Economic Times – Mexican authorities arrested the alleged driver of a truck that plowed into a crowd of pilgrims last week killing 27 people, regional authorities said. The driver was captured on the border of the Zacatecas region, where the crash occurred, and brought before a public prosecutor.
Aristegui Noticias -The Attorney General’s Office sentenced five gang members to 697 years and six months in prison for trafficking and aggravated homicide and injury to 11 women used to traffic drugs and as prostitutes in prison.
Azteca – Three of the seven Altiplano employees linked to the escape of drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo “Guzman will be prosecuted. Two were guards and the third was manager of the control center that monitors video surveillance cameras.
El Dario – The seven civil servants who were accused of collaborating in the escape of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman are asking for mrs time to prepare their defense. A hearing was to be held Wednesday.
EFE – The Supreme Court of Michoacan has ordered the release of 13 vigilantes involved in a shootout in La Ruana that left 11 people dead last December, officials said.
The Sun Daily – Mexican authorities have accused seven police of torturing three women who survived an alleged slaughter by the military a year ago. Twenty-two people died in the June 30, 2014, clash in Tlatlaya in Mexico State.
La Jornada – A federal judge dealt a major setback to the Attorney General’s Office ordering the immediate release of Rubén Oseguera Gonzalez, son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes.
El Dario – Rafael Caro Quintero, founder of Guadalajara cartel, has appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) for an injunction against extradition to the United States.
Vanguardia – A judge has ordered MVS to pay fired journalist Carmen Aristegui for the period remaining on her contract, which ends later this year.
El Economista – The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted former PRI governor of Tamaulipas, Eugenio Hernandez Flores and his brother on charges of money laundering and abetting illegal banking transactions on behalf of Los Zetas cartel.
Reuters – Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) in a four-year dispute with mining and railroad company Grupo Mexico.
Reuters – Thirty seven people, including two alleged drug kingpins, have been charged with smuggling about one ton of heroin from Mexico into the United States. Those arrested are all members of the Laredo drug trafficking organization.
AP – A judge in Mexico has freed four men accused of lobbing grenades into a crowd celebrating Mexico’s independence day in 2008, killing eight people. The judge declared the men innocent, ruling that three of them had been tortured into signing confessions.
Daily Mail – A Mexican man has been jailed for 241 years for keeping his lover and two teenage girls captive for five years, and committing a horrifying string of crimes against them. Dubbed ‘Mexico’s Fritzl’, Jorge Iniestra Salas repeatedly raped the girls, beginning when they were just 12 and 14 years old.
Starcasm – Girls Gone Wild‘s Joe Francis has gone a bit wild himself, by reportedly evading a United States arrest warrant in Mexico. The warrant was issued when Francis failed to turn in two luxury cars as part of his bankruptcy agreement.
AP – Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, known as “Chino Antrax,” a top enforcer for the Sinaloa cartel has pleaded guilty in San Diego to drug charges in a wide investigation of the group in the United States.
An overhaul of the judicial system, passed in 2008 and slated to be completed by June 2016, aims to increase transparency in judicial investigations and make courtroom proceedings public and speedy.
But with only 15 months left before the deadline, implementation remains piecemeal.