Massacre in Mexico: Dozens Killed During Massive Three-Hour Shootout in Reynosa

March 12, 2013 in News

The Monitor | Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used.

State Police Commander in Tamaulipas, Mexico Admits to Being on Payroll of Gulf Cartel

March 6, 2013 in News

Dane Schiller | “As a Mexican police officer, Gilberto Lerma (Plata) was supposed to protect the public from harm,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman said in a statement. “Instead, he abused his power to further the notorious Gulf Cartel’s violent narcotics trafficking organization.”

Escalating Turf Wars Between Shifting Drug Cartel Alliances Compels Some to Flee Reynosa

February 8, 2013 in News

Ildefonso Ortiz The Monitor February 8, 2013   REYNOSA — Abandoned homes and “for sale” signs are all that’s left. But the La Fuentes neighborhood used to be one of [...]

The Drug Trade Hydra: Two Mexico Cartel Rivals, Once Reeling, Now Resurging

February 6, 2013 in News

Steven Dudley InSight Crime February 6, 2013   Two large Mexican drug cartels — once thought to be reeling due to infighting, pressure from authorities, and constant assaults by rivals [...]

Under New President Peña Nieto, Mexico’s Security Strategy Shifts To Muzzle Press Coverage

January 31, 2013 in News

E. Eduardo Castillo Associated Press (via The Republic) January 31, 2013   MEXICO CITY — Two months after President Enrique Pena Nieto took office promising to reduce violent crime, the [...]

Sole Survivor of Kidnapped, Executed Mexican Band Kombo Kolombia Leads Police To Bodies

January 30, 2013 in News

Associated Press (via CNS News) January 30, 2013   MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The Colombian-style music group was playing at a ranch in northern Mexico when at least 10 gunmen [...]

Jenni Rivera Linked to Drug Cartel, Witness Claims in New Report

January 10, 2013 in News

Fox News | On the one month anniversary of Jenni Rivera’s death, new details are emerging about the alleged involvement that “La Diva de la Banda” had with a drug cartel in Mexico.

13 bodies found in vehicles in northern Mexico

December 8, 2012 in News

Huffington Post | Police found the mutilated bodies of 13 people inside two vehicles abandoned in separate towns of the northern border state of Tamaulipas, an official said Friday.