Civil War Continues In Mexico

You might want to think twice before lining up that vacation in Mexico.

From Bloomberg:

Sixteen gunmen and two soldiers were killed last night in a gun battle between the military and the men near the hotel district in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, the Secretary of National Defense said.

Nine more soldiers were injured in the shootout, which occurred when gunmen attacked the military after it acted on an anonymous tip, the ministry said in a statement. The military confiscated 49 guns, 13 grenades, two grenade launchers and eight vehicles after the battle, the statement said.

The gunmen were hiding in a house near the city’s strip of hotels, the Associated Press said. Four police officers from the state of Guerrero being held captive by the gunmen were found inside the house, according to reports from the Associated Press.

The civil war raging south of our border is probably one of the most under reported stories of the year. The longer it simmers the more serious the consequences may become.

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