Los Zetas Cartel http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35138/all en Mexican Facebook page threatened over crime posts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/mexican-facebook-page-threatened-over-crime-posts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Facebook wall post denouncing crime is apparently dangerous stuff in Mexico's drug-infested north, where the administrator of a popular page on the social network has received threats.</p> <p>The page Valor por Tamaulipas has more than 164,000 "likes" as people follow its updates on gunfights, kidnappings, the presence of gunmen or roadblocks set up by drug traffickers in the state of Tamaulipas.</p> <p>But the page has garnered enemies as well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/mexican-facebook-page-threatened-over-crime-posts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> administrator Law Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Tamaulipas Technology AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 02:02:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763989 at http://www.globalpost.com 8 Slain in northern Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/8-slain-northern-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Monterrey, Mexico, Feb 18 (EFE).- The bodies of eight murder victims were found within a 24-hour period in this northern metropolis, Mexican police said.</p> <p>A young boy in Monterrey's Colonia Moderna neighborhood found human remains inside two black garbage bags he came across Sunday morning.</p> <p>The gruesome discovery was made just a few blocks from the headquarters of the Nuevo Leon state police</p> <p>City, state and federal cops, joined by elements of the army, rushed to the scene and determined that the remains were those of one man.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/8-slain-northern-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Monterrey metropolitan area Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:26:45 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767283 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican daily hit by third attack this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/mexican-daily-hit-third-attack-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International News Desk, Feb 28 (EFE).- Unidentified individuals opened fire on the offices of the El Siglo newspaper in Torreon, a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, for the third day in a row, slightly wounding two people, the daily reported on its Web site Thursday.</p> <p>The attack on Wednesday caused damage to the offices, the newspaper said.</p> <p>The unidentified occupants of a vehicle opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles on the building's entrance, hitting the structure 30 times, El Siglo said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/mexican-daily-hit-third-attack-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coahuila Labor Law Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Technology Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:18:30 +0000 Agencia EFE 5772491 at http://www.globalpost.com Army kills 4 gunmen in northern Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/army-kills-4-gunmen-northern-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Feb 28 (EFE).- Army troops killed at least four suspected gunmen in a shootout in Monclova, a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, prosecutors said.</p> <p>The shootout occurred in Monclova's Pipila district, where the soldiers were on patrol, the Coahuila Attorney General's Office said in a statement.</p> <p>The soldiers were attacked by armed civilians and "four assailants lost their lives when the aggression was repelled," the AG's office said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/army-kills-4-gunmen-northern-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Mexico Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:46:47 +0000 Agencia EFE 5772523 at http://www.globalpost.com Shootouts leave 11 dead in northeast Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130505/shootouts-leave-11-dead-northeast-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, May 5 (EFE).- At least 11 people, including a soldier, died in three shootouts between army troops and armed civilians in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the state government said Sunday.</p> <p>The shootouts occurred on Saturday, the Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office said in a statement.</p> <p>"The first of the shootouts occurred at 2:30 p.m. in La Presa, an agricultural community south of the town of Valadeces, city of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, where two armed civilians died," the AG's office said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130505/shootouts-leave-11-dead-northeast-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Mexico Agencia EFE Sun, 05 May 2013 18:15:58 +0000 Agencia EFE 5831411 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunman shoots 6 at government building in northern Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130509/gunman-shoots-6-at-government-building-northern-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Monterrey, Mexico, May 9 (EFE).- Five guards and a state employee were wounded when a subject opened fire Thursday outside the Governor's Palace in Saltillo, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, officials said.</p> <p>"It was a direct attack on the guards, wounding five police officers and a civilian who was working there," state security spokesman Jesus Carranza told Efe.</p> <p>The subject, identified as Jose Maria Segura Gutierrez, was arrested, Carranza said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130509/gunman-shoots-6-at-government-building-northern-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Mexico Agencia EFE Thu, 09 May 2013 18:05:56 +0000 Agencia EFE 5834580 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican police free 52 kidnapped immigrants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/mexican-police-free-52-kidnapped-immigrants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police in far northern Mexico have freed 52 people who were seeking to illegally cross into the United States but were were being held hostage by criminals.</p> <p>The state of Tamaulipas said in a statement late Tuesday that police in the border city of Reynosa found the would-be migrants -- 48 Guatemalans, two Salvadorans and two Mexicans -- after two suspected criminals they picked up confessed to the kidnapping.</p> <p>The immigrants told police they had been held for several days against their will, the statement said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/mexican-police-free-52-kidnapped-immigrants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Municipalities of Tamaulipas AFP Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:02:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5868002 at http://www.globalpost.com 4 Die in shootout in northeast Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130627/4-die-shootout-northeast-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Jun 27 (EFE).- At least 11 people were killed and seven others wounded in a shootout between army troops and gunmen in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, state officials said.