Guerrero/National: Relatives of 43 Ayotzinapa Students Protest over Slowness of Investigation


With a march in which more than 500 people participated, the “September 26th Day of Struggle Is Not Forgotten” began in Guerrero, which will take place between June 6th and 16th, through different activities in Guerrero and Mexico City, to continue demanding the truth about the disappearance of the  student teachers.

Students from the Raul Isidro Burgos normal rural school in Ayotzinapa and social organizations participated in this action, which, together with their relatives, denounced the stagnation in the investigation of this case that occurred in 2014, when students teachers who were on their way to Mexico City to participate in a demonstration for October 2nd were arrested and disappeared in Iguala.

According to the “historical truth” version given by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto, the students were detained and handed over to the Guerreros Unidos Cartel, which murdered and incinerated them in the Cocula garbage dump and threw the remains into the San Juan River, but this version was always questioned by the relatives of the victims and by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts.

Hilda Leguideño, mother of Jorge Antonio Tizapa, representative of the Committee of Fathers and Mothers of the 43, affirmed that “definitely the threads of the investigation that can lead us to discover the truth and those responsible are found in the archive of the Mexican Army and therefore, we will not desist and we demand that the institution be thoroughly investigated.” The lawyer representing the families requested access to the file that is in the archives of the Navy, but his request was denied.

During this day, rallies will be held in Chilpacingo, Acalpulco and Iguala and finally they will go to Mexico City, where they have planned different activities, including a rally in front of the Attorney General’s Office on June 15.

For more information in Spanish:

Familiares de los 43 desaparecidos en Ayotzinapa protestan por estancamiento de investigación. (Debate 07 de junio de 2022)

Ayotzinapa: padres de los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos protestan por estancamiento de investigación. (El Imparcial 06 de junio de 2022)

Familiares de los 43 normalistas de Ayotzinapa marchan en Guerrero; exigen avances en la investigación. (La Razón 06 de junio de 2022)  

For more iformation from SIPAZ:

Guerrero/National: III Report of IGIE Reveals Information about “Ayotzinapa Case” Involving Army and Navy (March 31, 2022)

Guerrero/Nacional: III Informe del GIEI revela información sobre el «Caso Ayotzinapa» que involucra al Ejército y la Secretaría de Marina (30 de marzo de 2022)

Guerrero: Repression of Ayotzinapa Students “Unjustified and Unnecessary Action” – Parents of the 43 (February 9, 2022)
Guerrero: National Guard and State Police Prevent Protest by Ayotzinapa Parents (February 2, 2022)

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