On Thursday, Mexico's army said it had captured the alleged mastermind of the attack, Carlos Alberto Oliva, nicknamed "The Frog." Mr. Oliva is seen as the No. 3 leader of the Zetas, who have terrorized much of Mexico through murder, extortions and kidnappings." read more
The MexicoBlog of the Americas Program, a fiscally sponsored program of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), is written by Laura Carlsen. I monitor and analyze international press on Mexico, with a focus on security, immigration, human rights and social movements for peace and justice, from a feminist perspective. And sometimes I simply muse.
Oct 15, 2011
Mexico Corruption: Casino Arrests Stir Scandal in Mexico
WSJ.com: "A mounting corruption scandal related to illegal casinos is damaging President Felipe Calderón's conservative party, whose fight against organized crime has long been a central aim. The scandal stems from an attack on a Monterrey casino in late August by alleged members of the Zetas drug cartel, who set a gasoline-fueled fire that killed 52 casino visitors, including a pregnant woman.
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