Ildefonso Ortiz

Ildefonso Ortiz

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Mexican President Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed he tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He said he will take a step back from his usual duties. The announcement comes at a time when Mexico is undergoing an alarming spike in infections and fatalities.

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Mexican Government Pledges to Target Migrant Caravan Organizers

Mexico’s immigration officials are now tasked with targeting “opportunists” who profit from and are promoting migrant caravans. The call for action comes as authorities deploy their National Guard to their southern border in anticipation of another caravan of about 9,000 looking to reach the U.S.

Mexican National Guards stand on the Mexican side of the Suchiate River near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, where they watch Central American migrants standing on the Guatemalan side of the river, early Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of migrants stuck at the Guatemala-Mexico border continued to dwindle Wednesday as detentions …

WATCH: Gunmen Kidnap Mexican National Guardsmen from Service Station

Gunmen raided a government-run highway service station and kidnapped two Mexican National Guardsmen over the past weekend. The abductions come at a time when federal security forces are harshly criticized for their inability to counter the spreading cartel violence.

Mexican National Guards (GN) stand on the bank of the Suchiate River during a press tour organized by the GN near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. A National Guard commander explained to the agents that they were there to support immigration enforcement, but not to interfere in the …

Mexico Publishes Confidential U.S. Case Files from Narco-General’s Case

Mexico’s federal government published confidential information shared by U.S. law enforcement as part of the investigation of that nation’s former Secretary of Defense.  The U.S. Department of Justice charged the former defense secretary for allegations related to drug trafficking.

Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda gestures as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens during a reception ceremony in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Mattis is meeting with senior Mexican government officials in the capital on the eve of Mexico's national Independence Day. At right is Secretary of …

Narco-Guerra en Guanajuato Mata a 120 en 12 Dias

El que en su momento fue un pacífico estado en el centro de México se ha convertido en la región más violenta del país con más de 120 asesinatos desde principios de 2021. La región está en disputa por dos organizaciones criminales conocidas por violencia extrema y el uso de explosivos.

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Drug Cartels Deliver Holiday Toys, Pastries Throughout Mexico

Drug cartels delivered toys and pastries to needy families throughout Mexico during the Epiphany celebration in yet another attempt to improve their public image. The very public outreach efforts come as Mexico’s government remains unable to curb the escalating violence taking place across the country.

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VIDEO: Protestan Desaparición de Jóvenes Detenidos en Ciudad Fronteriza Mexicana

Varios residentes del estado fronterizo de Tamaulipas salieron a las calles para protestar por la desaparición de dos adolescentes menores de edad de Ciudad Mier que habían sido arrestados por infracciones de tránsito pero que desde entonces han desaparecido. Varios usuarios de redes sociales afirmaron que los jóvenes estaban trabajando como halcones para el crimen organizado al momento de su desaparición.

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Mexico’s COVID-19 Czar Hit Beach While Urging Stay-At-Home

Mexico’s coronavirus czar is drawing intense criticism after pictures surfaced of him enjoying a beach vacation while telling the rest of the nation to stay indoors. In the photos, the top health official is seen not wearing a mask amid extensive complaints that his staff is suppressing the true scale of the pandemic.

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Mexican President Offers Political Asylum to Julian Assange

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) offered asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while praising his work Monday. The move comes soon after Mexico’s Congress passed a law that will restrict and control the work of U.S. agents in that country.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers his report on the first 100 days of government, at the National Palace in Mexico City on March 11, 2019. - It has been a frenetic first 100 days for Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, though his sometimes chaotic attempts to deliver …

Mexican Fisherman Killed in Boat Crash with U.S. Environmental Activists

A Mexican fisherman died and another one was seriously injured after their boat crashed with a ship of environmental activists. The activists were trying to stop illegal fishing in the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Baja California. Mexico’s Navy rescued the fishermen and airlifted them to local hospitals.

