Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas and Coahuila to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by “J.A. Espinoza” from Matamoros.
MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Days after two separate shootout have left at least eight cartel hitmen dead. The Tamaulipas government has remained tight-lipped and not released any information about the violence.
Breitbart Texas also recently reported on a fierce gun battle where six Los Zetas gunmen were burned alive inside their SUV after a grenade went off inside the vehicle. The Mexican government has also failed to provide any information connected to that case.
One of the recent gun battles took place in the Mariano Matamoros neighborhoods and other residential areas. Mexican authorities have set up special operations and increased patrolling in these areas in order to spot cartel activity. The operations have yielded results but they have also led to various confrontations.
In that firefight, Mexican authorities spotted a white Chevrolet Blazer with four gunmen along Naranjo Street. The cartel gunmen and authorities ended up in a rolling shootout. The gunmen tried to escape but ended up dying during the gun battle.
That shootout comes just days after cartel members threw a grenade and shot at soldiers during a similar event that started at the Obrera neighborhood. The gun battle began when Mexican authorities spotted another vehicle with gunmen and attempted to stop them. The rolling gun battle went for at least two miles and ended in the Mariano Matamoros neighborhood where the four gunmen died.