Tag: Tamaulipas

Violence Rocks Reynosa Sending City Into ‘Code Red Alert’

Reynosa, MX (KFXV) — Violence has erupted once again on the streets of Reynosa. Last night Mexican officials activating a prevention code system with red being a high-risk situation. While traffic was slower than usual, there were still a few people who chose to go out into the streets. “Peaceful” that’s the word, Reynosa resident Edaena Salas, uses to describe how she feels once she crosses into the U.S. In the last two weeks our neighboring city to the south Reynosa, Tamaulipas has seen an increase of criminal activity, involving shootings and road blocks throughout the city, after the...

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Ex-Governor of Tamaulipas Arrested

ITALY (KFXV) — Ex-governor of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington is arrested in Italy after being on the run since 2012. According to Mexican government officials the arrest happened in Florence yesterday. Yarrington was wanted for his participation in organized criminal activity. Other media outlets reporting, is under indictment in Brownsville, where authorities allege he laundered millions of dollars in bribe money from Mexico’s Gulf Cartel. The Mexican government says they are expecting to have Yarrington back in Mexico in the coming...

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2 US citizens allegedly shot by Mexican Armed Forces in Reynosa

Several Mexican Outlets reporting two US citizens were shot by Mexican Armed Forces. The shooting taking place this afternoon and the Border City of Reynosa Tamaulipas where couple was allegedly shot by Mexican Navy officials. This is the vehicle that several Mexican Outlets are reporting the MCALLEN couple was traveling in when they were accidentally shot at by Armed Forces Reports indicating it was around 3 o’clock when confrontation between the officers and criminals was happening near Rosalinda Guerrero Avenue and where 39-year-old Alfredo Aleman and his wife, Alejandra Aleman were accidentally shot by Navy officials. According to the...

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Local Officials Expect Surge of Immigrants From Central America

RGV (KFXV) — Local officials are expecting a flood of more than 40,000 immigrants from Haiti, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia currently in Costa Rica to make their way to Mexican side of the border in Tamaulipas. Many of these immigrants are fleeing their countries of origin because of violence, economic instabilities, and to find a better life in America. We spoke to us Congressman Cuellar about the expected spike. According to a statement released by Congressman Cuellar’s office, the surge of immigrants is expected at the beginning of next...

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Man Faces Charges For Selling Fake Mexican IDs

Brownsville (KFXV) — A man face 12 additional charges for trying to sell fake Mexican ids. Nelson Francisco Perez Flores faces criminal charges for the fabrication and sale of false identification documents, in this case driver’s licenses for the state of Tamaulipas. He was captured in his home after an undercover operation. It was revealed by authorities that Perez Flores sold his fake ids online on social networking sites where most of his customers were undocumented immigrants that live in the United...

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