#AceNewsReport – May.04: In addition to the deaths, at least 70 people were injured in the wreck on the metro’s Line 12, the mayor said.Media stand at a police barricade barring access to the scene of the train crash:
The train collapsed down toward the road, trapping at least one car under rubble, according to authorities and firefighters and rescue personnel work to recover victims from a subway car that fell after a section of Line 12 of the subway collapsed according to AP
The rally’s participants used a metal police barricade as a battering ram, trying to storm the National Palace in Mexico City, which is mostly used for ceremonies involving President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Having failed to break into the National Palace, protesters set its front doors on fire. They managed to damage the entrance to the building, but were unable to get inside and were eventually driven away by police.
The storming of the National Palace came as the climax of Saturday’s mass rally which was inspired by Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam’s revelation Friday that three Guerreros Unidos gang members in custody had confessed to killing the students and incinerating their bodies, and had claimed that the young men were handed over to them by the police.
“We are asking the same thing as usual. We want to see our comrades alive,” a masked student told AFP as others chanted, “They took them alive, we want them back alive.” The students went missing on September 26, when they clashed with police during a protest in the southwestern town of Iguala. After police detained them and took them away, the students were not seen again.
Protesters wearing masks outside the Guerrero state building in Chilpancingo tossed firebombs and torched around a dozen vehicles, including trucks and a federal police vehicle.
Besides the allegations that the students were led to their eventual deaths by law enforcement agents, Mexicans were furious with the Attorney General’s remarks during the press conference. After an hour of fielding questions, Jesus Murillo Karam abruptly signaled for an end to the press conference by turning away from reporters and saying, “Ya me canse” or “I’ve had enough.”
The phrase immediately exploded on social networks while protesters used the phrase to draw graffiti as a sign of dissent. “Enough, I’m tired of Murillo Karam,” says one. Another asks, “If you’re tired, why don’t you resign?”
In connection with the massacre, authorities said they have already arrested 74 people, including the ousted mayor, Jose Luis Abarca, his wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda, 36 police officers and several Guerreros Unidos gang members.
‘ Search for missing Mexico students finds more dead ‘
Authorities came upon the new location based on statements from four people arrested early Monday, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
The new remains were found in Cocula, a town about 10 miles (17 kilometres) from where the students last were seen.
Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam confirmed the four arrests in a press conference but made no mention of more remains or mass graves.
#AceBreakingNews – MEXICO CITY – September 26 – An army officer and seven soldiers are being detained in connection with the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico, an encounter that the military initially reported as a shoot-out but that a witness later described as a massacre.
‘ Killing of 22 by Army of 8 in June ‘
The Mexican Defence Department said in a statement late Thursday that the eight were involved in the June 30 incident in San Pedro Limon, but did not specify how Associated press reported.
They were being held at a prison in Mexico City on charges of crimes against military discipline, disobedience and dereliction of duty.
The group home residents were kept in deplorable conditions, fed rotten food and made to sleep on the floor among rats, ticks and fleas and many of them were never allowed to leave the premises, Murillo Karam said at a news conference attended by top federal investigators and Michoacan Gov. Salvador Jara.
“I’m in utter dismay because we weren’t expecting the conditions we found at the group home,” Jara said.
#AceWorldNews – MEXICO CITY – May 10 – The Mexican government says vigilante groups in the western state of Michoacan will have until May 10 to register their guns and decide whether to join the army’s “rural defence corps.”
The government had made little headway in a plan announced in January to put the estimated 20,000-strong vigilante force in the western state of Michoacan under the control of the army.
But the government commission for Michoacan said late Monday it had agreed to extend the deadline for joining the rural defense corps, a little-used, century-old body that armed farm workers to fight bandits and uprisings in the countryside.
The heavily armed “self-defense” groups have posed a thorny problem for the government. While they have earned popularity by driving the vicious Knights Templardrug cartel out of many parts of Michoacan, some of the vigilantes themselves have been accused of looting and killing.
Dozens of others remain in jail on charges of carrying weapons such as assault rifles that are prohibited for civilian use.
#AceWorldNews – VERACRUZ, MEXICO – A passenger bus collided with a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 33 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported.
The federal highway department said the bus was travelling from the Tabasco state capital of Veracruz to Mexico City when the crash occurred (AP)
The emergency director for Veracruz’s Civil Defence agency, Ricardo Maza Limon, said the victims apparently burned to death inside the bus.
He said at least four people are known to have survived and officials were working to determine the identities of those who died.
The bus was en route to Mexico City after leaving Villahermosa in the state of Tabasco when it slammed into a truck and caught fire. Four others were injured in the accident according to the Veracruz state government (Reuters)