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Mexico Investigation Unearths More Mass Graves, but Still No Answers

On Sunday, parents of the Ayotzinapa students, missing for 10 months, led hundreds through the streets of Mexico City to call for justice

By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published July 27, 2015

Photo via Twitter.

Photo via Twitter.

The search for 43 college students who vanished in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero 10 months ago has turned up at least 60 clandestine graves and 129 bodies, the Associated Press revealed Monday.

However, none of the remains found in those graves has been linked to the missing youths, “and authorities do not believe any will be,” the AP reports. The 43 leftist student-teachers were allegedly abducted by police in Iguala, Mexico on September 26, 2014 then handed over to a local drug gang that claims to have murdered them and burned the bodies. The students’ relatives largely reject this narrative, accusing the government of a cover-up. Continue reading

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Iguala Comes To Washington

Mexican president Peña Nieto. Photo by Presidencia de la República Mexicana via Flickr

Mexican president Peña Nieto. Photo by Presidencia de la República Mexicana via Flickr

This Tuesday, President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto began a series of meetings in Washington DC. Trade was naturally high on the list of topics to be discussed; Mexico buys and sells more US goods than any other country than Canada – more than $500 billion a year. Immigration was another obvious topic; an estimated 6 to 7 million undocumented Mexicans live in the US, and send home to Mexico an estimated $20 billion per year.

However, there was another topic that was discussed; the 43 students from a teacher’s college in Ayotzinapa who were last seen being taken away by police the night of September 26. We’ve previously written about the disappearance and subsequent protests in Mexico. However, Tuesday’s meeting was marked by protests outside the White House and in Latino communities throughout the US. Continue reading

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