Maria de los Angeles Pineda
VICE News has closely followed the case of 43 missing teaching students in Mexico's Guerrero state. To help readers unfamiliar with this story, here is what we know so far.
Cartel members interrogated by authorities claim dozens of people — more than authorities admit — were attacked and killed because the cartel believed a rival gang was attempting to enter Iguala.
Maria de los Angeles Pineda allegedly paid off the drug gang Guerreros Unidos using funds from inside city hall in Iguala, Guerrero, in a sign of the depth of collusion between crime and local officials that exists in many regions of Mexico.
Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said Friday the 43 students were likely executed and burned for hours in a dump near the town where they disappeared.
The mayor's wife is considered the "chief operator" of the Guerreros Unidos in Iguala, where local police attacked students and disappeared 43.