Los Zetas cartel leader dies in coronavirus in Mexico

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The leader of the ‘Los Zetas’ cartel, Moisés Escamilla May, has died of respiratory problems caused by Covid-19 in the federal prison of Puente Grande, in the state of Jalisco, in western Mexico.

The prison authorities have reported his death this Sunday, after almost a week ago he entered the prison hospital center for respiratory problems. Two days later, on May 8, Escamilla, 45, died.

Also known as ‘El Gordo May’, Escamilla had been serving a sentence of more than eleven years for the beheading of twelve people in the city of Cancun, and as the authorities have recounted, at that time he had not suffered illnesses.

The last part offered by the Ministry of Health of Jalisco, the Mexican newspaper ‘El Universal’ has pointed out, has shown up to 74 cases of contagion by Covid-19 within the Puente Grande prison, most of them asymptomatic who have not needed be hospitalized.

For his part, the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion of Mexico, Hugo López-Gatell, has reported this Sunday an increase of 112 deaths from the new coronavirus, bringing the total to 3,465. The number of positive cases is 35,022, which represents an increase of 4.7 percent compared to the previous day.

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