In Ocotlan, Jalisco, locals called the government's raid of a cartel-controlled ranch a "massacre." Authorities hit the airwaves to deny the claims, but troubling inconsistencies hover over the case.
'My skin goes cold when I see a pickup or heavy traffic,' says one resident of the state that has seen a dramatic spike in crime and violence since the emergence of the Jalisco New Generation cartel.
Not even Mexico's famous tequila industry is immune to extortion and intimidation linked to the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion. On March 19, the group carried out another ambush on state forces, leaving 11 dead.