Cartels fight a round with Mexican army...and win

For some time, I've been hearing about the cartels' firepower.  It makes sense because they have millions of dollars and there are many high-powered rifles on the black market. We saw it in the last 72 hours in Sinaloa, a Pacific coast state about 880 miles southwest of Dallas, Texas. This is from news reports: After being captured by Mexican forces, the Sinaloa cartel managed to wrest El Chappo's [sic] son free from government control with a stunning show of force complete with machine guns and rocket launchers. The events unfolded in the city of Culiacán on Thursday after troops captured the son of jailed drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo.  His son, Ovidio Guzmán Lopez, is one of many of the notorious kingpin's children who live in the area.  Another one of El Chapo's sons called up cartel members to begin a siege on Culiacán, according to the New York...(Read Full Post)
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