Mexico announced the reopening of military files in the Ayotzinapa case. Seven years after the disappearances, the authorities have not been able to clarify the case.

June 26, 2022

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced that military files would be opened, including the participation of the 27th Infantry Battalion of Iguala in the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. López Obrador assured that “the requests of the relatives of the disappearances are being considered”, according to the Mexican newspaper La Jornada.

The Mexican president assured “all cases” of military files would be opened. Military members were present during the night students disappeared. Likewise, the president explained that he understands the discontent of the families: “It’s normal, people are very hurt,” he said.

Seven years after the disappearances, authorities have not been able to find the students, and it has not been clarified what happened to them on the night of September 26, 2014. The Mexican president promised in April “not to hide anything” in the government’s report on the murder of the Ayotzinapa students, after insisting on the “commitment” to the victims’ families and Mexican society.

In addition, he explained the “obstacles” that his Government has faced “to get to the bottom” of this matter.

Members from the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI), appointed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, rejected “the historical truth” official theory, saying it was not scientifically possible. Relatives of the students also reject this version and demand to follow other lines of the investigation established by the GIEI.

SOURCE: Europa Press

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