US Hands Over to Mexico Suspect in Missing Students Case

U.S. authorities handed over a key suspect in the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students to Mexico, after the man was caught trying to cross the border on December 20 without proper documents.

  • Jan 20, 2023
  • 10:28 AM

Bitter Taste of Justice as Mexico Makes Slow Progress in Case of Missing Students (OPINION)

Only public scrutiny of new evidence can ensure the robustness of truth and reconciliation in the case of Ayotzinapa.. Only when all 43 students have been found can Mexico finally hope for a rare taste of justice—never complete, and always bittersweet.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

Mexico Arrests Ex-Attorney General in Missing Students Case

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday they have arrested the attorney general in Mexico’s previous administration on charges he committed abuses in the investigation of the 2014 disappearances of 43 students from a radical teacher college.

  • Aug 21, 2022
  • 11:38 AM

The Missing Pieces in Addressing the Migration Crisis at the US-Mexico Border

If the Mexican and U.S. governments don’t shift their migration and border policies, horrific scenes like we saw in San Antonio in June, where the bodies of 53 migrants were discovered in an abandoned semi trailer, will become far more common.

  • Aug 11, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Investigators Inspect Cartel Extermination Site as Mexico Nears 100k Missing

At the Nuevo Laredo site —to which The Associated Press was given access this month— the insufficiency of investigations into Mexico’s nearly 100,000 disappearances is painfully evident.

  • Mar 1, 2022
  • 1:24 PM

Mexico Identifies Remains of Another of Missing 43 Students

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have identified the remains of a second of the 43 students who disappeared in September 2014.

  • Jul 7, 2020
  • 10:03 PM

New Arrest Warrants Issued in Case of Mexico’s Missing 43

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly six years after 43 students disappeared in Mexico’s southern Guerrero state, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said Tuesday that prosecutors had requested 46 arrest warrants for municipal officials in the state in relation to the case.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 3:51 PM

Mexico Finds Rumors, Bodies, But Not 43 Missing Students

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five years after 43 students were kidnapped by police and turned over to a drug gang, Mexican authorities hunting for them say they have found dozens of clandestine graves and 184 bodies, but none of the missing students.

  • Sep 27, 2019
  • 8:39 AM

Mexico Searching Another Dump in Case of 43 Missing Students

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A member of an international team supporting the search for 43 missing students in southern Mexico said Wednesday that new information has led Mexican authorities to begin working at another garbage dump.

  • Sep 26, 2019
  • 9:57 AM

Fireball at Illegal Mexico Pipeline Tap Kills 66; 85 Missing

Just a few feet from where the pipeline passed through an alfalfa field, the dead seem to have fallen in heaps, perhaps as they stumbled over each other or tried to help one another in the moments after a geyser of gasoline shot into the air Friday.

  • Jan 19, 2019
  • 3:50 PM

A Public Google Doc Is Listing Names of People Rescued or Still Missing From Mexico City Earthquake

Social media is playing a big role in responding to the Tuesday tragedy.

  • Sep 20, 2017
  • 10:05 AM

Immigrant Rights Activist Hugo Castro Found Alive and Is Hospitalized After Going Missing in Mexico

“The health of Hugo Castro is delicate. He is hospitalized. The medical prognosis is still uncertain.”

  • Apr 19, 2017
  • 8:37 AM

Border Angels Activist Still Missing in Mexico After He Calls for Help on Facebook Live (UPDATED)

Hugo Castro has been missing since last Thursday, April 13.

  • Apr 17, 2017
  • 9:36 AM

Escuchatorio Protesta: Remembering Mexico’s 43 Missing Students

An online platform that launches on the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico is an homage to social protest

  • Sep 25, 2015
  • 6:15 PM

UN Grills Mexico Over Handling of 43 Missing Students

GENEVA—“Let us stand for a minute of silence,” Emmanuel Decaux, chairperson of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), told those gathered on February 2 in this Swiss city to discuss the grave problem of involuntary disappearances in Mexico. A high-level government delegation and a sizeable civil society contingent traveled from Mexico to attend the […]

  • Feb 14, 2015
  • 12:31 PM

FRANCE 24 Reports Case of Missing High School Students in Cocula, Mexico (VIDEO)

UPDATE: December 5, 2014: FRANCE 24 has now retracted this story. Yesterday, FRANCE 24 published a new report sending shock waves throughout Mexico. For more, visit here.

  • Nov 27, 2014
  • 10:47 AM

Are Mexico’s Missing Students the Victims of U.S.-Backed Drug War? (VIDEO)

Here is what Democracy Now! covered earlier today: This is the one angle the U.S. media should be exploring more. Kudos to our friends at Democracy Now! for shedding a light on it.

  • Nov 13, 2014
  • 3:33 PM

Mexico´s 43 Missing Students: ‘Enough! We Are Tired of Being Afraid’

Editor’s Note: We received the following essay last night from political activist Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez Aguilera, originally from Mexico City and currently studying in the United States. The images featured are courtesy of MásDe131, a site that covers Mexico’s protest movement. Submitted to by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez. Comparto artículo que escribí para @latinorebels sobre Ayotzinapa y la […]

  • Nov 10, 2014
  • 12:46 PM

The Fight of the Maya Against the Mayan Train in Mexico

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has made completing the Mayan Train, a project that looks to connect parts of the Yucatán Peninsula and drive tourism in remote areas, has met with increasing resistance from the Indigenous people of the region.

  • Mar 31, 2023
  • 1:55 PM

2 Kidnapped Americans Found Dead in Mexico, 2 Others Alive

Two U.S. citizens missing since their violent abduction last week in the northern Mexican border city of Matamoros have been found dead and two others are alive, the state’s governor said Tuesday.

  • Mar 7, 2023
  • 10:41 AM

In Musical ‘Desaparecidas,’ Jaime Lozano Looks to Honor, Celebrate Women of Mexico (INTERVIEW)

With music and lyrics by Jaime Lozano, lyrics by Florencia Cuenca, and book by Georgina Escobar, ‘Desaparecidas’ celebrates the individual lives of women in Mexico, highlighting the challenge of embracing customs while fighting for autonomy in a dangerous world of machismo.

  • Dec 8, 2022
  • 1:07 PM

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