News Summary for October 18, 2010

Unknown attackers killed the mayor of the town of El Porvenir in Práxedis G. Guerrero, in Chihuahua, Rito Grado Serrano, together with his son Rigoberto Grado Villa… They had taken refuge in Ciudad Juárez after being threatened by drug traffickers…
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The federal government strongly condemned the murder of Rito Grado Serrano… The Interior Secretariat sent its condolences to family and friends of the victims…
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A shootout in Saltillo, Coahuila, killed one suspect and wounded a passerby…
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Authorities in Sonora found the body of Ramiro Camacho Medina, 44, who was head of the state investigative police… He was kidnapped last Friday…
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The chief of police in Paraíso, Tabasco, Manasés Sánchez Fuentes, was dismissed after he failed performance tests and it was discovered he lacked police certification…
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State attorney generals from southeastern Mexico, meeting in Mérida, Yucatán, agreed to set up a single database to identify criminals operating in different states…
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President Felipe Calderón was set to meet with Senate caucus leaders to discuss major issues… Senate speaker Manlio Fabio Beltrones said dialogue among different branches of governments must speed up the changes the country needs…
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The PRI launched its candidate for Guerrero, Manuel Añorve was sworn is to run for governor of Guerrero…
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Meanwhile, left-leaning coalition, Guerrero Unites Us, made up of the PRD, Convergencia and the Labor Party, also formally registered their candidate, Ángel Aguirre Rivero… PRD leader Jesús Ortega, said the alliance among the tree parties is going to work there…
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Speaking in the Toluca, capital of the State of Mexico, Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said that 82 years of PRI control over the state had to come to an end…
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PRD Senate caucus leader, Carlos Navarrete warned that dividing up the PRD in the State of Mexico would do great harm to the party and boost PRI governor Enrique Peña Nieto, who is clearing desiring a PRI win there since it would help his own aspirations in the national arena…
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Governance Committee deputies began the second phase of interviewing 136 candidates who want to become Federal Electoral Institute councilors… They interviewed more than 20 aspirants…

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