U.S. Requests Extradition of Fugitive Mexican Cartel-Linked Governor

More than three months after Tamaulipas authorities arrested a former governor on embezzlement charges, the U.S. Department of State has formally issued an extradition request, asking that the politician be sent to Texas for federal money laundering and fraud charges.

Mexican Federal Court

Mexican Government Spying on Journalists, Say Reports

Journalists and activists are sounding the alarm after various news reports claimed the Mexican government turned a crime-fighting tool against them. The reports note that hacking software is being used to spy on journalists’ phones–a claim that the government denies.

Enrique Pena Nieto (Juan Mabromata / AFP / Getty)

Mexican Paper Exposes Cartel Ex-Governor’s Hidden Millions

One of Mexico’s most respected newspapers has exposed a series of multi-million dollar bank accounts and transfers made on behalf of the former cartel-linked governor of Coahuila. The Los Zetas cartel-linked former official claims to be the victim of a political attack.

Humberto Moreira

Mexican Border Mayoral Candidate is Brother of Los Zetas Cartel Boss

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — One of the leading mayoral candidates in the upcoming election in this border city is the brother of a top boss in the ruthless Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel, while other of his relatives have spent time in U.S. federal prison on drug trafficking offenses. Piedras Negras sits immediately across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas.

Lorenzo Menera

Mexican Politician Climbed Border Fence to Mock Trump’s Wall

A Mexican politician tried to draw media attention by climbing on top of the border fence that divides Tijuana and San Diego as a way to mock the building of President Donald Trump’s border wall. The Mexican politician tried to use the stunt as a way to promote his own ideas about immigration.

Mex Politico on Fence

Autoridades Marcan Ciudad Fronteriza Entre Las Mas Peligrosas del Estado

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Pese a que se mantiene bajo una tensa calma esta ciudad fronteriza, funcionarios estatales de la nueva administración reconocen que los homicidios dolosos registrados aquí, son el resultado del ajuste de cuentas entre miembros del crimen organizado.


Mexican Politicians Demand Country’s Government Hunt Down Fugitive Governors

Mexican politicians are calling out that country’s government for their lack of action in searching for two former governors who are wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice on money laundering and drug charges. The politicians are asking the Mexican government to offer a reward for their capture.

Fugitive Tamaulipas Governor Eugenio Hernadez

Video: Vote Buying in Mexico — Can Elections Be Trusted?

As the border state of Tamaulipas gears up for their upcoming gubernatorial election, many are wondering if there will be in fact a true election. The election will play a big role in future Texas-Mexico relations. But, voters are concerned the cards have already been stacked against them in order to keep certain groups in power.

Baltazar Hinojosa