U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Photo: U.S. Department of State



The grenade explosion at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Jalisco, late Friday, Nov. 30 — just hours before the swearing of Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) — may have been linked to local drug cartels, according to both Mexican and U.S. authorities.

The explosions of two grenades, which occurred about 7:30 p.m., when the consulate offices were closed and no one was inside, is currently being investigated by officials from both governments.

Sources involved in the investigation have said that the attacks may be linked to videos broadcast a week earlier showing a Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) hitman being interrogate.

The hitman allegedly stated that he had orders to attack U.S. diplomatic offices in Mexico (either the embassy or consulate offices) from CJNG kingpin Rubén “El Mencho” Oseguera González, who is wanted by police in both the United States and Mexico for illicit drug-trafficking.

No serious damages resulted from the attack, but, for now, the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara remains closed to the public.


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