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17 killed in Mexico birthday party massacre

Government says drug gang suspected in attack


At least 17 people were killed and 18 injured when gunmen opened fire at a birthday party in the Mexican city of Torreón on Sunday. Witnesses told local media the gunmen were traveling in a convoy of eight cars and fired indiscriminately into the crowd when the attack started at 1:30 a.m. before escaping. The government said the attack appeared to be the work of a drug gang, but officials had not determined the official motive for the attack as of late Sunday. Among the dead was the birthday honoree, a man whose name was only given as Mota by the local media. Mota is the Mexican slang word for marijuana. Torreón, in the state of Coahuila, which borders Texas, has become a battleground in Mexican president Felipe Calderón’s drug war as a transit point to the United States. Nearly 25,000 people have been killed since Calderón began his war on drug gangs in December 2006.

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17 killed in Mexico birthday party massacre

  1. 25,000 killed in the war in less than four years and the President of the United States attacks the people of Arizona who are trying to protect themselves.

    At the moment it's politically popular with the media and US gov't to keep the war and exploitation of people going strong, 'progressives' don't want to stop any of this, however, if they change their minds and don't feel like exploiting Mexicans any more then Canada may have a huge problem on its hands when illegals in the US decide to flee to Canada.

    • The people of Arizona are not protecting themselves! I am in the military and have many hispanic friends who are american citizens and seving there contry. Arizona wants to be alowwed to jail them due to the fact they left there wallet at home. How sad is that??

    • What does the President have to do with Arizona’s Governor signing the Immigration law? Dont blame him, they’re fighting that law. And for your information, Arizona averages 7 kidnapping a week, most of the people involved are illeagals

  2. wew, that was horrible..
    i can't imagine that..