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Former Mexican Governor Arrested

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities have arrested the former governor of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Prosecutors say Pablo Salazar, who governed Chiapas from 2000 to 2006, was arrested Tuesday at Cancun airport. He is accused of stealing government funds meant to be used for hurricane cleanup. Salazar is linked to the longtime ruling party, PRI. On Saturday, […]

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Police in Mexico Seize Armored Drug Trucks

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mexico have seized two homemade armored freight trucks believed to be altered for local drug cartels during a raid and shootout in a warehouse in the northern state of Tamaulipas. Two suspected drug traffickers were killed during the raid in the town of Camargo. Authorities say the tanks – dubbed “monster trucks” by […]

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Mexican Officials: Former Tijuana Mayor Arrested over Weapons

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican officials say a former mayor of the city of Tijuana has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal weapons. Law enforcement authorities told news outlets Saturday that Mexican troops raided Jorge Hank Rhon’s house, where they discovered dozens of weapons. Hank Rhon was mayor of Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, California, from […]

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Mexican Military Finds Huge Weapons Cache

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican soldiers have discovered a huge arsenal of weapons and ammunition buried in an underground chamber, apparently hidden by one of the country’s warring drug cartels. Authorities said they found more than 150 rifles and shotguns, 92,000 rounds of ammunition, four mortar shells, two rocket-propelled grenades and assorted other weaponry. The cache was found at […]

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