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Mexican clerics killed by gunmen; drug gangs suspected

June 16, 2009

A Mexican priest and 2 seminarians were killed by gunmen who flagged down their car on a road near Acapulco. Although police have not identified suspects in the case, Church officials strongly suspect local drug traffickers. Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco of Acapulco said that rivalries between drug gangs has broken down the rule of law, leaving the region to face "the law of the jungle, the law of the revolver, of the gun."

 


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