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17 Killed in Juárez, Mexico, Prison Break That Springs Cartel Leader

HeadlineJan 03, 2023

In Mexico, at least 17 people were killed after gunmen attacked a prison in the northern border city of Juárez Sunday. The Associated Press reports at least two dozen prisoners escaped, identified by local officials as members of a drug gang with ties to a powerful cartel. The drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero is reportedly among the escapees. Juárez, located across the border from El Paso, Texas, has been an epicenter of drug violence since the launch of the U.S.-backed war on drugs that has killed tens of thousands of people in Mexico.

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