Members of the prolific and violent Texas narcotrafficking gang Barrio Azteca have been receiving training from Zetas, a Mexican crime syndicate, Jesus Ernesto Chávez Castillo told a court in El Paso in February 2014. Once known as “El Camello” (“the Camel,” Mexican slang for “drug dealer”), the former hitman is now acting as a government [...]
People teach their birds to say the darnedest things. Thanks to a man in Mexico, we now know that teaching your bird phrases like He’s drunk, He’s high or He’s packin’ might get you the unwanted attention of law enforcement, the media and even the occasional snarky blogger.
Well we can all rest easy as the weekend begins, because the highly radioactive shipment of cobalt-60 stolen in Mexico earlier this week has been found and secured. No one, except the robbers of course, was likely exposed. On the down side, the robbers are probably already dead.
Retired drug lord Francisco “La Pancha” Arellano Felix, was gunned down by a clown on October 18, 2013, at a family gathering at a resort in Baja California. Now cell-phone video footage, purportedly of that very party, that shows the clown just moments before fatal shots were fired, has been released by Seminario Zeta.
Mexican drugs cartels are brazenly posting images of members, their friends, their guns, money and cars on Facebook.
Juan Pablo Vazquez is a Mexican drug cartel enforcer who seems to have almost no respect for human life. He was recently picked up by Mexican police carrying 22 bags of cocaine and some marijuana, but that’s really the least of his concerns. Mexican police think he’s responsible for 79 murders. He’s already admitted to [...]
The clowns of Mexico are having their annual International Clown Convention in Mexico City. In the wake of the murder of former Tijuana drug cartel leader Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63, nearly one week ago, at the hands of a purported clown, clown luminaries announced that they are saddened, believing that they too are victims.
This is one killer clown that probably isn’t going to wind up in jail. Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63, a former leader of the Tijuana Cartel, was enjoying the company of his family on October 18 in Baja, California’s Los Cabos resort, when a clown entertaining at the party shot him in the head.
The terrified people of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, who frankly see well more than their share of lethal violence, have a new dark heroine in their midst: A black-clad vigilante who calls her self “Diana, Huntress of Bus Drivers.” She publicly executed two bus drivers in recent days and is wanted by police. Her true identity is still a mystery.
Not recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church, Santa Muerte has a strong cult following among Mexico’s marginalized population. She has been called the patron saint of drug dealers and murderers, and recently some of her followers have been accused of high-profile crimes. A look at Holy Death on her August 15 feast day, the Feast of the Assumption,