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  • Grenade attack at U.S. Consulate in Mexico

    02/11/2013 4:54:41 PM PST · by AuntB · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | FEb. 8, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, the Dallas News reported: Three grenades exploded Thursday evening in Nuevo Laredo, just feet from the U.S. Consulate office, sources in the Mexican border city said. No injuries were reported, but the explosions rattled the neighborhood, as locals scurried for cover amid a firefight between what’s believed to be members of the Zetas criminal group and their former allies, the Gulf cartel, which is making a push to reclaim the territory. The two groups appear to be battling, leaving a trail of killings and burned houses. In recent days, sources said, seven people have been killed — three...
  • Mexico breaks up alleged border sex-slavery cult

    01/31/2013 2:51:48 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    mySA.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | MARK STEVENSON
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials broke up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the U.S. border, Mexican immigration authorities said Tuesday. The "Defensores de Cristo" or "Defenders of Christ" allegedly recruited women to have sex with a Spanish man who claimed he was the reincarnation of Christ, according to an official of a victims' advocacy group, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak publicly about the case. Followers were subjected to forced labor or sexual services, including prostitution, according to the National Immigration Institute that said it...
  • [Mexico:]27 dead in N.L. over the weekend as cartels add fire to their arsenal

    09/11/2012 4:22:03 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | September 10, 2012
    Violence plaguing Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, left 27 people dead, 20 wounded and several houses burned down in a 48-hour period. A federal spokesman in Mexico, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, attributed the violence to an “an internal fight between organized criminal organizations.” The spokesman told media that “since Saturday, we’ve counted 18 dead and about 20 wounded.” He said events began Friday at the intersection of Marcial Cavazos and Canales streets when people inside a pickup and another vehicle engaged in a gunfight. The spokesman said that during the chase, drivers ignored stop signs and traffic lights and...
  • [Mexico/Texas:]Woman Claims Husband Killed by Border Patrol

    09/05/2012 6:35:15 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KGNS ^ | Sep 4, 2012
    The FBI has launched an investigation into a shooting between agents and people standing across the Rio Grande. According to officials, agents fired their weapons across the border after the suspects allegedly threw rocks at them. Meanwhile, in Nuevo Laredo a woman has come forward, claiming her husband was killed by border patrol gunfire. Nora Isabel Lam Gallegos said she and her husband were out by the riverbanks at a popular spot frequented by locals. It was there that she said her husband Guillermo Arevalo Pedroza, 36, was allegedly shot by gunfire. According to reports, Gallegos and five other witnesses...
  • [Nuevo Laredo:]Mexico paper won't cover violence after attack

    07/11/2012 11:24:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch
    Houston Chrinicle ^ | July 11, 2012
    MEXICO CITY — The El Manana newspaper in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo says it will stop covering violent criminal disputes after suffering a second grenade attack against its offices in two months. Other northern Mexican newspapers have quietly adopted similar policies of not covering drug cartel violence to protect their staffs against threats and violent attacks including kidnappings and murders carried out by gangs that either don't want their activities to appear in print, or are angered by coverage of their rivals. But El Manana's announcement Tuesday was unusual because it was public. The paper did...
  • [Mexico;]Wrap-Up: Nuevo Laredo Friday Car Bomb

    06/30/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KGNS ^ | Jun 30, 2012
    Video is beginning to surface online of the moments after that car bomb that went off in Nuevo Laredo Friday morning a little after 11AM. The video was taken by an eyewitness only moments after, what officials say, was a grenade that went off in a pick-up truck at around 11:15 Friday morning outside the main municipal building in Nuevo Laredo. Seven victims were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The outside of the building was damaged, along with nearby vehicles. Residents on both sides of the border were alarmed after hearing an explosion Friday morning. Smoke could be seen for...
  • Texas Reporter Reportedly Missing in Nuevo Laredo

    06/25/2012 9:07:37 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    KGNS ^ | Jun 23, 2012
    He's been missing for a month but just now reports are beginning to surface of another victim to the violence in our sister city. This time it's a Texas photojournalist gone missing in Nuevo Laredo. It's our top story. The news is all over south Texas newspapers, websites and social networks. With this picture of 30 year old Zane Plemmons. He is said to be a Texas based freelance photographer whose whereabouts have unknown for a month. According to unconfirmed reports he was staying at a hotel in Nuevo Laredo before covering a shooting and never returned. Reports say the...
  • Car Bomb Explodes near Texas/Mexico Border - Zetas Drug Cartel Attack

