Cartel battles stun once-peaceful state in central Mexico


Source: Yahoo! News

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The two most powerful drug cartels in the hemisphere are battling over the industrial and farming hub of central Mexico — a state that has attracted gangs for the same reason it has lured auto manufacturers: road and rail networks that lead straight to the U.S. border.

Guanajuato was long a relatively tranquil and well-heeled part of Mexico, a state famed for colonial tourist towns such as San Miguel de Allende, the annual Cervantes culture festival and sprawling factories building cars for the U.S. market.


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