Cartel violence engulfs Mexican border cities — Analysis

Violence has erupted at the border of Mexico and Mexico in Tijuana and Rosarito as rival drug cartels wage war against police and take over territories. It has become so violent that the US Consulate at Tijuana advised its workers to refrain from engaging in violence. “shelter in place until further notice”Freitag night

Baja California state officials said that 24 cars had been taken hostage and set ablaze throughout the state. Of those, 15 were found in Tijuana. The city’s mayor, Monserrat Caballero, blamed “organized crime groups,”Courtesy of the cartels “settle their debts with those who didn’t pay what they owe, not with families and hard-working citizens.”

The city was shut down Saturday night due to the violence, but Caballero reported that buses and van routes were back in service as of the evening. One person was wounded and 17 suspects were detained, according to the federal public safety department – seven in Tijuana, four in Rosarito, and another four in Mexicali.

Some of the people arrested were identified by authorities as being members of Jalisco’s cartel. This was linked to several shootings and arson incidents that occurred earlier in the week at shops located in Guanajuato and Jalisco.

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Nine people died in Ciudad Juarez on Thursday. This included four employees of MegaRadio who broadcast from an event at a pizzeria.

Two days prior, cartel gunmen set fire to vehicles and property in Jalisco and Guanajuato state, along with 25 Oxxo convenience stores, to protest the police’s efforts to capture a Jalisco cartel leader. 

Andres Manuel Lopez Ombrador President decried the violence, pleading with the Mexican cartels for their actions. “attacked the civilian, innocent population like a sort of revenge. It wasn’t just a clash between two groups, but it got to the point where they began to shoot civilians, innocent people. That is the most unfortunate thing in this affair.”

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