Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mayor of Mexican border town assassinated

The mayor of a Mexican town near the U.S. border was assassinated on Saturday. Federal police confirm that Guadalupe Distrito Bravos Mayor Jesus Manuel Lara Rodriguez was gunned down in neighboring Ciudad Juarez as he arrived at his home and was preparing to open the garage, a government spokesman said. Lara had recently moved to Ciudad Juarez because of security concerns in his own town about 30 miles to the southeast. Juarez — across the border from El Paso — is one of the areas most affected by drug-related violence in Mexico. Officials said the motive for the fatal shooting was not known and the suspects remained at large...more

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