Ildefonso Ortiz

Ildefonso Ortiz

Articles by Ildefonso Ortiz

Iranian-American Man Pleads Guilty to Texas School Bombing Plan

A naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iran planned to blow up a school in Amarillo, Texas, federal authorities revealed this week. At the time of his arrest, the man had several explosive devices and a suicide vest in his possession.

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Gulf Cartel Allies Have Monopoly over Texas-Mexico Trade Bridge, Say Feds

A newly unsealed indictment revealed how associates of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel have been able to establish a monopoly over legal commerce on one of the international trade bridges connecting Tamaulipas and Texas. Cartel associates have robbed, threatened, kidnapped, and killed those who refused to follow their commerce rules.

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Journalist Claims Authorities Won’t Investigate Censorship by Mexico City Officials

A Mexican journalist claims federal authorities are refusing to investigate her complaints about intimidation and attempts at censorship by government officials in Mexico City. The allegations of censorship by high-ranking government officials come at a time when several press freedom organizations continue to label Mexico as one of the deadliest countries for journalists.

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Cartel Gunmen Shut Down Mexican Border City After Arrest of Ally

Cartel gunmen shut down the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo as they shot at buildings and torched vehicles following the arrest of one of their top enforcers. The intensity of the actions led the U.S. Consulate to issue an emergency notice to shelter in place.

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16th Mexican Journalist Killed in 2022

Gunmen in Mexico killed a journalist in Veracruz and another was reported missing. The murder comes at a time when press freedom organizations label the country as one of the most dangerous for journalists.

Mexican forensic experts observe a gun used on an assault at La Condesa neighborhood, in Mexico City, on may 6, 2019. - According to the authorities, three assailants tried to steal the vehicle of Mexican journalist Hector de Mauleon and his bodyguard repelled the assault. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / …

Mexico Apprehends 16K Migrants in Four-Day Span

Mexican immigration authorities announced the arrests of 16,069 migrants over a four-day span this week. The arrests come as Mexico continues to see a rise in migrants entering the country through its southern border, much to the benefit of cartel smugglers.

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VIDEO: Cartel Gunmen Claim to Impose Curfew in Tijuana

One of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels is attempting to impose a curfew on the border city of Tijuana. The move comes as Tijuana continues to experience a spike in violence as various drug cartels fight for control of lucrative smuggling routes into California.

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EXCLUSIVA: Autoridades Mexicanas Arrestan a Narcoterrorista Exhibido por Primera Vez en Breitbart

Las autoridades mexicanas arrestaron a una de las principales figuras del cártel de Los Zetas que fue exhibido por primera vez por Breitbart Texas. Dicho mando lideraba equipos de ataque que aterrorizaron varias regiones fronterizas. El mando criminal ha sido ligado a numerosos asesinatos, desapariciones forzadas y ataques a las fuerzas policiales en los estados fronterizos mexicanos de Nuevo León y Tamaulipas.

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Mexican President Taunts: Connect Me to Cartels and I Will Resign

Mexico’s President challenged news outlets and pundits to present evidence of his ties to cartels on Wednesday. If proven, he promises to resign. The challenge comes as new allegations surround his recent trip to Sinaloa amid observers’ claims that he likely visited cartel leaders.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during his daily morning press conference in Mexico City on June 6, 2022. - Lopez Obrador informed Monday he will not attend the Americas Summit in Los Angeles because the US government did not invite all the governments of the region. (Photo by …

Mexican Cartel Boss Who Shot Pro Soccer Player Sent to Prison

A Mexican cartel boss was sentenced to 36 years in prison in that country for his role in a drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy. The drug lord is the same individual who shot a rising professional soccer star in Mexico City.

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Wedding Day Murder Exposes Brutality of Mexican Border State

The recent murder of a groom leaving his wedding illustrates the brutality that has taken over the Mexican border state of Sonora, just south of Arizona. The state ranks fifth in Mexico for murders due primarily to a fierce cartel turf war where rival factions fight for control of fentanyl smuggling routes into Arizona.

Cartel gunmen in Sonora, Mexico, murder a groom at his wedding. (Twitter Video Screenshot)

Report: ISIS Tried to Recruit New Members in Mexico

Mexico’s Army is trying to track Islamic extremists with links to ISIS and other groups engaged in recruiting new members in at least six cases. While the information was largely kept hidden, recent leaks by hacktivist group Guacamaya exposed the efforts.

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Narco-Guerra Territorial Esparce Terror en Zacatecas

Una guerra territorial entre cárteles ha sembrado el terror en todo el estado de Zacatecas, donde organizaciones criminales rivales forman varias alianzas y se enfrentan entre sí mientras luchan por el control de lucrativas rutas hacia los estados fronterizos del norte.

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Mexican Border-State Mayor, Staff Kidnapped by Cartel Gunmen

Cartel gunmen kidnapped a Mexican border-state mayor and his staff as they traveled through the border state of Tamaulipas. After a large-scale manhunt and government pressure, the gunmen released the politician from Coahuila and his staff.

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Sicarios de Los Zetas Secuestran a Alcalde de Estado Fronterizo

Pistoleros de Los Zetas secuestraron al alcalde del estado fronterizo de Coahuila y su personal mientras viajaban por el estado fronterizo de Tamaulipas. Después de una operación a gran escala y la presión del gobierno, los sicarios liberaron al político y su personal.

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Hacktivists Expose Ties Between Mexico’s Government, Cartels

A group of hacktivists rocked Mexico’s government by exposing ties between top officials and cartels. One of the leaks confirms a report from Breitbart Texas about cartel maneuvers. The group also exposed uncomfortable secrets for Mexico’s president.

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