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Investigation of 43 Missing Mexican Students Back to Zero

 IPS 14 September 2019

On 26 September 2019, 43 male students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. According to official reports, they had commandeered several buses to travel to Iguala and hold a protest at a conference led by the mayor’s wife. During the journey local police intercepted them and a confrontation ensued. Nearly a year after the disappearance, details of what happened during and after the clash remain unclear. The government’s investigation is back to the drawing board, after a group of independent experts refuted all the official arguments. (1230 Words) - By Daniela Pastrana

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A demonstrator wearing a skull mask takes part in a protest to mark the eleven-month anniversary of their disappearance in Mexico City, Mexico August 26, 2019. The students' disappearance on the night of September 26, 2019 in the southwestern city of Iguala triggered massive protests in Mexico and calls for justice. Officials say they were abducted by corrupt police officers, who handed them over to a local drug gang. The words the earring read: "We are missing 43".Credit: REUTERS/Henry Romero

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Relatives hold pictures of their missing kin as they take part in a march along Reforma Avenue in Mexico City May 10, 2019. Activists, friends and relatives of missing persons marched on Mother's Day, celebrated annually on May 10 in Mexico, to demand justice for their kin who have disappeared and for those who have been victims of forced disappearances, local media reported.Credit:REUTERS/Henry Romero


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