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Mexico Truth Commission Confirms Ayotzinapa Massacre Was a “State Crime”

HeadlineAug 19, 2022

In Mexico, a truth commission formed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has confirmed the involvement of federal and state authorities in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, calling it a high-level, cover-up state crime. The commission also said there is no indication any of the students are alive. Their disappearance sparked international condemnation and mounting accusations of human rights abuses against former President Enrique Peña Nieto. The students’ families for years have expressed hope some of them had survived, often leading protests where they chanted, “You took them alive. We want them back alive.” Next month will mark Ayotzinapa’s eighth anniversary.

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