May 13, 2011

Whack-a-mole: Questions swirl around Mexico's top cop

Questions swirl around Mexico's top cop: "President Felipe Calderon has risen to the defense of his top law enforcement officer, portraying him as indispensable to Mexico's war on drug trafficking despite a surge of accusations against him, ranging from claims that he has staged raids for the news media to questions about how he could afford a mansion in one of the capital's most exclusive areas.

Secretary of Public Security Genaro Garcia Luna, a 42-year-old engineer, says he's not going anywhere as long as Calderon is in office. ...

After a demand for Garcia Luna's resignation drew raucous cheers from tens of thousands of people who were attending an anti-violence rally Sunday in Mexico City's main square, Calderon's office was quick to say that Garcia Luna would be staying at the top of his massive government department, which includes the 35,000-strong Federal Police."

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