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International News: Hundreds flee cartel turf battles in Michoacan, Mexico

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2023. 8:38 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: More than 700 people have fled their homes in rural villages due to gun battles between rival drug cartels.

According to the Associated Press, dozens are sleeping in a parish church in El Rosario while hundreds more are sheltering with families.

They had to flee their homes and farms after violent gun battles along Michoacan’s Rio Grande, after bullets hit their homes.

The turf war is reportedly between the Jalisco drug cartel and local gangs for control of the area.

 

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