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US seeks to limit damage from Texas execution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is working to limit the diplomatic fallout after Texas executed a Mexican national over Washington’s objections that it violated U.S. treaty obligations and put U.S. citizens abroad at risk. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “quite disappointed” on Thursday after Texas went ahead with…

UN agency calls on Rick Perry to commute death sentence of Mexican man

GENEVA — The UN human rights office called Friday on the US state of Texas to spare the life of a Mexican death row inmate convicted of rape and murder, as there were questions about whether he had a fair trial. Humberto Leal Garcia, 38, is scheduled to die in…

Small plane full of cocaine crashes in New Mexico lake

SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) – A small planed loaded with bundles of cocaine crashed into a lake in northern New Mexico on Sunday morning, apparently killing all on board, according to the New Mexico State Police. Police Lieutenant Eric Garciasaid the number of people aboard the aircraft was not immediately…

Nogales, Ariz., mayor arrested on bribery charges

Arizona attorney general announces arrest of Nogales mayor on bribery, other charges The mayor of Nogales was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering, Arizona’s attorney general said. Mayor Octavio Garcia Von Borstel, 29, was taken into custody at his office at Nogales City Hall.…

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