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.

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

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