Investigators Say Mexico Has Thwarted Efforts to Solve Students’ Disappearance


APRIL 22, 2016

New York Times now focuses on corruption and impunity at the center of the federal Mexican government  and within its military.

A relevant passage states:

Although the government’s own investigation focused on the complicity of the local authorities, the expert panel uncovered evidence that state and federal officials and even military personnel were present on the night of the students’ disappearance.

“It was clear in the government’s investigation and the official account that there was an intention to keep this case at a municipal level, in terms of responsibility,” said Carlos Beristain, another expert in the investigation. “But we revealed the presence of state and federal agents at the crime scenes, and furthermore that their participation implied responsibility.”

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