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Mexico's Fox Appoints New Security Minister

Mexican President Vicente Fox has appointed intelligence chief Eduardo Medina Mora as public security minister to replace his predecessor who died in a helicopter crash last week.

Mr. Medina Mora will take the position of Ramon Martin Huerta who died last Wednesday when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed in mountains near the capital. At least seven other people on board were also killed, including Federal Preventive Police chief Tomas Valencia.

Earlier this week, President Fox named General Eduardo Martinez to take over Mr. Valencia's position.

Mexican government officials say all available evidence suggests bad weather caused the helicopter crash.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.