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Mexican Military Helicopter Kills Mother and Children near Texas Border

Mexican officials confirmed that an infantryman in a Mexican Navy helicopter operating near the Texas border shot and killed three members of a family caught in the crossfire of a fierce cartel gun battle. A woman and two children died from their wounds while the man survived. The battle occurred in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, immediately across the U.S.-Mexico border from Laredo, Texas.

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Report: Mexican Navy Infantrymen Part of Mexico City Kidnapping Ring

Officials singled out six members of Mexico’s Navy as having been part of a group that carried ransom kidnappings targeting wealthy businessmen. The kidnappers operated in military uniform and in their military issued vehicle when they followed and took a businessman who was driving around Mexico City.

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Cártel del Golfo Secuestró y Torturó a Marinos Mexicanos, uno Murió

Sicarios del cártel asesinaron a un infante de la Marina de México y secuestraron a otros tres. Los tres miembros de una unidad especial de inteligencia fueron torturados durante horas por miembros del Cártel del Golfo hasta su liberación este fin de semana. El caso ha sido suprimido por la Armada de México e ignorado por los medios de noticias locales.

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One Dead After Gulf Cartel Kidnapped, Tortured Mexican Marines

Cartel gunmen murdered one Mexican Marine and kidnapped three others. The three members of a special intelligence unit were tortured for hours by members of the Gulf Cartel until their release this weekend. The case has been suppressed by the Mexican Navy and ignored by local news outlets.

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Mexican Aircraft Fired Upon by Drug Traffickers Near El Chapo’s Hometown

A major gunfight occurred on December 26 between elements of the Mexican navy and drug traffickers in Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hometown of Badiraguato, Sinaloa state. Some reports indicate military aircraft sustained minor damage, but two cartel attackers were killed and firearms, ammunition, and four and a half tons of marijuana were seized.