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Mexican interior secretary killed in helicopter crash

Mexican Interior Secretary Francisco Blake Mora and seven others died in a helicopter crash near Mexico City on Friday, a government spokeswoman said Friday. “Unfortunately the interior secretary, his collaborators and thehelicopter crew were found dead,” a visibly shaken Alejandra Sotasaid. The helicopter carry Blake Mora — a key figure in Mexico’s drug war — had been…

Mexican social justice leader urges solidarity with ‘Occupy Wall St.’

LOS ANGELES — Speaking to the annual Drug Policy Alliance conference on Friday, Mexican poet and social justice leader Javier Sicilia blamed “the 1 percent” for the brutal cartel violence that has gripped his country, and urged drug reform activists to stand with “Occupy Wall Street” in criticizing America’s economic…

Mexico graves still hold 500 bodies: NGO

Some 500 bodies still remain to be uncovered from hidden graves in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, a non-governmental group told reporters on Tuesday. Isabel Miranda de Wallace said her NGO, which fights Mexico’s rampant kidnapping, had gathered data from a recent visit to San Fernando, a small town…

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