Mexico: Ex-governor of troubled Jalisco state shot dead

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    A former governor of the Mexican state of Jalisco has been shot dead early on Friday in the bathroom of a restaurant in the beach town of Puerto Vallarta.

    It’s the latest in a series of violent acts in a country already plagued by drug-related gang activity.

    Al Jazeera’s John Holman has more.

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    Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.

    Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.

    Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.

    Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.

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