Inmates' relatives stand outside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said.Mexico's deadliest prison riot in many years broke out just six days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit another Mexican prison, in the border city of Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua state.The deadliest prison riot in recent memory also occurred in Nuevo Leon, in February 2012, when members of the Zetas murdered 44 members of the Gulf Cartel at the overcrowded Apodaca federal prison. One month earlier, 31 inmates died in a brawl in the neighboring state of Tamaulipas.
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