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Cartel Violence

Stray Cartel Gunfire Kills 11-Yr-Old Boy in Cancun, Says Family

Stray gunfire from cartel gunmen in the Mexican resort of Cancún struck and killed an 11-year old child. The stray round came from cartel gunmen who had opened fire on an adult male target. Officials transported the child to a local clinic where he died several hours later. 

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Cops Find 35 Bodies in Mass Graves in Mexico This Week

Mexican authorities confirmed the discovery of at least 35 bodies in a series of mass graves. Officials found the graves in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The state is controlled by the ruthless criminal organization known as Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion.

The body of a man shot dead inside his car is removed from the vehicle by forensic personnel in Americana neighbourhood, in the turistic area of Guadalajara, Jalisco State, Mexico, on March 14, 2018. Mexico has suffered a wave of violence linked to drug trafficking that has intensified in recent …

Grupos de Los Zetas Luchan por Control de Prisión de Ciudad Victoria

Dos facciones del cartel hiperviolento de Los Zetas luchan nuevamente por el control de la prisión estatal en esta ciudad. A pesar de las medidas de seguridad tomadas por el gobierno, los miembros del cártel continúan realizando varias operaciones de tipo lucrativo desde adentro de la prisión, lo que hace que el control del centro de detención sea de suma importancia.

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Mexican Cartels Fight for Control of Border State Prison

Two main factions of the hyper-violent Los Zetas cartel are once again fighting for control of the state prison in this city. Despite government crackdowns, cartel members continue to run various moneymaking operations from inside prison walls making the detention facility a lucrative territory to control.

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Cartel Gunmen Kill Four Honduran Migrants in Juárez Drug House

Cartel gunmen raided a drug house in the border city of Ciudad Juárez and killed four Honduran migrants. The cartel gunmen who stormed the property and opened fire early Friday morning. In addition to the two Central American migrants, two other unidentified victims were wounded and transported to a local hospital in very serious condition.

ACAPULCO, MEXICO - MARCH 03: A Mexican army soldier stands guard at a suspected drug-related murder site March 3, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico. A forensics team excavated five corpses from the floor of an abandoned house. Officials said the five victims were apparently buried alive in concrete. Drug violence has …

Mexican Police Rescue 2 American Kidnap Victims near Arizona Border

Mexican police rescued two U.S. citizens who were kidnapped in Mexico. Ministerial Police in the border city of Nogales, Sonora, freed the kidnapped Americans during a police rescue operation. The operation resulted in the arrest of two kidnappers. 

Mexican municipal police investigate a crime scene. (File Photo: GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sicarios Usan Monstruo en Balacera Contra Militares Mexicanos en Estado Fronterizo

MONTERREY, Nuevo León – Sicarios usaron un vehículo blindado durante un enfrentamiento con las fuerzas militares mexicanas cerca de la frontera con Texas. El feroz enfrentamiento mató a un pistolero, mientras que las autoridades lograron arrestar a otros cuatro sicarios. El resto de los miembros del cartel lograron escapar.

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Mexican Cartel Gunmen Murder Infant, 13 Adults During Party

Mexican authorities are investigating the murder of 14 victims, including an infant, during a party in the coastal state of Veracruz. The murder marks the latest episode of violence in a region where cartel gunmen openly challenge Mexico’s government and appear to surpass the capabilities of police agencies.

Teddy Bear at crime scene. (AP File Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Sicarios Dejan Amenaza Junto a Cuerpo Ejecutado en Ciudad Fronteriza

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – Un equipo de sicarios dejó una narco-amenaza junto al cuerpo de una víctima que habían ejecutado en en esta ciudad fronteriza. El mensaje es similar a otros dejados anteriormente, donde sicarios con Los Zetas advierten a la población que no informe sobre el cartel y que no trabaje con las autoridades estatales.

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Cartel Gunmen Attack Mexican State Cops Near Texas Border

A team of cartel gunmen attacked a squad of Coahuila state police officers in a rural community near the Texas border. No injuries or deaths were reported officially and the gunmen managed to escape through a series of dirt roads despite a series of manhunts by authorities.

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Cartel Del Golfo Paraliza Reynosa Con Bloqueos

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas –Sicarios y halcones del Cártel del Golfo de México establecieron una serie de bloqueos y lanzaron picos en las carreteras cerrando todo el tráfico y paralizando esta ciudad fronteriza. El motivo de la operación masiva no está claro, ya que las autoridades no han confirmado ningún arresto importante en la región en dicha fecha.

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Cartel-Connected Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Border Patrol Agent

A three-time deported illegal alien with alleged ties to a Mexican cartel pleaded guilty in a New Mexico court on Monday to charges related to the attempted murder of a Border Patrol agent in 2017. The court dismissed aggravated battery and assault charges as part of a plea agreement. The court also dismissed a second criminal case against the man.

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Sicarios Desarman y Secuestran a 11 Policías en Puebla

Un equipo de sicarios del cártel desarmó y secuestró a un escuadrón de 11 policías en el estado de Puebla. Los sicarios liberaron a los oficiales de policía horas más tarde, tras una serie de fuertes operativos de búsqueda y rescate, no se han logrado arrestos en el caso.

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Cartel Gunmen Disarm, Kidnap 11 Cops in Mexico

A team of cartel gunmen disarmed and kidnapped a squad of 11 police officers in the state of Puebla. The gunmen released the police officers hours later after government officials set off multiple search and rescue operations. No arrests have been made.

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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 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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