Within recent several years Mexico faced a wave of violence caused by clashes between drug cartels struggling for control over the transit of cocaine to the United States.
#LOÚLTIMO Ataques simultáneos de grupos armados a bares en Monterrey dejan al menos 4 muertos y 7 heridos. Se reportan ataques en el Woman Mens Club, bar Mansao, La Junta, Tolo's y Los Rieles de Fleteros. pic.twitter.com/iY6Paidk6r— EL NORTE (@elnorte) 18 августа 2018 г.
Since the beginning of 2018, almost 16,000 people have been killed in Mexico, which is 18 percent more than in the same period of 2017.
Over the past months, Mexico has also seen a number of cases of attacks on local mayors and politicians. In one of the recent cases earlier in July, two politicians from the young Morena party founded by Mexico’s leftist president-elect were killed were shot dead.