Mexico Violence

Number 26685
Subject Mexico
Source Associated Press
Year 2014
Publication Date July 8, 2014, Sept. 18, 2014, Nov. 14, 2014, Dec. 15, 2014, Dec. 31, 2014, July 18, 2014, Oct. 21, 2014, Sept. 30, 2014, Sept. 27, 2014
Summary The June 30 press release from the Mexican Defense Secretary stated that military personnel had discovered a warehouse filled with armed men who opened fire on the troops. Soldiers repelled the attack, 22 “presumed aggressors” died – and just one soldier was wounded. The experienced Mexico staff of The Associated Press doubted the official story: 22 dead on one side, zero on the other seemed unlikely in a firefight. Correspondent Mark Stevenson set out for the warehouse in a remote area of the state of Mexico known to be rife with drug traffickers, and discovered evidence of a massacre. This series details what the AP investigation uncovered.
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Keywords defense secretary; soldiers; wounded; firefight; massacre
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