Zetas killed while trying to rob boss’ body

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican marines have slain four gunmen who apparently were trying to steal the body of a Zetas cartel chieftain killed by the military a day before in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.The state government said the gunmen evidently w…

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Los Zetas lose another leader in Cardel!

Jesus Ramirez Daniel Vargas, the alleged leader of Los Zetas in the city of Cardel died after a confrontation with law enforcement VERACRUZ, In a clash between the operating elements and Veracruz sure Jesus died suspects Daniel Ramirez Vargas, the al…

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Mexico’s drug cartels target journalists in brutal killing spree
Scores of journalists have died in a country gripped by violence that has claimed an estimated 60,000 lives since 2006 [caption id="attachment_66955" align="alignright" width="300"] Journalists light candles and ask for justice ...
Navy Arrests 35 Cops in Veracruz for Working with Los Zetas Cartel
Mexico’s navy announced Monday the arrest of 35 police officers in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz on allegations they were working for the Los Zetas drug cartel. Marines detained 16 ...
2011 Most Violent Year in Mexico Under Calderon: Report
Newly released statistics showed that 2011 was the most violent year of President Calderon’s term, with homicides in Mexico more than doubling in several states. New data from the National Institute ...
Narco-Banners: Zetas Not Divided
Banners placed in the Mexican states of Veracruz, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas on Sunday stated that there is no division among the Zetas, contrary to recent rumors. The banners were placed ...
Mexico Report Tackles Kidnapping-Drug Trafficking Nexus
Mexican authorities have released a new report on kidnapping, detailing the growing dependence by drug trafficking gangs on the activity. As reported by Proceso and other media outlets, the Federal Police ...
Mexican Marines Arrest 5 Zeta Members, Seize $1.6 M
Mexican marines detained five suspected members of the Zetas drug cartel this week and seized more than $1.6 million in cash, the Navy Secretariat said in a statement. The arrests in ...
Shootout in Eastern Mexico Leaves 1 Dead, 9 Arrested
One suspected criminal was killed and nine others, including six Guatemalans, were arrested following a shootout between the security forces and gunmen in Xalapa, the capital of Mexico’s Veracruz state, ...
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Mexican security forces detain 9 in counternarcotics raids in Veracruz
A joint force consisting of Mexican Naval Infantry troops and police agents with the Veracruz state Secretaria de Seguridad Publica (SSP) raided two locations in Xalapa, Veracruz early Saturday morning, ...

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