NYT Mexico Brief: 20 Killed in Shootouts

"Twenty people were killed Friday in multiple shootouts in two states, law enforcement officials said. In Michoacán, 14 bodies were found in three different locations. Of these, 10 people died in the city of Pátzcuaro after a confrontation with soldiers patrolling the area. Michoacán has been beset by violence in recent years, much of it attributed to the Familia drug cartel, and recently the cartel’s turf war with a splinter group called the Knights Templar. In the border state of Sinaloa, a confrontation between members of an organized crime gang on a highway left six people dead, three of them unarmed civilians." Link to article.

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