</p> <p>The shootout occurred Wednesday in Reynosa, located across the border from McAllen, Texas, the Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office and the Public Safety Secretariat said in a statement.</p> <p>The shootout lasted more than an hour and ended close to a Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, facility and in front of a school.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130627/4-die-shootout-northeast-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Mexico Agencia EFE Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:36:37 +0000 Agencia EFE 5869577 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico captures Zetas cartel leader: federal source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130715/mexico-captures-zetas-cartel-leader-federal-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexican marines captured the head of the ultra-violent Zetas drug cartel, Miguel Angel Trevino, on Monday, an official from the federal attorney general's office told AFP on Monday.</p> <p>"They carried out an important arrest, of Miguel Angel Trevino, in the early hours of Monday," the official said on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>str-gbv/lth/mdl</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Paramilitary organizations AFP Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:11:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5884821 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico rescues 73 suspected kidnap victims near U.S. border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131001/mexico-rescues-73-suspected-kidnap-victims-near-us-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Seventy-three suspected kidnap victims were rescued in northern Mexico near the border city of Reynosa after police followed their alleged captors to a house and heard frantic calls for help, authorities said on Monday.</p> <p>Of the victims, 37 were Mexicans, 19 were from Honduras, 14 from Guatemala and another three from El Salvador, federal police said in a statement. Among the victims were women and minors, some of whom reported having been sexually abused.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131001/mexico-rescues-73-suspected-kidnap-victims-near-us-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Mexico Thomson Reuters Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:07:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5949664 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala seizes $1.3 mn in drug money http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131106/guatemala-seizes-13-mn-drug-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guatemala City, Nov 6 (EFE).- Police arrested a man and seized $1.32 million in cash that appears to be laundered drug money, Guatemalan authorities said Wednesday.</p> <p>Esdras Matulsalen Vasquez Herrera was detained Tuesday in the central province of Chimaltenango after a search of his vehicle led to the discovery of 81 bundles of U.S. currency, the national police said in a statement.</p> <p>Vasquez Herrera was en route to Guatemala City from the western province of Quetzaltenango, police spokesman Jorge Aguilar said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131106/guatemala-seizes-13-mn-drug-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Paramilitary organizations Agencia EFE Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:46:09 +0000 Agencia EFE 5982022 at http://www.globalpost.com 2 Dead after bus carrying cops overturns in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131227/2-dead-after-bus-carrying-cops-overturns-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Dec 27 (EFE).- Two Federal Police officers died and 21 were injured when a chartered bus carrying them back to their duty station after several days leave flipped over on a road in the central state de San Luis Potosi, Mexican authorities said Friday.</p> <p>A Federal Police source told Efe that the incident occurred Thursday when the officers were traveling from Mexico City to Nuevo Laredo, a city in the northern border state of Tamaulipas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131227/2-dead-after-bus-carrying-cops-overturns-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Mexico Disaster Labor Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Politics Social Issues War Agencia EFE Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:31:52 +0000 Agencia EFE 6030442 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico's rights panel blasts probe of migrant massacre http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131227/mexicos-rights-panel-blasts-probe-migrant-massacre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Dec 27 (EFE).- Authorities at all levels did a poor job of investigating the August 2010 massacre of 72 undocumented migrants in northeastern Mexico, the country's independent National Human Rights Commission says in a report released Friday.</p> <p>Police allowed evidence to be lost or compromised, forensic personnel mishandled the bodies of the victims and government agencies were negligent in caring for the two survivors of the bloodbath on a ranch near the U.S. border, the commission said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131227/mexicos-rights-panel-blasts-probe-migrant-massacre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War San Fernando, Tamaulipas Agencia EFE Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:16:49 +0000 Agencia EFE 6030520 at http://www.globalpost.com Nine dead after attackers dressed as police enter Mexican prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140103/nine-dead-after-attackers-dressed-police-enter-mexican-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Nine people were killed during a gunfight at a prison in Mexico's violent Guerrero state, after a gang dressed as police officers gained entry on Friday, authorities said.</p> <p>Six gunmen wearing police uniforms were allowed to enter the prison by unsuspecting guards who believed the men were delivering another prisoner, state prosecutors said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140103/nine-dead-after-attackers-dressed-police-enter-mexican-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Organized crime Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 03 Jan 2014 23:15:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6034868 at http://www.globalpost.com Nine dead after attackers dressed as police enter Mexican prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140103/nine-dead-after-attackers-dressed-police-enter-mexican-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Nine people were killed during a gunfight at a prison in Mexico's violent Guerrero state, after a gang dressed as police officers gained entry on Friday, authorities said.</p> <p>Six gunmen wearing police uniforms were allowed to enter the prison by unsuspecting guards who believed the men were delivering another prisoner, state prosecutors said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140103/nine-dead-after-attackers-dressed-police-enter-mexican-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Organized crime Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 03 Jan 2014 23:15:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6034869 at http://www.globalpost.com