Mexican cartel figure arrested over missing students

Federal authorities in Mexico have captured a suspected high-ranking drug cartel member who they says is implicated in last year’s disappearance of 43 college students in the state of Guerrero. State prosecutor Miguel Angel Godinez Munoz announced the arrest of Gildardo Lopez Astudillo, whose nickname is ‘El Gil’, in a[…]

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Report on missing Mexican students published

An independent Mexican commission has found serious flaws in an investigation into the apparent massacre of 43 students last year, dealing a fresh blow to President Enrique Pena Nieto over a scandal that has blighted his administration. The case became a symbol of impunity over disappearances, and plunged Pena Nieto[…]

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Warrant issued for mayor in student disappearance

Mexican officials have filed an arrest warrant for the former mayor of a southern city for the kidnapping of 43 teachers’ college students. Tomas Zeron, head of criminal investigations for the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, announced the arrest order Tuesday night. Forty-four other people are named in the warrant. It is[…]

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Mexico leader plans to dissolve local police forces

Mexico’s president announced plans Thursday to dissolve the country’s corruption-plagued municipal police forces, in a sweeping security reform amid a crisis over the role of gang-linked police in the presumed massacre of 43 students. “Mexico must change,” President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a televised speech, following weeks of protests[…]

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Mexicans demand safe return of 43 students

Tens of thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of the Mexican capital demanding the safe return of 43 students who went missing over a month ago, with hopes that the arrest of key suspects would bring answers. Demonstrators chanted: “They took them alive, we want them alive,” holding a[…]

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Mexico students hunt leads to new mass grave

Mexican authorities looking for 43 students missing since late last month have found another mass grave, prosecutors say. The students went missing in the town of Iguala and the mass grave was located in the nearby town of Cocula, prosecutors said. Previously, a mass grave found containing 38 bodies was[…]

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Governor quits over missing Mexico students

The governor of Guerrero, the Mexican state where 43 students vanished last month in the city of Iguala, has said he is stepping aside from his position, in a move he hoped would help the investigation into the disappearances. “I have decided to take my leave from the state parliament,”[…]

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Mexico orders mayor’s arrest over students

Mexico has ordered the arrest of the mayor of the southern city of Iguala, along with his wife and an aide, charging they masterminded last month’s attack that left six students dead and 43 missing. Authorities have searched in vain for any trace of the teachers college students who disappeared[…]

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Mexico widens search for missing students

Mexican police sent horse-mounted patrols and officers with trained dogs up into the hills around the city of Iguala on Wednesday in an expanded search for 43 college students missing since a clash with police last month. The stepped-up hunt was ordered after investigators determined that 28 sets of human[…]

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