News Summary for August 16th, 2012

++ The Attorney General’s Office transferred Napoleón Rodríguez de la Garza and Eduardo Rodríguez Berlanga, also known as La Conga, to the top security prison in Puente Grande, Jalisco. Rodríguez de la Garza and Rodríguez Berlanga are accused of being the financial operators for the former Tamaulipas governor Tomás Yarrington, accused of laundering drug trafficking money. (Comment:  Why has the former governor not been detained??)
++ The Veracruz Attorney General’s Offices said it captured six hired gunmen for the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel… These arrests may clarify who murdered 36 persons in Veracruz-Boca del Río in the past eight months, among them five journalists.
 ++ The Morelos governor-elect, Graco Ramírez, informed that in January planned to sign an agreement with the 35 municipal mayors in Morelos to launch a program to create a single police command to fight organized crime in the state.
++ Progressive parties called on the Federal Electoral Tribunal to base its ruling on an exhaustive examination of all the evidence presented to it connected to the challenges filed against the election.
++ PRD national leader Jesús Zambrano said the party respects the law and honors its agreements but will never bow down to the interests to the powers that be.  Zambrano said that on July 1, the left achieved its greatest electoral growth in all of history, is now the second force in congress and will seek to enact laws for the benefit of the people.
++ PRD senators leader Miguel Barbosa said he has spoken to other leaders in the Senate, PRI politician Emilio Gamboa and PAN senators leader Ernesto Cordero… Barbosa said he saluted them and called for agreements for the good of Mexico.
++ Newly-elected PRI lawmakers Omar Fayad, Enrique Zamora and Enrique Burgos said it was urgent to halt gasoline price increases.