News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Mon. April 18, 2011: A new security head has been named in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas following the discovery of 145 bodies in mass graves earlier this month.
Former army Gen Ubaldo Ayala Tinoco has been replaced by aCapt Rafael Lomeli Martinez. Ayala said he was stepping down because the state government had failed to provide increased pay and better equipment for the state police. His replacement, Capt Lomeli, was previously head of the
Federal Police in Nuevo Leon, another northern border state where drug-related violence is rife.
The killings have been blamed on the Zetas drug cartel.