Bullet that killed Televisa top executive was shot by one of his bodyguards

Bullet that killed Televisa top executive was shot by one of his bodyguards

Nov 22, 2017

The State Attorney General’s Office (Fiscalía General de Justicia del Estado de México) declared in a statement that after a reconstruction of the events it was found that the bullet that killed Adolfo Lagos was shot by one of his bodyguards. Both guards were following the victim a few meters behind on board a truck, and they fired their weapons as they realized that the executive was being assaulted while riding his bicycle. “After the authopsy, it was possible to extract a bullet … the result of the tests carried out, both agencies coincides in determining that the bullet that was extracted from the body of the victim, due to its ballistic characteristics, was shot by the weapon carried by the person who was driving the truck at the time of the events ” said the State Attorney General’s Office. Adolfo Lagos Espinosa was shot on the Tulancingo-Pirámides highway; according to the first investigations, theft was the main line. Lagos Espinosa was riding his bike along with Luis Reynoso Gutiérrez when two subjects came out of the bushes to strip them of their bicycles, valued at 100 thousand pesos each. They were followed at a distance by Lagos’ bodyguards, on a gray Jeep Cherokee with license plate P19-ACU from Mexico City, who opened fire on the thieves, apparently injuring Lagos  and one of the assailants, who somehow managed to flee the scene on foot....

Grupo Televisa executive killed in Mexico

Grupo Televisa executive killed in Mexico

Nov 21, 2017

MEXICO CITY –  A top executive at Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa has been shot and killed near the famed Teotihuacan pyramids outside Mexico City. The media giant expressed its condolences for the family of Adolfo Lagos, the chief of Izzi, Televisa’s phone and internet arm. The Mexico state prosecutors’ office said in a statement Sunday that Lagos was wounded by a gunshot while riding his bike and died later at a nearby hospital. The office did not suggest a motive, but local press cited municipal authorities who said Monday that the attackers attempted to steal Lagos’ bicycle. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said via Twitter that the federal attorney general’s office would participate in the investigation. Source: Fox...

Catamaran sinks in Cozumel; 95 German passengers rescued including a baby

Catamaran sinks in Cozumel; 95 German passengers rescued including a baby

Nov 16, 2017

COZUMEL, MX.-  A catamaran-type tourist boat with 95 German passengers and a baby sank partially after being left adrift and being dragged by the strong waves in the northern part of the island. The engines of the boat “Mazu” failed halfway to Isla de la Pasión where they were taking tourists from a cruise. They were quickly dragged towards the high seas and the waves caused it to capsize. Private boatmen, diving tourism services, hotels, extreme sports and fishing, went to the place and, after 20 minutes of maneuvers, evacuated all, both crew and passengers. Meanwhile, the partially submerged catamaran was towed by another boat to a dry marina. The visitors came from the boat “Main Schiff 6” that landed this morning in Punta Langosta, and had contracted a tour with the company “Isla de la Pasión” to be taken to the place of the same name, boarding this boat, from the pier Aldora. It was towards this place where the Germans were taken by the different boats after their rescue. Although there was an ambulance in the place, nobody required medical attention. A battleship of the Navy of Mexico went to the place of the initiate but did not intervene, the rescue being already taking place. Port Captaincy inspectors did not go to the dock to verify the status of passengers or investigate what happened. Source: Maritime...

