Police on Wednesday found the body of Edelmiro Cavazos, the mayor of Santiago, days after he was abducted by suspected members of a drug cartel. Officials said Cavazos was probably targeted for his efforts to tackle police corruption.
REUTERS - Security forces found the body of a slain mayor on Wednesday near Mexico's richest city, days after he was abducted by hitmen in the latest attack on a public official by increasingly bold drug cartels.
President Felipe Calderon, who has staked his presidency on a faltering drug war, condemned the "cowardly assassination" of Edelmiro Cavazos, the mayor of a town on the outskirts of Monterrey, an industrial center with close U.S. business ties.
Date created : 2010-08-19