Nayarit cancels final weeks of school year because of violence

Ney González Sánchez, the priista governor of Nayarit cancelled of the last three weeks of the school year because of growing gang violence in the state. He called on President Calderón to send the Army and Federal Police to the state to quell the violence that left 30 dead last weekend in the port city of Tepic. Predicting difficult days ahead, González Sánchez said, “The only thing we have in our favor is the Virgin of Guadalupe who always watches over us.”  (Universal 6/16)

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