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Mexico City, Mexico
Nov. 8—Mayor-elect Gregorio Barradas Mirabete of Mexico City was abducted and killed on Monday. Mirabete, as well as Omar Manzur and Angel Landa Cardenas, were forced into a blue sport utility vehicle Monday afternoon, and the three mens' bodies were found Monday night. This is the fourteenth murder of an electoral candidate reported in Mexico this year.
Nov. 4—On a three day trip to India, President Obama decided to not visit Pakistan, which caused anger within the Pakistani government. Pakistani officials warned that Obama is in a dangerous position, as his decision to not go to Pakistan may spark more tension in the Middle East. They explain that under the Obama administration, the United States has not been a "reliable partner,” as made clear by the President's stance on the Kashmir controversy, disapproval of Pakistan's nuclear energy program, as well as the United States' civil nuclear partnership with India.
Somalia Coast, Somalia
Oct. 30—Pirates on the Somalia Coast seized a Panamanian tanker, the European Union Naval Force Somalia reported. When it was seized, the ship was holding a crew of 24 people from the Philippines, Montenegro, Greece and Romania. The attack occurred about 1,100 kilometers from Socotra Island.
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
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