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  • Mexican army: Zetas leaders ordered killing of 49

    05/21/2012 4:13:16 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2012
    MEXICO CITY — The army charged Monday that the top leaders of the hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel ordered underlings to leave 49 mutilated bodies in a northern Mexico town square, then had banners hung around the country denying responsibility in an effort to have their enemies blamed for the massacre. The allegation came during a news conference to present the alleged Zetas local leader detained in the killings, Daniel Jesus Elizondo Ramirez. He allegedly got orders from Zetas leaders Miguel-Angel Trevino Morales and Heriberto Lazcano to dump the bodies in the town square of Cadereyta in the border state of...
  • The Tail Of The Snake - Ecuador's Instability May Spread

    04/25/2005 11:02:19 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 631+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 26, 2005 | Staff
    Latin America: The past week's high political turmoil in Ecuador is about more than oil or bananas. It's about a terrifying descent into instability that could hit every country in the hemisphere. The turmoil in the tiny South American country shows no sign of ending. Another president was thrown out — the third in a decade. His successor is widely regarded as an ignorant weakling. And no one thinks he's going to last. After all, Ecuador has had seven presidents since 1995. Maybe that's why Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice turned her attention from a milestone NATO treaty signing in...