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Mexico mayor's slaying seen as gang threat

The drug gang slaying of a prominent mayor has sent shudders of fear through Mexico’s political elite, observers say. While the vast majority of the more than 3,000 people killed this year in the wake of Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s crackdown on traffickers have been either drug cartel members or police fighting them, the weekend slaying of Ixtapan de la Sal Mayor Salvador Vergara Cruz has caused panic among officials, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.Full_Story

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