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  • GRAPHIC: Gulf Cartel Policing Texas Border for Common Criminals

    07/29/2016 4:12:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 28, 2016 | Cartel Chronicles
    MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — The failed strategy by the Mexican government has created a new issue in this border city where organized crime has tried to diminish common crime in an effort to lower public attention. Drug cartels appear to be succeeding in lowering common crime, something that the State of Tamaulipas has failed in. “They cut my fingers off for being a thief,” the tattoo on the forehead of a suspected criminal explained. Information obtained by this outlet points to the victim being connected to a series of burglaries in the city. His kidnapping and torture appear to be a...
  • Mexican soccer Star Alan Pulido Rescued Several Hours After Abduction

    05/30/2016 11:29:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    l ^ | Patrick J. McDonnell
    ar Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido has been rescued after being kidnapped in the crime-ridden northern border state of Tamaulipas, Mexican authorities said Monday. The rescue took place after midnight on Monday, according to press accounts quoting officials in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, where the player had been abducted about 24 hours earlier. Pulido was not believed to have suffered any major injury but was undergoing a medical evaluation. In a brief appearance before the press, he wore a multicolored tank top and had a bandage on his right hand. “I’m well, thank God,” Pulido said in comments to...
  • Woman in Mexico is put in jail for refusing to do husband’s laundry

    07/02/2015 10:28:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Zorro Noticias Latino ^ | July 01, 2015
    A man in Tamaulipas, Mexico claimed that his wife disrespected him after he asked her to do the laundry—and had her put in jail for “causing a disturbance.” Truck driver Edgar Ivan Perez Alvarado, 26, claimed that his wife, Dulce Requena Garcia, 21, would not iron his clothes because she believed he was going to meet a mistress. […] Garcia was unable to pay the disturbance fine of 400 pesos, an equivalent of $25. The husband also refused to pay the fine, according to the publication (Puebla en Linea), and instead she was ordered a 12-hour sentence. …
  • [Mexico:]Human rights agency investigates after Mexican army denies chase killed 5 teens in Reynosa

    12/20/2013 8:16:48 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    The Monitor ^ | December 19, 2013 | Jared Taylor
    Mexico’s human rights commission said Thursday it launched an investigation into what had been reported as five teenage students who were fatally run down Wednesday by suspected criminals fleeing army soldiers giving chase. The declaration came the same day that the Tamaulipas attorney general’s office backed off its initial report that the five children — between 13 and 15 years old — were killed as they waited for a school bus along the Reynosa-San Fernando highway early Wednesday afternoon. Instead, state prosecutors now say that there’s nothing that shows the truck that killed the students was being pursued by army...
  • Matamoros mayor advises public to stay inside amid 2 days of firefights

    11/05/2013 2:00:15 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    The Brownsviile Herald ^ | November 4, 2013 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    The city of Matamoros is under a virtual state of siege following two days of shootouts blockades and panic related to yet another ongoing struggle within the Gulf Cartel. The shootouts began early Sunday morning and spread throughout the day leaving at least 13 gunmen dead, which state officials confirmed, however that figure appears to be relatively low because of the intensity of the shootouts. On Monday afternoon, Mayor Leticia Salazar issued a statement warning the public to stay indoors because of the expected outburst of violence. “At this point based on the information provided by federal authorities we are...
  • Gunfights kill 13 in Mexican city on Texas border

    11/04/2013 6:00:35 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 4, 2013 | Noe Torres and Dave Graham
    MEXICO CITY - Thirteen people were killed in shootouts on Sunday around the northeastern Mexican city of Matamoros in one of the worst recent outbreaks of violence in an area ravaged by drug gangs. Three gunfights took place around the city opposite Brownsville, Texas, two of which were exchanges between gunmen and Mexico's armed forces, according to a statement from the state government of Tamaulipas. Eight men died in the fighting with Mexican Marines after four men and one woman were killed in an earlier clash between unidentified armed groups, the state government said.
  • FBI seeks help on case of Marine kidnapped in Mexico

    06/05/2013 8:34:24 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 3, 2013 | Elizabeth Findell
    The FBI is asking for help finding leads on a Rio Grande Valley Marine kidnapped at gunpoint in Mexico, the agency said Monday. Armando Torres III, 25, crossed over the Progreso International Bridge on May 14 to visit his father on a ranch near Los Indios, according to an agency news release. There, investigators believe armed intruders took Torres, his father Armando Torres II and uncle Salvador Torres shortly after they arrived. The younger Torres’ sister Cristina Torres, 24, who lives in Virginia, said she got a call from her cousin minutes after the gunmen raced away. “She saw a...
  • Nearly 5,000 Pre-Hispanic Cave Paintings Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico

