Ildefonso Ortiz

Ildefonso Ortiz

Articles by Ildefonso Ortiz

Cartel Smuggler Assaulted Texas Border Town Homeowner, Stole Car

A cartel-connected human smuggler fleeing from authorities broke into a home, assaulted the owner, and stole her vehicle. Authorities managed to detain five migrants at the property but the smuggler managed to escape, Texas authorities revealed.

MCALLEN, TEXAS - MARCH 23: U.S. Border Patrol agents take asylum seekers into custody as seen from a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter near the U.S.-Mexico Border on March 23, 2021 in McAllen, Texas. Texas DPS troopers are taking part in Operation Lone Star in supporting U.S. Border Patrol …

Mexican President’s Son Allegedly Profits from Biden-Backed Program to Grow Cacao

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lashed out against a well-known magazine and an independent journalist over reports about his son abusing a prominent government program for profit. The politician previously criticized the country’s news organizations for trying to favor a “conservative regime.”

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JUNE 10: President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures during his daily morning briefing on June 10, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

12 Gunmen Killed in Central Mexico During Cartel Clashes

At least 12 cartel gunmen died over the recent weekend in clashes throughout the north-central Mexican state of Zacatecas. Authorities are refusing to disclose the true death toll. The state has made headlines worldwide after dozens of bodies were found hung from overpasses.


Activist Killed During Cartel Attack on Mexican Municipal Building

An activist, a gunman, and a security guard died during an attack by cartel gunmen on a municipal building in the Mexican border state of Sonora. Two other innocent victims sustained gunshot injuries. Authorities have since revealed the attack was a failed cartel hit targeting the local police chief.

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Mothers Group Finds 20 Bodies in Mexican Cartel Killing Field

Women searching for the remains of their loved ones announced the discovery of at least 20 bodies in a cartel killing field in northern Mexico. The activists are calling on Mexico City to help validate the identities of the victims. This group often receives threats from criminal organizations.

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Mexican Cops Find 600 Migrants from 12 Countries Stuffed Inside Two Trucks

Mexican authorities found and detained 600 migrants who were stuffed inside two tractor-trailers in human smuggling incidents attempting to reach the U.S.-Mexico border. Authorities reported several of the migrants as being from Bangladesh, India, Ghana, Cameroon, and others from Central American countries.

Migrants returned from the United States to Mexico, are transferred to the facilities of the Mexican National Institute of Migration in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Monday. (Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images)

13 Bodies Hung from Overpass in Mexican State Plagued by Cartel Violence

Cartel gunmen hung the bodies of 13 men from two separate highway overpasses in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. The gory executions come as the state is seeing a record-setting number of murders as rival cartels fight for control of a series of highways that connect border states with the rest of Mexico.


Mexican Cartel Releases Hostages Taken After Arrest of Boss’ Wife

One of the most ruthless drug cartels in Mexico released two members of Mexico’s Navy who they kidnapped following the arrest of the wife of their top leader. The two sailors were not part of the operation but were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.


Cartel Kidnaps Mexican Marines After Authorities Arrest Boss’ Wife

Authorities are carrying out a large-scale operation to rescue two Mexican Marines and capture the daughter of the leader of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG). The kidnapping took place soon after authorities arrested the cartel leader’s wife.

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Mexican Army Arrests Wife of Top Narco-Terrorist

Mexican military forces arrested the wife of the Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera Cervantes, the top leader of Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG). The criminal organization is responsible for a large portion of the violence in Mexico and has become one of the most violent and sadistic cartels.


Texas DPS: Mexican Cartels Committing Murders in the U.S.

Drug cartel gunmen are crossing the border to commit murders in Texas, authorities claim. The statements by officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety directly clash with longstanding claims by local police chiefs who routinely say that border cities are safe.

Troopers from Florida and Nebraska joint Texas DPS and Border Patrol at a border gate in Del Rio, Texas. (Twitter Video Screenshot: Bill Melugin/Fox News)

WATCH: Caravan Migrants Beat Mexican Cop Unconscious, Rob Him

Members of a migrant caravan violently assaulted a Mexican federal police officer, beating him as he lay unconscious and then stripped him of his gear. The brutal incident happened as federal forces tried to stop the caravan from leaving Chiapas and moving north.


Texas State Trooper Faces Drug Trafficking Charges

A Texas state trooper faces trafficking charges in connection with his alleged role in leaking law enforcement information and protecting drug shipments for his father’s organization.


Journalist Gunned Down in Mexico — 8th in 2021

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a journalist in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. He was supposed to be under government protection after receiving threats in response to his work. The crime is the eighth of its kind in 2021.

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Ecuadoran Navy Stops Narco-Sub near Columbia

A sail-powered training vessel for the Ecuadoran Navy intercepted a narco-submarine and arrested four crewmen. Authorities did not disclose if the vessel was carrying drugs at the time.

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VIDEO: CDG Uso Camiones de Municipio Fronterizo para Bloqueos

Sicarios del Cártel del Golfo utilizaron camiones de basura del municipio para establecer numerosos bloqueos en toda la ciudad fronteriza de Matamoros como una forma de frenar la respuesta militar y policial durante una fuerte balacera. No está claro si los vehículos de la ciudad fueron tomados por la fuerza o con la complicidad de funcionarios de la ciudad, ya que la organización criminal y algunos funcionarios locales tienen una larga historia de cooperación.

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VIDEO: Mexican Border City Government Vehicles Used by Gulf Cartel to Block Police

Gulf Cartel gunmen used municipal vehicles to set roadblocks throughout the border city of Matamoros as a way to slow down military and police responses to a shootout. It remains unclear if the government vehicles were taken by force or not, however, the criminal organization and local authorities have a long history of cooperation.

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Alto Mando del CDG Muere en Fuerte Balacera en Matamoros

Un importante operador del Cártel del Golfo de México murió en un fuerte tiroteo que mató a cuatro personas, incluido un niño que era una victima inocente. Otras dos víctimas inocentes, fueron alcanzadas por disparos. El operador del narco fue el primer individuo en tener una canción de rap dedicada a él por un grupo reconocido.

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‘Gangsta-Rapper’ Arrested in Mexico on Murder Charges near Border

A well-known “gangsta-rapper” in Mexico is sitting in a prison cell after authorities in the border state of Nuevo Leon arrested him on murder charges. The recording artist had previously worked together with several musicians, including the mainstream rap group “Cartel De Santa,” and had even acted in movies.

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