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Mexican Official Links a Mayor to Missing College Students

MEXICO CITY — The authorities on Wednesday provided a broad account of the apparent abduction of 43 college students last month in southern Mexico, saying that the police in a small city attacked them on orders of the mayor and his wife out of fear they were going to disrupt a speech she was giving.

The police detained the group, students from a left-wing teachers’ college who had angered the mayor during a previous demonstration, Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam told a news conference. The students, he said, were then turned over to a gang linked to Mayor Jose Luis Abarca of Iguala and his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda Villa.

The local crime boss, informed by a lieutenant in a text message that the students belonged to a rival gang, apparently ordered their disappearance. Mr. Murillo Karam did not say what happened to them.

The gang leader, Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado of the Guerreros Unidos, “approved the actions to, quote unquote, defend his influence over the territory of Iguala,” Mr. Murillo Karam said. Mr. Casarrubias was arrested last weekend.

The students have been missing since Sept. 26. At least nine mass graves in the hills surrounding Iguala have been found containing 30 bodies, and Mr. Murillo Karam said that while initial tests showed none were those of the students, additional tests were being done.

The case has gripped the nation and led to mass demonstrations, and President Enrique Peña Nieto, who had hoped to focus his administration on economic improvements, now says finding them is his priority.

Mr. Murillo Karam described a deep connection between the Iguala mayor, his wife and the Guerreros Unidos gang.

He said that Mr. Abarca made payments to the gang, including money allocated to the municipal police. Yet he stopped short of saying that the mayor had ordered the students’ deaths. The mayor and his wife are fugitives.

When the students, who attended the Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos, a teachers’ college, arrived in Iguala on Sept. 26, officials assumed that they were on their way to disrupt a speech by Ms. Pineda Villa, who ran a family services program.

Over the radio came the order from Mr. Abarca to stop them. In the ensuing violence, six people, including three students and three bystanders, were fatally shot. The police stopped a bus carrying a group of students and took them to headquarters.
 

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You have delightful neighbours. Perhaps hand Texas back as a buffer zone. Its not as if anyone of import would notice.
 

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Blame Texas is just so gosh darn trendy.
 

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How are there mass graves scattered around the town?
Who are all the missing people, why are cops and drug dealers killing them?
 

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ICH has what you seek.
It's time for you to learn how the internet works.
Anyway you're latino, maybe you can tell us why cops and gangsters kill so many people and never get caught, in fact they never seem to investigate considering the amount of mass graves that keep turning up?
 

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I can't explain it... I haven't received any communications from the Home Command.
Are you only Mexican? I'm disappointed. I had recreational wet dreams of you being a fat free layabout latino on a Copacabana like sun drenched beach. I was there a couple of years ago but my attention was taken by the water cooled T2 Kombis. Sorry to have missed you bubba.
 

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Our constant neglect of Mexico will bite us in the ass someday. Cheap labour always comes at a cost.
 

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The students have been missing since Sept. 26. At least nine mass graves in the hills surrounding Iguala have been found containing 30 bodies, and Mr. Murillo Karam said that while initial tests showed none were those of the students, additional tests were being done.
Who the hell were they, had no one reported 30 people going missing?
I dunno, when people go missing in American, and most other countries, it's usually the work of a lone serial killer.
In Mexico, everyone joins in on the multiple killings.
Cops, drug cartels, politicians.
When they do find a mass grave, no one knows who the bodies were.
Surely they have a missing persons officer in the local police. Isn't that a good place to start looking?
Perhaps because the cops are usually involved in the disappearances, the relatives don't waste their time asking them.
When bodies do turn up, all the cops will admit, is it's not the bodies they're looking for.
What a strange country.
 

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^ Same sort of stuff used to happen in the US, perhaps not on that scale. And I mean within your lifetime (I assume you are very old... :))

But don't sweat it. Kick back and enjoy some good old-fashioned Hollywood entertainment.

 

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Our constant neglect of Latin America will bite us in the ass someday. Cheap labour always comes at a cost.

A small repair to the original excellent thought. Btw, Obama has been one of the, if not the, worst presidents in recent history regarding relations with the rest of the continent.

Abysmal.
 

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Blame Texas is just so gosh darn trendy.
I was blaming Texas decades before it became trendy. Hell, I may have been the one who started the trend.
 

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^ Same sort of stuff used to happen in the US, perhaps not on that scale. And I mean within your lifetime (I assume you are very old... :))

But don't sweat it. Kick back and enjoy some good old-fashioned Hollywood entertainment.

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There are groups more depraved than ISIL - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
drug cartels murdered more than 16,000 people in Mexico during 2013 alone, and another 60,000 from 2006 to 2012 - a rate of more than one killing every half hour for the last seven years. Even worse, these casualty estimates are from the Mexican government, which is known to deflate the actual death toll by around 50 percent.
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But the casualties alone do not convey the depravity of the narcos: They carry out hundreds of beheadings every year. Beyond decapitation, they are known to dismember and otherwise mutilate the corpses of their victims - displaying piles of bodies prominently in towns to terrorise the public into compliance.

The cartels routinely target women and children to further intimidate the communities they occupy. And much like ISIL, the cartels use social media to post pornographic images of their crimes.

Like ISIL, narcos recruit child soldiers, molding boys as young as 11 into assassins or sending them on suicide missions during armed confrontations with Mexico's army. They also kidnap tens of thousands of children every year to use as drug mules or prostitutes, or to simply kill and harvest their organs for sale on the black market.

Those who dare to call for reforms often end up dead. In September, with the apparent assistance of local police, cartels kidnapped and massacred 43 students at a teaching college near the Mexican town of Iguala in response to student protests. A search in the area for the students has uncovered a number of mass graves containing dozens of mutilated bodies burned almost beyond recognition, but none of the remains have been confirmed to be of the students.
 
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