Mexicans demand information about missing students

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Marchers in Mexico City are demanding answers from the government about the fate of 43 students who disappeared 15 months ago. Rough Cut – subtitled (no reporter narration)

Mexicans demand information about missing students


Some 300 supporters of the 43 missing student teachers in Mexico came out to participate in a march marking the 15-month anniversary of their disappearance on Saturday.

Holding posters with photographs of the students, the protesters marched through the streets of Mexico City, beginning during the day and continuing after darkness fell.

The march was organized to coincided with the 15-month anniversary of the disappearances that rocked the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto, and highlights the frustration that Mexicans feel at the slow pace of justice.

Mexican authorities have said they believe the students from Ayotzinapa, located in the impoverished and violent southern state of Guerrero, were burned in a rubbish dump in the small town of Cocula after being abducted by police and delivered to hit men.

But the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has said they still have no evidence pointing to whether the young men were dead or alive.

With the remains of only two of the missing reportedly found so far, the parents’ representatives are expecting more answers in 2016

“We are here to say that the government recognizes that there is the possibility that these students are alive, and the government needs to give us some answers soon,” said Felipe de la Cruz, a spokesman for the parents.

Amnesty International estimates that more than 25,700 people have disappeared or gone missing in Mexico in recent years, and almost half of them during the presidency of Pena Nieto.

Gangland violence is thought to have killed more than 100,000 people in Mexico since 2007.

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