There was a big fight that left many dead on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Mexican authorities are currently in the process of investigating the situation. They believe the battle was between two to suspected gangs. There were 20 bodies left at the scene, 17 of which were burned. The incident occurred in a border town that is to close to where President Donald Trump was visiting today as a means to find support for the wall.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the president of Mexico, made a statement this morning. During his daily morning news conference, he was saying that initial information obtained said that the battle was between two groups. Also, that as they went on, they would have more information on the incident.
Fight In Mexico Leaves 20 Dead Near Border Of U.S.
Trump is on his way to the U.S. border that is in McAllen, Texas. He has made threats to declare a national emergency if Congress can’t meet his demands for billions of dollars to build the wall.
The reason for his demands is so that those without documents, criminals and illegal drugs can no longer come through the border. However, statistics show that illegal immigration is nowhere near as high as it was in the past 20 years. Also, many drugs come through the U.S. at legal ports of entry.
According to a Mexican security official, 20 bodies were found on Wednesday outside of Ciudad Miguel Aleman. The city is around 56 miles away from McAllen. There were five vehicles near the bodies that were also burned.
According to a separate official, there were 21 bodies on the site, dead.
Over time, Tamaulipas has become a state riddled with violence in Mexico. It is full of gangs fighting over drug control. Also, extortion rackets and the exploitation of migrants in the state.
Drug cartels have killed tens of thousands of people in Mexico.