Ayotzinapa Normal School
Nine months since the Ayotzinapa disappearances, a top-notch panel says Mexico's government is preventing them from gathering testimonies from infantry troops who might have been involved in the attacks.
Almost nine months since the Ayotzinapa disappearances, parents said Thursday they knew of no missing young man who was a soldier. They called the army's statements a strategy at dividing them.
Almost six months since the 43 students were disappeared, parents of the missing take to the road to also shed light on the Merida Initiative, the US security plan they say fuels the violence in Mexico.
Four months after the Ayotzinapa Normal School students were "disappeared," authorities offered no conclusive proof all 43 young men were incinerated at a dump, but also asked the public to move on.
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.
Locals in Chilacachapa told a Mexican newspaper that the Guerreros Unidos cartel rode through their town and carried away 25 people to help them against students "who were going to start a revolution." It is unclear what aid they gave the gang.
Federal officers attempted to prevent the Ayotzinapa students from setting up for a solidarity concert on Sunday, sparking clashes that left 22 people injured, including two parents of the missing.
The independent team said in a statement it could not verify the government's claim that a bone belonging to Ayotzinapa student Alexander Mora was indeed recovered from the Cocula river.
Forensics experts have identified one of the missing Mexican students among incinerated remains found in a remote dump in Cocula, Guerrero.
In reaction to the disappearances of the 43 Ayotzinapa Normal School students, exciting new protest art has emerged, drawing attention the oppression of young and poor progressives in Mexico.