Mexican Military

Kidnapped American Rescued in Mexican Border City

FBI agents teamed up with U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican military officials to rescue a U.S. citizen being held by kidnappers in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Nuevo Laredo is the headquarters for Los Zetas Cartel, also known as CDN. The rescue effort led to the recovery of 14 others being held against their will by the cartel.

Mexican military soldiers rescue a kidnapped Texas woman. (\U.S. Border Patrol)

Dos Soldados Mexicanos Heridos Con Explosivos en Michoacán

Uno de los cárteles de la droga más violentos del mundo hirió a dos soldados del ejército mexicano al utilizar drones para arrojarles explosivos. El ataque con drones se produce cuando dos carteles principales de la droga luchan por el control de los territorios de producción de drogas y las rutas de tráfico de drogas de Michoacán.

Mexican Army

Cartel Gunmen Attack Mexican Border City Military Building

Cartel gunmen carried out out a successful drive-by attack on a Mexican military building. The building is located just a few blocks from an international bridge that connects the border city of Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas. One Mexican marine sustained a serious injury in his back during the attack.

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Sicarios Atacan Edificio de Marina en Matamoros

Un grupo de sicarios pudo llevar a cabo con éxito un ataque contra un edificio militar mexicano a solo unas cuadras de un puente internacional que conecta la ciudad fronteriza de Matamoros con Brownsville, Texas. Un infante de marina mexicano resultó gravemente herido en la espalda durante el ataque, que se produce cuando la ciudad fronteriza comienza a ver un aumento en la violencia del cartel.

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Eight Killed in Two Days of Gun Battles in Mexican Border City

A series of clashes between members of Los Zetas and the Mexican military led to a two-day span of multiple shootouts in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. At least seven gunmen and one soldier died in the firefights. The gunmen carjacked numerous vehicles and set them on fire in an attempt to block streets and set up ambushes against authorities. The tactics used by the cartel gunmen once again spread terror among residents of that city.

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Mexican Army Reinforcements Arrive in Culiacán, Sinaloa

The government of Mexico deployed 230 Mexican Army Special Forces personnel who arrived in Culiacán, Sinaloa, on Friday night in response to cartel violence that broke out throughout the city on Thursday afternoon. The deployment of additional security elements resulted from a cartel rampage that exploded in Culiacán after the capture of the son of the notorious and imprisoned drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The Mexican government released the drug lord’s son after security forces became overwhelmed by the cartel response.

Mexican troops arrive at a military base in Culiacan, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

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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