Tag: Narco Wars

Violence in Reynosa enters second week – Monclova Coahuila in cartel cross hairs now – Video/Photos

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the violence in Reynosa Tamaulipas enters it second week with no respire, brought on by conflicts within various factions of the Gulf Cartel (CDG) and new wave of violence broke out in the neighboring state of Coahuila. Residents of Monclova Coahuila awoke this morning to blockades, gunfire and explosions as organized crime groups battled

Drug War a Failure in U.S., Mexico

EL PASO, Texas – Academics, journalists and officials said at a conference here that the war on drugs has been a failure in both the United States and Mexico, and that the wave of violence has forced many Mexicans to flee their country and silenced journalists. “Organized crime has Mexican society on the border very

Mexico arrests cartel leader in Monterrey

Mexican soldiers arrested 13 alleged drug cartel members, including one man who had just arrived on a private plane to take over trafficking operations in the northern city of Monterrey, the Defense Department said. Acting on a tip, soldiers arrested Rodolfo Lopez and several others Monday after they landed at Monterrey’s international airport, the department

CSI – Cd. Juarez

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Death froze his exhausted face. The attackers lashed or punctured nearly every part of his body. Then they cut off the dead man’s head, wrapped it in a plastic grocery bag and dumped it with his body between two tractor-trailers on a city street. As with most murders in Ciudad Juarez,

Threats follow discovery of decapitated bodies

Three headless bodies were found in the Valley of Juárez on Sunday and Monday while worries grew over a new Internet message demanding that prominent Juárez families and business leaders pay a “quota” to a drug cartel for protection. The validity of the message was unknown. It was posted last week supposedly by “La Linea,”

The Truth behind the Narco Wars in Cd. Juarez

Reputed Sinaloa drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, accompanied by an army of sicarios (hit men), strolled into Juárez one day claiming the city’s lucrative smuggling corridor as his own, so the rumor goes. Whether true or not, Juárez and other parts of the Mexican state of Chihuahua this year have become ground zero