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Hispanic Heritage Month: Mariachi in New Mexico


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Shootout at famed Mexico City mariachi plaza leaves five dead

Shootout at famed Mexico City mariachi plaza leaves five deadA shootout at a Mexico City plaza famed for its live music bars left three men and two women dead, officials said on Saturday, a day after gunmen said by witnesses to be dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire with rifles and pistols. Eight others, including one foreigner, were injured in the incident at the Plaza Garibaldi in the capital’s historic downtown, the city prosecutor’s office said in a statement, without disclosing identities of any of the victims. Four of the deceased victims ranged in age from 22 to 46 years old, officials said.



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Gunmen wearing mariachi garb kill 5, wound 8 in Mexico City

Gunmen wearing mariachi garb kill 5, wound 8 in Mexico CityMexicans heading into the weekend’s Independence Day celebrations were jolted by the brazen shooting,



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Five deaths in mariachi plaza shootout pose test for Mexico's new government

Five deaths in mariachi plaza shootout pose test for Mexico's new governmentAt Plaza Garibaldi in the capital’s historic downtown on Friday night, gunmen said by witnesses to be dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire with pistols and rifles, injuring eight and sending onlookers running and screaming. Homicides have surged since 2014 in Mexico City, an arts, food and culture hotspot for tourists from around the globe that has been spared much of the drug violence plaguing cartel strongholds, which has even hit resort towns Cancun, Los Cabos and Acapulco. The capital is on track to register a record number of homicides this year, and reversing that trend is part of incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s enormous challenge to stem crime and violence nationwide.



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