No Coke, no Pepsi: Bottlers leave southern Mexican city beseiged by crime

At the time, FEMSA complained of “a lack of rule of law and the prevalence of impunity” in the area, which has long been dominated by the Knights Templar cartel. The cartel, originally from the neighboring state of Michoacan, has splintered and the local affiliate has apparently formed an alliance with the local branch of the La Familia gang.