Arrest of former Mexican defense minister shakes military
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda gestures as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens during a reception ceremony in Mexico City. Mexico's top diplomat says the country's former defense secretary, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, has been arrested in Los Angeles. Mexico's defense secretary is not just another Cabinet post. The president doesn’t just choose a defense secretary — he chooses from a list of acceptable candidates that the generals submit. Mexico’s Defense Department had no immediate reaction to Cienfuegos’ arrest.