Mexico starts fresh search for missing students’ remains

Mexico starts fresh search for missing students’ remains

Mexico’s government will mount a new search in tandem with international experts for the remains of dozens of students training to be teachers who were abducted and apparently massacred in 2014, bowing to widespread domestic and international pressure.

The plan, which includes a new investigations team and the use of drones and satellite technology, could help the president, Enrique Peña Nieto, restore public trust in his government’s ability to act against corruption and a perceived culture of impunity.

Mexico’s government says 43 students were abducted by corrupt municipal police, and then handed over to be massacred by a local drug gang that believed the students had links to a rival outfit in the crime-ridden, impoverished state of Guerrero. Forensic experts have already identified the remains of one of the group from a bone fragment, and have identified a possible match for a second victim. Read more

 

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