Ildefonso Ortiz

Ildefonso Ortiz

Mexican Border State Hospitals Drill for Future Coronavirus Cases

Health officials in the border states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas are carrying out drills and establishing protocols in preparation for a future case of Coronavirus (COVID-2019). While the country has not confirmed any cases, officials are starting to become more concerned over the rapid spread worldwide.

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Ex-Texas Border County Assistant DA Arrested in Migrant Client Solicitation Case

McALLEN, Texas – A Texas border county assistant district attorney faces federal charges for allegedly lying to authorities about a client soliciting and bribery investigation. The suspect’s brother, an immigration attorney, is currently facing bribery charges for allegedly paying detention center guards for lists migrants to generate into client leads.


Kidnapped Mexican Journalist Rescued After Shootout

Federal and state police officers carried out a raid at a home in Central Mexico where they rescued a kidnapped journalist and arrested 10 armed captors. The alleged kidnappers tried to fight off authorities, triggering an intense firefight with AK-47s and AR-15s.


Radio Journalist Killed by Gunmen in Mexican Border City

A group of gunmen shot a radio personality outside her home in Ciudad Juarez, which abuts El Paso, Texas. The murder marks the second for a journalist in Mexico in 2020. Last year, the country suffered 11 similar homicides with most of the cases still unsolved.

Murdered Mexican Journalist

Five Things Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico Gets Wrong

The new season of Narcos: Mexico was released last week continuing the narrative of how the country went from small drug smuggling operations to powerful cartels with more influence than governments in some regions.


Six Cartel Kidnappers Busted with Mexican Border City Victim in Trunk

Mexican soldiers arrested six cartel gunmen who were in the process of moving a kidnapping victim stuffed in the trunk of a car. The rescue comes almost a week after authorities captured a leading commander with the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas in the border city of Nuevo Laredo.

Mexican Army

Eight Mexican Border State Cops Face Arrest for Allegedly Shooting Innocent Motorist

A Mexican border state judge issued an arrest warrant against eight police officers in connection with the shooting death of an innocent motorist over the past weekend. The warrant comes days after the officers allegedly fired more than 250 rounds at the victim after apparently mistaking his pickup for a cartel vehicle.

Fuerza Tamaulipas

Texas Border City Ex-Mayor Arrested on Federal Fraud Charges

Federal agents arrested a former Texas border city mayor for allegedly using his position to steer a municipal public relations services contract. He is also accused of selling some of his real estate interests to the City at an inflated price. Two charges of wire fraud stemming from an indictment were handed down by a grand jury this week.

Texas City Mayor

WATCH: Mexican Cops Re-Arrest Cartel Lord Following Judge’s Release

A feared cartel lord in Mexico City came close to walking out of prison after a federal judge ordered his release. The judge ruled his recent drug trafficking arrest was illegal in nature. However, Mexico City Police officers were waiting for him outside to re-arrest him on kidnapping charges.


Mexican Border State Probing Cops’ Alleged Shooting of Motorist

Mexican border state authorities are looking into the shooting of an innocent motorist allegedly at the hands of police officers in the border city of Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas. Local residents described the victim as an engineer in a local manufacturing plant.

Rio Bravo Shooting

Texas Authorities Seek Gunmen After Border Area Shootout

Texas authorities are on high alert after a team of five gunmen stormed a rural border-area home and held victims for money. A shootout also occurred with the homeowner. The gunmen reportedly fled the scene thereafter.

Hidalgo County Sheriff

Possible Coronavirus Case in Dallas, City Official Says

Health officials in Dallas, Texas, are waiting for test results after announcing a possible case of coronavirus. The potential case marks the latest development as authorities continue to work to contain the virus that infected more than 9,800 in China and killed 200.

U.S. reroutes coronavirus evacuees to California military base