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Nicaraguan consul found dead in New York

September 23, 2010 |  2:06 pm

Nicaragua's consul was found slain Thursday in his apartment in New York City, where the U.N. General Assembly is meeting, Reuters reports.

Cesar Mercado, 34, was found by his driver with his throat slashed inside his apartment in the Bronx, police said. An official with Nicaragua's U.N. mission confirmed Mercado's death but said he would not comment further. Mercado worked out of an office near the U.N. headquarters in Manhattan. Police said there was no known motive.

Read Spanish-language coverage at El Diario-La Prensa in New York and La Prensa in Nicaragua.

— Daniel Hernandez in Mexico City

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