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Mexico Casino Attack May Be Linked to Corruption

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The investigation into a deadly arson attack on a Mexico casino has taken a new turn after surveillance photos and videos surfaced showing the local mayor’s brother accepting wads of cash at a casino just days before the attack. Mexican newspapers and websites published the images Wednesday. They show Manuel Jonas Larrazabal, the brother of […]

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Ash Spews From Mexican Volcano

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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A volcano south of Mexico City spewed ash more than one kilometer into the air four times Tuesday. The Mexican national disaster prevention agency says the ash from the Popocatepetl volcano could fall over Mexico City early Wednesday. The disaster agency is encouraging residents to stay a minimum of 12 kilometers from the crater. There […]

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At Least 12 People Involved in Mexico Casino Arson Attack

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities are seeking seven more suspects in an arson attack that left 52 people dead at a casino in the northern state of Nuevo Leon. Officials said they are seeking additional suspects on Tuesday, as five people already in custody were presented to the news media. Authorities say the five are alleged members of […]

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US Names New Weapons Agency Chief After Mexican Guns Scandal

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have named a new chief for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives following investigations into the agency’s flawed operation aimed at tracking guns flowing to Mexican drug cartels. The Justice Department announced the changes Tuesday, saying B. Todd Jones, a federal prosecutor in the northern state of Minnesota, is replacing Kenneth […]

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7 More Suspects Sought in Mexico Casino Arson

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say they are seeking seven more suspects in an arson attack that left 52 people dead at a casino in the northern state of Nuevo Leon. Officials made the remark Tuesday as five others in custody were presented to the news media. Authorities say the five are alleged members of the Zetas drug […]

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Mass Grave Found in Northern Mexico

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mexico announced Monday a mass grave containing seven bodies was located near the northern Mexican town of Guachochi, in Chihuahua. The state prosecutor said the grave was located late Friday. The victims include six men and one woman. All seven victims’ hands were bound behind their backs. Authorities say six of the deceased […]

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Mexican Police Arrest 5 in Casino Arson Attack

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Mexican official says police have arrested five suspects in an arson attack on a casino in northern Mexico that killed 52 people last week. Nuevo Leon state Governor Rodrigo Medina said Monday the five suspects are thought to be members of the Zetas drug cartel, one of the most violent in Mexico. He said […]

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Mexican Charged in US Consulate Murders Extradited to US

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department says one of the accused killers in the March 2010 killings of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico has been extradited to the United States. U.S. authorities say Miguel Angel Nevarez appeared before a U.S. judge Friday in El Paso, Texas – just across the […]

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Mexico in Mourning After Dozens Killed in Casino Attack

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon has declared three days of mourning after more than 50 people were killed when suspected drug cartel gunmen set fire to a casino in northern Mexico. Mr. Calderon condemned the violence as barbaric and said it was the worst attack on innocent civilians in Mexico in a long time. He described […]

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Mexico in Mourning After Dozens Killed in Casino Attack

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon has declared three days of mourning after more than 50 people were killed when suspected drug cartel gunmen set fire to a casino in northern Mexico. Mr. Calderon condemned the violence as barbaric and said it was the worst attack on innocent civilians in Mexico in a long time. He described […]

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