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Ayotzinapa investigation ‘is at the crucial moment’, says AMLO

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured this Thursday that the investigation of the Ayotzinapa case, in which 43 young people disappeared almost 6 years ago, is “at the crucial moment to move forward.”

“The results (of the investigations) are, I would say, good. I cannot speak anymore because of the secrecy that all the investigation that is open requires, I would tell you that at the crucial moment to move forward,” he said in his morning conference from Palacio National.

López Obrador explained that next September 11 he will hold a new meeting with the parents of the disappeared, in which the attorney general of Mexico, Alejandro Gertz Manero, and the president of the Supreme Court of Justice will also participate electronically. Arturo Zaldívar.

On the day of that meeting, the president said, “important progress will be made known” on a case that the current Administration took up when it assumed power and in which “much progress is being made.”

“It is a matter that we are dealing with both the Judicial Power, the Prosecutor’s Office and the executive jointly,” the president insisted on Thursday before questions from the press.


Next September 26 will mark the 6th anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa school for teachers, a crime with international repercussions that has yet to be solved.

According to the official version of the Government of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), the 43 students were arrested by corrupt policemen in Iguala (state of Guerrero) and handed over to the Guerreros Unidos Cartel, which murdered and incinerated them in a garbage dump in Cocula .

But on July 7, the current Mexican federal government – which launched a new investigation – announced the identification of the remains of the student Christian Alfonso Rodríguez almost six years after his disappearance and very far from the Cocula landfill where the cremations supposedly took place.

With this finding, the previous official version, already highly criticized by relatives and experts, was totally in doubt pending new evidence.