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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NEWS & POLITICS - Mexico Today

The Navy revealed details about last Friday’s operation in which Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén, alias “Tony Tormenta,” the brother of the Gulf cartel leader, was killed… At a news conference Rear Admiral José Luis Vergara said the operation had been planned for six months, authorities were hot on his trail but he had escaped on three occasions in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, because his bodyguards, known as Los Escorpiones, had saved him…
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U.S. President Barack Obama called President Felipe Calderón to congratulate him on the operation in which 'Tony Tormenta' was killed… He reiterated his government’s pledge to help Mexico in the fight against organized crime.
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Hundreds of people gathered in the Morelia cathedral to pray for 18 Michoacán residents whose bodies were found in a clandestine grave in Guerrero, less than a month after being kidnapped by a commando in Acapulco…During mass, Morelia Archbishop Alberto Suárez Inda demanded justice from authorities and that those to blame be captured…
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An armed commando assassinated seven people and wounded another in Ciudad Juárez… The victims were at a gathering in Frida Kahlo neighborhood… In more violence in Ciudad Juárez, two municipal police agents, male and female, were assassinated in a shopping mall parking lot…
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The former head of public security in Morelos, Luis Ángel Cabeza de Vaca, was incarcerated in a prison in El Rincón, Nayarit, accused of links to the Beltrán Leyva cartel…
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Low temperatures were expected to continue in most of Mexico because of a cold mass of air created by cold front number seven… The Health Secretariat said that it had stockpiled medications and staff to face the increase in respiratory diseases because of freezing weather…
Source: http://www.mexicotodayblog.com/