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Autoridades Dan Carpetazo a Balacera Entre Policías en Nuevo León

Las autoridades estatales mexicanas no están investigando a un grupo de policías locales corruptos que tomaron parte en un tiroteo con autoridades estatales luego de ser accidentalmente sorprendidos extorsionando a un grupo de traficantes de personas que intentaban llegar a la frontera. Inicialmente, las autoridades de Nuevo León intentaron esconder el tiroteo, pero se vieron obligadas a proporcionar detalles básicos después de que Breitbart Texas publicara exclusivamente detalles del caso.

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EXCLUSIVE: Mexican Border State Government Drops Probe into Shootout Between Police Forces

Mexican state authorities are not investigating or prosecuting local police officers who engaged in a shootout with state authorities while allegedly extorting human smugglers trying to reach the U.S. border. Initially, authorities in Nuevo Leon tried to cover up the incident but were forced to provide basic details after Breitbart Texas exclusively reported on the matter.

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Mexican Government Destroys Large Meth Lab Contents in Jalisco

Mexican authorities destroyed tons of chemical precursors that they previously discovered in a clandestine meth lab in Jalisco. While there were no arrests, the seizures provide a glimpse into the substantial production capabilities of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG).

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EXCLUSIVA: Gobierno Mexicano Intenta Esconder Narco-Ataque En Navidad

Funcionarios del gobierno están tratando de encubrir un ataque del cártel en la mañana de Navidad que envió a cinco policías federales al hospital, uno con heridas de bala. Los sicarios utilizaron al menos tres vehículos blindados en el ataque que sucedió a solo en el estado de Nuevo León, a 34 millas al sur de la frontera con Texas. La zona del ataque es controlada por el Cartel Del Golfo pero se encuentra en disputa por el Cartel del Noreste de Los Zetas.

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EXCLUSIVE: Mexican Government Covers Up Christmas Cartel Attack near Texas Border

Officials are trying to cover up a Christmas morning cartel attack that sent five federal police officers to emergency rooms–one for gunshot injuries. Gunmen used at least three armored vehicles in the incident in Nuevo Leon, 34 miles south of the border with Texas. The region is controlled by the Gulf Cartel but is threatened by a faction of Los Zetas.

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Mexican Border State Government Denies Christmas Weekend Cartel Clash Ever Occurred

Rival factions of the Gulf Cartel continue to clash in the border city of Reynosa, leading to shootouts and street blockades. In many gunfights, state authorities are the first to respond while the specifically tasked National Guard and military demonstrate a pattern of arriving only until the shooting has ended.

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Mexican State Cops Deliver Christmas Presents to Border City Children

Tamaulipas police officers in the border city of Reynosa spread a little holiday cheer as they escorted a convoy of vehicles filled with toys to several needy neighborhoods. During Christmas week, police officers carried out the same event in most major cities in the state.

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EXCLUSIVA: Detienen a Policía Fuerza Civil de Nuevo León Liderando Grupo del CDG

Un oficial de la policía del estado de Nuevo León ha sido identificado como el líder de una célula de sicarios del cártel, mientras las guerras territoriales en el norte de México continúan aumentando. El arresto reveló un aumento reciente en el reclutamiento de policías por parte del Cartel del Golfo en el estado fronterizo de Nuevo León.

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EXCLUSIVA: Jefe de Polémico Grupo de Inteligencia Fronterizo Toma Mando de Fuerza Civil

El jefe de una unidad de inteligencia estatal que ha estado plagada de numerosas denuncias de corrupción y una larga historia de vínculos con cárteles, ha sido ascendido discretamente a uno de los principales puestos policiales en el estado de Nuevo Leon. Los miembros de ese grupo policial han sido vinculados con extorsiones, cateos ilegales, vínculos con el crimen organizado y el aun impune asesinato de un hombre de Texas.

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EXCLUSIVE: Head of Corrupt Intel Unit Promoted to Top Mexican Border State Police Post

The head of a border state police intelligence unit that is plagued with allegations of corruption and a long history of cartel links was quietly promoted to one of the top law enforcement positions in the state. The members of that task force are linked to cartel extortion, illegal searches, and the covered-up murder of a Texas man.

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