EFE – Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office on Monday offered a reward of up to 1.5 million pesos (some $102,880) for information leading to the whereabouts of eight female kidnap victims.
El Economista -A report by the University of Innsbruck on scientific studies of the remains of 16 people found in Cocula concludes that there was no useful amount of DNA from which to identify the victims.
Milenio -Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong guaranteed voting security across the nation and particularly in Guerrero for the upcoming mid-term elections.
Univision – His name is Damaso López Núñez and he is known as The Bachelor. The U.S. Treasury Department ranks him as one of the top lieutenants of the Sinaloa cartel and faces a charge of “laundering” and distribution of cocaine.
Quadratin – The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) has registered a total of 23,271 people missing, It is the clearest data that has the government has released.
AP – Top leaders of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel smuggled huge amounts of methamphetamine and other drugs to the United States, according to indictments that reflect the organization’s recent success dominating criminal activity on California’s southern border.
Dario de Yucatan – The team of experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said it is reviewing the federal government’s work with an emphasis on finding the Ayotzinapa students alive.
EFE- Federal security forces captured one of the alleged perpetrators of the Sept. 26 abduction and apparent murder of 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office said Friday.
AFP – Mexico’s government Wednesday slammed as “baseless” military wrongdoing alleged by the parents of 43 college students missing and feared dead, rejecting the possibility of an investigation. One student has been identified among charred remains found near Iguala, but relatives of the young men refuse to believe they all died.
El Siglo de Torreon – Mexican entrepreneurs said that authorities will develop a security strategy this year to protect assets. Some 2,500 businesses in Guerrero have been closed because of violence.
El Sol de Mexico City – The national ombudsman, Luis Raúl González Pérez, said he hoped to enter military barracks together with relatives of the 43 missing students once the federal government grants approval.
Univision – Mexican authorities arrested 22 members of Los Zetas cartel in Nuevo Leon, including seven involved in an armed attack on a bar in which three people were killed on Wednesday.
Dossier Politico – Mexican authorities said there are more arrest warrants against Maria de los Angeles Pineda and 52 others on charges of organized crime and another against her husband and former Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and 45 police for kidnapping.
When city health officials went to check on the building’s water tank, they made a grisly discovery: Floating in the water they found the body of a 27-year-old resident of the building – a psychology graduate and aspiring actress, Carmen Yarira Esparza Noriega, who had been missing since last February.
El Sol de Mexico City – Weapons illegally entering country are sufficient to arm 11.5 percent of the total population – almost 13 million – and that make up an arsenal used to confront the Mexican State.
El Economista – The Army and the Federal Police took over control of security in the town of Apatzingán, the site of a recent massacre, while villagers demanded the departure of the federal forces.
Terra – For most Mexicans, the work of state and municipal police has worsened. According to a national survey, 70.7 percent of adults felt that the work of these entities is little or not effective, against 69.6 percent who felt that way 12 months earlier.
TeleSur – A new study by the National Commission on Human Rights released Wednesday reveals that 97 journalists have been killed in Mexico in connection with their work since 2010.
The research also revealed 22 cases of disappearances and 433 attacks against journalists and media offices since 2005. Investigations into the crimes have been carried out in very few cases.
The Daily Beast – Even as Mexico’s president visits the United States, the power of criminals in his country, and in government, continues to grow. The latest victims are priests trying to help the poor.