Nov 11, 2011

Drug War and Mexico Politics: Face of Mexico's drug war dies in chopper crash

CBS News: "The country's top Cabinet secretary, Francisco Blake Mora, a key figure in the Mexico's battle with drug cartels, died in a helicopter crash Friday with seven others, including the pilot, the government said.

The Presidency spokeswoman, Alejandra Sota, said authorities located the bodies of the secretary and seven others. They included Interior Undersecretary Felipe Zamora, said agency spokesman Jose Alfredo Garcia.

Blake Mora was traveling to a prosecutors' meeting in the neighboring state of Morelos when the helicopter went down in a mountainous area of Mexico state southeast of Mexico City. Officials said they did not immediately know the cause of the crash." read more

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