Friday, May 27, 2011

At least 2,000 people have fled their homes in Michoacan state, in western Mexico, amid several days of fighting between gangs

The worst of the violence is centered on the town of Buenavista. Streets are deserted in some suburbs but in central areas witnesses reported bursts of automatic weapon fire. It is believed to be factional infighting within the La Familia cartel. At least three people are confirmed dead but a local newspaper journalist said that the rival gangs had removed their fallen comrades from the streets. A shelter has been set up for the displaced families from Buenavista.

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