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Ayotzinapa: where are our disappeared?

Via the Baptist Peace Fellowship of America:

By: Jennifer Johnson and Emma Buckhout

Parents of the disappeared in Nuevo Leon
“Mexico is a tomb…. Where are our disappeared?” – Leticia Hidalgo, son was disappeared by men dressed as municipal police in Nuevo Leon (pictured below, third from the left)

Over seven months have passed since 43 students from a rural teachers college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero were forcibly disappeared in the town of Iguala, yet many questions about the case remain unanswered. We know that students were attacked by local police, who allegedly turned them over to a local criminal group, the “Guerreros Unidos,” to be killed. To date, the remains of only one student have been identified. The Latin America Working Group is joining with our Mexican human rights partners and the families of the disappeared to say that these lives matter and justice must prevail.

Although over one hundred people have been arrested in the case, there have not yet been any convictions—and families have expressed concern that official investigations are not doing enough to uncover the role that corruption and collusion at high levels may have played in their loved ones disappearance.

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