PAN Federal lawmakers suggest a Free Zone for the northern states in Mexico

PAN Federal lawmakers suggest a Free Zone for the northern states in Mexico

Nov 16, 2017

Raising life quality levels in the Northern border by means of differentiated economic policies  which attract direct foreign investment and creates well paid and steady employment is the main objective of the Northern Border States Free Economic Zone Law which was proposed and will be defended by Baja California federal representatives of the National Action Party (PAN in Spanish) in the Congress. Despite that the Northern border represents a relevant economic force, with 22.4% of the Gross National Product (PIB in Spanish) conditions have turned negative due to the Taxation Reform which started in 2014 and raised the Added Value Tax (IVA in Spanish) from 11 to 16%, and according to studies carried out by the Northern Border College life in Baja California got 15% more expensive than before the Taxation Reform. According to PAN lawmakers, this is the evidence that the Federal Government has lost its capabilirty to Foster development all over the diverse regions of the country, so the State Governemnts must asume an ever growing role  . . . with a local and diversified  economic base. The border region enjoys a privileged location which Mexico hasn’t been able to take advantage of  (…) that is why it’s necessary to establish a Free Economic Zone to potentiate its development , is part of the PAN representatives proposal which was published in the Parliamentary Gazette as of November 14th. This schematics of the proposed Free Economic  Zones for Mexico’s Northern States aims to establish mechanisms to grant taxation benefits, inentives for permanent job creationand productive investment as well as generating a Customs Regime which facilitates and controls introduction and extraction of herchandise all over the north border Mexixcan states. Among the PAN reptresentatives who are advocating for this Free Zone Regime are: José Teodoro Barraza López, Gina Andrea Cruz Blackledge, José Máximo García López, Exaltación González Ceceña, Baltazar Martínez Montemayor, Wenceslao Martínez Santos, Jacqueline Nava Mouett, Luz Argelia Paniagua Figueroa, Jorge Ramos Hernández, María del Rosario Rodríguez Rubio, María Luisa Sánchez Meza y María Eloísa Talavera Hernández....

Guerrero reports 8 killed, at least 12 bodies found

Guerrero reports 8 killed, at least 12 bodies found

Nov 14, 2017

ACAPULCO, Mexico –  Eight people were killed in Acapulco on a particularly bloody Sunday for Mexico’s violence-plagued Pacific coast resort city, while at least 12 bodies were found in a clandestine grave elsewhere in southern Guerrero state. “It was a horrible day,” said Roberto Alvarez, security spokesman for Guerrero state, which is home to Acapulco. The violence began early when police were alerted to the bodies of three young men found with tourniquets around their necks and signs of torture in the San Agustin neighborhood on Acapulco’s northern outskirts. Later in the morning, a gunbattle broke out between police and armed men on a central avenue, setting off a chase that ended with one suspect killed and three arrested. Still before noon, two gunmen stormed into a bar and fatally shot a man and a woman who were drinking there. Police patrolling nearby responded and caught the attackers. The suspects told police the bar contained a clandestine grave, and an excavation by authorities turned up the bodies of four men and one woman. Authorities said they were resuming the search Monday on the belief that more bodies could be hidden on at least two adjacent properties. On Sunday afternoon, gunmen killed two men two blocks from the same central avenue where the police chase had taken place earlier. Neighbors found the bodies and notified police. Elsewhere in Guerrero, state authorities reported six burned bodies, six skulls and two sets of bones were found in the municipality of Copanatoyac. Alvarez, the state security spokesman, said the remains found in the clandestine body-dumping ground might represent between 12 and 14 people. Officials were also working to confirm reports of killings in the Guerrero cities of Iguala, Taxco and Tlapa. The state has been among Mexico’s worst hotspots for drug gang violence in recent years. Guerrero recorded 1,726 homicides from January through September, according to federal statistics, up slightly from 1,654 during the same period last year and well more than any other state in the country....

Mexico’s international negative perception is unfair: De la Madrid

Mexico’s international negative perception is unfair: De la Madrid

Nov 9, 2017

“The travel alerts to Mexico due to insecurity are unfair and damaging, but the reality is that there are no shootings or terrorism here, as it does happen in the United States and many countries in Europe”, said Mexico’s Tourism Secretary Enrique De la Madrid. He stressed that basically the level of risk faced by a foreigner in Mexico is lower than it would be if he stayed in his country of residence. On the other hand, De la Madrid said that there are already 12 tourist destinations with codes of conduct against the sexual and labor exploitation of minors, including Cancun, Los Cabos, Tijuana, Huatulco, as well as in some parts of Mexico City, State of Mexico and Guerrero. “In this regard, hotel employees are being trained to detect criminal behaviors and prevent these illegal activities. As a result of these measures, several complaints have been filed in Guerrero, Tijuana and other destinations”, he continued. It is unfair the to generate a negative perception of our country and especially when we see the insecurity that prevails in many countries worldwide. I am returning from a trip to Europe and they have terrorism there, I’ve been in the United States and they have massive shootings every other day, then I think it’s unfair that Mexico is considered an “insecure” country, as if there is no insecurity elsewhere, ” said De la Madrid during a meeting with the Tourism Commission of the Lower Chamber on the occasion of the Fifth Government Report. Source:...