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At least eight people died in a shootout between Mexican federal police and suspected gang members in the troubled western state of Jalisco, a government official said on Tuesday. The gunfight took place on Monday in the municipality of Villa Purificacion, where members of the Jalisco New Generation (JNG) cartel shot down an army helicopter...
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Major travel companies say that bookings for Puerto Vallarta have held steady despite civil unrest that occurred in and around the city earlier this month, prompting three cruise lines to skip their calls to the city. Earlier in the week, officials met with cruise operators and released a statement that future cruises will continue as...
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The violence this past weekend in the state of Jalisco, most notable in the capital city of Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, were the actions of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). The CJNG formed in 2010 after federal forces killed Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, a leader of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, who at one time controlled...
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The Attorney General of Jalisco, Luis Carlos Najera, reports that the state is calm after a violent day on Friday in 25 municipalities. “There have not been any threats today,” the official said. He also clarified that while things are calm, the state is still in ‘Code Red’ awareness. On Friday, Jalisco experienced one of...
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The events that unfolded yesterday in Puerto Vallarta read like a horrifying attack on the city of Puerto Vallarta, and even the state of Jalisco, however the reality of the situation was less dire. This is not to downplay the significance of the attacks suspected to be carried out by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel,...
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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...
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At a press conference in Guadalajara, State Governor Aristotle Sandoval, stated that clashes and roadblocks throughout the state were carried out by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in retaliation for recent arrests of cartel members. The attacks were in Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and 17 other municipalities in the state and left seven dead and 15...
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Authorities in western Mexico are asking residents to stay at home as they scramble to extinguish burning vehicles blocking roads in various parts of Guadalajara. The prosecutor’s office in the western state of Jalisco used its Twitter account to ask residents of Guadalajara to remain calm Friday morning as authorities responded to the suspected blockades...
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The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country. U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organized criminal groups in various Mexican states....
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An attack on a police convoy in  the town of San Sebastián del Oestem, 70 km outside of Puerto Vallarta, killed 15 state police officers and wounded five, marking the deadliest single attack on police in Mexico in recent memory. The Monday ambush in a rural area of Jalisco left police vehicles burned and riddled...
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Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico’s leading tourism destinations, continues to attract international investors to its shores as tourism arrival continues its steady increase. With six properties opening up in the past 12 months, Puerto Vallarta is already looking into the next group of hotels to open on the shores of the Mexican Pacific Cost jewel....
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Another victim of city buses lost his life on Monday after having his head crushed by a bus. The driver of the bus fled the scene on foot leaving his bus in the 5 de Diciembre colony where the event took place. Locals said the man killed was known in the area as an alcoholic...
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Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country’s northern border with the U.S. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said at a news conference in Mexico City that the...
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Ten people were injured in southern Mexico after an attempt to attack the Coca-Cola company’s offices in the southern state of Guerrero. The violence occurred in the state capital of Chilpancingo late Wednesday. The Guerrero state government said protesters tried to attack the Coke offices “to damage the facilities.” It said the demonstrators, including teachers’...
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The state-owned petroleum giant Pemex paid $9 million in 2011 to have an oil rig towed halfway round the world, from the United Arab Emirates to the Gulf of Mexico. When government auditors looked at the contract, they turned up some problems. The rig had the wrong equipment for the assignment, according to a report...
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