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More Kidnappings of Migrants

Authorities reported several more kidnappings of migrants in Mexico, including a case in Tijuana where 17 migrants continue missing, La Hora newspaper reports....

‘Zetas Control Human Trafficking in Hidalgo’

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...

Guatemalans Working with Zetas Sentenced

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

20,000 Migrants Kidnapped per year in Mexico

Twenty thousand migrants per year are kidnapped in Mexico by criminal groups, says, citing Mexican and international monitoring organizations. The...
Heriberto Lazcano, alias "Z3"

Heriberto Lazcano, alias ‘Z3’

Heriberto Lazcano, alias "Z3," was a former commander in the Mexican special forces, before going on to head the Zetas’ drug trafficking operations. He was killed...

Miguel Angel Treviño, alias ‘Z40’

Miguel Angel Treviño, alias "Z40," was a top commander of the Zetas criminal organization in Mexico before his capture by Mexican Marines on July 15,...

17 Dead in Honduras Gang Massacre

Honduras is seeing the fallout from Tuesday’s grisly massacre inside a shoe factory, when three perpetrators used AK-47s to slaughter 17...