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2 Mexican Politicians Sought; Drug Cartel Link Alleged

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- Mexican authorities were searching Wednesday for two politicians accused of belonging to the Familia Michoacana drug cartel, which is blamed for killing more than 30 federal police officers in a series of attacks since Sat..

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Dee C. (23)
Thursday July 16, 2009, 9:04 pm
" Julio Cesar Godoy Toscano, elected July 5 to the lower house of Congress, is accused of being in charge of protection for the cartel, said Monte Alejandro Rubido Garcia, head of the National Public Security Council. Godoy Toscano is half-brother to Michoacan's governor, Leonel Godoy Rangel, who Wednesday urged his relative to surrender.

Authorities also said they are searching for Saul Solis Solis, alias "El Lince," who lost his bid for a congressional seat this month. He is accused of being in charge of the cartel's activities in the Huacana area. Solis is a cousin of Enrique Plancarte Solis, a Familia Michoacana leader, Rubido said.

Both suspects report to Servando Gomez Martinez, known as "La Tuta," Rubido said.

Godoy Toscano was elected as a member of the opposition Democratic Revolutionary Party, known as the PRD. The party said Wednesday it would not protect Godoy Toscano or any member who has broken the law."

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Fiona Ogilvie (1018)
Thursday July 16, 2009, 10:57 pm
Corruption is a natural outcome of such a large cash flow.

Dee C. (23)
Friday July 17, 2009, 12:12 am
Corruption is not any means..But by all means it is wrong..

Kay H. (459)
Sunday July 19, 2009, 4:59 am
Noted..Corruption is every where it seems these days. Thanks Dee

Winefred M. (88)
Sunday July 19, 2009, 5:51 am
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