News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Fri. June 17, 2011: Thirty-three people were killed in a space of 24 hours as gang violence continues to erupt in Mexico.
The 33, according to cops, were killed in Mexico’s industrial capital, Monterrey. Two of the victims included bodyguards of the governor of Nuevo Leon, Rodrigo Medina.
The bodies of the remaining victims were found dumped in various parts of the city and, in some cases, hanged from bridges.
Security officials in Nuevo Leon, where Monterrey is located, said most of those killed had links to the country’s drug cartels.
According to the authorities, five presumed gang members were killed in a battle with the army and 10 people died in a confrontation between rival gangs.
Medina has said the threats would not stop his determination to beat organized crime in the area.