Guerrero: Relatives of the 43 begin search caravan to Iguala

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Image from mass in Iguala. Photo @ SIPAZ

On March 3, relatives, organizations and sympathizers began a caravan to Iguala in search of information about the forcefully disappeared youths at almost a year and a half since the forced disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. A number of lorries left the Isidro Burgos Teacher Training School to the town where the trainee teachers disappeared on the night of September 26 to 27, 2014, a date since which protests demanding truth and justice have not ceased, as well as actions on the part of the mothers and fathers of the youths to find their whereabouts.

For three days they held events focused on the search for the 43. The first day they staged a sit-in in the main square of the city where they also held a press conference with the presence of relatives and student teachers, as well as a mass in which the parish priest urged the inhabitants of Iguala to come forwatrd with information about the disappeared. They also installed ballot boxes to support the youths anonymously. The second day they toured the neighborhoods of the city with the aim of collecting information that might help the investigations as to the whereabouts of the student teachers. On the third day the search was closed with a meeting in the square.

For more information in Spanish:

Caravana por Ayotzinapa parte a Iguala para buscar a los 43 normalistas (Proceso, 3 de marzo de 2016)

Padres de los 43 normalistas de Ayotzinapa retoman búsqueda en Iguala (Sin Embargo, 3 de marzo de 2016)

Familiares reinician búsqueda de los 43 normalistas de Ayotzinapa (Aristegui Noticias, 4 de marzo de 2016)

Ayotzinapa, ejemplo de la aparente colusión Estado-crimen, dice CIDH (La Jornada, 3 de marzo de2016)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Guerrero: Padres y madres de Ayotzinapa van a la Corte, a 16 meses de la desaparición de sus hijos (27 de enero de 2016)

Guerrero: ONG y expertos en derechos humanos respaldan labor del GIEI en caso Ayotzinapa (25 de enero de 2016)

Guerrero: Denuncian al Estado mexicano ante el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos por muerte y tortura de normalistas de Ayotzinapa en 2011 (16 de diciembre de 2015)

Guerrero: Agresión a normalistas de Ayotzinapa deja 8 heridos graves y 13 detenidos (17 de noviembre de 2015)

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