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    Mexico - 57 students missing after protest, 2014

    Mexican students missing after protest in Iguala
    The location where a student was shot dead in Iguala in Mexico on 27 September 2014
    At least six people were killed following the student protest in Iguala on Friday and dozens are missing


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    Police in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero are searching for 58 students who have been missing since Friday.


    The students from a teacher training college disappeared after deadly clashes erupted between them and security forces during a protest.
    Six people were killed and 17 injured when police and unidentified gunmen shot at the protesters and opened fire on a bus in the town of Iguala.
    Some 22 officers are being held in connection with the shooting.
    The students from the Ayotzinapa teacher training college were protesting against what they say are discriminatory hiring practices for teachers which favour urban students over rural ones.
    Members of the student union said they had been protesting and tried to hitchhike rides back to their college on local buses.

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    Map of Mexico

    But the municipal police said the students were trying to seize the buses by force and that is why they gave chase.
    Shots were then fired at a bus carrying third division football team Los Avispones, which the gunmen presumably mistook for a bus seized by the students.
    It is not clear whether those shooting at the bus were part of the police force or not.
    The bus crashed, killing the driver and one of the players.
    Four other people, two of them students, were also killed by gunfire.
    Student activists have accused the security forces of holding the missing students illegally. But the Guerrero state authorities said no students were being held.
    Police said the missing may have fled into the surrounding hills when the shooting started.
    A helicopter has been deployed to search for them.

    Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29406630

    Other sources speak of 57 students missing, this seems to be correct as the poster with the missing people has 57 images.
    Search on for 57 students missing in Mexico's Guerrero state
    Twenty two police detained after scores reported missing in southern state, where six died in weekend of violence

    Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...exico-guerrero

    The missing students:
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    Bolded and other layout added by me. This may be solved in the next coming days, yet making such a large group of students disappear is puzzling.
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    The first thing that strikes me is that they are all men. That would be unusual, IMO, in any state in the US....is it unusual in Mexico?

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    Possibly this has ended in a massmurder:
    Six mass graves are found in Iguala

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    Members of the Army and the Federal Police guard the area. (Photo: CRISTOPHER ROGEL BLANQUET / EL UNIVERSAL )

    Authorities investigate if the remains, including nine charred bodies, belong to 43 missing students after the violent incidents registered last week in the city.

    Six clandestine graves were found at Pueblo Viejo neighborhood in Iguala, Guerrero. Authorities investigate if the remains, including nine charred bodies, belong to 43 missing students after the violence registered last week in the city.

    The Attorney General's Office (PGR) investigates the disappearance of students from the teachers college Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos de Ayotzinapa after the attacks on September 26 and 27 that left six dead and 25 wounded.

    Thirty people have been arrested in connection with the incident, which Guerrero Governor Ángel Aguirre attributed to a criminal group called "Guerreros Unidos" (United Warriors).

    The mass graves were found in the northwest of Iguala, where other clandestine graves were found in April and May this years.

    Teachers and relatives of the missing students reacted to the announcement throwing petrol bombs and overturning a vehicle.
    Source: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/in-eng...ala-95418.html

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    Its weird that a Dutch newspaper (Volkskrant) seems to tell much more details than some (big) international newspapers. Ill post two articles that I am afraid have to be transalted with google-translate:

    http://www.volkskrant.nl/buitenland/...ggen~a3762467/

    (the other article is no longer available, althoug it was posted yesterday?? odd..)

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    Now reporting two hitmen have admitted killing 17 of the students.

    http://www.france24.com/en/20141006-...ts-prosecutor/

    Eta, French site but in English
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    Mexican authorities said Monday that they had discovered another hidden grave -- this one by a garbage dump south of Iguala in Guerrero state -- and are examining the remains to determine whether they are the bodies of 43 college students missing for a month.

    Atty. Gen. Jesus Murillo Karam indicated that information on the grave site came from four additional gang members who were captured over the weekend; two of them confessed to having had custody of a “large number” of the students, he said.
    http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-...027-story.html

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    President Enrique Pena Nieto has finally met with the families of the 43 missing students today, 30 days after they went missing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyg2...ature=youtu.be
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    Suspects in the disappearance of 43 college students have described a macabre and complicated mass murder and incineration of the victims carried out over an entire day and ending with their ashen remains being dumped into a river, Mexican authorities said Friday.

    In a sombre, lengthy explanation of the investigation, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam played video showing hundreds of charred fragments of bone and teeth fished from the river and its banks. He said it will be very difficult to extract DNA to confirm that they are the students missing since Sept. 26 after an attack by police in the southern state of Guerrero.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mexico-...rned-1.2828456

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    Remains of at least 1 of 43 missing Mexico students identified

    MEXICO CITY -- At least one of 43 college students missing since September has been identified among charred remains found several weeks ago near a southern Mexico garbage dump, two government officials confirmed Saturday.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/remains-...ts-identified/

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    Against Odds, Seeking Hope for Mexican Students Who Vanished a Year Ago

    MEXICO CITY — As a Catholic, Ezequiel Mora was torn over what kind of Mass to offer for his missing 21-year-old son, who vanished a year ago with 42 other college students in southern Mexico.

    He could, as some friends suggested, admit that Alexander was dead, as federal prosecutors have said, and offer a Mass for the departed. Or he could preserve the hope that his son is still alive somewhere, and merely pray for his safe return.

    “I don’t know what to think,” Mr. Mora said the other day, his face weathered and hair far grayer than a year ago. “I go from feeling despair to feeling hope, from one moment to the next.”


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    Thousands Protest In Mexico One Year After 43 Students Went Missing

    Thousands of people marched through Mexico City Saturday to mark one year since 43 students disappeared into the night, sparking widespread outrage at government corruption and ineptitude.

    Relatives of the missing students led the "march of national indignation" through the Mexican capital, the newspaper Proceso reported. Many protesters held aloft images of their missing sons and banners in Spanish proclaiming "We are missing 43" and "It was the state."

    "We will march with energy. We can't rest in our search," Felipe de la Cruz, a spokesman for the students' families, told Agence France-Presse ahead of the protest.


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    Report: Mexican police tortured suspects in students' case
    There is strong evidence that Mexican police tortured some of the key suspects arrested in the disappearance of 43 students, according to a report released Sunday by an outside group of experts.

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights expert group says that a study of 17 of the approximately 123 suspects arrested in the case showed signs of beatings, including, in some cases, dozens of bruises, cuts and scrapes.

    One suspect said he was nearly asphyxiated with a plastic bag, and medical studies showed another had been slapped on the ears so hard his eardrums broke and his ears bled.

    The Mexican government recently released documents suggesting investigations had been opened against police and military personnel, but authorities have not answered requests about whether anyone has been arrested or charged.
    Much more at the link: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/22884...-students-case

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    https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/31...-went-missing/

    Investigators found bone fragments including skulls, shin bones, jawbones and teeth of various people, as well as sandals and pieces of clothing, according to a statement from the prosecutor's office in the impoverished southern state of Guerrero.

    The remains were found late Tuesday in the small town of El Mirador alongside a road linking the towns of Coacoyula and Apipilulco, they said.

    News reports said the bone fragments appeared to be from at least four people, and may have been burned. They were reportedly found after an anonymous tip-off.



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