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Cancun Cops Probe Grisly Murders of 7

Strangled victims were 'independent drug dealers,' officials say

(Newser) - Police in the Mexican vacation hotspot of Cancun have arrested seven suspects after finding five men and two women murdered in a shack, Reuters reports. Six victims had been strangled to death and a seventh had been decapitated. "It looks like the victims were independent drug dealers without any... More »

After 24 Years, Most-Wanted Fugitive Caught in Cancun

Vincent Walters wanted for kidnapping, murder, and drug charges

(Newser) - One of the US Marshals' 15-most-wanted fugitives has been caught after 24 years on the lam—selling time-shares from a small booth at the Cancun airport, reports the LA Times . Vincent Legrend Walters had been living in Cancun under the name Oscar Rivera, working for a nearby resort's airport... More »

Hurricane Rina Guns for Cancun

Storm expected to hit Cancun, Cozumel

(Newser) - Authorities evacuated fishing communities on Mexico's resort-studded Caribbean coast and some tourists began to leave, as Hurricane Rina took aim at Cancun and Cozumel today. In Cancun's hotel zone, a string of pickup trucks hauled small boats and jet skis away from marinas, while workers at shopping malls... More »

Slain Survivor Exec's Wife Was Secretly Recording Him

She suspected Bruce Beresford-Redman's affair, wanted to leave him

(Newser) - Long before she was found dead in Cancun , Monica Beresford-Redman suspected husband Bruce’s affair. She went so far as to install a secret recording device in the Survivor producer’s car and follow him on a work trip to Costa Rica, extradition documents released today reveal. The documents paint... More »

Cancun Climate Talks: A Decent Step Forward

They seem to have gotten world negotiators back on track

(Newser) - The climate talks in Cancun are over, and the assessments seem to fall into the modest-but-better-than-expected range, mainly because they set the stage for future talks. Monsters and Critics has highlights here , including a goal by the nearly 200 participating nations to limit the rise in world temperatures to 2... More »

Island Nations Heat Up Climate Summit

But they don't expect big results in Cancun

(Newser) - Islands across the world are already feeling the burn of global warming, and they’re trying to get their voices heard at the climate change summit in Cancun, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 43 countries have banded together in an Alliance of Small Island States, which is voicing its... More »

Survivor Producer Busted in Wife's Murder

Bruce Beresford-Redman wanted in Mexico

(Newser) - Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman has been taken into custody, more than 5 months after Mexican authorities accused him of killing his wife and issued a warrant for his arrest. Beresford-Redman was arrested as a fugitive at his home in California, AP reports. He will appear in court in Los... More »

Mexico Hotel Blast Kills 6

Four Canadians and two Mexicans dead, 15 injured

(Newser) - A powerful explosion believed to have been caused by an accumulation of gas killed six people and injured 15 today at a resort hotel on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said. Four of the dead have been tentatively identified as Canadian tourists, including a nine-year boy, said an official. The blast... More »

Cancun Mayor Still Running for Governor—From Jail Cell

'Greg Is With You' billboards pepper resort town

(Newser) - Cancun mayor Gregorio Sanchez is determined to stay on the ballot—even if it means running for governor from jail. That's exactly where he sits these days, some 1,000 miles away from the resort city he has governed, after being arrested two weeks ago over alleged ties to two... More »

6 Bodies Found in Cancun Cave, 3 Without Hearts

Zetas cartel suspected after grisly find made near resort

(Newser) - Three of six corpses found in a cavern near Cancun yesterday had had their hearts ripped out, Mexican police say. "They were apparently tortured and their chests were opened to remove the hearts," said the official statement. The four men and two women have not been identified, AP... More »

Survivor Murder Suspect 'Incensed' at Arrest Warrant

Wife Monica 'was everything to us'

(Newser) - A Mexican judge issued a warrant yesterday for the arrest of Bruce Beresford-Redman, the Survivor producer suspected in the April 8 murder of his wife in Cancun. “Monica was the axis around which our whole family revolved,” says Beresford-Redman in his first public statement. “I am devastated... More »

Drug Cops Bust Cancun's Mayor

Gubernatorial candidate insists he's innocent

(Newser) - Mexico's drug war just got messier: Police have arrested Cancun's mayor for his alleged ties to organized crime. Gregorio Sánchez is a high-profile gubernatorial candidate whose arrest signals growing concern about the influence drug kingpins have on politicians, notes the Wall Street Journal . "Voters in Mexico are asking... More »

Survivor Exec Suspected in Wife's Murder Back in US

Beresford-Redman left Mexico sans passport

(Newser) - A former Survivor producer wanted for questioning in Mexico about his wife's death has returned to the United States, his lawyer said today. Bruce Beresford-Redman returned to Los Angeles County "to be with his children and attend to family and personal matters." The lawyer said Beresford-Redman, who has... More »

Mistress Emails Look Bad for Survivor Producer

Murder suspect expresses fury at wife

(Newser) - Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman is the only suspect in his wife's murder and emails obtained by Radar —which beat TMZ in a bidding war over the cache from "a close friend" of the dead woman—make him look even more suspicious. Beresford-Redman lashes out at wife Monica in... More »

Survivor Producer Was Having Affair

Victim's sister says Bruce Beresford-Redman's arm is scratched

(Newser) - Monica Beresford-Redman, the Survivor producer's wife who was found dead in Mexico yesterday, had recently learned her husband was having an affair. “I know he was having an affair, and she found out," Monica's sister tells Radar , adding that she believes Bruce Beresford-Redman, who is being questioned by... More »

Survivor Producer Detained in Wife's Death in Cancun

Bruce Beresford-Redman is a suspect in Mexico

(Newser) - A former producer of Survivor and Pimp My Ride has been detained in Mexico as a suspect in his wife's death. The body of Monica Beresford-Redman was found in a sewer today near the resort hotel in Cancun where she was staying with husband Bruce. A witness saw the couple... More »

Facebook Trips Up High-Living Fugitive

Alleged bank fraudster caught in Cancun

(Newser) - Fugitives of the world, take note: If you’re having the time of your life hanging out in Cancun, you probably shouldn’t brag about it on Facebook. And you definitely shouldn’t add an ex-Justice Department official as a friend. Take it from Maxi Sopo, a 26-year-old who had... More »

Spread of Swine Flu 'Unstoppable': WHO

(Newser) - World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan told a summit in Mexico today that, though most cases of swine flu were not deadly, the virus cannot be stopped, the BBC reports. “With well over 100 countries reporting cases, once a fully fit pandemic virus emerges, its further international spread is... More »

Just in Time for Spring Break: Cancun Torture Probe

Cancun, like Mexico, 'is at war,' says local editor

(Newser) - Those headed to Cancun for spring break might want to hold off just a tad before slathering on Mexican suntan oil—while authorities investigate torture and murder charges against the ousted local police chief. Mexico's out-of-control drug war is seeping into nearly every community in the nation—including one of... More »

Cancun Police Chief Busted in Drug Czar's Torture-Murder

Just in time for spring break

(Newser) - Federal authorities have arrested Cancun's police chief in the recent torture and murder of a retired general who had just been appointed to a drug-fighting task force, reports CNN. The military has taken over the police force in the beach town popular with college students on spring break. In another... More »

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