Cartel Chronicles

Grupo Armado Dispara Contra Cortejo Fúnebre en Estado Fronterizo

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas — La feroz violencia del cártel que continúa apoderándose de este estado fronterizo tomó un giro irónico cuando un equipo de sicarios del cártel ejecutó a dos hermanos menores de edad y a una mujer adulta mientras participaban en el cortejo fúnebre de un recién asesinado miembro del cártel.

GRAPHIC: Narco-Terror in Southern Mexico — 19 Dead in 3 Days

Terror is spreading over the rural area of the state now known as “Tierra Caliente” or “hot lands.” In three days, cartel gunmen have murdered 19 victims — 14 of those victims were beheaded and dismembered. Authorities in Michoacan tried to diminish the raging violence by claiming the murders are isolated incidents. The violence began over the weekend when suspected members of the Nueva Familia Michoacana (New Michoacan Family) kidnapped and murdered Alonzo “Papas” Renteria Andrade. The murder victim is the brother of the now jailed kingpin, Ignacio “Cenizo” Renteria Andrade.

GRAPHIC: Five Gunmen Killed in Mexican Border State Cartel Camp Shootout

Mexican Marines killed five gunmen from the Gulf Cartel during a battle inside a cartel camp in the border state of Tamaulipas. The battle took place in a rustic field less than 15 miles north of this city when a military helicopter carrying out surveillance flights came under fire. The military aircraft was surveying the area looking for cartel activity in properties that had been abandoned due to the cartel violence in the region.

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