CHINA Family of Murdered Briton Seeks Damages [Derived Headline]
Family of murdered Briton seeks damages
BEIJING -- The family of a British businessman who was murdered by the wife of an influential Chinese politician is seeking compensation from his killer, a lawyer said on Tuesday.
Beijing attorney Li Xiaolin said lawyers representing Neil Heywood's family had met with lawyers for Gu Kailai, the jailed wife of the former Communist Party leader in the megacity of Chongqing, to ask for compensation.
The spokesman for the British Embassy, John Gallagher, said British officials had repeatedly raised the issue of compensation for the Heywood family with China's Foreign Ministry.
"We made the Chinese authorities aware of the family's concerns on the compensation issue on several occasions since the trial, most recently twice during July 2013," Gallagher said.
Cooperation under way to put drug lord back in prison
MEXICO CITY -- Mexican and U.S. officials say they're working to put a freed drug lord back behind bars although there is no sign the United States. has taken formal legal steps to seize Rafael Caro Quintero.
Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade told reporters on Tuesday that Mexican officials are seeking to reverse an appeals court's decision last week that freed Caro Quintero for purported procedural errors in the original prosecution.
Caro Quintero was 28 years into a 40-year sentence for helping orchestrate the 1985 killing of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena. He has disappeared from the public eye since his release.
A U.S. law-enforcement official familiar with the case said the Obama administration believes that the Mexican federal government was blindsided by the decision and that there was no complicity on the part of high-ranking officials in Mexico City. …