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Mexican Politician Formally Charged In Case of 43 Missing Students

A jailed Mexican politician and his wife have now been formally charged with kidnapping for their alleged role in ordering the disappearance of 43 education students in Mexico who were taken by police officers and then executed by cartel members.

During a meeting with the parents of the 43 students, the head of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office Criminal Investigation Agency, Tomas Zeron De Lucio, told the parents about the formal charges against Iguala’s mayor, Jose Luis Abarca, and his wife. He also gave an update into the mass disappearance. According to Zeron, more than 90 individuals have been arrested as authorities continue to search for answers.

The press conference comes just a day after the parents of the students tried to storm a military fort in the Mexican state of Guerrero looking for answers; after a perceived lackluster response by the government.

As previously reported by Breitbart Texas, in late September Abarca ordered his police force to intercept a group of education students from the rural town of Ayotzinapa that were preparing to protest an event hosted by his wife. The police officers kidnapped the students and turned them over to cartel members. The cartel members then executed them and had their remains incinerated in a nearby landfill and the ashes thrown into a river.

Despite the gruesomeness of the crime, many in Mexico don’t believe the government’s versions of event after scientists and alternative news outlets began poking holes into the chain of events and the facts of the case, such as the landfill not showing signs of a mass incineration, Breitbart Texas reported. The questions as to what actually happened were heightened when as Breitbart Texas reported the Mexican magazine Proceso published an article claiming that the Mexican federal police and the military were involved in the case.

The case has led to an ever rising number of protests and discontent in Mexico as the public continues to ask for justice and better security conditions.

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