In Mexico, rising 'mass crime' defies security forces
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TENANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Whoever wins Sunday's presidential election will have to face not only Mexico's drug cartels, but a new kind of crime involving whole neighborhoods defying police and military personnel.

It was on display in the Jalisco state town of Ciudad Guzman — a stronghold of the Jalisco New Generation cartel — in early June, when a crowd of men and women gathered around two pickups carrying armed Mexican marines.

They taunted the troops, throwing rocks and water bottles at them and kicking one repeatedly as he was helped away by two comrades.


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