Nacho Coronel is dead and other news.

++ The National Defense Secretariat confirmed that suspected drug trafficker Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel, one of the Sinaloa drug cartel leaders was killed during an army bust in a housing unit in Zapopan, Jalisco.

Mexican authorities had offered up to 2.3 million dollars as reward money for information leading to his arrest.

++ The Arizona government filed an appeal with a federal court in San Francisco, California, challenging the injunction granted Wednesday that blocked the most controversial parts of the SB 1070 anti-immigration law that just went into effect.

++ The Foreign Affairs Secretariat said it was logical that Arizona governor Jan Brewer would file an appeal challenging the injunction that blocked the most controversial provisions of the SB 1070 law.

++ The army arrested 62 police officers in Tijuana, Baja California, on
suspicion of links to organized crime.

++ Fearing there could be another car-bomb explosion in Ciudad Juárez after authorities received a threat from drug traffickers, all police corporations are on maximum alert there, said Chihuahua Governor José Reyes Baeza.

++ The Federal District government said that murders of four people killed in a pizza parlor in Coyoacán borough would not go unpunished and the murderers would be arrested.

++ Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said an agreement exists with Andrés Manuel López Obrador to define the candidate for president for the Mexican left through a survey.

++ State of Mexico Governor Enrique Peña Nieto said that as long as the law is respected anyone can say what they want… He was referring to Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s aspirations to run again for president.

++ Authorities said they began handing out 86 million pesos in coupons to buy household items to people who lost their belongings after hurricane Alex hit in
Nuevo León.