Ildefonso Ortiz

Ildefonso Ortiz

Articles by Ildefonso Ortiz

GRAFICO: Sicarios Matan a 11 en un Bar en Estado Central Mexicano

Una guerra territorial entre cárteles en el centro de México provocó un tiroteo el fin de semana en un bar donde se cree que un grupo de sicarios disparó contra los clientes matando a 11 personas, incluidas varias mujeres. El tiroteo se produce cuando varias organizaciones criminales continúan luchando por el control de las rutas de distribución de drogas de la región y el control de robo de combustible.

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GRAPHIC: Cartel Gunmen Kill 11 in Central Mexican Bar Shooting

An ongoing cartel turf war in Central Mexico led to a weekend shooting at a bar where gunmen are believed to have fired into the crowd, killing eleven. The incident comes as criminal organizations fight for control of the region’s drug distribution routes and underground fuel theft market.

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Interview: Legendary Ex-ICE Agent Sets Record for World’s Longest Handgun Shot

A former federal agent who survived a cartel ambush in Mexico in 2011, where his partner died, set a world record by successfully making a 2010 yard handgun shot. Using a 10 mm handgun and standing without the help of a bench or rest, former ICE agent Victor Avila struck a target more than a mile away as part of a series of endeavors to give back to the community.

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Narco-Terrorist Cartel Now Operational in Mexican Border States

The narco-terrorist criminal organization known as Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) is now operating in the border states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. To keep a low profile, CJNG delved into business fronts and money laundering while keeping their paramilitary forces in other parts of the country.

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EXCLUSIVA: Presunto Narco Mexicano Se Mantuvo Bajo Del Radar Trabajando Con Todos

Un presunto narcotraficante mexicano logró operar bajo el radar durante años trabajando de manera independiente y estableciendo una relación de trabajo con la mayoría de los principales cárteles de la droga. Su caída está relacionada con el asesinato de un político mexicano que ayudó a provocar una guerra territorial en la parte sur y este del país.

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Quitan a Tránsitos de Matamoros Por Dejar al CDG Tomar las Calles

La policía local y tránsito en la ciudad fronteriza de Matamoros fueron quitados de su puestos por las autoridades del estado de Tamaulipas. La medida se produce pocos días después de que el Cartel del Golfo ordenara una serie de bloqueos y protestas donde los policías locales y de tránsito simplemente se quedaron al margen.

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White House Ricin Suspect Was Arrested in Texas Border Town in 2019

The woman arrested in connection to the recent ricin letter attacks on President Donald Trump also sent poisonous mail to a Texas border county sheriff and three detention officers, officials claim. Local police records indicate the suspect was arrested in the county for a weapons charge in 2019.

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Texas Border County Sheriff Says He Received Ricin Letters

MCALLEN, Texas – Federal authorities are investigating letters addressed to a Texas border county sheriff’s office filled with what is believed to be ricin. The incident follows days after a letter also containing a similar poison was sent to the White House.

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Mexican Border State Mayor Calls for Executing Drug Lords

A Mexican border state mayor called for the government to take a hard line against drug lords. He suggested having them shot rather than taking a soft approach like the one that current Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been widely criticized for.

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Reports of Dismembered Newborn Spark Terror in Mexican Border City

News reports about a killed newborn girl whose partially dismembered remains were found near a dumpster sparked terror in the Mexican border city of Matamoros–a community that has seen a separate spike in murders and Gulf Cartel blockades. The newborn was reportedly dismembered by wild dogs.

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Former Louisiana Narcotics Cop Arrested in Drug Sting in Texas near Border

A former Louisiana narcotics detective faces federal drug trafficking charges following a sting operation where authorities found eight kilos of cocaine. The former investigator previously served one year and nine months in prison on separate drug charges while being assigned to a federal task force with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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CDG Organiza Protestas a Cateos Policiacos en Ciudad Fronteriza

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas – Una redada policial dirigida a un narco-rancho provocó una serie de protestas y bloqueos masivos en toda la ciudad fronteriza de Matamoros. Las protestas fueron ordenadas por el líder local del Cartel del Golfo que envió a cientos de taxistas y sexo-servidoras para bloquear los puentes internacionales y las principales avenidas de la ciudad. Las autoridades federales de México no tomaron ninguna medida durante los bloqueos dejando que autoridades del estado y locales se ocuparan del problema.

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Gulf Cartel Organizes Protests Against Mexican Border State Police

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas – A police raid targeting a narco-ranch led to protests and mass blockades this week. The protests were ordered by the local leader of the Gulf Cartel, who sent out hundreds of taxi drivers and prostitutes to block international ports of entry and major city streets. Federal authorities did not intervene.

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Elderly U.S. Tourists Found Dead in Mexican Border State

Authorities confirmed that the bodies of a retired couple from San Diego were found in a pit in Baja California. The potential double murder comes as authorities still search for a firefighter from Los Angeles who was also kidnapped during a trip to Mexico.

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Missing LA Firefighter Believed Kidnapped in Mexico

A firefighter from Los Angeles is believed to have been kidnapped in the beach resort of Rosarito in Mexico. The firefighter has been missing since late August when authorities found his home ransacked.

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Feds: Two Men Kidnapped by Gulf Cartel in Texas, Tortured in Mexico

Mexican Gulf Cartel members kidnapped two men in Texas and took them to Mexico where they tortured them for days while they forced their relatives to pay for a seized drug load. The case is just one of numerous similar cases in recent years where a Mexican drug cartel carried out kidnapping operations on American soil in South Texas.

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EXCLUSIVA: Mando Del CDG Opera en Nuevo Leon Bajo Arresto Domiciliario – Otra Vez

Un mando del Cártel del Golfo que anteriormente había estado dirigiendo su organización criminal a pesar de estar bajo arresto domiciliario, vuelve a operar como de costumbre afuera, luego de que otro juez estatal le otorgó una segunda orden de arresto domiciliario permitiéndole operar con impunidad mientras enfrenta su caso en las cortes.

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Detienen a Miembro del CDG Derribando Cámaras de Vigilancia en Frontera

Policías estatales arrestaron a un presunto miembro del Cartel del Golfo que supuestamente estaba usando un tracto-camión para derribar cámaras de vigilancia policiales en la ciudad fronteriza de Reynosa. El arresto se produce después de que varios operadores del CDG han estado derribando cerca de una docena de cámaras en todo Reynosa esta semana.

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Gulf Cartel Member Caught Destroying Surveillance Cameras in Mexican Border City

Mexican border state police officers arrested a suspected Gulf Cartel operator who allegedly used a tractor-trailer to knock down law enforcement surveillance cameras in the border city of Reynosa. The arrest comes after Gulf Cartel members knocked down nearly a dozen cameras throughout Reynosa.

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