Parents of Mexico’s Missing 43 Students Ask U.S. for Help

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Breitbart Texas / Cartel Chronicles

Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas and Coahuila to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities.  The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by “J.A. Espinoza” from Matamoros. 

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — The parents of 43 education students from a poor rural town in Mexico that were kidnapped by corrupt police forces and turned over to cartel members who likely killed them, are asking the United States for help. 

The cry for help took place this weekend when a group of relatives from the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa travelled to this border city in an effort to raise awareness about the case.  Maria de Jesus Tlatempa Bello spoke with Breitbart Texas and asked for the involvement of the United States in what she calls “Crimes of the State” in Mexico.

“We need the help of the U.S. government,” Tlatempa said. “What would you do if your son went missing? Would you move heaven and earth for answers? This has all been an emotional torture and sadly it has been at the hand of the [Mexican] government.”

Her son, Jose Eduardo Bartolo Tlatempa was one of the 43 students that, as Breitbart Texas previously reported, went missing in September 2014. Initially the Mexican government claimed that the students had been kidnapped by police officers. They were then reportedly turned over to cartel members who incinerated them at a local landfill. That version has since been disproven by various international forensic investigation groups.

“What the Mexican government has done to this point is lie to us and try to discredit us,” the Tlatempa said. “We have found no answers. The government has been lying and hurting us. They continue to play with the people from humble homes.”

Tlatempa was one of 35 parents who have been traveling through northern Mexico protesting outside of Mexican federal buildings in an attempt to keep the case from falling into obscurity. In Matamoros, the caravan of parents were able to go into the federal courthouse. They met with Mexican Federal Judge Guillermo Bazan. The judge is actually one of the judges who is overseeing four of the cases tied to the kidnapping of the students in the town of Iguala Guerrero.


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