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Mexico Car Bomb Kills Two, Injures 7 More

July 4, 2012 By Staff

Top Story — A car bomb exploded Tuesday morning in the Mexico border state of Tamaulipas, killing two police officers and wounding seven more people. The bomb had been placed outside the home of Tamaulipas Public Safety Secretary Rafael Lomeli, the state’s top police official. Though Lomeli was not injured, three of his neighbors were cut by fragments of shattered glass that exploded in the blast. Tamaulipas state Interior Secretary Morelos Canseco said he believed the car bomb, which was detonated with a cell phone and parked just outside a security barrier on Lomeli’s street, was tied to criminal gangs as the Gulf and Zetas drug cartels battle for turf. In addition to the two police officers killed in the blast, four more police officers were injured, one of whom is in critical condition.

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  • An Argentine court ruled that Barrick Gold Corp. will have to conduct an inventory of glacial ice in the zone where it wants to construct the Pascua Lama mine before proceeding.
  • Brazil may take the consortium building the Belo Monte dam to court after it was revealed that the consortium may have mishandled a turtle hatchery, killing thousands of baby turtles.

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