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The body of a former Tijuana policewoman was found in the trunk of her 2003 Nissan Altima on Saturday, Mexican media reported. The tongue of Lizbeth Elena
Montañez Arenas had been cut out, El Mexicano reported. Montañez appeared to have been strangled and beaten all over her body, officials said.
Authorities said she was separated from the force after her husband, also a former policeman, was detained in a kidnapping in 2008.
Residents said the car, whose front passenger window was broken, was left in the Mérida neighborhood Friday. Front-page story, El Mexicano. Jump.
U-T San Diego's Sandra Dibble takes an excellent look at the issue of Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States, with a focus on a family from Guerrero that had two sons killed and a daughter raped. The story, with a nice photo from Charlie Neuman, ran on Page 5 instead of Page 1 as a feature involving Sunday night's Paul McCartney concert at Petco Park dominated the paper's front page.
The Autonomous University of Baja California lost 26 million pesos ($2 million) in the Mexican stock market, El Mexicano reported. Such investments are not authorized by the state, the paper said. Front-page story. Jump.
Update, Sept. 25: Alternate route being planned; 10mm fissure said to be cause of delay
Ensenada police and a large group of vendors that a judge ordered away from the environs of the tourist blowhole attraction La Bufadora faced off on Monday; the 200 police eventually backed off, faced with protesters armed with machetes, rocks and sticks, media reported. Officials say they are trying to make La Bufadora into a world-class tourist attraction.
State Tourism Minister Oscar Escobedo Carignan discusses the issue; he notes that it is a matter for the municipality of Ensenada to deal with.
Front-page story, El Mexicano (PDF). Jump. Picture page, story (PDF).
Cartoon showing man with sign with title "Primero Muertos" (Death First: One protest sign said "Death First Before Being Removed")