Nov 11, 2011

Mexico Politics: Top Mexican Official Among 8 Dead in Helicopter Crash " A helicopter carrying Mexico’s second most powerful official and seven other passengers crashed in fog on Friday and the government said all aboard were killed. There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash, which shocked Mexico and could signal a severe blow to the country’s battle against a drug-and-crime scourge that has shaped President Felipe Calderón’s years in office.

No evidence of foul play was revealed. Reporters in the area said it was swarming with federal police and there were early reports of fog in the area. But that did not keep one Twitter in Merida to declare “For sure it was not an accident.”" read more

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