/ Modified nov 1, 2019 3:34 p.m.

Wider repercussions stemming from spike in cartel violence

One expert described the recent the attacks as "unprecedented.'

During October, cartel-related violence in three Mexican states resulted in dozens of casualties including civilians, police officers and a National Guard soldier. Last month, federal law enforcement attempted to arrest the son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, triggering a counter attack led by Sinaloa cartel members that included blocking routes to the city and taking the families of soldiers hostage. Javier Osorio, an expert in cartel violence at the University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy, discussed how the attack could have wider implications for Mexico and the United States.

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