Tag: Piedras Negras

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Militares Disparan Contra Federales y Policías en Ciudad Fronteriza Por Juego de Futbol

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Un grupo de soldados mexicanos en su día libre protagonizo una pelea en un bar con policías federales en descanso para luego disparar en contra de ellos en esta ciudad fronteriza. En su intento por huir, los militares también dispararon contra policías municipales que trataban de detener la violencia causada por el alcohol y un juego de futbol.

Piedras Shootout

Mexican Soldiers Shoot Police in Border City over Soccer Match Result

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — The score of a televised soccer match and alcohol was the reason for a fistfight that escalated into gunfire. A group of Mexican soldiers on their day off started fighting with some federal police and then fired as the cops were leaving. After the shooting, the soldiers also shot at local cops responding to the scene.

Fuerza Coahuila

Mexican Cops Capture Armed Cartel Operator near Texas

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — State authorities cracking down on escalating violence in the region arrested a heavily armed cartel operator in this Mexican border city. The collar comes after one of Mexico’s most dangerous organizations announced their intention to take over the state.

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Execution Heralds New Cartel Violence near Texas Border

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — The recent execution of a suspected smuggler points to rival cartels once again facing-off for control of this border city and its lucrative smuggling routes into Texas. Gunmen stole a vehicle in Texas to carry out a hit in Mexico.

Los Zetas Beheading

Investigan Cuerpo Desmembrado y Entambado en Estado Fronterizo; Dicen Que Fue Pasional

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Autoridades en este estado fronterizo continúan investigando el hallazgo de un cuerpo desmembrado que fue dejado en un tambo de basura en la capital de este estado. En un aparente intento de minimizar el terror en la sociedad, autoridades estatales están llamando la ejecución de la víctima un crimen pasional.

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Otro Yonkero Ejecutado en Ciudad Fronteriza; Van Cinco

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — El mas reciente homicidio en esta ciudad fronteriza apunta a un posible patrón donde el crimen organizado podría estar ejecutando trabajadores y dueños de deshuesaderos de vehículos mejor conocidos como yonkes.

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Mexican Cartel Executes Newsie near Rio Grande

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Authorities in this border city continue to look into the most recent execution of a newspaper hawker shot and dumped into the waters of the Rio Grande. This murder marks the ninth violent death in 2017.

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Cartel Radio Network Found near Texas Border

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Authorities in this border city have seized two radio repeaters used by Los Zetas cartel as part of an underground communication network.

Piedras Negras Murder

Secuestro Fallido Mata a 3 en Ciudad Fronteriza

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Autoridades estatales en esta ciudad continúan investigando un secuestro fallido que se convirtió en un triple homicidio afuera de un deshuesadero en esta ciudad fronteriza. Mientras que medios locales afirmaron que fue un ajuste de cuentas, familiares de las víctimas han afirmado que el caso fue un secuestro fallido.

Piedras Negras Murder

Failed Kidnapping Kills Three in Mexican Border City

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Authorities in this border city continue to probe a failed kidnapping that turned into a triple murder outside of a local junkyard. While local media have claimed that the murder was a gang hit, the victim’s relatives revealed that the case was something else.

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Texano Muerto a Golpes en Ciudad Fronteriza

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Un hombre de Texas fue muerto a golpes en esta ciudad fronteriza. La víctima fue golpeada con un tubo en la cabeza hasta que lo mataron dejando su cuerpo junto a su vehículo.

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Texan Beaten to Death in Mexican Border City

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — A Texas man was beaten to death with a lead pipe in this border city. The victim was struck in the head repeatedly until he died; his body was left next to his vehicle.

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Cartel Kidnaps 3 Off Tourist Bus at Texas-Mexico Border

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — At least three passengers were taken off a bus at gunpoint by members of the Los Zetas cartel in this border city’s downtown area. The occurred in front of Mexican law enforcement buildings. The passengers have not been found.

Coahuila Missing Woman

Human Remains Found Near Texas Border May Be Woman Missing Two Months

Authorities in this border city are working to determine if human remains found this week belong to a woman who has been missing for more than two months. In recent weeks Piedras Negras has seen a sharp spike in kidnappings and executions as part of a cartel war for control of the region.

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Local and National Media Ignore RPG Attack Just Miles from Texas Border

Local and National media outlets have all but ignored an RPG attack on a Mexican police headquarters building located just south of the Texas border town of Eagle Pass. This seems to follow a pattern of news outlets ignoring the cartel war occurring just south of the major Texas cities of McAllen and Brownsville.