    05/25/2012 8:22:21 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 8 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/25/2012 | David Bellow
    Violence like this along the border is getting worse and is already spilling over into the US and Texas. When will the Obama Administration and the Federal Government step up to do more to protect our own border from this escalating violence? The car bomb article today from the associated press (see below) is yet another example of this escalating violence. If you live on the border, massive gun battles and explosions can be heard on a nearly daily basis. Here are some articles I have posted about border violence just in the last year. I barely even scratch the surface: SHOCKING Texas/Mexico Border WARZONE...
  • Drug Cartel Leaves Bloody Mess In Border Town

    05/05/2012 6:16:28 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 16 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/05/12 | Friends of Ours
    Some days are bloodier than others in Mexico. Yesterday in the border city of Nuevo Lardo -- just across the Rio Grande from Laredo, TX -- police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass and another fourteen decapitated bodies nearby as reported by The Associated Press: "the city . . . has recently been torn by a renewed turf war between the Zetas cartel, a gang of former Mexican special-forces soldiers, and the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which has joined forces with the Gulf cartel, former allies of the Zetas." Los Zetas apparently has taken responsibility for yesterday's carnage as reported...
  • Mexico drugs: 23 bodies found in Nuevo Laredo

    05/05/2012 8:30:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | May 4, 2012
    At least 23 people have been killed in gruesome circumstances in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, on the US border. Nine bodies with signs of torture were found hanging from a bridge. Hours later, 14 decapitated bodies were discovered in a vehicle, police said. Their heads were found in ice boxes dumped outside the mayor's office. Nuevo Laredo is the scene of a feud between two of Mexico's biggest drugs gangs, who are fighting for control of smuggling routes into the US. A message left with the hanged bodies said they were members of the Gulf drugs cartel who...
  • Mexico:)Nuevo Laredo Car Bomb Injures Two

    04/25/2012 2:08:26 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    KGNS ^ | April 24, 2012 | Staff
    New images are coming in of that brazen attack carried out in front of a Nuevo Laredo police station. A car bomb went off. in west nuevo laredo just after eight a-m Tuesday. It happened only hours after seven men were killed in the streets. Witnesses say they heard the loud explosion and saw flames several miles away. Two people were reportedly hurt in the attack and transported to area hospitals. No police officers were hurt, eventough their offices are only a few hundreds feet away. Soon after the incident a massive gunfire reportedly broke out between the Mexican military...
  • [Mexico:]14 bodies found in minivan outside Nuevo Laredo City Hall, according to Tamps. gov't

    04/18/2012 11:23:28 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 33 replies
    The Monitor ^ | April 17, 2012 | Staff
    Mexican authorities confirmed a ghastly find outside of the Nuevo Laredo City Hall, where 14 bodies were found inside a parked vehicle Tuesday morning. About 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, the bodies were found stuffed inside 10 garbage bags, according to information released by the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office, known as the PGJE. The vehicle, which was described as a green 1996 Voyager minivan with no license plates, was parked in front of City Hall. The bodies’ identities were not released, but the men were described as being between the ages of 30 and 35. The slayings are attributed to fighting between...
  • Mutilated corpse is left on display for rival cartel members in Nuevo Laredo [Mexico]

    03/22/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 2+ views
    KGNS ^ | March 19, 2012
    The body, along with a banner, was discovered early Monday morning at Reforma and Paseo Colon in Nuevo Laredo. According to reports, the victim, in his twenties, had been tortured and beaten severely. He was tied and bound, and his arms and legs were cut off, then he was beheaded. The banner included a message from the zetas for any rival cartels, saying the victim's fate would be the same for anyone considering coming into their territory. This discovery comes after another violent weekend across the border in Nuevo Laredo, with several shootouts in the streets and more people being...
  • [Mexico]Report detailing aftermath of Nuevo Laredo gunfight released

    03/03/2012 11:43:44 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    KGNS pro8news.com ^ | Mar 2, 2012
    A crackdown on organized crime may be what led to yesterday's massive gunfight in the streets of Nuevo Laredo. "Operation: Northeast" is said to be the Mexican government's effort to weaken the drug cartels operating in Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and San Luis Potosi. The Mexican Secretary of Defense reports that Thursday’s gunfight resulted in the deaths of 13 suspects, all of whom are still pending identification. Three soldiers were injured, but were treated for their wounds. Thursday's shootout occurred on Mexico's Federal Highway Number Two, close to the Mexican side of the World Trade Bridge. Troops came under attack...
  • Mexican man apparently killed for web comments

