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Investigators to reopen case of Mexico's 43 missing

Jan 10, 2020 - 11:17 AM

The case of the 'disappeared' students from the Ayotzinapa teachers' college still haunts Mexico

HOPE. Relatives of the 43 missing students of the teaching training school of Ayotzinapa walk with their portraits after a meeting with Mexico's President Manuel Lopez Obrador at the National Palace in Mexico City, on November 11, 2019. (Photo by Claudio Cruz/AFP)

Mexico backs down from 'historic truth' in student case

Sep 16, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Investigators are searching for the students elsewhere and looking into the possible collusion of other police officers in the disappearance

Mexico to analyze bones in search of 43 missing students

May 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Investigators will analyze bone fragments including skulls shin bones jawbones and teeth of various people as well as sandals and pieces of clothing which were found in the small town of El Mirador

43 MISSING STUDENTS. Relatives and friends of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa, who have been missing since they disappeared on 26 September 2014 in Iguala, Mexico, march prior to saying goodbye to experts of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts, during a protest against government in Tixtla, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, April 27, 2016. File photo by EPA/Lennin Ocampo

Mexico's chief investigator probed over missing students case

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Parents of the students and opposition lawmakers demand that Tomas Zeron the head of the criminal investigations agency be fired

MISSING STUDENTS. People participate in a march marking 19 months since the disappearance of 43 Mexican education students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College, in Mexico City, Mexico, 26 April 2016. File photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

Mexico nabs 3 more suspects in missing students case

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:12 AM

One of the suspects is a 40 year old man the main person involved in the murder of Julio Cesar Mondragon a student whose body was found in Iguala with his facial skin peeled off

MORE SUSPECTS ARRESTED. A mother of one of the 43 students missing in Iguala, Mexico on September 2014 shows the portrait of her missing son, outside the Mexican General Prosecutor´s Office in Mexico City, Mexico, January 14, 2016. File photo by Sashenka Gutierrez/EPA

Mexico seeks new DNA tests in missing students case

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Independent forensic experts from Argentina are helping government investigators to find any remains that could be sent for for lab tests

NEW DNA TESTS. Relatives of missing students from Ayotzinapa teachers school participate in a protest in Mexico City, Mexico, September 25, 2015. Photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

Mexican leader vows to seek truth in 43 missing case

Sep 25, 2015 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED The parents of those missing has presented 8 demands to President Enrique Pena Nieto in a document charging that the authorities had manufactured a historic lie

ONE YEAR AFTER. Supporters of relatives of 43 Mexican students missing march holding portraits as part of the event to commemorate the first year of their disappearance, in Tixtla, Mexico, September 24, 2015. Photo by Francisca Meza/EPA

Mexico catches key suspect in case of 43 missing students

Sep 18, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Police captures Gildardo Lopez Astudillo 36 in the southern city of Taxco Guerrero state some 35 kilometers north of the town where the students vanished

 'MATERIAL AUTHOR.' A handout picture provided by the National Commission of Security (CNS) of Mexico shows Gildardo Lopez Astudillo, alleged member of the criminal organization Guerreros Unidos and allegedly linked with the disappearance of the 43 students in Iguala, Mexico, in September 2014. Mexican security forces reported the arrest of Lopez Astudillo on September 17, 2015. Photo by CNS/EPA