News Summary for September 7th, 2010

++ National Security Cabinet spokesman Alejandro Poiré said that a suspect was arrested due to his possible role in the massacre of 72 migrants in San Fernando, Tamaulipas.He added that an anonymous tip led authorities to the bodies of three alleged "Zetas."

++ The President of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, confirmed the existence of a third survivor of the migrant massacre in San Fernando, Tamaulipas… He said that a Salvadoran, currently in the United States was able to escape the massacre.

++ The Public Office Secretariat is conducting investigations on the National Migration Institute to confirm cases of corruption linked to violence and misstreatment of national and international migrants.

++ Two people were killed and another five wounded when they were shot at by soldiers after the driver failed to follow orders to stop at a military checkpoint on the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway in Apodaca, Nuevo León. The National Defense Secretariat admitted the error and said it would investigate the event and punish those responsible.

++ President Felipe Calderón met with PRI leader Beatriz Paredes as well as with PRI caucus leaders in both the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies Manlio Fabio Beltrones and Francisco Rojas, respectively… The Presidency said public security was the main topic discussed.

++ The PRI Chamber of Deputies caucus planned to send an open letter to President Calderón with a list of priorities that should be included in the 2011 Federal Budget bill that must be submitted to Congress by next Wednesday at the latest.

++ The Communications and Transportation Secretariat denied any responsibility in Mexicana de Aviación’s financial troubles.

++ The National Weather Service issued an alert covering the area from La Cruz, Tamaulipas, to where the Río Bravo reaches the ocean and in Veracruz in view of rains and possible floods caused by tropical storm Hermine.

++ The Tamaulipas government declared an alert in coastal towns leading to the evacuation of 3,500 people.