    11/09/2011 10:59:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.10, 2011 | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The decapitated body of a man was left Wednesday at the same monument in the border city of Nuevo Laredo where the corpse of a woman purportedly killed in retaliation for her postings on an anti-crime website had been left previously, authorities said. A photo of the scene indicates the man was killed for reporting criminals on social media sites, raising fears drug cartels are increasingly targeting bloggers.
  • Nuevo Laredo newspaper editor decapitated

    09/25/2011 10:07:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies
    KGBT ^ | September 25, 2011
    Authorities have confirmed the murder of a Nuevo Laredo newspaper editor whose body decapitated and left with a message not to use social media to report about drug cartels. It all happened in the Colonia Madero of Nuevo Laredo around 7:45 a.m. Saturday. According to reports, a woman's body was next to a statue of Christopher Columbus with a message not to use social media to report about drug cartel violence. The Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office (PGJE) identified the woman's body as 39-year-old Maria Elizabeth Macias-Castro, the editor of Nuevo Laredo's Primera Hora newspaper. Macias-Castro is the third person in...
  • Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users

    09/14/2011 3:04:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/14/2011 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Two bodies dangling from a pedestrian bridge in the border town of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, created an image as gruesome as any in the four years of the country's offensive against the drug cartels. A man and a woman, both in their early 20s, were left hanging like cuts of meat. The woman was hogtied and disemboweled, her intestines protruding from three deep cuts on her abdomen. She was then hung from the bridge by her feet and hands, topless. The bloodied man was suspended next to her by his hands, his right shoulder severed so deeply you...
  • 59 Escape from Mexican Border Prison

    07/15/2011 10:35:38 PM PDT · by Route797 · 12 replies
    MEXICO CITY – Fifty-nine inmates escaped Friday from a prison in northern Mexico after a disturbance that left seven prisoners dead and at least five others injured, sources in the Tamaulipas state government told Efe. The incident took place at the Cedes 2 penitentiary in Nuevo Laredo, just across the border from Laredo, Texas, the same institution from which 151 inmates fled last December. Besides the 59 escapees, seven guards remain unaccounted for, the sources said. Friday’s mass escape came less than two months after 17 inmates tunneled their way out of a prison in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, a city next...
  • [Texas:]DPS: U.S. residents should avoid Nuevo Laredo this weekend

    07/02/2011 11:42:33 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 34 replies
    Rio Grande Guardian ^ | July 2, 2011 | Steve McCraw
    LAREDO, July 2 - U.S. residents are being advised not to visit Nuevo Laredo this Fourth of July Weekend. The advisory comes from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office. Both agencies say they have received credible intelligence from multiple sources indicating that the Zetas Cartel is planning to target U.S. citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend. “According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, car-jackings and vehicle theft, specifically against U.S. citizens,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “We...
  • Mexican Convoy of Soldiers, Weapons Gets ‘Lost’ & Ends Up Crossing U.S. Border

    06/24/2011 8:11:10 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 34 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | June 24, 2011 at 10:26am | by Jonathon M. Seidl
    A convoy of three Mexican military trucks loaded down with soldiers and weapons may have violated territorial sovereignty near Laredo, TX on Thursday, driving through a border checkpoint and crossing into the United States. KGNS-TV reports the crossing happened at a section known as Bridge Number Two: Mexican leaders say the soldiers, who had just been deployed to Nuevo Laredo, didn’t know the area, got lost and then made their way through Bridge Two.
  • [Mexico:]Nuevo Laredo is Under Martial Law

    06/23/2011 3:10:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    KGNS News ^ | Jun 23, 2011
    No major media outlets are reporting it, but several hundreds soldiers and marines are en route to Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. (MX) to try and get a grip on a violent few months in our Sister City. Several websites report that Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. (MX) is essentially under martial law as the military moves in and relieves city police officers. Soldiers were seen at police headquarters seizing guns. It comes as the federal and state government move into a new phase of security efforts in an attempt to turn up the heat on local drug cartels. More troops are expected to...
  • Nuevo Laredo Goes Missing from Freeway Signs(in Laredo, TX)

