Tamaulipas Government

Former State Official Wanted by U.S. Feds Arrested in Mexican Border City

Mexican law enforcement agents arrested a former top official with the Tamaulipas government in the border city of Matamoros on state embezzlement charges. That official is also a fugitive in Texas where he faces multiple charges including money laundering and bank fraud.

Arrested Mexican Official

PHOTOS: Fugitive Cartel-Linked Mexican Governor Enjoyed Life of Luxury

A former governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico, is finally expected to appear in a U.S. federal court after spending close to five years on the run from U.S. federal authorities. The cartel-connected governor will face a U.S. federal judge for his initial hearing in connection with 11 charges including drug trafficking and money laundering.

Cartel Linked Governor

Foreigners Gather in Droves at Border to Illegally Enter U.S.

Illegal immigrants from Central American countries continue to arrive to the Mexican border city of Reynosa. Their hope is to be smuggled illegally into the U.S. by the leading criminal organization in the region known as the Gulf Cartel.

Reynosa Migrants

Mexico Covers-Up Clandestine Cartel Gravesite Discovered Yards from Texas Border

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Mexican government officials are once again trying to cover up and minimize the scope of the out of control cartel violence that continues to terrorize this border region by covering up a clandestine Gulf Cartel gravesite used by the criminal group to incinerate and bury the remains of their victims.

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, clandestine graves are taped off after 28 bodies were found in them near Iguala, Mexico. Mass graves are regularly found around the country _ 11 bodies in August in Michoacan state, 19 others in Iguala just last May. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Epiphany Celebrated Amid Gunfire in Border City, Government Minimized Reports

With the loud sounds of gunfire as convoys of gunmen clashed with authorities is how the residents of this border city were forced to celebrate Epiphany which is also known as the visit of the Three Magi. As customary, Tamaulipas officials released basic information that does not match with the actual events as the official version is only a fraction of what actually happened.

Epiphany shootout

Celebran Día de Reyes Magos Con Balacera en Matamoros; El Gobierno Trata de Minimizarlo

Con fuertes sonidos de disparos, cuando grupos de hombres armados se enfrentaron con las autoridades, es como los residentes de esta ciudad fronteriza celebraron la Epifanía o la visita de los Tres Reyes Magos. Como es habitual, los funcionarios de Tamaulipas dieron información básica que no coincide con el evento real, ya que la versión oficial es sólo una fracción de lo que realmente ocurrió.

Epiphany shootout