War on drugs in Mexico – level 1

25-05-2015 07:00

There are gangs in Mexico. They kill many people. Police fight the gangs.

There is a gun battle. Forty-two gang members die. One police officer dies, too. This is a bloody battle.

The name of this gang is “Jalisco New Generation”. It is a drug cartel. It is powerful.

Difficult words: gang (a group of criminals), bloody (when a lot of people get very hurt), drug cartel (a criminal organisation which sells drugs and does bad things).

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