    05/26/2013 8:45:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Hispanically Speaking ^ | May 24, 2013 | INAH
    Anthropologists from Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) have announced the discovery of nearly 5,000 cave paintings in Sierra de San Carlos in the town of Burgos in the state of Tamaulipas. The cave paintings are thought to have been made by Pre-Hispanic hunter-gatherer groups that roamed the region. The paintings were located in 11 different sites in Burgos, which sits 100 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border. The paintings tell the story of nomadic life dominated by hunting , fishing and gathering. The drawings contain symbols representing religious activity tied to astronomical occurrences. Researchers noted that the...
  • [Mexico:]Nine bodies found inside SUV near Ciudad Victoria on Easter Sunday

    04/03/2013 3:46:29 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KGBT ^ | April 1, 2013 | Sergio Chapa
    Authorities are investigating a gruesome discovery made south of the border just outside Ciudad Victoria on Easter Sunday. The Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office (PGJE) confirmed the bodies of nine men were found inside an SUV abandoned along the highway. Investigators reported the 2012 GMC Yukon was found at the Kilometer 7.5 marker of the Ciudad Victoria-Soto La Marina around 10 p.m. Easter Sunday. The SUV was found in a rural community named Ejido Santa Clara just outside Ciudad Victoria. The names of the nine slain men were not immediately available but PGJE officials said the majority of them had been...
  • Blast at Pemex gas plant in Mexico claims more lives

    09/21/2012 8:14:34 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | September 20, 2012
    More workers in Mexico have died from their wounds following a blast that set off a blaze at a gas plant, bringing the death toll to 30. Twenty-five people are still in hospital. State-run oil company Pemex says that all those who had been missing are now accounted for. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has ordered an investigation into Tuesday's blast in northern Tamaulipas state. Pemex has ruled out foul play, saying it was an "unfortunate accident". The plant sustained serious damage and could take a month to restart operations, Pemex said. In an interview with Mexican radio, Pemex executive Carlos...
  • Car bomb in northern Mexico kills 2, wounds 7

    07/03/2012 2:35:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2012
    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — A powerful car bomb exploded outside the home of the top police official of the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas early Tuesday, killing two policemen and injuring four officers and three civilians. Tamaulipas state Interior Secretary Morelos Canseco said Public Safety Secretary Rafael Lomeli wasn't injured in the blast, but that three neighbors were injured by glass fragments from shattered windows. Canseco said the attack appears to be a reprisal by criminal gangs. Almost a half-dozen car-bomb attacks have occurred in recent years Tamaulipas, where the Gulf cartel is battling the rival Zetas gang, but...
  • Grenades used in Mexico serve to scare more than kill

    06/21/2012 1:14:41 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 20, 2012 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    The day started as quietly as it could on a Saturday at the U.S.-Mexico border. For Maria Ortega, a quiet weekend meant a quick trip to the Walmart along Cavazos Lerma Boulevard for ingredients for her barbacoa de lenguadish that she cooks on the eve of the Sunday morning meal. On the morning of June 2, Ortega couldn’t make the trip to Walmart. The area had been cordoned off by the Mexican military, which was removing a grenade that had been thrown — but not detonated — at the nearby Televisa studios. According to a Tamaulipas law enforcement official who...
  • Arrest of Zetas leader's brother prompts Mexico travel warning

    06/13/2012 9:06:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KGBT ^ | 06.12.2012 | Sergio Chapa
    American officials are issuing an alert following the arrest in the United States of the brother of a high-ranking member of the Zetas drug cartel. According to the New York Times, federal officials arrested Jose Treviño-Morales on Tuesday morning as part of a money laundering investigation. The newspaper reported that Treviño-Morales is accused of using champion race horse ranches in New Mexico and Oklahoma to launder millions of dollars in drug money for the Zetas. The New York Times reported that Treviño-Morales is the brother of Miguel Angel Treviño-Morales, a high-ranking Zetas leader known as Z-40. The U.S. Embassy in...
  • 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...
  • (South Texas/Mexico)Former Tamps. governor, businessman targeted by feds

