The porros are/were very real. They were/are involved in many unsavory activities that, no doubt, continue today. The papers call the killings a" cleaning operation." Maybe these guys knew too much and with the government changing next month, it was time for them to go. Or it could have been revenge. Sounds like they might have had a long list of people that wanted a piece of them.
Here is the latest from AP:
Two alleged leaders of a university student gang were shot to death Friday by gunmen on a motorcycle in the tourist zone of Mexico's colonial city of Oaxaca.
The killings occurred in front of the former convent of Santo Domingo, a popular tourist attraction in downtown Oaxaca.
The men's bodies lay on a sidewalk in front of the colonial-era building for some time after the attack. The gunmen fled and have not been identified.
Unidentified assailants wounded another prominent member of the gang Friday, but did not kill him.
The gang was accused of attacking anti-government protesters in 2006.
Oaxaca has largely been spared drug violence plaguing much of Mexico, but suffered anti-government political unrest in 2006.