Border Corruption - Page 2

Medios Mexicanos Elogian a Los Zetas por Regalar Juguetes de Navidad a los Pobres

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — Un día después de Navidad, hombres armados del cártel de Los Zetas trabajaron al aire libre con completa impunidad entregando juguetes a las comunidades pobres de la ciudad. Algunos medios de comunicación locales elogiaron al sanguinario cártel por el evento, ignorando los innumerables actos de violencia, asesinatos, torturas y desapariciones de las que son responsables las organizaciones criminales.

Los Zetas Christmas Card

Mexican Border Cops Jailed for Kidnapping Civilian

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — A group of Mexican municipal police officers continue to be held in custody in connection with the kidnapping and extortion of a local man from the border region in this state. The arrest was made following a high-speed chase as the rogue cops tried to escape from state authorities.

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Mexicans Blame President Enrique Peña Nieto for Lasting Cartel Violence, Human Rights Abuses

Raging cartel violence, widespread corruption, human rights abuses and a tanking economy have made Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto one of the most vilified figures in that nation’s recent history.

A recent poll found Pena Nieto’s approval rating at its lowest ever with 80 percent holding a negative view of the president, Mexico’s Animal Politico reported. When the pollsters asked to rate Peña Nieto’s performance on a scale of 0-10, the average score was only 3.9 points. The trend has intensified in recent months with his approval tanking from 30 percent in April to the current low of 23.

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