March 27th, 2009 in Breaking News

Hillary remained silent about martial law in Juarez, Mexico

Clinton visits Mexico in show of solidarity in drug war -

MEXICO CITY — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton toured a Mexican police academy Thursday to show support for law enforcement as the United States gets more deeply involved in Mexico’s bloody war against drug cartels.

A few hours after she left for Monterrey, federal police held a news conference to show five drug suspects — two with severe bruises on their face — in the same hangar Clinton had just visited. One man had an eye nearly swollen shut.

Luis Cardenas, head of intelligence for the Federal Preventative Police, said the men had confessed to being Zetas, hit men for the Gulf Cartel.

Cardenas said the suspects had been hurt while resisting arrest after a shootout that killed a police officer in the central state of Hidalgo. He refused to give details.

SPECIAL REPORT: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Under Martial Law!