Published On: Mon, Aug 7th, 2017

Violence in Mexico: from one peninsula to the other

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Southeastern Mexico is not the only area where drug cartel related violence is on the rise.

Mexican officials declared that unidentified gunmen attacked a group at a beach in the Los Cabos tourist region at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Bullets killed three men and wounded two other people.

The prosecutor’s office for Baja California Sur state says the attack happened on Sunday August 6th, during the afternoon at the entrance to Playa Palmilla, a popular beach next to San Jose del Cabo. Its statement gives no motive.

Authorities say the beach was crowded with tourists, both Mexican and foreign, when the shooting started, and local police evacuated the area.

Baja California Sur has seen a surge in violence this year, though mostly outside tourist areas.

Analysts blame much of the bloodshed on fighting among factions in the Sinaloa drug cartel and also clashes with the rival Jalisco New Generation cartel.

Gunmen attack group at Los Cabos resort beach, killing 3 and wounding two (Photo: Debate)

Source: ABC News



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