    05/19/2011 11:36:23 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    KGNS News ^ | May 17, 2011
    Signs informing travelers on I-35 of the distance they are from Laredo can be seen along the freeway, but motorists traveling south have begun to notice a change over the past few weeks. Signs that proudly displayed the distance's carried both Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, but recently our sister city to the south has been blacked out. Ryan Bailey has more on this controversial decision. It may look like this sign was vandalized with spray paint, but TX-DOT says they are the ones blacking out Nuevo Laredo in an effort to distance the two neighboring cities, and it started as...
  • U.S. expands truck crossing on Mexico border (Laredo, Texas, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico)

    05/06/2011 10:51:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/6/11 | Tim Gaynor - Reuters
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A program to expand the busiest commercial crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border was inaugurated on Friday, nearly doubling the capacity for trucks entering Laredo, Texas, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, authorities said. The program increased the number of truck lanes at the World Trade Bridge into Laredo, to 15 from eight, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said. The expansion also added an additional exit lane for vehicles leaving the facility, which currently handles around 5,000 trucks a day and has been so busy that trucks were delayed several hours. "It is going to be a...
  • 11 Bodies Found in Nuevo Laredo[Mexico]

    03/29/2011 5:50:48 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KGNS ^ | Mar 28, 2011
    At least eleven bodies are found in Nuevo Laredo yesterday. However, since Mexican media doesn't report murders when instructed by drug traffickers, yesterday's death toll is unofficial. The eleven deaths are confirmed through the Mexican military that found the bodies thrown in several different areas of Nuevo Laredo. The torture and shooting victims were found along the highway to Monterrey. The bodies all had small posters on their body, with writing presumably from rival cartels. Three other drug cartel members were killed when Mexican soldiers stopped an 18-wheeler and gunmen fired shots from inside the trailer. An explosion, believed to...
  • [Mexico:]Four dead following Nuevo Laredo shootout

    03/28/2011 1:12:37 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    The Monitor ^ | March 28, 2011 | Naxiely Lopez
    Four people were killed during a shootout between Mexican Military and alleged members of organized crime Sunday morning in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. after soldiers tried to stop two vehicles carrying several men for a routine inspection, according to a news release from SEDENA, Mexico’s ministry of defense. The victims, whose identities were not disclosed, apparently shot at soldiers, who “were then forced to retaliate.” After the shooting, Mexican authorities seized two vehicles, six long guns, 74 magazines and 1,110 cartridges of various calibers, officials said.
  • [Mexico:]Nuevo Laredo prison warden shanked to death

    03/16/2011 8:09:52 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    The Monitor ^ | Mar 15, 2011 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    The warden of the Nuevo Laredo prison was stabbed to death Monday during a riot inside the facility, authorities confirmed. The stabbing took place at the same facility where 153 inmates escaped in December. Rebeca Nicasio Vasquez, was killed about 4:45 p.m. Monday during a riot while she conducted a tour of the facilities, according to a release from the Tamaulipas Governor’s Office. Shortly after the stabbing, authorities detained 24-year-old Pedro Bernabe Hernandez Marcial, an inmate who was serving a sentence for burglary. The woman was allegedly stabbed four times and died shortly after. Nicasio Vasquez had recently assumed the...
  • [Mexico: Tortured]Bodies on Display in Nuevo Laredo

    02/07/2011 6:53:17 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    KGNS ^ | Feb 6, 2011
    In news across the border, the bodies of two men tortured and killed, then put on display at one of Nuevo Laredos busy intersections. We have to warn you, you may find these images disturbing. According to Mexican reports the bodys of these two men were found around midnight in an area on Paseo Colon Boulavard near a hotdog stand. That's where we're told passerbys who spotted the men stopped to try and help them only to discover they were already dead. The men were found in sports clothing with no shoes. A message was placed above there heads blaming...
  • [Mexico:]Soldiers surround NL police HQ

    02/05/2011 9:40:41 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | February 4, 2011
    NUEVO LAREDO -- Some 200 Mexican Army soldiers surrounded the Nuevo Laredo Police Department headquarters this morning, two days after Police Chief Manuel Farfán Carriola was slain in a hail of gunfire on a downtown street. Farfán Carriola, his deputy chief and a bodyguard died about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle they were in was ambushed as they were heading home from police headquarters. Initially, officials said the bodies would be returned to Michoacan but Thursday, Mayor Benajmin Galvan Gomez said Carriola will be accorded full military honors in Mexico City. He will then be buried in Queretaro, as...
  • [Mexico:]Nuevo Laredo police chief slain by gunmen

