Mexican Gangs Go on Rampage, Challenging President’s Security Strategy
Cartel members burn vehicles and businesses, block roads and fight security forces in different cities
MEXICO CITY—Gunmen from some of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels rampaged through several cities, burning cars and buses and firing on troops, leaving residents homebound and businesses closed this past weekend in Tijuana, one of the country’s largest cities.
The outburst of seemingly unrelated violence in at least four states over several days last week reinforced how powerful organized crime groups that control swaths of the country continue to challenge Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s strategy to address what he says are the economic roots of the problem.
Source: The Wall Street Journal