El Diario de Coahuila (Saltillo, Coahuila) 9/12/08
“Society and the country of Mexico are facing a criminal onslaught expressed in the intensification of crime, impunity and corruption,” stated the Attorney General of the Republic, Eduardo Medina Mora. The AG made this observation at a national law conference in Monterrey, Nuevo León. He was accompanied by an undersecretary of the federal security police (SSP), Facundo Rosas, who said that “the treachery, the advantage, the cruelty, but above all,the impunity and participation in crime by active or ex-police injures society even more.”
El Colombiano (Medelln, Colombia) 9/12/08
The Colombian Supreme Court is reviewing the US extradition request for two FARC guerilllas captured July 2 in an operation that freed 15 hostages. If the court finds no objection, President Álvaro Uribe Vélez will be free to confirm the extraditions of Gerardo Antonio Aguilar Ramírez,alias “César” and Alexander Farfán Sánchez Suárez, alias “Gafas” to the US on charges of terrorism and taking hostages.
Excelsior (Mexico City) 9/12/08
At least 300 of the 540 police officers of Cárdenas, Tabasco staged a work stoppage and demonstration demanding a 3.8 percent wage increase promised them and authorized in 2007. A week ago, the city’s director of police and nine of his officers were arrested for links with organized crime.
(Mexico City) 9/12/08
Mexican authorities apprehended 12 Salvadorans, 7 Hondurans and 1 Cuban traveling on a bus through the state of Tamaulipas on the last leg of their journey to the US. They were detained by Mexican immigration (INM) during an operation at the central bus station in Tampico.
El Universal (Mexico City) 9/12/08
Seven homicides connected to organized crime have occurred in Sonora, Sinaloa and Chihuahua within the past day.
Milenio (Mexico City) 9/12/08
The Veracruz state department of justice announced the arrest of five Alvarado city police for links to a kidnapping ring in that area.
El Debate (Sinaloa) 9/12/08
-Body of an abducted youth found.
-Gunmen execute two brothers in Navolato.
-Armed commando abducts six youths at a funeral service.
-Execution victim in the Grand Plaza in Mazatlán was a businessman.
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