Mexican prison fight leaves 31 inmates dead
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Mexican prison fight leaves 31 inmates dead

Altamira : Mexico | Jan 04, 2012 at 8:36 PM PST
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Officials in Mexico say that 31 prisoners died as a result of a fight between rival gangs.

At least 13 others wounded during the fight which took place in the prison of Altamira in Tamaulipas state.

Correspondents say the rivalries between drug cartels in Mexico, fighting for control of smuggling routes into the U.S. border, often become evident also within prisons.

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