Gunmen in a car fired on the three-car motorcade of José Reyes Baeza Terrazas, governor of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, as it stopped at an intersection in the state capital, Chihuahua City, late Feb. 22. Baeza insisted he wasn’t the target, saying the gunmen fired at guards who were trailing him at a distance of several meters. A bodyguard died in the shootout; two other bodyguards and an assailant were wounded. “There was never direct aggression against the governor,” Baeza told reporters. He declined to suggest a possible motive. The Prosecutor General of Republic is investigating the incident. (LAT, Feb. 24; El Universal, Feb. 23)
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