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Authorities Seize Cartel Weapons Heading North to Texas Border

Mexican authorities arrested five men who had were driving two SUV’s filled with weapons and tactical gear as they headed from a southern part of Mexico to this border city. Two of the men had forged documents that claimed they were members of the Mexican military.

A Mexican marine participates in a joint patrol with army, ministerial policemen and relatives of young that went missing during the last weekend clashes in Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico on October 1, 2014. The fate of 43 missing Mexican students remains a mystery days after they vanished amid a police …

Mexican Border Residents Wary of Giving Anonymous Info Over Cartels Fears

Military authorities are looking to increase the participation of border residents in providing anonymous tips targeting organized crime. The fear of reprisal by criminals and the decrease of trust due to the rampant corruption throughout the country presents a large obstacle for authorities.

A Mexican marine participates in a joint patrol with army, ministerial policemen and relatives of young that went missing during the last weekend clashes in Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico on October 1, 2014. The fate of 43 missing Mexican students remains a mystery days after they vanished amid a police …

Temen Hacer Denuncias en Ciudades Fronterizas Por Represalias de Carteles

Autoridades militares buscan que los ciudadanos en esta ciudad fronteriza participen más en establecer denuncias anónimas en contra del crimen organizado. El miedo a represalias de parte de los criminales y la desconfianza ante la corrupción que existe en el país presenta un gran obstáculo a el tema.

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Mexican Troops, Border Residents Support Heavy-Handed Tactics Against Drug Cartels

As the number of complaints of torture by Mexican authorities continue to increase and various human rights groups along with journalists continue to criticize that country’s governments over the methods used by authorities to get information out of cartel members, former soldiers and residents along the border appear to be in agreement with the tactics calling them a sort of retribution on their part.

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Cartel Chronicles: Mexican Army Tracking Former Soldiers to Limit Recruitment by Cartels

Jose Felipe Padilla Castaneda, commander of the 8th Motorized Cavalry Regiment in Matamoros, recently acknowledged that although each year new recruits are added to build up the ranks, there are also highly skilled soldiers who choose to leave military life for civilian employment. In some cases, they may turn to organized crime.

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Bribery Failed in Mexico: Two Zeta Gunmen Arrested

Two members of the feared Los Zetas Cartel allegedly attempted to bribe Mexican soldiers near the border city of Nuevo Laredo. To their surprise, the soldiers rejected the bribe and arrested them.