Washington Post, Sunday morning: Banners purportedly signed by one of Mexico’s drug cartels and hung in Guanajuato promise there will be no violence during next weekend’s visit to the state by Pope Benedict XVI, an official said Sunday.
Reuters, Sunday evening: Mexican authorities on Sunday found the severed heads of 10 people killed in a suspected outbreak of drug gang violence in a small city north of Acapulco. The heads were lined up on a street outside a slaughterhouse in Teloloapan, about 170 miles from Acapulco and about 155 miles south of Mexico City.
NY Daily News, Monday evening: Gunmen ambushed and killed 12 police officers who had been sent to investigate the beheadings of 10 people in southern Guerrero state, Mexican authorities said Monday. Another 11 officers were wounded.
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