One commenter remarks: “If only they could escape and make it to California where they would be safe.”
The death toll from a major prison riot in northeast Mexico has risen to 16, authorities said Wednesday.
Unrest at the prison in Cadereyta in Nuevo Leon state broke out on Tuesday morning and was put down, but flared again later as inmates started fires that sent up huge columns of black smoke.
One prisoner died in the blaze. Prisoners then took three guards hostage, and when talks with them went nowhere, security forces were sent in.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Mexico (MX) is estimated to have a population of 122.3 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 8.8 million.