Attack In Central Mexico Raises Concerns; President Blames Local Authority

By Rodrigo Cervantes
Published: Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 3:35pm
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MEXICO CITY — In central Mexico, shooters killed at least 26 people on Wednesday. Drug-related violence has escalated in the region, and the Mexican president says local authorities are the ones to blame. 

Irapuato is a city located in the state of Guanajuato, a hub for many automakers in Mexico. 

But the region has also become a disputed area among drug cartels.

On Wednesday, an armed group attacked a facility registered as a rehab center. It’s the second attack in Irapuato in a month and one of the largest massacres in Mexico during the Andrés Manuel López Obrador administration.

Since López Obrador took power in late 2018, violence has escalated in Mexico. Homicides hit a record-high last year.

And as Guanajuato’s governor promises to investigate the attacks, the president blames local authorities for the increase of violence from organized crime.

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