Mexico's botched investigation of 43 missing students leads chief investigator to resign

Parents of the students see the resignation of Tomás Zerón as an empty gesture since he's being rewarded with another high-level government job.


Student Who Escaped the Night 43 Classmates Disappeared in Mexico Seeks Asylum in the US

Carmelo Ramírez Morales decided it was time to flee Mexico when his family was told they would pay the price if he didn't step down from his role as a prominent spokesman within the movement demanding justice for the 43 missing students.


Parents of Mexico's Missing 43 Students Fear They Will Never Get Answers

The families had pinned their hopes for finding out what happened to the students on a panel of international experts monitoring the government’s probe. Now those experts are about to leave the country because the government will not renew their...


New Evidence Points to Federal Police Role in the Disappearance of 43 Mexican Students

The national human rights commission says it has a credible witness who saw and heard federal police agents okay the abduction of between 15 and 20 of the students.


Mexico's Efforts to Tackle Police Corruption Keep Failing

A government police reform proposed in the wake of police involvement in the disappearance of 43 students in 2014 seeks to eliminate municipal forces, but the problem of extreme corruption goes much deeper.


International Art Posters Remember Mexico’s Missing Students

The global art community responds to Mexico’s need for social change in 'Ayotzinapa: A Roar of Silence.'


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.


Two Mass Kidnappings in Mexico’s Most Violent State End With the Victims Being Released

The first kidnapping involved 22 men abducted on their way to a wedding and the second five teachers taken from their school.


City Reels After Its New Mayor Is Murdered a Day After She Took Office

Over 70 mayors have been killed over the last ten years in Mexico but while many have been rumored to have made deals with criminal groups, Gisela Mota enjoyed a clean reputation.


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.


Mexico Is Failing Its Citizens on Human Rights, UN Commissioner Says During Visit

The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed Mexico's record on abuses, torture, and illegal executions, saying 'I wish everyone could meet' victims of state violence in the country.


Soldiers ‘Won’t Be Treated Like Criminals’ in Ayotzinapa Case, Mexico Army Chief Says

Mexican defense secretary Salvador Cienfuegos said emphatically on Tuesday that soldiers in Guerrero did not participate in the attacks that left 43 young men missing.