Morelia Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda reported that unknown aggressors kidnapped José Alfredo López Guillén, a priest in Michoacán.
He said the kidnapping occurred last Monday in the parish in Janamuato, in Puruándiro. The kidnapping occurred a week after two priests, Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and José Alfredo Juárez de la Cruz, who were based in Papantla, Veracruz were killed.
Michoacán Governor Silvano Aureoles said that authorities are monitoring a cell phone to locate the priest.
In an interview, Aureoles said that López Guillén was last seen with a 16-year-old youth, they asked for food, and both disappeared.
++ The head of Command Control Center in Toluca, Mexico State, Miguel Ángel Zamora Piña, said the Attorney General’s Office and the Mexico State Attorney General’s Office have video images that could contain information connected to the abduction and murder of Spanish citizen María Villar Galaz.
They said the video tape was taken from cameras working in optimal conditions, so authorities could obtain information that could be helpful.
++ Attorney General Arely Gómez said that her office is willing and open to renew talks with the parents of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students, suspended since August.
He said that the Attorney General’s Office has made progress in clarified events that took place nearly years ago in Iguala, Guerrero. She said that investigations continue in the case.
++ Ayotzinapa teacher training college students vandalized the Iguala Courthouse. They smashed windows, lobbed Molotov cocktails, painted graffiti and smashed security surveillance cameras.
++ Finance Secretary José Antonio Meade said that despite volatility in the exchange rate, inflation is stable in Mexico, below the goal rate set by the Central Bank.
Speaking before deputies, the head of public finances, acknowledged that the 2017 budget proposal was submitted amid dire economic conditions.
++ The Federal Environment Protection Office ruled that a fire on Holbox Island was caused by an arson attack, which destroyed 87 hectares.