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  1. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50092641 El Chapo: Mexican police free drug lord's son as Culiacán battle erupts Heavy fighting broke out in northern Mexico on Thursday after security forces detained a son of the jailed drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. Fighting raged for several hours after Ovidio Guzmán López was found during a routine patrol in the city of Culiacán. Footage showed heavily-armed men firing on police, with cars, bodies and burning barricades strewn in the road. Police withdrew without Mr Guzmán in their custody to avoid further violence, officials said. How Mexico's drug kingpin fell victim to his own legend El Chapo: Five things to know Shocking allegations in 'El Chapo' trial Mexico's security minister, Alfonso Durazo, told Reuters news agency that a patrol of National Guard militarised police came under intense fire from outside the house where they had located Mr Guzmán, forcing them to retreat from the building for their own safety and "to recover calm in the city". A lawyer for the Guzmán family told the Associated Press, "Ovidio is alive and free." Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he would hold a meeting of his security cabinet to discuss the incident.
  2. https://www.businessinsider.com/latin-america-is-the-worlds-most-violent-region-crime-2019-9?r=US&IR=T 400 murders a day: 10 reasons why Latin America is the world's most violent place Outside of active war zones, Latin America is the world's most violent region, despite some variations among countries there. No single thing explains why there's so much bloodshed, but there are several factors common throughout the region. Latin America is home to about 8% of the world's population but has about one-third of its homicides — in 2016, that meant some 400 homicides a day, or roughly 146,000 a year. But the bloodshed is not evenly distributed. .......
  3. Let's stay on topic people, otherwise the thread could be closed. The topic is "Expats in Thailand considering moving to Latin America prompted by Thai visa changes", and NOT the silly straw man argument, "do lots of Americans travel to Mexico?". With so many American cities such as El Paso and San Diego right on the border, obviously plenty of people go, even driving across for the day.
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