Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Gulf Cartel Silences Mexican Border Media: No Mention of Orejon's Capture or Violence in Print
MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — The control that organized crime has over media outlets was once again displayed in full force this weekend in this border city as the print news outlets made no mention about the capture of one of the top leaders within the Gulf cartel nor about the raging gun battles that took place the next day. As Breitbart Texas published on Friday, Mexican authorities arrested the leader of the Ciclones group from the Gulf cartel, one of the top leaders within the criminal organization, named Angel Eduardo “El Orejon or Ciclon 7” Rodriguez Prado. After the arrest, authorities set up a massive deployment of federal assets with air support that lasted for more than 10 hours. However, the new leadership of the Gulf Cartel (CDG) which rules over this border area, ordered print news outlets to omit any information about the Orejon. The front pages of the local and some national news outlets that are printed in Matamoros, left out any information about Friday’s arrest or about the large scale gun battles on Saturday. The front pages of those outlets showed other stories.