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November 11, 2011 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
  Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora, the second most powerful figure in the Mexican government and a top security official, died Friday when his helicopter crashed outside Mexico City. Blake, who often was spokesman for Mexico's controversial 5-year-old war against drug cartels, was found dead along with seven others when searchers located their fallen aircraft, which had not been heard from for more than an hour. President Felipe Calderon said the crash could have been caused by bad visibility.
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November 11, 2011 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
  Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora, the second most powerful figure in the Mexican government and a top security official, died Friday when his helicopter crashed outside Mexico City. Blake, who often was spokesman for Mexico's controversial 5-year-old war against drug cartels, was found dead along with seven others when searchers located their fallen aircraft, which had not been heard from for more than an hour. President Felipe Calderon said the crash could have been caused by bad visibility.
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March 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Mexico's federal attorney general's office Tuesday announced an investigation into allegations of corruption against Interior Secretary Juan Camilo Mourino. Mourino faces accusations of using his political clout to benefit a family business while serving as a federal congressman and top energy official.
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March 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Mexican authorities said they had captured a U.S. citizen believed to be a top member of a major drug cartel and that they would send him back to the United States immediately. Gustavo Rivera Martinez, 46, allegedly part of the Tijuana-based Arellano Felix cartel, will be turned over to the U.S. government, which wants him on drug charges, Interior Secretary Juan Camilo Mourino said at a news conference. Rivera Martinez took over the cartel's operation after the 2006 arrest of Francisco Javier Arellano Felix, said federal Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna.
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November 15, 2008 | Associated Press
The turbulent wake of a large passenger plane probably caused the fatal crash of a government jet carrying Mexico's second-highest official, Transportation Secretary Luis Tellez said Friday. A preliminary investigation found that the jet's pilots were slow to follow tower instructions to reduce the plane's speed and appeared to be nearly one nautical mile too close behind a Boeing 767-300 on the same flight path to Mexico City's airport, Tellez said at a news conference. Among the 14 killed Nov.
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September 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Mexico is to have a final decision today on its disputed July 2 presidential race, with the nation's top electoral court expected to declare ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon president-elect. But the long-awaited ruling by the Federal Electoral Tribunal -- which comes two months, three days, and tens of thousands of pages of legal challenges after voters cast their ballots -- is unlikely to end potentially explosive uncertainty or close the growing political divide gripping the country.
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November 5, 2008 | Ken Ellingwood, Ellingwood is a Times staff writer.
The second-highest official in Mexico's government was killed Tuesday night aboard an airplane that crashed into rush-hour traffic in the capital and exploded. Officials said Interior Minister Juan Camilo Mourino, right-hand man to President Felipe Calderon, was among eight people on board who died when the aircraft went down in a section of the Paseo de la Reforma, a scenic artery that cuts across the city.
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June 28, 2008 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Mexico's raging drug war claimed the lives of six more police officers, ambushed on patrol in the marijuana-rich state of Sinaloa, authorities said Friday. The attack followed the slaying Thursday of a senior police commander, part of a long string of killings apparently aimed at eroding public confidence in the government's ability to challenge drug gangs.
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November 11, 2008 | Tracy Wilkinson, Wilkinson is a Times staff writer.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon reached deep into his conservative political party Monday to name a new interior minister, replacing the senior official killed last week in a still-unexplained plane crash. Fernando Gomez Mont, a prominent criminal lawyer and son of one of the founders of the National Action Party, or PAN, will assume the second-most important government post at an especially critical time in Mexican history.
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July 15, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
With the nation reeling from a bloody drug war and presidential elections just two years away, Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Wednesday removed the No. 2 official in his government and shuffled other Cabinet posts. Calderon fulfilled weeks of speculation by ousting Interior Minister Fernando Gomez Mont, the official most responsible for domestic security matters. Gomez Mont's ministry oversees all police forces and is in charge of the government's offensive against powerful drug cartels — a strategy that Calderon has increasingly been forced to acknowledge is in need of adjustment.
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March 18, 2008 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Leftist firebrand Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador appeared to cement his hold over Mexico's main opposition party Monday after a key ally declared himself the winner of a bitterly fought leadership race. Alejandro Encinas, a former deputy to Lopez Obrador, claimed victory in the campaign to be president of the left-leaning Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, based on samplings of Sunday's vote conducted by two polling companies hired by the party.
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