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  • **FILE** Local self-defense squads watch as Mexican army soldiers enter the town of La Ruana, Michoacan, Mexico, on May 20, 2013. Residents of western Mexico towns who endured months besieged by a drug cartel are cheering the arrival of hundreds of Mexican army troops. (Associated Press)

    Commander of drug cartel guilty of shooting ICE agents in Mexico

    Julian Zapata Espinoza, a cell commander of the brutal Los Zetas drug cartel, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in the District to the killing of agent Jaime Zapata and the attempted murder of his partner during a February 2011 daylight ambush on a major highway 250 miles north of Mexico City.

  • $5m offered in ICE agent's killing

    The Obama administration on Wednesday offered up to a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of the suspected drug traffickers who shot and killed a U.S. immigration agent and wounded another in Mexico last month.

  • The casket of slain Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata, 32, sits at the front of the Brownsville Events Center in Brownsville, Texas, Tuesday during a funeral Mass attended by more than 1,000 people. He and his partner were ambushed on the road in Mexico. (Associated Press)

    Holder, Napolitano vow justice at ICE agent's funeral

    The director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday told the parents, friends and associates of slain ICE Agent Jaime Zapata that the U.S. and Mexican governments would "bring the long arm of the law down" on the drug smugglers who killed him and wounded his partner Victor Avila.

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