At least 27 people were killed in an attack in the Mexican state of Veracruz when assailants apparently locked the doors and emergency exits of the popular Caballo Blanco bar and then set the building on fire.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador condemned the attack on Wednesday — and then suggested authorities might have been complicit. “This is the most inhuman thing possible,” López Obrador said. “It is regrettable that organized crime acts in this manner,” he said, before adding, “It is more regrettable that there may be collusion with authorities.”
Veracruz authorities said they are still searching for the attackers.
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