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Fifth Mexican Journalist Murdered in 2019

Murdered Mexican Journalist

Mexican authorities are investigating a Sinaloa-based journalist’s death who was allegedly thrown from an overpass. The case marks the fifth media-related homicide of 2019 and the seventh since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) took office in December 2018.


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Fifth Mexican Journalist Murdered in 2019

Mexican authorities are investigating a Sinaloa-based journalist’s death who was allegedly thrown from an overpass. The case marks the fifth media-related homicide of 2019 and the seventh since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) took office in December 2018.

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Carteles Mexicanos Usan Lanzagranadas en la Frontera Con Texas

Sicarios en México han estado utilizando lanzagranadas, dispositivos incendiarios metralletas y otras armas de alto poder en los últimos enfrentamientos de una feroz guerra por el control de territorios clave de narcotráfico que se encuentran inmediatamente al sur de la frontera de Texas. A pesar de que la violencia está fuera de control, los residentes afirman que militares de una base cercana del Ejército Mexicano ignoraron en gran medida las batallas con armas.

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Mexican Cartels Use Grenade Launchers at Texas Border

Cartel gunmen in Mexico used grenade launchers, improvised explosive devices, and incendiary devices in the latest clashes of a fierce war for control of key drug smuggling territories immediately south of the Texas Border. Despite the out of control violence, residents claim that soldiers from a nearby Mexican Army base largely ignored the gun battles.

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Cartel Ejecuta a Familia por Presunta Extorsión en Estado Fronterizo

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas – Un grupo de hombres armados del cartel dispararon contra un empresario local, su hijo y su hija en esta ciudad en lo que las autoridades creen es una operación fallida de extorsión. Se cree que la familia no está vinculada a ninguno de los cárteles de droga que operan en la ciudad.

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Cartel Executes Family in Mexican Border State Extortion Scheme

A group of cartel gunmen shot a local businessman, his son, and his daughter in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, in what authorities believe is a failed extortion operation. The family is not believed to be tied to either one of the drug cartels operating in the city.

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REPORT: El Paso Sector Closes Inland Checkpoints to Divert Resources to Border

El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials reportedly closed down inland immigration checkpoints to move more resources to the border. The move comes as the El Paso Sector faces a massive number of illegal large-group border crossings by Central American migrant families. The closures amplify the current crisis along the southwest border.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 400 migrants in a five-minute period on March 19, 2019. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector)

Cartel Smugglers Abandon Double-Amputee Migrant in Texas Border River

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a wheelchair-bound double amputee migrant this week after cartel smugglers abandoned him on an island in the Rio Grande River. Agents also apprehended two other special needs migrants in the two preceding days.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescue a double-amputee illegal alien from an island in the middle of the Rio Grande River. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Sicarios Matan a Fiscal que Llevaba Caso Contra Jefe Del CDG

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas – Un equipo de sicarios atacó a una fiscal estatal que estaba liderando un caso de secuestro contra el líder del Cartel del Golfo. Los sicarios asesinaron a la fiscal frente a sus hijos cuando ella se estaba preparando para llevarlos a la escuela. El cartel del Golfo presuntamente también amenazó al gobernador de Tamaulipas y al Procurador General del estado.

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Mexican Prosecutor Targeting Gulf Cartel Boss Killed, Say Police

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas – A team of gunmen shot a state prosecutor handling a kidnapping case against the leader of the Gulf Cartel. The attorney was murdered in front of her children as she was preparing them for school. The cartel also allegedly threatened the governor and attorney general of Tamaulipas.

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Narcoterrorista Desafía a Narco-Fugitivo de USA en Guerra por Estado Fronterizo

Uno de los cárteles de droga más violentos de México ha anunciado su decisión de tomar una de las ciudades más acaudaladas de México, argumentando que el alcalde está con ellos y advirtiendo a otros cárteles que se salgan o se atengan a las consecuencias. A diferencia de otras organizaciones criminales, este cartel está actualmente liderado por el terrorista detrás de un ataque con granadas a un Consulado de Estados Unidos. El narcoterrorista esta comenzando una guerra contra un cartel rival liderado por un capo que es buscado en Estados Unidos por ordenar ejecuciones en Dallas.

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Narco-Terrorist Challenges U.S. Fugitive in Mexican Border State Turf War

One of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels announced its intent to take over wealthy San Pedro, claiming the mayor is an ally. Rival groups were warned to fall in line or face violence. Unlike other criminal organizations, this cartel is currently led by the terrorist behind a grenade attack on a U.S. Consulate office. The cartel is waging war against a rival group led by a man wanted in the U.S. for ordering an assassination in Dallas.

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288 Pounds of Meth Seized at California, Arizona Border Checkpoints

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized approximately 223 pounds of methamphetamine and two pounds of heroin worth $648,288 over the weekend during four vehicle inspections in California and Arizona. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of three U.S. citizens and two Mexican nationals.

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Previous Deportee Busted Running Fentanyl Ring, Say Phoenix Police

A Mexican national arrested last week at a west Phoenix motel for possession of 15,000 fentanyl pills was identified as a previously deported criminal alien suspected of leading a local fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine ring, say police.

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400 Migrants Apprehended Within Five Minutes in El Paso Sector

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two large groups of Central American migrants after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico. Agents apprehended the two groups totaling more than 400 during a five-minute period early Tuesday.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 400 migrants in a five-minute period on March 19, 2019. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector)

GRAFICO — Cinco Muertos por Enfrentamientos en Ciudad Fronteriza

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – Al menos cinco hombres fueron asesinados en los últimos días en esta ciudad fronteriza mientras dos facciones rivales del Cartel del Golfo luchan por el control de los lucrativos territorios de trasiego de la droga y el contrabando de personas.

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