Friday, July 02, 2010

Five Mexican Governors Have Received Death Threats

The governors of five Mexican states have received death threats from organized crime groups, Tabasco Gov. Andres Granier Melo said. Granier Melo said he and the governors of Veracruz, Fidel Herrera; Tamaulipas, Eugenio Hernandez; Sinaloa, Jesus Alberto Aguilar; and Chihuahua, Jose Reyes Baeza, all members of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, “have (received) threats from criminals.” “The federal government has full knowledge” of the threats, Granier Melo said in a statement. The Tabasco governor attended the funeral Tuesday of Rodolfo Torre Cantu, who was running for the governorship of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas at the head of a coalition led by the PRI and was killed along with four other people by gunmen...more

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