    02/03/2011 9:47:26 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    NUEVO LAREDO— The city's newest police chief was killed late Wednesday night when unknown assailants blocked off a downtown street shortly after he had left police headquarters and machine-gunned his vehicle. Manuel Farfan Carriola, a retired Mexican Army general, had been outspoken about fighting crime in his city, especially drug traffickers who are fighting for control of lucrative illegal trading routes. He was named to the position when the new mayor, Benjamin Galvan Gomez, took office on Jan. 1. Farfan Carriola was usually accompanied by several bodyguards and a personal assistant. Early reports indicated that some of those men may...
  • Police take preschoolers off Nuevo Laredo streets after parents kidnapped

    02/02/2011 10:05:32 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 02/02/2011 | Laredo Morning Times
    NUEVO LAREDO — Police took at least 25 children found wandering city streets to the government children's shelter after their parents were kidnapped from homes on Nuevo Laredo's East, West and South Sides. The children, most of them preschoolers, were found in three places at different times late Monday and early Tuesday, according to an internal police bulletin. They had been taken to areas away from their homes and had no idea where they were, the bulletin states. All the parents and other adults were kidnapped late Monday, authorities said. Late Tuesday, at least three of the children had been...
  • Authorities release mugshots of escaped Nuevo Laredo prisoners

    01/04/2011 4:40:07 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    KGBT ^ | 01/04/2011 | News Staff
    Authorities have released a poster showing the names and photos of 151 men who escaped from a prison south of the border in Nuevo Laredo. The daring escape took place at the CEDES prison outside Nuevo Laredo in mid-December. Authorities believe the escaped was masterminded by a Zetas drug cartel leader's nephew at the prison. Mexican officials filed formal charges against dozens of prison workers for their role in the escape. Authorities on both sides of the border worked to compile names and photos of the escapees, who are now believed to be working with the Zetas. The Webb County...
  • 148 prisoners flee jail on Mexico-US border: report

    12/17/2010 10:59:59 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 17, 2010
    More than 140 prisoners escaped from a prison near the U.S. border on Friday, media said, the latest breach of Mexico's notoriously insecure jails that are helping to feed a violent drug war... on the outskirts of Nuevo Laredo across from Laredo, Texas. In September, 85 prisoners escaped from jail in the nearby border city of Reynosa. Authorities discovered in July that prison officials had allowed convicts out of jail in northwestern Durango state to carry out revenge attacks before returning to cells for the night.
  • Update: Mexican Officials Not Releasing Details On Laredo Students Shot

    12/01/2010 11:03:27 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    KGNS ^ | Nov 30, 2010
    One of the teenagers shot in Nuevo Laredo Monday morning reportedly remains in critical condition. The 14-year-old is currently in a hospital in Nuevo Laredo, suffering from a gunshot wound to the back and the side of his body. The victim's family said soldiers shot at a group of teenagers and attacked them early Monday morning believing it to have been a case of mistaken identity. Once they realized their mistake they took the victim to the hospital. Sources told Pro 8 News officials in Mexico refuse to offer any information in the case.
  • Carjacker Caught on Camera[Laredo/Mexico]

    11/24/2010 10:01:34 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    KGNS ^ | Nov 23, 2010
    Laredo police are asking for help finding a man who allegedly carjacked a person at gunpoint. It all happened early this morning in downtown Laredo. Authorities say an employee of a downtown Laredo business was carjacked around 5:25 this morning in the 800 block of Santa Ursula. Police say this man, who was caught on surveillance camera, held the victim at gunpoint. Authorities say the suspect took the white 2-door Ford SUV immediately across the bridge into Mexico. If anyone knows who this man is, you are asked to please call police at 795-2800. Calls will remain anonymous.
  • Reports: Texan shot by Mexican army in Nuevo Laredo; 6 killed in Mexico City

    10/28/2010 11:43:13 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 28, 2010
    Mexican newspapers have reported that an American man visiting his daughter in Nuevo Laredo was shot by members of the Mexican army early Tuesday. According to Action 4 News at valleycentral.com, a South Texas news website, 20-year-old Armando Francisco Gonzales was fighting for his life in a hospital Wednesday afternoon: It all happened off Avenida López de Lara and Calle 15 de Septiembre around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Witnesses said soldiers opened fire on a black Chevrolet Tahoe. Inside, the SUV was 20-year-old Armando Francisco Gonzales who was injured by bullets. Mexican media outlets reported that Gonzales crashed his SUV into...
  • Grenade Attack in Nuevo Laredo(Mexico)