    05/22/2012 3:26:25 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    The Monitor ^ | May 22, 2012 | Jared Taylor
    BROWNSVILLE — A Mexican businessman is the target of a federal probe alleging widespread money laundering that involves the Gulf Cartel and a former Tamaulipas governor who owns a condiminium on South Padre Island. Fernando Alejandro Cano Martinez, 55, of Ciudad Victoria, Tamps., is charged with conspiracy to launder monetary instruments since on or about Jan. 1, 1998. The indictment alleges Cano and others conspired to use an array of corporate entities they formed in Texas to launder portions of bribes paid by the Gulf Cartel to high level elected officials and candidates for such elected office in Tamaulipas. Millions...
  • [Mexico:]Dismembered bodies left at mall in Tamps. capital

    05/10/2012 11:24:29 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    The Monitor ^ | May 10, 2012
    Tamaulipas law enforcement officials confirmed the ghastly find made by employees at a popular shopping area in the state capital of Ciudad Victoria: dismembered bodies left in bags. Authorities were called about 7:30 a.m. to the Soriana Tamatan Shopping Center in the city that lies about 200 miles south of Reynosa. In the bed of a compact Chevrolet pickup, authorities found the remains of three men who had been chopped to pieces and stuffed into several bags, said a Tamaulipas law enforcement official who requested anonymity for security reasons. Initially authorities believed that more bodies had been in the pickup,...
  • [Mexico:]Gunmen open fire on Reynosa newspaper

    05/08/2012 9:45:08 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    The Monitor ^ | May 07, 2012 | Staff
    No injuries have been reported after unknown gunmen fired several gunshots at a Reynosa newspaper Monday afternoon. The unidentified shooters opened fire at political tabloid Hora Cero about 1 p.m. Monday, said a Tamaulipas law enforcement official who requested anonymity. A reporter familiar with the Hora Cero attack said “every part” of the newspaper’s building along the Ribereña highway had been hit with bullets, though none of its staff suffered injuries. “They shot up the whole ... building,” the reporter said in Spanish, adding that Hora Cero’s editors had received threats in recent weeks. Hector Hugo Jimenez, the general director...
  • Mexico pours in troops after massacres, rioting

    01/06/2012 3:42:43 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 5, 2012 | DUDLEY ALTHAUS
    MEXICO CITY — As gangster wars rampage along the Gulf Coast and northeast Mexico, federal officials have poured in thousands more troops — an emergency move punctuated by Wednesday's slaughter of least 31 inmates in a prison gang riot. With the region looming as this winter's primary battleground in Mexico's criminal wars, some 13,000 army soldiers, plus several thousand more marines and quasi-military federal police now patrol Tamaulipas state, which borders Texas from Laredo to the Gulf. Bloody riot The inmates were killed as members of rival gangs butchered one another inside a state prison in Altamira, an industrial port...
  • [Mexico:]Grenade attacks throughout Tamaulipas; shootouts reported

    09/28/2011 6:41:48 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    The Brownsville Herald/ Monitor | September 27, 2011
    One of the most violent days recently in northern Tamaulipas took place Tuesday as one large firefight broke out in Matamoros, another firefight took place in Rio Bravo, and various grenade attacks occurred in Reynosa, Ciudad Victoria and Rio Bravo. In Matamoros, fighting broke out about 5 p.m. near the intersection of Cuauhtémoc Avenue and Calle Doce. Soon after, another fight broke out along Calle Sexta near the intersection with Canales Avenue. The fighting soon moved to the San Francisco neighborhood, where it reportedly lasted close to 30 minutes. The fighting allegedly took place between two groups of gunmen, with...
  • [Mexico:]Military takes over 22 police departments in Tamaulipas

    06/26/2011 10:32:41 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 1+ views
    KGBT ^ | 06,24,2011
    The Mexican military has taken over police department in 22 cities across Tamaulipas. The transition started on Wednesday and is expected to continue through the weekend. Tamaulipas state officials reported that 22 out of the state's 43 municipalties are affected: • Nuevo Laredo • Guerrero • Miguel Alemán • Mier • Camargo • Díaz Ordaz • Reynosa • Río Bravo • Valle Hermoso • Matamoros • San Fernando • Soto la Marina • Abasolo • Jiménez • Hidalgo • Padilla • Victoria • El Mante • González • Altamira • Tampico • Madero Soldiers from the Mexican army are expected...