September 16, 2008
M3 Report Mexico - Independence Day celebration in public plaza marred by explosions - Eight Dead - over 100 Injured
El Universal (Mexico City) and most other major news sources
In Morelia, MichoacÃ¡n, the Mexican independence day celebration in a public plaza was marred by explosions that left eight dead and over a hundred injured, according to a statement by Governor Leonel Godoy. At present it is presumed that fragmentation grenades were tossed on the ground into celebrating crowds and the shrapnel shattered legs.
In one of his toughest speeches yet against organized crime, President Felipe CalderÃ³n warned that those who attempt to terrorize the Mexican people through their acts are mistaken and, to the contrary, will bring on the force of the State to defeat them.
El Financiero (Mexico City) 9/16/08
Mexico and Cuba expect to finalize an accord in October regarding migratory issues and assistance. The October meeting should end a series of meetings between the two countries to work out details. None of the information released gave details regarding the immigration agreements.
El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 9/16/08
Another type of banner appeared in Tampico, Tamaulipas, this one apparently from the people to the Army: “Enough abuses from the military, you’re here to look after us and protect us, not to harass us.”
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