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The abyss Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:25 PM
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Gunbattle kills 11 in western Mexican town
Source: yahoo/AP

By ALEXANDRA OLSON, Associated Press Alexandra Olson, Associated Press 2 hrs 25 mins ago

MEXICO CITY A gunbattle between rival gangs killed 11 people during a Virgin of Guadalupe celebration in a western Mexican town, authorities said Saturday.

Armed men arrived in three cars and opened fire on another group of gunmen in the main plaza of Tecalitlan just as a crowd was gathering Friday night, the Jalisco state attorney general's office said in a statement. One of the gunmen hurled a grenade.

Eight men were killed at the scene and two others died at a hospital, the office said.

Another man, the brother of one of those killed in the plaza, was found shot to death next to a car on the highway just outside the small town, the statement said.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/lt_drug_war_mexico
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:52 PM
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1. This is news? nt
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:58 AM
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5. Yes, certain dates like the holy day of the virgin of Guadalupe
La Guadalupana (no it is not in the secular calendar) have been traditionally respected.

This is an escalation.
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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:01 PM
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2. horrifying (n/t)
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:02 PM
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3. Mad Max. nt
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:38 AM
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4. These people are totally amoral.
The Cosa Nostra would never have tolerated such behavior.
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