IACHR urges Mexico to study “coercion” of families of 43 missing students

April 21, 2015

Fox News Latino, 4/20/2015

The Associated Press October 22, 2014

The Associated Press October 22, 2014

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, or IACHR, urged the Mexican government Monday to investigate the suspected “coercion” of the families who have struggled for almost seven months to find their 43 missing children.

“The security and dignity of the families must be protected, which is why the group urges whoever has been part of this further victimization to desist and demand that the incident be investigated,” the Spanish doctor Carlos Beristain, a member of the IACHR mission that is analyzing the case, told a press conference.

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Mexican Authorities Arrest Cartel Leaders, Sparking Border Violence

April 21, 2015

Latin American News Dispatch, 4/20/2015

gun - crime sceneMexico’s government on Sunday announced the arrest of the accused leader of the Juárez drug cartel, just days after apprehending the head of the Gulf cartel, an arrest which sparked an outburst of violence in the border city of Reynosa.

Jesús Salas Aguayo was arrested Friday in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico’s National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido told The Associated Press on Sunday. On Saturday, the same official announced the arrest of Gulf cartel leader José Tiburcio Hernández Fuentes.

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Mexico Confirms Capture of Gulf Cartel Leader

April 21, 2015

Reuters, 4/18/2015

handcuffsMexican authorities on Saturday confirmed the capture of a leader of the Gulf Cartel, describing him as responsible for much of the violence in the U.S. border city of Reynosa in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

Jose Tiburcio Hernandez Fuentes was captured on Friday and transferred to Mexico city, despite a shootout between the Mexican army and police and around 60 of Hernandez’s gunmen who tried to rescue him.

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Mexico Oil Spill Affects Drinking Water for Tabasco City

April 15, 2015

ABC News, 4/14/2014

gas pipeline in green fieldMexico’s Gulf coast state of Tabasco has set up an emergency plan to supply drinking water to the capital of Villahermosa after oil thieves punctured a pipeline, contaminating rivers that normally supply the city.

The spill late last week sent workers with the state-owned oil company scrambling to limit damage, and four of Villahermosa’s water treatment plants were shut down as a precaution.

The Tabasco state government said Tuesday that it will temporarily supply water using 13 tanker trucks.

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Mexico Arrests Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Cocaine Trafficker

April 14, 2015

ABC News, 4/12/2015

handcuffsMexican marines and police have arrested a man authorities describe as a leading cocaine trafficker for Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, authorities said Sunday.

Monte Alejandro Rubido, Mexico’s national security commissioner, said Cesar Gastelum Serrano was arrested Saturday in the resort city of Cancun.

Gastelum Serrano was carrying a pistol and 700 grams (24.7 ounces) of cocaine at the time of his arrest, authorities said.

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Attack in Western Mexico Leaves Police Officers Wounded

April 7, 2015

ABC News, 4/7/2015

gun - crime sceneAn attack on a police convoy in the western Mexico state of Jalisco has left at least some officers wounded, marking the latest in a growing series of confrontations between law enforcement and criminal gangs.

The Jalisco state prosecutors’ office did not say how many officers were wounded in the shootout late Monday in a rural area.

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Zetas Cartel Boss Captured in Northeastern Mexico

April 7, 2015

Fox News Latino, 4/6/2015

hands in handcuffsThe suspected regional boss of the Zetas drug cartel in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas was captured by federal security forces, Mexican officials said.

Jose Sanchez Garcia was arrested during an operation conducted by the Federal Police and marines, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said.

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