Mexican Mayor Assassinated

Just as US arrests 750 in crackdown on Mexican drug cartel
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2009 5:27 AM CST
Police officers drive past a burning police vehicle in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, yesterday. Gunmen opened fire and hurled grenades at a patrol car in the town, killing four officers.   (AP Photo/Felipe Salinas)
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(Newser) – The mayor of Vista Hermosa in Mexican President Felipe Calderon's home province was ambushed and killed by gunmen last night, CNN reports. The mayor, who survived an assassination attempt last week, is the second mayor in the province to be killed in eight months. The assassination came as US Attorney General Eric Holder announced that more than 750 suspects have been busted in a US crackdown on Mexican drug cartels.