Apr 19, 2012

Mexican army detains Gulf coast mayor with drug suspects

The Washington Post: Mexico’s army says troops have detained a small-town mayor in the company of heavily armed drug cartel gunmen, leaving the ruling party officials scrambling to distance themselves from a man who had run for office on their ticket.

The Defense Department said late Wednesday that soldiers detained Chinameca Mayor Martin Padua on Tuesday along with five alleged members of the Zetas drug cartel carrying rifles and hand grenades. read more

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