Oct 5, 2012

Mexico deploys forces after murder of politician’s son near border with US

AP: CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico — The Mexican government dispatched troops, federal police and criminal investigators to a violence-torn state on the U.S. border on Thursday after the assassination of the governor’s nephew sent tremors through one of Coahuila’s most powerful political families.

Jose Eduardo Moreira, a 25-year-old state employee, was found shot to death Wednesday night on a rural road outside the town of Ciudad Acuna, across the border from Del Rio, Texas. The victim’s father, Humberto, was the state’s previous governor and also served as head of the party that won this year’s presidential elections, though he was forced out last year amid accusations of mismanaging Coahuila’s finances. Read more.

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