All About Zetas

GULF CARTEL / 16 NOV 2010

Mexico’s “Drug War” has generated its first displaced persons camp, consisting of 400 people taking shelter at a charity facility located in the border city of Ciudad Miguel Alemán in…

GULF CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

Authorities found the bodies of a mayor elect and two people who were accompanying him in Oaxaca state just hours after they were abducted from a restaurant by armed men,…

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

Mexican Marines seized 230 40mm grenades used for grenade launchers in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico’s El Universal newspaper reported.

EL SALVADOR / 12 NOV 2010

After the July 24 death of a Salvadoran policeman on a ranch in Mexico along the US border that Mexican authorities say was controlled by the Zetas criminal syndicate, ElSalvador.com…

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

Amidst confusing and suspicious circumstances, Mexican authorities say they have arrested eight members of the Peasant Farmer and Popular Organization.

MEXICO / 11 NOV 2010

A priest in Pachuca, Hidalgo is under investigation by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office and Church authorities for his alleged connections with the drug trafficking organization known as…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 1 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities found three dead bodies of men they said were members of the group that killed 72 migrants in Tamaulipas last month, La Cronica reported. One of…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 1 NOV 2010

The Mexican military announced it had killed 25 suspected members of the Zetas criminal organization in the municipality of Treviño, Tamaulipas, while they rescued three kidnap victims from a farm,…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 1 NOV 2010

Authorities reported several more kidnappings of migrants in Mexico, including a case in Tijuana where 17 migrants continue missing, La Hora newspaper reports. Other cases stretched from Cuncún to…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 1 NOV 2010

A report in Milenio describes how the Zetas control the human trafficking trade in the central state of Hidalgo, where an estimated 500,000 migrants (mostly Central American) pass each…

MEXICO / 31 OCT 2010

Six Guatemalan former military were sentenced to prison this week in Mexico for working with the Mexican criminal group the Zetas, Prensa Libre says.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 31 OCT 2010

Twenty thousand migrants per year are kidnapped in Mexico by criminal groups, ElSalvador.com says, citing Mexican and international monitoring organizations. The startling number appears just days after 72 migrants…

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