Tag Archives: Cartel Violence

Mexican Border State Probes Fatal Shooting of 2-Year-Old Girl by Police

Mexican authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a two-year-old girl at the hands of local police. The police officers appear to have mistaken her family’s vehicle for another carrying cartel gunmen. Two police officers have been arrested in connection with the shooting and are facing a variety of charges.

Los Zetas Gunman Shot in Mexican Gun Battle that Killed 8 Caught in Texas

A Los Zetas gunman fled to Texas after being shot multiple times in a fierce gunbattle with Mexican authorities this week. U.S. Border Patrol agents tracked him down, apprehended him, and provided medical assistance. The gunman fled from g a shootout that resulted in eight dead gunmen.

Body of Murdered Mexican Journalist Found

Mexican authorities discovered the body of a previously kidnapped radio journalist from Michoacán. His death marks the first murder of its kind in 2020. Authorities have not released a motive for the murder.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Breitbart News Visits Unsecured U.S. Border Across from Cartel HQ

ROMA, Texas — During a recent border tour, Breitbart News visited an unsecured section of the Texas border with Mexico. Across the river, the “crown jewel” of the Gulf Cartel — Miguel Alemán, Tamaulipas.

Police Chief from Mexican Border State Charged in Cartel Massacre of U.S. Mormon Family

Mexican federal authorities arrested a local police chief in the border state of Chihuahua in connection with a cartel attack that killed nine U.S. citizens. The murdered women and children were part of a Mormon family residing in Mexico.

50 Bodies Discovered in Mexican Cartel Mass Graves

An ongoing investigation into a drug cartel stash house in the Mexican state of Jalisco has yielded the discovery of 50 bodies in one property. Since November, authorities in Jalisco have found a total of 81 bodies in two ranches and arrested 15 gunmen in connection with the ongoing cartel violence in the area.

Designate Mexican Cartels as Terrorists, Says Family of Massacred Mormons

Family members of the Mormon family massacred in Mexico called for Mexican cartels to be designated as terrorists. The renewed call for the designation comes just a month after nine women in children — all U.S. citizens — were murdered in Mexico by members of a Mexican cartel.

Once Peaceful Central Mexican State Leads Nation in Murdered Cops

The once peaceful central Mexican state of Guanajuato is now the region where the highest number of police officer murders this year. The rising death toll of police officers comes at a time when one of the country’s most violent drug cartels is making a push for control of the region.

GRAPHIC: Gulf Cartel Gunmen Burn Rivals Alive in Mexico near Texas Border

Gulf Cartel gunmen are once again spreading terror among their rivals and citizens alike by leaking photographs and videos of gruesome executions. In the most recent case, Gulf Cartel members from the border city of Reynosa captured the moment when they set fire to two of their rivals who were still alive.

GRAPHIC: 19 Killed During Three-Day Cartel-Violence Spree in Western Mexico

A series of targeted attacks led to the deaths of at least 19 people. The attacks came as part of an ongoing cartel dispute in and around the capital of the Western state of Michoacán. The state officials report 1,650 murders so far this year —  locals claim the actual number is much higher.

Mexico Arrests Cartel-Connected Judge Blacklisted by U.S. Treasury

Mexican federal agents arrested a judge who has been accused of taking hefty bribes from one of the most violent drug cartels in exchange for protection. The U.S. Department of the Treasury outed that Mexican judge when they froze his assets in the U.S. and forbade any U.S. citizen or entity from doing business with him.

Fact Check: Elizabeth Warren Falsely Claims Illegal Immigration Is ‘Man-Made Crisis’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) claimed during the fifth Democrat presidential primary debate that illegal immigration at the United States-Mexico border is a “man-made crisis” that President Trump “created.”

Exclusive Video: Pregnant Migrant Beaten for Crossing Texas Border Without Paying Gulf Cartel Fee, Says JTFW Director

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Joint Task Force-West (JTF-W) Director Manuel Padilla, Jr. told Breitbart News about a pregnant migrant woman who cartel smugglers beat because she did not pay to cross the border.

Gulf Cartel Gunmen Wound Four Mexican Cops near Texas Border

Four Mexican state police officers are recuperating from their injuries after a group of Gulf Cartel gunmen ambushed them in the border city of Matamoros. The attack comes at a time when Tamaulipas state authorities are actively hunting one of the top leaders within that criminal organization.

U.S. Consulate in Mexican Border City Issues Curfew After Days of Cartel Battles

The U.S. Consulate General in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo issued a warning and curfew for its employees following three days of violence. The battles between cartel gunmen and Mexican military and law enforcement authorities led to at least 8 fatalities. In a similar fashion, the police department in Laredo, Texas, warned its citizens to avoid unnecessary travel into Mexico.

Eight Killed in Two Days of Gun Battles in Mexican Border City

A series of clashes between members of Los Zetas and the Mexican military led to a two-day span of multiple shootouts in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. At least seven gunmen and one soldier died in the firefights. The gunmen carjacked numerous vehicles and set them on fire in an attempt to block streets and set up ambushes against authorities. The tactics used by the cartel gunmen once again spread terror among residents of that city.

Rep. Chip Roy: Designate Certain Mexican Cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations

U.S. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) renewed his call for the Department of State to designate certain Mexican cartel factions as Foreign Terrorist Organizations. The designation would bring additional law enforcement tools into play for officials attempting to combat the impact of these cartels on the U.S.