U.S. authorities earlier today arrested the brother of Miguel Trevino Morales, the No. 2 in the feared Los Zetas crime group. The Trevino family has a thing for fast horses -- and has apparently pumped millions of dollars into the horse racing industry in the United States.
Read here for more info about the horses that Trevino Morales's brother bought and the Oklahoma horse farm where they were kept.
U.S. diplomats are concerned that the arrest may bring fallout against U.S. citizens living in Mexico. A few hours ago, on a website for the U.S. consulate in Matamoros, a message was posted telling Americans to stay alert. The warning talked about the "enhanced potential" for "some form of retaliation and/or anti-American violence."
"Given the history and resources of this violent (transnational criminal organization), the U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to maintain a low profile and a heightened sense of awareness," the warning says.