By Ted Lewis, Director of Human Rights programs for Global Exchange (from BPFNA/ Bautistas por la Paz):
The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is taking place on the anniversary of the September night, two years ago, when 43 Mexican students were violently attacked and “disappeared” by police, military and criminal gangs in Iguala, Mexico.
That’s important, because whether or not the candidates even talk about Mexico on Monday night, the complex relationship between the United States and Mexico has become a high profile electoral issue. But the Ayotzinapa tragedy — so emblematic of the toxic mixture of political repression and impunity that has accompanied drug war militarization and free trade neo-liberalism — has not been part of the debate.
Read more at the Huffington Post.