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Thursday, May 19, 2011

9 Die in Durango Prison Gunfight


Nine inmates were killed and 10 others wounded in a gunfight inside a prison in the northern Mexican state of Durango, an official told Efe Thursday.
The initial death toll was eight, but a ninth person died overnight, a spokesman for the state Public Safety Office said.

All state and federal security forces were put on alert at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday after shots were heard from inside the prison in Durango city, the state capital, according to a statement from the Public Safety Office.

The battle at the prison follows the discovery since early last month of 218 bodies buried in clandestine graves at various locations in the city.
Media accounts suggest those deaths are related to turf wars among rival drug cartels.

In a meeting two days ago, President Felipe Calderon promised Durango Gov. Jorge Herrera Caldera "all the support necessary" in the "struggle for security."
The president also vowed to press "the investigations aimed at bringing to justice those responsible for the deaths of people found recently in clandestine graves."

Durango, which with neighboring Chihuahua and Sinaloa states makes up Mexico's "golden triangle" of marijuana and opium poppies, is among the suspected hiding places of fugitive Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, who escaped from a maximum-security prison in early 2001.


  1. Love it! Gunfight "inside the prison"! Only in Mexico, where the guards are as corrupt as the inmates can a gun be smuggled into the prison.

  2. You Have Got To Love Mexico, Joke of the Western Hemosphere, Gunfight in the prison, you have to wonder was it over DRUGS,WHORES,TEQUILA,GAMBLING,WHICH TV PROGRAM TO WATCH, WHO GOT OUT OF PRISON THAT DAY TO GO MURDER PEOPLE. What a deal,What a Country. Well Maby in 20 Years Mexico will Evolve into a Legitimate Nation.

  3. Have you been to Mexico? That's what I thought pussy.

  4. The gun fight was over a pair of boots...

    Seriously, this encapsulates what is wrong with Mexico... A gunfight in the prison? Are you kidding me? Only in Mexico...

    When are we going to see Chapos or Lazcas or Z40s or Coss's head on a stick? ONLY then will people begin to believe that Mexico is doing anything to stop this nonsense in Mexico... These are things of an uncivilized country...

  5. I just don`t get the Mexican culture. The Machismo, you owe me everything type outlook. How about................GET A JOB, and NO a Narco isn`t a job. It`s a terrorist.

  6. Thats the consequence for have no death sentence!!They dont take the law seriously!


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