Thursday, August 10, 2017

Politics, Mexican-Style

It's a bad sign when these fights end up on tourist beaches. No one benefits. Blame the recent removal of El Chapo Guzmán, the world's greatest drug lord, who was able to keep things quiet in the past, but is now living in a U.S. jail. His sons Jesús and Iván are prime targets.

In August, 2016, Jesús was kidnapped from La Leche Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, and held for a week. He was held by Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which is a considerable surprise, since Jalisco New Generation and Sinaloa Cartels used to be frequent allies. Jalisco New Generation got angry for some reason. Kidnapping is the Mexican way, even if you don't want to hurt the victim, but just make them squirm.

Life for Los Hermanos Guzmán has continued to be tough. They were ambushed by their father's ally Dámaso López in February, 2017, and barely survived, probably only because they were in the heavily-armed company of one of Mexico's most-powerful drug lords, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada. Dámaso López was arrested in early May 2017.

Now this thing on the beach.

Politics, Mexican-style.
Three people were shot and killed and two others were wounded Sunday when gunmen opened fire at a popular Mexican beach resort that was crowded with tourists, officials said.

The gunmen attacked the group at the entrance to Playa Pamilla in the Los Cabos tourist region at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

Mexican and foreign tourists were sunbathing on the beach when the bullets started flying.

“We heard the shots and just ran to get somewhere safe. It was automatic weapons fire,” a tourist told the BBC.

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