The Mexican government is analysing a video showing dozens of gunmen and armoured vehicles, apparently belonging to the powerful Jalisco drug cartel.
It seems to be a show of force before a visit by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to three states where the group has a stronghold.
Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Mexico City.
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In This Story: Mexico
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.