News Summary for October 9th, 2010

++ Federal Public Security Secretary Genaro García Luna said that actions carried out by organized crime in different parts of Mexico are similar to the acts of terrorism by terrorist organizations. Speaking at the Summit of the Police Community of the Americas, the executive secretary of Ameripol and head of Colombia’s National Police, Óscar Adolfo Naranjo Trujillo, underscored the effort and sacrifices made by Mexico to defeat narco-terrorism.

++ Nuevo León Governor Rodrigo Medina said he does not shirk his responsibility to fight the wave of insecurity linked to organized crime in his state, with speeches or excuses… He said that the entire country as well as Nuevo León face difficult times because of the escalation in violence this year.

++ Interior Secretary Francisco Blake Mora called on the countries of the Americas from which migrants emigrate, pass through or seek to reach, to use all the strength of the state to fight criminal organizations involved in human trafficking in the entire continent.

++ The investigative commission at the Chamber of Deputies established a meeting next Monday for PRD deputy Julio César Godoy Toscano to be personally notified of the accusations the Attorney General’s Office filed against him and on which the request for his impeachment is based.

++ Labor Secretary Javier Lozano said that Mexicana de Aviación Airline is on the verge of bankruptcy because of the lack of investors.

++ At the 70th anniversary of the Colegio de México ceremony, President Felipe Calderón congratulated students and highlighted the college’s contributions to educational development in Mexico.

++ The Chamber of Deputies Governance Committee completed the process to accept applications for Federal Electoral Institute councilors. Some of the graduates include former Mexico City ombudsman Emilio Álvarez Icaza and former heads of the special prosecutor’s office for electoral crimes María de los Ángeles Fromow and Arely Gómez González.

++ Speaking in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexican Red Cross national director Daniel Goñi Díaz said that 2010 has been the worst year for the country in terms of natural disasters like floods and earthquakes, in the last 100 years.