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Zika Virus Hits Mexican Border City near Texas

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — The appearance of the Zika virus in Mexico has kept Mexican health officials on alert after the country has seen more than 34 cases in recent weeks. In the border city of Reynosa, authorities have confirmed one case.

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Federal Task Force to Tackle Child Predators near Texas Border

Federal, state and local law enforcement officials kicked off a new joint task force in the Rio Grande Valley aimed at fighting the rising threat against children from sexual predators. Arrests of sex offenders, including previously deported illegal alien sex offenders has been on the increase across this border region.

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Tamaulipas: Cómo se Vive en un Estado Militarizado

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas — El paisaje cotidiano en las ciudades de México se ha transformado en los últimos años, una década después de iniciar la guerra contra el narco en el país la militarización es total, la forma de vida cambio en las comunidades en el norte del país.

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U.S. State Dept: Police Capacity ‘Nonexistent’ in Mexican State Bordering Texas

MCALLEN, Texas — The U.S. Department of State has renewed their existing Mexico Travel Warning revealing that the border state of Tamaulipas has nonexistent law enforcement capabilities. “U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery by organized criminal groups in various Mexican states” the first paragraph of the travel warning revealed.