Posts Tagged ‘ mexico border ’

Nine Arrested in ICE Agent’s Killing, but Questions of Torture Persist

Feb 25th, 2011 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Organized Crime, Politics


The Mexican Army arrested nine suspects in the murder of an American federal agent working in that country. Officials are calling the shooting a case of mistaken identity. The Obama Administration has lauded the Mexican government for its fast work.  But some are suspicious of the arrests. Six of the nine suspects were paraded in front of the media early Thursday. In this photo from El Universal, Jesus Iván Quezada Peña, number three in the lineup, has both eyes swollen shut, his mouth bleeding and bruised. Another’s face was splotched in purple and black.

BREAKING NEWS: Arturo Beltran Leyva Killed in Mexico

Dec 16th, 2009 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Organized Crime


Arturo Beltran Leyva, the charismatic rising cartel figure of Mexico’s narco wars was killed a few minutes ago in a gunbattle with the Mexican Navy in Cuernavaca.

Reports from sources within the Mexican Federal Attorney General’s Office state that El Barbie, Edgar Valdez Villarreal, had been arrested at the scene. Those reports are now unconfirmed. Also the rumor that Beltran’s brother, Mario, was one of those killed tonight. A third had allegedly committed suicide. Milenio is reporting seven dead total.

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