the ride-sharing app Uber in Mexico City. The assailants vandalized various cars in an effort to halt the use of the app.
In a country where most violence crimes go unpunished, court officials in the border Mexican state of Chihuahua appear to be sending a message by handing down a stiff sentence in the kidnapping, pimping, and murder of 11 women.
An officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection faces federal charges for allegedly helping a previously convicted felon and other illegal immigrants enter the country through his post at one of the international bridges in El Paso.
Mexican soldiers seized 29 bottles filled with liquid methamphetamine that were being shipped in a passenger bus to a border city.
Eight illegal aliens with criminal convictions for sexual crimes were caught this past weekend near the Texas border.
A seizure of guns reported this week by a Texas sheriff’s office created confusion among shooting aficionados since the wording used didn’t specify the reason for the confiscation.
Mass graves continue to turn up as Mexico continues to deal with its image of lawlessness. News outlets have begun to focus on this side-effect of out of control cartel violence the increasing number of clandestine mass graves nationwide.
A woman known throughout the online world for her photos depicting a lavish jet-setting lifestyle is now facing drug trafficking charges after U.S. authorities found close to six kilos of cocaine in her luxury car.
A fierce firefight in a Mexican rural community near the Texas border resulted in the death of nine gunmen. The are believed to be part of one of the factions of the Gulf Cartel.
The U.S. Coast Guard arrested four Mexican fishermen who had crossed into Texas waters for illegal fishing earlier this week.
A large security detail and a last minute change of venue by city officials in this border city made it difficult for 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to visit the actual Texas-Mexico border. Trump intended to get a first-hand look at how porous this sector of the border actually is.
Presidential Candidate Donald Trump had some harsh words towards Spanish news outlet Telemundo when one of their top anchors tried to verbally attack him during his visit to this border city. “Telemundo should be ashamed,” Trump told the saddened reporter during a press event with various law enforcement officials.
A suspected human smuggler faces charges in Mexico in connection to transporting a Ukrainian man and six other illegal immigrants toward the border.
A Texas family remains in limbo as they try to find out if the body of a partially nude elderly man found near a shopping center in the Mexican city of Matamoros is in fact their loved one who went missing more than 11 days ago.
A Texas police officer has been arrested and charged in connection with a complex scheme to steal several kilograms of cocaine while claiming to make a large drug bust.
Mexican soldiers clashed with a self-defense group in a rural town in southern Mexico during an effort to rescue several soldiers held by villagers. The clash resulted in the death of a 12-year-old and injuries to four other villagers, including two children.
One question regarding the infamous prison escape by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has been addressed by Mexican authorities when they confirmed this week that prosecutors in the U.S. had asked for El Chapo to face drug charges in America.
Since the brazen prison escape by famed drug lord El Chapo, the Mexican government has been dealing with an overwhelming amount of criticism that has turned the country’s image into a big joke. The latest addition to the ridicule comes from Next Media Animation, a Taiwan-based studio that has turned the escape of Joaquin Guzman Loera into a short animated parody that highlights Mexico’s corruption by portraying the drug lord as a tiny, cocaine-snorting, taco-eating, VIP guest pampered by the guards and enjoying inside help in escaping the prison.