Thursday Apr 10
Police Arrest Mayor for Ties to Gang in Southern Mexico
The mayor of Cuetzala del Progreso, a town of 9,000 in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, was arrested for allegedly having ties to a criminal organization, officials said Wednesday.
Mexican Politician Calls Sex Scandal a Smear Campaign
The high-level member of Mexico's governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, caught up in a sex scandal said Thursday someone tried to blackmail him and the allegations against him were the product of a "media campaign."
Jesus Zambrano to Continue as Chair of Mexico's PRD Political Party
Jesus Zambrano will serve another term as chairman of Mexico's leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, party officials said.
Mexico to Decriminalize Marijuana
Lawmakers from Mexico's left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution introduced legislation last week to decriminalize cannabis in an effort to curb cartel violence.