Nov 24, 2011

Drug War Bloodshed: At least 20 found dead in Mexico's second city

Reuters/AMC:: "Mexican authorities found more than 20 bodies in several cars left around a major traffic intersection in the western city of Guadalajara, officials said on Thursday. ... The state attorney-general's office said there could be up to 23 dead.

Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco, home to mariachi music and tequila ... Known as a stronghold of the Sinaloa cartel, headed by Mexico's most-wanted trafficker Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, Guadalajara saw a spike in killings as other gangs, including the Zetas, started to contest their dominance of the region." read more

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