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24 Die in Drug Violence in Mexican Resort

Violent outbreak as spring break travelers descend on Acapulco

(Newser) - A series of shootings killed 24 people yesterday in the Mexican state that holds the resort city of Acapulco, even as thousands were arriving for spring break. Two decapitated men were found on a scenic road packed with nightclubs, while another was found shot to death on the edge of... More »

Police Chief's Daughter Gunned Down in Mexico

Heavily armed men in two trucks opened fire on his home

(Newser) - Gunmen opened fire on a police chief's house in southern Mexico, killing his 23-year-old daughter and a bodyguard and wounding three others, police said yesterday. Anacleto Flores Valle, the chief of police in the Pacific coast town of Petatlan, was uninjured when heavily armed men in two trucks opened fire... More »

Hooded Gunmen Kill 13 at Mexican Ranch

Drug violence toll tops 15,000 in 2 years

(Newser) - Hooded gunmen stormed a southern Mexico ranch last night and shot dead the owner, his three sons, four others and five police officers who battled the attackers. Investigators believe the tragedy was linked to drug cartels. The shootings follow the death of 19 people in Tamulipas county in the last... More »

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