15 May 2007

Mexico vacation checklist

Bring suntan lotion AND kevlar...

-- MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen fatally shot a high-ranking intelligence official as he was on his way to work at the Attorney General's Office on Monday, officials said.

Drug gangs have increased their attacks in recent weeks, opening fire on police and soldiers in response to President Felipe Calderon's nationwide crackdown on organized crime.

Calderon's government has sent more than 24,000 soldiers to areas plagued by drug violence.

More dead Mexican cops...
Four police officers have been killed and several other people abducted in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

A group of about 40 armed men entered the town of Cananea near the US border and kidnapped the policemen from their patrol cars, reports said.

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