Mexican drug violence continues

At least 35
people have been killed in attacks in two Mexican cities, as violence grows
amid a turf war between rival drug gangs.

Nineteen men
were killed and four wounded on Thursday when more than 30 gunmen burst into
the Faith and Life drug rehabilitation centre in the northern city of Chihuahua, about 210 miles south of Ciudad
Juarez and the border with El
Paso, Texas, police
said.

On Saturday,
14 men and two women were found dead in different parts of Ciudad Madero, in the north-eastern state of
Tamaulipas. Authorities had earlier said that 20 people were killed, but reduced
that figure to 16.

Volence has
increased this year in Tamaulipas amid a turf battle between the Gulf drug
cartel and its former ally, the Zetas gang.

The massacres
come only weeks after authorities discovered 55 bodies in an abandoned silver
mine, believed to be victims of Mexico’s
drug violence.