Mexico opens corruption probe in casino fire
share: digg facebook twitter MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A casino fire that killed 52 people in the northern city of Monterrey last week has put new pressure on the Mexican government to regulate a rapidly growing gambling industry that many believe is vulnerable to corruption, money laundering and extortion. The state of Nuevo Leon, where Monterrey is located, launched a new offensive Wednesday …
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