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Mayor Jose Luis Abarca Linked To 43 Missing College Students In Mexico

The mayor of Iguala, Mexico has recently been linked to the disappearance of 43 college students in Mexico. The search has been on for these missing students since they were abducted by local police officials on September 26th. The mayor is suspected of ordering the local police to round up the college students, and to hand them over to ruthless gang leaders in the area. In the meantime, protests and demonstrations have taken place throughout Mexico is hopes of motivating the federal government into taking action to help locate the missing students.

Mayor Jose Luis Abarca Linked To 43 Missing College Students In Mexico

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Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife are on the run from Mexican authorities after a warrant for his arrest was issued. (image from Wikipedia)

Some friends and family have feared that the group of students, missing for almost a month, may have been murdered and buried in a mass grave. Searches have yet to turn up any evidence to support or refute those worries. There are also many holding out hope that all 43 students will soon be found and released safely back to their families.

The gang suspected of handling the kidnapped students after being handed over by police is known as the Guerreros Unidos (United Fighters). Their boss was allegedly quoted as saying that he needed to do what he had to do to defend his influence in the area. The ruthlessness of Mexican gangs does not bode well on the suspected fortune of the 43 missing students.

Searches in the area surrounding Iguala have uncovered mass graves, but none of the bodies have yet to be linked to any of the missing college students. The amount of bodies recovered should be concerning to government officials about the violence in the region, but no word has been taken on what may happen as a result of the newly discovered graves. If all 43 students, and the 30 or so new bodies all turn out to be different people then that would mean that more than 70 people could have been murdered and buried in the desert with almost no action taken by local law enforcement.

The reason that Mayor Jose Luis Abarca is suspected of instigating the roundup of college students was due to the fact that the were allegedly supposed to disrupt a public speech that he was going to give in the days following their abductions. While officials continue to conduct searches for survivors or bodies in the surrounding areas, many youth throughout Mexico continue to pressure their government into taking action to bring justice to such a large scale crime allegedly committed by an elected official. The Mexican government has supposedly issued a warrant for the arrest of Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife.

Mayor Jose Luis Abarca Linked To 43 Missing College Students In Mexico.

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