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April 06, 2011


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The grenade in Guadalajara was not lauched in a popular nightclub. Far from that, this nightclub is barely known in town, and one of the shareholders of this business is a politician which is why the nightclub was targeted.
I live in Guadalajara and people keep living their lives in a normal way. The grenade attacks are the consequences of the killing of Nacho Coronel (one of the Sinaloa Cartel lords) because there are groups like "the resistance", the "los zetas" and "la familia michoacana" who try to take advantage of the instability of the Sinaloa Cartel to gain control of more territory.
The probability to be caught in some of these events in Guadalajara is very insignificant: no lives of foreigners were claimed in that city for the time I have been living here (2 years).

It appears that things are heating up in Acapulco and in Nayarit. While the increasing number of killings may not be happening in the tourist hot spots, they must still be having some effect on tourism and the relative feelings of fear among those wishing to visit Mexico, not to mention the increased violence in formerly "quiet" Saltillo, Torreon and Zacatecas.

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