"Multiple press agencies reported eyewitness accounts of Valencia screaming moments before jumping to his death that he did not want to return to Mexico and that he was going to kill himself."
Valencia was reported to have spent years working as a gardener in California to support his three children in Mexico.
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dominated by the drug cartels. A new wave of violence has hit
Sinaloa in recent weeks. Over a two-day span in early
February, 12 lives were taken and nearly 150 schools were
closed as a result. The violence is possibly related to a
recalibration of power within the state after Joaquín “El
Chapo” Guzmán of the Sinaloa Cartel was arrested last
month and extradited to the US. Two of his sons suffered
injuries in early February after assassination attempts. Many
who have emigrated from the region cite fleeing violence as
their primary motive.
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