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2006-02-17 14:58:33

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Wracked by violent drug crime and too poor to arm its police properly, the Mexican state of Guerrero is seeking a $24 million bank loan to buy more guns and security equipment. The local government plans to use the credit, approved by its Congress, to get guns, communications gear and police cars for the most cash-strapped parts of Guerrero, one of Mexico's poorest states, the state government said on Friday. "We want to seek a credit line to acquire...

2005-07-04 03:12:07

By Lorraine Orlandi ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico (Reuters) - A replica of the GreekParthenon stands decaying on a cliff above a Mexican Pacificresort, a gaudy monument to graft and brutality that neighborslong ago dubbed the Palace of Corruption. It was built as a vacation retreat by the late ArturoDurazo, "El Negro," a notorious Mexico City police chief whogot rich on official misdeeds during a heyday of corruption inthe 1970s. Legend says he murdered a couple of house guests inthe Parthenon's...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.