A glance at the week that was
Corpse of cartel leader stolen
The drug cartels that terrorise huge swathes of Mexico have effectively rendered law enforcement a thing of the past in many parts of the country, so the operation that saw the leader of the Zetas cartel, Heriberto Lazcano, killed by the Mexican navy last Sunday was a major triumph for authorities there.
That sense of triumph didn’t last long: Lazcano’s corpse and that of another gang member was stolen from a funeral home shortly after the shoot-out that killed them. There was a $2.6 million reward in Mexico on the head of “El Lazca”, while the US had offered $5 million for information leading to his arrest.
We now know
Toyota is having quality control problems, after announcing its second major recall in a few years; this time, more than 7.4 million cars need to be recalled due to faulty electric windows.
Taiwan has a secret military facility, as revealed by Apple’s controversial new Maps app.
Approximate number of people who attended an event for overseas employment opportunities at the RDS, Dublin, last weekend.
Number of former team-mates of Lance Armstrong who testified to the US Anti-Doping Agency about the doping ring run by the cyclist’s team.
Number of hours it took for all 135,000 Glastonbury 2013 tickets to sell out.
Ireland’s place in a ranking of the EU’s most expensive countries, after Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Luxembourg, according to the CSO.
Estimated number of barrels of oil that could be extracted from the Barryroe site, about 50km off the Cork coast, according to the energy exploration company Providence.
Percentage of the vote won by Hugo Chávez in Venezuela’s presidential election last weekend, guaranteeing his third term in office.