Mexico's Deadly Drug War: A Look At The Violent 5-Year Conflict
Drug Gang Massacres 72 Migrants Near U.S. Border – In 2010, suspected members of the Zetas, a violent paramilitary offshoot of the Gulf cartel, kidnapped 75 migrants from Central and South America demanding money. As the captives pleaded for mercy, the gunmen mercilessly killed the victims on a ranch in the town of San Fernando which is just one hour south of the U.S. border. Migrants often have to face corrupt police who work with the cartels and other gangs suffering murder, kidnapping and other violent acts in their quest for freedom. A Mexican human rights group reported that gangs kidnapped 11,000 migrants in 2010 alone.