Fires, Gunfire erupt in Jalisco Mexico

Posted on May 2, 2015 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Mexico

Mexico (AP) — At least seven people died as flames and gunfire erupted around the western Mexico state of Jalisco on Friday when a military operation targeting a violent drug cartel was launched at the start of a three-day holiday weekend. Suspected cartel members stopped buses and trucks to block key highways in the state capital of Guadalajara and other cities, snarling traffic on a day Mexicans took to the road in droves. Officials said 11 banks and five gas stations were firebombed. Read Article

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