The governor of Chihuahua, Jose Reyes Baeza Terrazas, was attacked on Feb. 22nd by gunmen opening fire on his convoy. Baeza was uninjured in the incident, while one bodyguard was killed, and two others plus an attacker were wounded. Baeza claims he was not the target of the attack and declined to propose a possible motive. The wounded gunman, an ex-soldier, is in custody at this time. This shooting has added to the violence in Chihuahua, where drug gangs challenge authority constantly.
Ken Ellingwood, 2/24/09