    10/20/2010 12:47:57 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    KGNS ^ | Oct 19, 2010
    Across the border tonight, Nuevo Laredo police and Mexican soldiers are on high alert after a grenade was launched into a municipal police substation. It happened less than a block from city hall around eight o'clock tonight. No one was killed or hurt in the incident. A police cruiser was blown up but other than that there was only minor damage. It comes as Nuevo Laredo has seen several weeks of rest from the bloodshed and violence. Authorities say it's unclear if drug traffickers carried out the attack. Officers and soldiers are stepping up patrol on the streets until further...
  • Laredoan accused of raping child in Mexico

    09/23/2010 3:06:22 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KGNS ^ | Sep 23, 2010
    A Laredo man sits in a Mexican jail cell, accused of raping and terrorizing a twelve-year-old girl. Authorities say 58-year-old James Hodge held the girl captive in Nuevo Laredo, sexually abusing her for several days. Police spotted the two, with Hodge heavily intoxicated and the girl at the wheel of his car. She told officers that Hodge threatened her, saying if she said anything to anyone, he would do the same to her sister.
  • Former "La Barbie" associate killed[in Nuevo Laredo prison]

    09/04/2010 8:04:34 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 1+ views
    KGNS ^ | Sep 2, 2010
    A former associate of Edgar Valdez-Villarreal, "La Barbie," is killed in a Nuevo Laredo prison. An inmate in a Nuevo Laredo prison stabbed Jose Luis Carrizales-Coronado to death. Authorities say a federal judge released Coronado from a prison in Monterrey on Monday claiming a lack of evidence in a case. He came back to Nuevo Laredo and was arrested for previous murder charges. Officials say he started a fight with other inmates in the bathroom, where they beat and stabbed him. According to Mexican authorities, Coronado was an associate of Edgar Valdez-Villarreal back in 2003.
  • Two Kidnapped Journalists Rescued in Northern Mexico[grenade attack on TV studio]

    08/01/2010 4:59:05 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 5+ views
    MEXICO CITY – Mexican Federal Police freed two kidnapped journalists held captive since last Monday in the northern part of the country by an organized crime group, officials said Saturday. The two were in a group of four journalists who were intercepted last Monday in the La Laguna region, which includes areas in the states of Coahuila and Durango in northern Mexico. One of them, Hector Gordoa of Televisa, was released Thursday in good health. In an operation based on intelligence work, the agents rescued the two journalists in the city of Gomez Palacio, Durango state, according to a communique...
  • Four Men Found Dead in Nuevo Laredo (MX) Plaza

    07/26/2010 6:29:35 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 1+ views
    KGNS ^ | Jul 25, 2010
    Four men are found dead early this morning in front of the Plaza de Torros Lauro Luis Longoria in Nuevo Laredo. We want to warn you, the image we are about to show you is graphic. Media outlets in Mexico are now saying authorities have confirmed that the bodies were discovered right before 6 a.m. this morning. The men appeared to have been tortured. Dead cats and dogs were also found, along with two messages. One note allegedly saying, "I am the one who threw the grenade at the sporting event." It also said he and his friend were paid...
  • Shots Ringing Out Across the Border[Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]

    07/22/2010 11:24:45 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies · 1+ views
    KGNS ^ | Jul 21, 2010
    It appears tonight that several neighborhoods in Nuevo Laredo are once again sounding like war zones. We've received lots of phone calls tonight from viewers saying they hear gunshots and explosions across the border. Laredo Police say the battle appears to be near Parque Viveros. That's the area near the sports complex where a grenede went off on Monday. We sent our Annette Garcia high atop the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel to see what she could see and hear from that vantage point.
  • [Mexico:Grenade attack in NL kills 1, wounds 16

    07/21/2010 5:16:33 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | July 20, 2010
    A fragmentation grenade was detonated Monday night at the Benito Juárez sports complex, leaving one dead and 16 wounded, according to officials who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to give details. According to a source, the incident occurred around 11 p.m. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the victims were treated at three separate medical facilities: Hospital General, Clinica de Especialidades and the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Socíal. Authorities have remained silent on the details, but said they are investigating. Military officials did not immediately return calls. The Benito Juárez sports complex is located east of...
  • Mexican gun battles shut down city near Laredo Texas

