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At least 28 dead after brutal gang fight in Mexico prison  

Riot police line up outside a prison after a riot broke out at the maximum security wing in Acapulco, Mexico, on 6 July. At least 28 prisoners were killed in a brutal prison fight on Thursday in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco, in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country’s troubled penal system in recent years.

Acapulco is the biggest city in Guerrero, one of Mexico’s most lawless states and a center of opium poppy production that has been a major concern to US officials. The prison carnage was particularly embarrassing to Mexico as it came the same day John Kelly was visiting Guerrero. Read more HERE

Riot police line up outside a prison after a riot broke out at the maximum security wing in Acapulco, Mexico, on 6 July. At least 28 prisoners were killed in a brutal prison fight on Thursday in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco, in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country’s troubled penal system in recent years.

Acapulco is the biggest city in Guerrero, one of Mexico’s most lawless states and a center of opium poppy production that has been a major concern to US officials. The prison carnage was particularly embarrassing to Mexico as it came the same day John Kelly was visiting Guerrero. Read more HERE

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Published on 07/07/2017 @ 3:11 PM   | |