Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

October 23, 2014 5:11 AM

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MEXICO CITY: Officials said on Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the US heroin market.

The statements painted the fullest picture yet of the control that is exercised by gangs over a broad swath of Mexico's hot lands in Guerrero state. The Guerreros Unidos cartel's deep connections with local officials in the city of Iguala came to a head Sept 26 when the mayor ordered municipal polic...

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