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The lessons of a shootout in Sinaloa

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2019
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THE GUN battles on the streets of the Mexican city of Culiacán was, once again, a tale of organised crime against the disorganised state. It started as an attempt by soldiers and other armed law enforcers to arrest a prized target: Ovidio Guzmán López, whose father, Joaquín (aka “El Chapo”), once ran the Sinaloa drug gang and is serving a life sentence in an American prison. Chapo Junior now leads one of the gang’s factions, along with his brother. But soon after the security forces nabbed him on October 17th,...

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