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While the banner was not completely legible, it bore the initials of the notoriously violent Jalisco drug cartel and mentioned the Viagras, a rival gang. Hope added.
In one particularly brazen attack in May, a convoy of pickups and S. The state attorney general said the killings discovered Thursday appeared to be part of a turf war. For years, Mexican cartels had seemed loath to draw attention to themselves with mass public displays of bodies.
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Instead, the gangs went to great lengths to hide bodies, by creating clandestine burial pits or dissolving corpses in caustic chemicals. But the Jalisco gang, which has gained a reputation for directly challenging the authorities, appears to have returned to showy killings as a way to intimidate rivals.
In , the then-smaller Jalisco cartel dumped 35 bodies on an expressway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. In , the Zetas drug cartel dumped 49 decapitated bodies on a highway in northern Mexico, and that same year they strung nine bodies from an overpass and left 14 severed heads near the city hall.
Erupting from a cornfield in February , the volcano has been called one of the seven natural wonders of the world. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us!
Subscribe for fascinating stories connecting the past to the present. The city has Today, the state is famous for its beautiful beaches and Carnaval, an annual celebration featuring music, dance and spectacular parades.
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Guanajuato, the birthplace of famed muralist Diego Rivera, is also the site of Alhondiga de Ganaditas, a former town granary that became a revolutionary symbol after the heads of insurrectionists Hidalgo, Allende, Aldama and Jimenez were posted at the four corners of the Because the western part of the state is mostly desert, most Coahuilans live in the cool, moist eastern highlands. Because of the wine production in the area, the city of Parras de la Named after the numerous hot springs in the area, Aguascalientes, one of the smallest Mexican states, is also known as a manufacturing center and for its table wines, brandy, aguardiente and other fruit liquors.
Despite its small size, Aguascalientes boasts a rich culinary On September 16, , a progressive priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became the father of Mexican independence with a historic proclamation urging his fellow Mexicans to take up arms against the Spanish government. Puebla is also the home of Mole Poblano, a traditional Mexican dish. Because it was relatively isolated from the rest of Mexico until recently, the state developed its own unique culture.
Today, service-based companies account for about This Day In History. The buildings pictured in the remaining sections represent industry and culture, and the star-studded border symbolizes the sky and the sea.
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Throughout the city, lovely plazas, gardens and atriums accentuate the splendid architectural designs. We will bequeath social justice. Five protected areas in the state serve as winter homes for the butterflies. Struggle for Mexican Independence. Deconstructing History: Alamo. Cesar Chavez.