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WATCH: Migrant Rush Forces Closure of Texas Border Bridge

EAGLE PASS, Texas — 200 mostly Central American migrants attempted to cross into the United States over the Camino Real International Bridge with hopes of presenting asylum claims. The unexpected rush around midnight Monday forced a temporary closure for at least an hour.

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Honduran Migrants Assault Mexican Authorities, Escape into Border City

Authorities in the Mexican border city Piedras Negras, Coahuila, are searching for three Honduran migrants who escaped custody after assaulting a customs officer. The assault comes at a time when authorities in Mexico are seeing an increase in the number of migrants reaching the city in an attempt to enter the U.S. and request asylum.

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 08: Migrants, most of whom are part of a recently arrived caravan, stand in line for breakfast at a migrant hostel as they wait to apply for asylum into the United States on February 07, 2019 in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The hostel is holding approximately …

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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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