And the activist has responded: he will continue to report on criminal activity in Tamaulipas on his Facebook page, Valor por Tamaulipas, (Courage for Tamaulipas) despite the threats.   A few days ago, flyers began circulating offering $600,000 pesos for information about the location of the owner of the Valor por Tamaulipas Facebook page or of his […]

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The current administration’s directive is to mention violence as little as possible, however, President Peña Nieto did admit in a speech made in Aguascalientes on February 13 that the country is living through some deplorable “scenes” of violence, and announced his plan to “achieve a peaceful Mexico.”   The SEGOB’s (Department of the Interior) new […]

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This one made the international news: an entire Mexican “vallenato” band (save one member who escaped) named Kombo Kolombia was kidnapped and murdered, their bodies dumped in a well. So far, 17 corpses have been recovered. Details of the story are slowly being revealed – including possible ties between the band’s agent and drug traffickers […]

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I’ll feel like I’m ignoring an elephant in the room if I don’t make a brief entry about this breaking news, the latest surprise in the 7-year saga of Florence Cassez’s arrest and imprisonment and the diplomatic crisis this provoked between France and Mexico. But the story deserves much more detailed, in-depth coverage which I […]

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