Jun 25, 2014

Violent Drug Cartels In Northern Mexico Threaten To Forestall Country's Fracking Boom

International Business Times: Violent drug cartels running rampant in northern Mexico are threatening to forestall the country’s much-anticipated fracking boom.

In a recent incident in Tamaulipas state, about 30 workers for oil and gas company Weatherford International were caught in the crossfire of gangs feuding for control of the U.S. drug market, Bloomberg News reported. Gunmen rolled up in a makeshift tank and blasted the hotel where the Weatherford workers were staying with bullets. The employees were forced to flee under police escort. Read more. 

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