Mexican villages arm children to fight cartels
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico — At least eight people, including a local radio host, died in a riot Thursday in Juárez, which burned down businesses and killed at least eight people, according to Mexican border city officials and witnesses. In the first incident, a prison riot left two inmates dead and four wounded, according to statements from prosecutors in the state of Chihuahua, including Ciudad Juarez. The cause was attributed to the Sinaloa Cartel. Its former leader, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is currently serving a life sentence in the United States.
Later in the day, he killed two women and wounded another in an attack at a grocery store in Juarez. The store and two other facilities were also set on fire.
Shot dead four radio station employees attending a promotional event outside a pizzeria.
According to eyewitnesses, an employee who came to the scene said the dead were the station presenter, the manager, and two of his other employees. identified as a member.
Maru Campos Governor of Chihuahua said on Twitter, "Ciudad is deeply sorry for the loss of life in this atrocity against his Juárez," calling for order in a city of 1.5 million people. It added that state and federal officials were deployed to restore Located across the border from El Paso, Texas.
The Juarez killings came just two days after similar riots broke out in eastern and central Jalisco and Guanajuato states.
After Thursday's killings, some areas of Juarez were left deserted, some universities canceled classes on Friday, and the local chamber of commerce told the government more to fight organized crime.
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