    07/22/2010 10:37:44 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 16 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/22/2010 | John G. Winder
    At least 12 dead following gun fight between Mexican military and Mexican drug cartel hit men Several intersections in the City of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico were shut down as gun battles erupted between the Mexican military and heavily armed “hit men” from a Mexican drug cartel. The gunfire could be heard across the U.S. border in Laredo, Texas leading citizens there to call 911. ...
  • 12 People Dead, 21 Injured in Nuevo Laredo Shootout [Mexico]

    07/19/2010 10:54:51 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    KGBT ^ | Jul 19, 2010
    Yesterday's violence in Nuevo Laredo caused people to rush across our bridges in fear. Now today, Mexican officials are confirming what happened, saying at least a dozen people are dead and many other are wounded--including some children. Video off of youtube.com reveals the sound of gunfire in Nuevo Laredo. In a recent statement, the Federal Interior Department said nine suspects were killed as well as two civilians and one soldier. The Associated Press says 21 people were caught in the crossfire and are wounded, including three children. There have also been reports of shooters opening fire on a school bus,...
  • 7 gunmen, 1 soldier dead in clashes in Mexico (Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo)

    07/14/2010 3:57:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | July 14, 2010
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — The Mexican army says seven gunmen and one soldier have died this week in gunbattles in two cities bordering Texas. According to army statements, the first shootout killed a soldier in Reynosa on Sunday. Four gunmen died Tuesday in the same city, and another three were killed in Nuevo Laredo.
  • [Laredo:]Mayor Comments on N.L. Consulate Blast: "I'm Very Concerned"

    04/12/2010 11:23:24 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 460+ views
    KGNS ^ | April 11, 2010 | Annette Garcia
    There is new footage out of Nuevo Laredo this evening of officers guarding the American Consulate Office a day after their building was bombed. Laredo city officials say the attack is alarming; and people on our side of the border are now worried about what may come next. Annette Garcia visits one Laredo neighborhood where people say the sounds of gunshots are all too familiar. She has our top story tonight. "Soldiers surrounding the U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo two days afer an explosive was thrown over the fence breaking the windows of the building. Authorities say the A.T.F. and...
  • [Mexico:]Nuevo Laredo consulate closed following attack

    04/11/2010 1:33:40 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 528+ views
    KGBT ^ | April 10, 2010 | Sergio Chapa
    Investigators reviewing surveillance footage, interviewing witnesses Authorities have launched a massive investigation after an explosive device was thrown over the fence of the American Consulate in Nuevo Laredo. Official confirmed that the attack happened around 11 p.m. Friday. Nobody was injured but the consulate and its office in Piedras Negras will be closed until further notice. "The Consulate General and Consular Agency will reopen when we are confident that we have adequate security to keep our visitors safe," consulate officials reported on their website. Both Mexican and American authorities are cooperating in a ongoing investigation. According to the Tamaulipas Ministry...
  • Bomb damages US consulate in Mexico; no injuries

    04/10/2010 3:01:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 963+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2010
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says a bomb damaged the outside of the U.S. consulate in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, but there are no injuries.
  • AP Reports Bomb Has Damaged US Consulate in Mexico

    04/10/2010 3:02:35 PM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 50 replies · 1,803+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | April 10, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    The AP is reporting that a bomb has been thrown over the wall of the US consulate in Nuevo Laredo on Saturday. Nuevo Laredo is a border city in Mexico. At the time of this writing, there are no injuries. Reporting on Fox News, Gregg Jarrett confirmed this report at about 2:50 PM PST. This is breaking news, and updates may follow.
  • Somalis with terrorist links feared headed to U.S. border

    04/06/2010 3:29:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 48 replies · 1,314+ views
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | Sara A. Carter
    SNIPPET: "Somalis with ties to a terrorist organization are believed to be plotting to illegally enter the United States after being mistakenly released from custody in Mexico, a confidential federal law enforcement report said." SNIPPET: "Included in the group is Mohamed Osman Noor, 35, of Somalia, who U.S. officials suspect has strong ties to Al-Shabaab Mujahideen, an Islamist insurgency group in the ongoing war in Somalia with ties to al Qaeda. The report was written by an intelligence official with the Laredo Sector Border Intelligence Center, a joint federal task force under the Department of Homeland Security that operates on...