Aug is Utah Cold Case month and the Utah Cold Case Coalition is featuring Rosie Tapia's case
Click on Rosie Tapia's Thread and help Websleuths find Rosie's killer

Mexico - 57 students missing after protest, 2014

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Elkitchtasso, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Elkitchtasso

    Elkitchtasso New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    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


    _77894297_03795397-16cf-411b-8878-4ba12c534c1b.jpg

    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.

    _77894295_mexicoiguala4640914.jpg
    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/2014/sep/30/search-for-57-missing-students-in-mexico-guerrero

    The missing students:
    desaparecidos.jpg

    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.
    (My first thread on Websleuth, so correct me when I do something wrong.)
     
  2. Loading...


  3. chinacat67

    chinacat67 Proud walking jingle in the midnight sun

    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    18
    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?
     
  4. Elkitchtasso

    Elkitchtasso New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Possibly this has ended in a massmurder:
    Source: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/in-english/2014/mass-graves-iguala-95418.html
     
  5. Elkitchtasso

    Elkitchtasso New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
  6. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    0
  7. PastTense

    PastTense Active Member

    Messages:
    950
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-missing-students-20141027-story.html
     
  8. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    0
  9. PastTense

    PastTense Active Member

    Messages:
    950
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mexico...ctims-of-mass-murder-remains-burned-1.2828456
     
  10. PastTense

    PastTense Active Member

    Messages:
    950
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
  11. shadowraiths

    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    2,872
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
  12. shadowraiths

    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    2,872
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    [​IMG]

    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.”

    [​IMG]

    NY Times
     
  13. shadowraiths

    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    2,872
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]

    Huffington Post
     
  14. KayElJay

    KayElJay Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,351
    Likes Received:
    74
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Report: Mexican police tortured suspects in students' case
    Much more at the link: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/2288...exican-police-tortured-suspects-students-case
     
  15. KayElJay

    KayElJay Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,351
    Likes Received:
    74
    Trophy Points:
    0
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/3...near-site-where-mexico-students-went-missing/

     

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice