++ The Nuevo León Attorney General’s Office initiated an investigation against Jonás Larrazabal Bretón, brother of the Mayor of Monterrey, Fernando Larrazabal, on suspicions he was charging extortion money to casinos operating illegally in Monterrey. Operations director for the Nuevo León Firefighters Andrés Molina said that if the Casino Royale had installed appropriate security measures the arson attack would not have spread so quickly nor would 53 people would have been killed. He said he only saw one emergency exit and the other one was false one, even though security requirements stipulate six emergency doors.
++ Unknown assailants lobbed two smoke grenades in a betting hall belonging to Grupo Caliente in Tijuana, Baja California.
++ Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said there is no evidence of extortion operations in Mexico City in connection to Casino businesses.
++ Authorities found the bodies of two women linked to Contralinea investigative journalism magazine. The naked bodies of Contralinea founder Ana Maria Marcela Yarce Viveros and independent journalist Rocio Gonzalez Trapaga, were found in a park in Iztapalapa borough in Mexico City…
++ Local officials said a bodyguard was suspected of firing on a school bus in Huixquilucan, Mexico State.
++ UNAM rector José Narro presented the university’s proposal on peace and security to PAN senators… He said the proposal embodies many Mexicans’ demand that there be “no more” crime in the country.
++ UNAM rector José Narro was set to meet Monday with President Felipe Calderón to review an anti-crime strategy proposed by academicians to face violence in Mexico.
++ Jean Succar Kuri was sentenced to 112 years and a half in prison for corrupting minors and child pornography.
++ Interior Secretary Francisco Blake delivered President Felipe Calderon’s state of the nation report to Congress. In the report President Calderón said that after five years his government is moving forward determinedly to transform Mexico, to raise quality of life for Mexicans and modernize institutions.