Melissa del Pozo

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International Experts Say Mexico Has Blocked the Search for Truth in Missing Students' Case

The experts — attached to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights — say confessions of detainees with credible complaints of torture underpin key parts of the official version of what happened to the 43 students.
Melissa del Pozo
4.24.16
americas

Forensic Study Calls Bullshit on Government's Version in the Missing Mexican Students Case

The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team found no evidence of the kind of fire required to support the government's earlier conclusion that the students were incinerated at a garbage dump. This is the second external study to demolish that version.
Melissa del Pozo
2.10.16
americas

An Air Bridge Deal Promises a Way Out for the Cuban Migrants Stranded in Costa Rica

The first group from among 8,000 Cubans stuck in Costa Rica — because Nicaragua won't let them continue their journey to the US — are due to fly to El Salvador in January, from where they will be transported by bus to Mexico.
Melissa del Pozo
12.29.15
americas

The Pope Wants the World to Pay Attention to the Cuban Migrants Stuck in Costa Rica

Thousands of Cuban migrants heading for the United States have been stranded in Costa Rica since Nicaragua closed its border to them in mid-November and other regional governments have rejected proposals to provide them with safe passage north.
Melissa del Pozo
12.28.15
americas

Mexico's Human Rights Watchdog Says Excessive Force by Federal Police Killed Six

The watchdog said the deaths occurred following an operation in January to crack down on vigilantes in the city of Apatzingan in the heart of the troubled Hot Land region of the state of Michoacan.
Melissa del Pozo
11.26.15
americas

Classmates of Mexico's Disappeared Students Reject Claims of Cartel Links

Student leader Omar García says the recent allegations, which stem from an intercepted phone call detailing a recent attempted kidnapping at the Ayotzinapa college involving local cartels, are designed to discredit the college.
Melissa del Pozo
11.12.15
americas

Parents of Disappeared Mexican Students Are Furious Over Docudrama of the Case

The film dramatizes the government investigation's conclusion that the students were killed and incinerated in a rubbish dump after being accused of being members of a drug gang, a version the parents and international experts reject.
Melissa del Pozo
10.20.15
americas

Government Trying to Discredit Critical Report on Disappeared Students, Lawyer Says

The lawyer who represents parents' of the students says a key detainee never confessed to ordering the murder of the students, as an official claimed.
Melissa del Pozo
10.2.15
americas

Massive Mexico Protest for Missing 43 Students on Rainy Anniversary

Tens of thousands of protesters march in Mexico City on rainy day to show indignation over the missing students remains strong
Melissa del Pozo
9.26.15
mexico

Parents of Missing 43 Students Angry and Frustrated After Meeting Mexican President

The parents met with President Enrique Peña Nieto with emotions running high, two days ahead of the first anniversary of the disappearance of their children.
Melissa del Pozo
9.25.15
americas

'Asleep' For a Year: Aldo Gutierrez, Forgotten Victim of Mexico's Ayotzinapa Attacks

On September 26, 2014, Gutierrez was shot in the head by Mexican police. 'He will return, slow, safe, and patient, like the turtles,' a brother says.
Melissa del Pozo
9.23.15
americas

Mexico Arrests 'Material Author' of Attack Against Missing Students, But Offers No Details

Mexico's national security commissioner did not reveal what makes detainee Gildardo Lopez Astudillo the 'author' of the attacks that left 43 young men missing. Later, an Argentine forensics group confirmed the death of a second student.
Melissa del Pozo
9.17.15
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