Cartel Violence

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.

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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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Tiran 19 Cuerpos Embolsados en Canal de Agua en Mexico

Autoridades mexicanas están investigando el descubrimiento de 19 cuerpos que fueron envueltos en bolsas de plástico negras y tirados en un canal en el área metropolitana de Guadalajara, Jalisco. Este es el segundo descubrimiento de varios cuerpos en los últimos días después de que sicarios arrojaron otros siete cuerpos cerca de una carretera.

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19 Corpses In Trash Bags Found in Mexican Canal

Mexican authorities are investigating the discovery of 19 bodies that were wrapped in black plastic bags and dumped into a canal in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Jalisco. This is the second discovery of multiple bodies after cartel gunmen recently dumped seven other bodies near a highway.

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Cartel Ambush Leaves Three State Police Dead in Mexican Border State

Three Mexican state police officers assigned to a special operations group in the border state of Chihuahua were killed after being ambushed by cartel gunmen. The gunmen attacked the police officers with rifle fire and grenades on Friday. This deadly confrontation also left two other police officers wounded and five cartel gunmen dead.

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Seis Sicarios Mueren en Balacera con Militares en Nuevo Laredo

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas – Elementos militares asignados a esta ciudad fronteriza abatieron a seis sicarios del Cartel Del Noreste tras ser atacados. Los militares decomisaron rifles calibre .50, metralletas, equipo táctico y varias camionetas presuntamente robadas.

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Six Cartel Gunmen Killed in Fight with Mexican Military near Texas Border

Military troops assigned to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, killed six gunmen from a faction of Los Zetas during fierce gun battles. After the shootout with the gunmen from the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas, the military seized.50 caliber rifles, machine guns, tactical equipment, and several allegedly stolen trucks.

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City Police Director Murdered by Cartel Gunmen in Mexican Border State

Cartel gunmen murdered a municipal police director from the Mexican city of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, while driving into the state capital on Tuesday. The attack occurred at approximately 2 p.m. as he drove his duty vehicle along the highway into the city of Chihuahua accompanied by a bodyguard who gunmen also murdered.

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Cops Find 69 Bodies in Cartel Mass Grave in Mexico

Mexican authorities in the western coastal state of Colima have discovered 69 bodies in a series of mass graves. Cartel gunmen used the graves to dispose of their victims. The discovery came after two cartel gunmen led authorities to the site in hopes of receiving a lesser sentence.

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Mexican Kidnappers Behead Businesswoman After Husband Unable to Pay

Kidnappers in the Mexican coastal state of Veracruz dumped the body of a woman in a vacant lot inside of a garbage bag after her husband could not pay a ransom of 4 million pesos ($200,000 USD). The kidnappers also left a taunting message to the victim’s husband blaming not paying for his wife’s death.

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Encuentran Victima de Ejecución Atras de Refugio de Migrantes en Piedras Negras

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – Las autoridades en esta ciudad fronteriza están investigando la ejecución de un hombre local cuyo cuerpo fue encontrado justo detrás del refugio para migrantes donde más de 1700 miembros de la caravana Hondurena esperan para solicitar asilo en Texas. La víctima que llevaba varias semanas medio enterrada cuando fue descubierta, no es un migrante.

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Mexican Authorities Find Execution Victim Behind Migrant Shelter near Border

Authorities in Mexico are investigating the execution of a local man after finding his body just behind a shelter where more than 1700 caravan migrants are housed. The half-buried victim is not a migrant and had been there for several weeks before authorities found his remains. The caravan migrants are waiting for an opportunity to claim asylum in Texas.
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Detienen a Guatemalteco Colgando Narco-Manta en Tijuana

Las autoridades mexicanas arrestaron a un migrante guatemalteco luego de que colgara una manta que amenazaba al presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Se cree que el sospechoso fue parte de una de las caravanas de migrantes que llegaron anteriormente a la ciudad y ya fue entregado a las autoridades federales mexicanas.

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