Foreign Terrorist Organizations

REPORTS: Mexican Cartels Use Chemical Weapons on Rivals, Civilians in Escalating Turf War

One of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels reportedly turned to the use of chemical weapons in their ongoing struggle with rival criminal organizations. This region in Western Mexico is experiencing an escalating spike in violence where cartels have been manufacturing explosive devices, weaponized drones, armored vehicles, and mortars. At the same time, government officials help one faction or another for profit instead of bringing peace to the region.

A Mexican cartel drone drops an IED on a rival cartel. (Cartel Chronicles)

Mexico State Governor Threatened in Cartel Banners

The governor of the State of Mexico became the latest target of cartel threats in makeshift banners just weeks after assuming office. The threats come as cartel violence and influence continue to spread to once-peaceful areas of Mexico while politicians push empty claims that the country is safer.

Delfina Gomez (Mexico State Governor)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Terrorist Cartels in Mexico Continue Use of Drone-Dropped IEDs in Turf War

Cartel gunmen in western Mexico expanded the use of weaponized drones to drop improvised explosive devices on their rivals. The use of commercially available drones to deliver explosives is now commonplace in the rural areas of Michoacan and Jalisco. Mexico’s government has been unable to stop rival criminal organizations as they fight to control lucrative drug production and trafficking routes.

A Mexican cartel drone drops an IED on a rival cartel. (Cartel Chronicles)

Ten Cartel Gunmen Killed, 4 Cops Injured in Mexico During Border State Shootout

Ten cartel gunmen died, and four police officers sustained various injuries during a shootout in Mexico on a highway that connects the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, with the Monterrey, Nuevo León, metropolitan area. Nuevo Laredo is tightly controlled by the Cartel del Noreste faction of Los Zetas — one of the most ruthless criminal organizations in Mexico which is responsible for thousands of kidnappings, murders, and forced disappearances.

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Sicarios Prenden Fuego a Bares y Negocios en Ataques Terroristas en Michoacán

Sicarios del cártel en Michoacán incendiaron tres bares y cuatro tiendas mientras organizaciones criminales luchan por el derecho a extorsionar a los negocios locales. En respuesta a los incendios provocados, una asociación empresarial local expresó su indignación por las condiciones en las que tienen que trabajar y algunos de los bares cerraron mientras que funcionarios del gobierno intentaban minimizar los incendios.

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Cartel Gunmen Torch 3 Bars, 4 Stores in Mexican Western State ‘Terror Attack’

Cartel gunmen in the Mexican state of Michoacan set fire to three bars and four stores as criminal organizations fight for the right to extort local businesses. In response to the arsons, a local business association expressed outrage at the conditions they have to work under. Some of the bars shut down while government officials tried to minimize the political impact of the fires.

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Major Sheriff’s Associations Call for ‘Eradication’ of Mexican Drug Cartels 

The largest sheriff’s associations in the country called for the eradication of Mexican drug cartels and for the public to pressure their elected officials to do something about it. The groups called for action to start against the two most powerful criminal organizations in Mexico. The call for action by the sheriffs comes follows 21 state attorneys general called for cartels to be designated as terrorist organizations.


Exclusive — Iranian American Group Torches ‘Sellout’ Biden Administration for Pending Iran Deal: ‘Blood’ Will Be On Their Hands

A renewed Iran nuclear deal agreement will cast the “sellout” Biden administration as responsible for the resulting “blood of Americans, Israelis, and Iranians,” charged Iranian advocacy group Iranian Americans for Liberty (IAL) in a recent statement, declaring the “bad deal for America” another “act of weakness” on the part of the current administration.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks on television on Friday, in a handout

Sebastian Gorka, Brandon Darby Discuss Terrorist Designation of Mexican Cartels

Former Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump Sebastian Gorka and Breitbart Border and Cartel Chronicles Director Brandon Darby discussed the designation of Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTO). While acknowledging that many on the right have differing opinions on how to go about FTO designations, both Gorka and Darby agreed the fact that this issue is being talked about is historic.

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Video: Mexican Police Chief Resigns After Surviving Fierce Cartel Attack

A newly appointed municipal police chief in central Mexico resigned this week after surviving a fierce attack by cartel gunmen while traveling in an armored patrol vehicle. The attack took place two weeks ago and left two of the chief’s bodyguards wounded. His armored truck sustained more than 100 bullet strikes.

A police vehicle riddled with hundreds of rounds of gunfire in central Mexico. (Police pho

Gulf Cartel Gunmen Wound Four Mexican Cops near Texas Border

Four Mexican state police officers are recuperating from their injuries after a group of Gulf Cartel gunmen ambushed them in the border city of Matamoros. The attack comes at a time when Tamaulipas state authorities are actively hunting one of the top leaders within that criminal organization.

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