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Drug suspect's identity called into question

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- After working months with U.S. intelligence, the Mexican navy said it had nabbed a big prize in a known Guadalajara narcotics haven: the son of Mexico's top fugitive drug lord.

His wife, mother and lawyers say they got the wrong guy.

The man arrested Thursday as the presumed son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is really Felix Beltran Leon, 23, who works at a used car dealership, according to his wife.

The Mexican navy identified him as Alfredo Guzman Salazar, saying he is believed to be the son of the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, as well as a rising operator in the international drug trafficking organization.

"There is total confusion," said his lawyer Veronica Guerrero said, "... which is having a serious effect on their personal and family situation."

The Mexican Attorney General's Office issued a statement Friday saying its information came from the U.S.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said the information came from Mexico.

Both say they're checking DNA.


Former IRA leader to meet with queen

LONDON (AP) -- The Irish Republican Army-linked Sinn Fein party said one of its leaders, Martin McGuinness, will meet Queen Elizabeth II next week when she and her husband, Prince Philip, visit Northern Ireland on her diamond jubilee tour of the United Kingdom.

McGuinness, a former IRA commander, has been invited to attend an event with the queen in his role as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland's Catholic-Protestant power-sharing government.

Britain's Press Association news agency said McGuiness and the queen would meet and shake hands Wednesday in a private room.

Sinn Fein leaders declined to meet the queen last year during her first state visit to the neighboring Republic of Ireland, arguing it was still too soon after the end of decades of conflict.

But Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams said Friday the party has decided McGuinness should meet the monarch, a decision expected to meet opposition from some Irish republicans, who want to end British rule in Northern Ireland.


New prime minister may not curb tensions

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani lawmakers elected a ruling party loyalist as prime minister Friday, restoring government to the country after days of political turmoil.

But the election of Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was unlikely to calm the tensions, and many predicted he would face the same fate as his predecessor who was ousted earlier this week.

Ashraf was the second choice to replace Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was dismissed by the Supreme Court for refusing to initiate a corruption investigation against his boss, President Asif Ali Zardari.

The ruling Pakistan People's Party then nominated outgoing textile minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin, but he was hit Thursday by an arrest warrant for his role in a drug import scandal.

The PPP and its coalition partners elected Ashraf.

Ashraf said that he wanted to deal with the U.S. on an equal footing and that there would be no peace in Pakistan without peace in Afghanistan.


Ousting of president answered with riots

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Paraguay's Senate voted Friday to remove President Fernando Lugo from office during an impeachment trial.

Crowds of pro-Lugo protesters took to the streets condemning the five-hour impeachment trial and expressing support for the president. Police in anti-riot gear drove them back on horseback and using water cannon.

Paraguay's lower house of Congress had voted Thursday to impeach Lugo, a former Catholic bishop elected in 2008.

The Senate tried him on five charges of malfeasance in office, including his alleged role in a deadly confrontation last week between police and landless farmers that left 17 dead. Police had tried to evict 150 farmers from a forest reserve.