Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro

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Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro covers immigration and federal courts for The Monitor. He can be reached at lzazueta@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4452.

Authorities identify Mercedes man found dead Sunday

Just before midnight Saturday, the wife of Gerardo Gonzalez received a call from her husband as he was making his way home from his shop — it was the last time she would hear from him.  On Sunday, deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office found Gonzalez’s body less than 10 miles away from his home, hours after responding to his wife’s missing person report at around 7 a.m., a release from the sheriff’s office stated. Using cell phone records, deputies located Gonzalez’s body, found inside his vehicle, near Mile 1 East, and Mile 10 North in rural Mercedes.  Read the full story at themonitor.com

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Weslaco man pleads guilty to threatening Border Patrol agents

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