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Mexican Politician Released After 7 Months Being Kidnapped

Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, a well-known former presidential candidate in Mexico, was freed after being held in seven months of captivity by an unknown group.

A member of President Felipe Calderon’s National Action Party, Fernandez talked to the media waiting in front of his house in Mexico City on Monday.

The former PAN Senator thanked God that he is fine. During the interview he was seen having a beard that turned entirely white during his captivity. He also added that he is strong and his life will continue being the same.

Fernandez was kidnapped in May when he arrived at his ranch in central Mexico late at night. His car was found with some of his items inside, and a pair of scissors with blood stains was left on the ground nearby.

After a few months, abductors released photos to selected media showing a blindfolded and bearded man who looks extremely similar to Fernandez. This is an evident move to pressure the family of the politician to pay for his freedom.

According to authorities, there were no indications whether Fernandez’ captors have any links to drugs, as well as previous kidnapping for ransom.

Fernandez said in an instant news conference in the driveway of one of his houses in Mexico City that he had forgiven his captors, but the authorities should still get them.

Prosecutors said they continue the investigation that was stopped at the request of his family the day after he was kidnapped. Calderon also congratulated Fernandez on his release.

Fernandez is known for his open personality, which is often called “Jeje Diego” that means, Boss Diego. He played an important role in strengthening the PAN in the run-up.

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Gun Attack in Mexican Border City; Six People Murdered

Armed men invaded a family gathering on the border city of Mexico and slaughtered 6 innocent people with multiple gun shots, a police stated on Saturday.

On Friday night, men with powered fire arms stormed through the back door of a residential neighbourhood just as close to the center of Ciudad Juarez, shocking the party people with multiple gun shots.

Adrian Sanchez, a municipal police of Ciudad Juarez stated that 2 men was killed on the spot while 4 others, a woman and three men died in the hospital.

Ciudad Juarez, located near El Paso, Texas was considered as a combat zone for drug pushers competing for shipping destinations to the U.S stores. Since the beginning of 2008, over 6,800 individuals have been slain in the said city.

Just this January, suspected members of a drug gang spurted bullets in a crowd of young people during a celebration of birthday in one house in Ciudad Juarez, which took the lives of 14 people.

Despite the fact that the government sent over 7,500 soldiers and police, violence in the city still progresses. President Felipe Calderon began a movement towards drug cartels when he sat in the position last 2006.

With tight security, the president paid a visit in the said city few days ago to open hospitals and parks as a piece of their plan to enhance social expenditures and reconstruct the wrecked city.

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