A shootout between Mexican security forces and suspected gang members has left 14 people dead.
Some 100 soldiers, marines and police in Xalapa, in the eastern state of Veracruz, had surrounded a house that, it was thought, was being used as a safe house by a gang, officials say.
The occupants opened fire and a six-hour gun battle followed.
Police say Xalapa had so far been spared the gang violence which has afflicted some other Mexican cities.
This is why we need a border fence.
Of course, the other day, the administration cancelled the border fence.