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Mexico arrests powerful cartel leader

Mexican President Felipe Calderon says police have arrested the leader of a powerful drug cartel, dealing a major blow to organized crime, according to Voice of America. Calderon congratulated police for the arrest of one of Mexico’s “most wanted criminals” on his personal twitter account Tuesday. A government spokesman identified the gang leader as Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, also known as El Chango, or “The Monkey.” Authorities say Mendez had been running the cult-like La Familia cartel since its foun­der and leader Nazario Moreno Gonzalez was killed in a shoot-out with police in December.

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