Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard took the extraordinary step on Monday of offering "public apologies" to the families of the victims of the tragic stampede at the News Divine disco in Nueva Aztacoalco that left 12 people dead. This comes a week after a really spectacular high-level government shake-up: Ebrard's police chief and attorney general both resigned on the same day upon the release of a damning report on the incident from the city's Human Rights Commission. During the raid on June 20, for one, police were pushing the youth out and at the same time blocking the exit.
Today the commission said, "nice, but an apology is not enough" to satisfy its recommendations. It's common knowledge that Ebrard, a fairly partisan populist who often bike-rides to work from his home in Condesa, is running for president in 2012.
* Previously, "What happened in Nueva Aztacoalco."