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Mexico’s Human Rights Commission: Police complicit in 2014 cartel murder of Texas siblings

January 23, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexico’s Human Rights Commission: Police complicit in 2014 cartel murder of Texas siblings Left to right: Alex, Erica Maria, Jose Angel Alvarado Rivera

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A report published by Mexico’s Human Rights Commission has defended three Texas siblings who were murdered in 2014 by cartel gunmen in a drug dispute.

The organization claimed that local authorities and the military abducted the victims and were directly responsible for their slayings.

In a new recommendation, Mexico’s Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has called on the Tamaulipas government and top military officials to investigate the 2014 disappearance and eventual slaying of Erica Maria, Jose Angel, and Alex Alvarado from Texas.

On Thursday, the government of Tamaulipas released a statement accepting the recommendations and contended that improved training and transparency protocols were in place.

The three victims traveled to the Mexican border town of Control, Tamaulipas. From there, the family, along with Erica’s boyfriend, Jose Guadalupe “El Negro” Castañeda, disappeared.

Left to right: Alex, Erica Maria, Jose Angel Alvarado Rivera

The remains of the three U.S. citizens and Castañeda were found days later near a rural road.

The victims had been shot and their remains were set on fire.

New outlets in Mexico and U.S. blamed a police force known as “Grupo Hercules” for the abduction and killing of the three Texans. The allegations were solely based on statements made by the Alvarado family.

However, none of the outlets reported on the activities of the Gulf Cartel in the area.

U.S. intelligence documents revealed Erica Alvarado’s ties to the Gulf Cartel and her prior arrests for drug smuggling.

Mexican law enforcement sources told Breitbart Texas at the time that Castañeda and the Alvarados’ father robbed fuel for the Gulf Cartel. A debt owed to commander Ariel “El Tigre” Treviño reportedly led to their abduction and killing.

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