This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Mexico: Obrador promises justice to families of missing 'Ayotzinapa 43'02:38

Mexico: Obrador promises justice to families of missing 'Ayotzinapa 43'

Mexico, Mexico City
September 27, 2018 at 07:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador met with parents and relatives of 43 missing students in Iguala, Guerrero during a commemorative march in Mexico City on Wednesday.

Four years after the disappearance, the parents are still struggling to know the whereabouts of their children.

As a result of the meeting, the three agreements reached were announced: request the Judicial Branch to create a commission for truth and justice; to emit a decree on December 1 for the creation of the investigative commission and define the procedure to get to the truth and justice, and third, agreed to change the function of the secretary of government so that it has nothing to do with police or espionage issues and focus on the protection of human rights.

Later, a rally was held for the opur years of the disappearance of the 43 students of the normal school of Ayotzinapa 'Isidro Burgos' with the participation of organisations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International and thousands of students from different schools.

Lopez Obrador, who also goes by the nickname AMLO, will assume office in December. He secured 53.1 percent of the vote, double the total of his closest rival Ricardo Anaya.

Forty-three students, that were training to be teachers at the College of Ayotzinapa, went missing on September 26, 2014 after being detained by police in Iguala, a town in the state of Guerrero. An independent investigation released in December 2014, stated that the Federal Police were involved in the disappearances, handing the students over to local gang members. The allegations of political and police corruption have led to mass protests throughout the country.

The remains of only two of the 43 missing students, Alexander Mora and Jhosivani Guerrero de la Cruz, have been identified so far.

Mexico: Obrador promises justice to families of missing 'Ayotzinapa 43'02:38
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador met with parents and relatives of 43 missing students in Iguala, Guerrero during a commemorative march in Mexico City on Wednesday.

Four years after the disappearance, the parents are still struggling to know the whereabouts of their children.

As a result of the meeting, the three agreements reached were announced: request the Judicial Branch to create a commission for truth and justice; to emit a decree on December 1 for the creation of the investigative commission and define the procedure to get to the truth and justice, and third, agreed to change the function of the secretary of government so that it has nothing to do with police or espionage issues and focus on the protection of human rights.

Later, a rally was held for the opur years of the disappearance of the 43 students of the normal school of Ayotzinapa 'Isidro Burgos' with the participation of organisations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International and thousands of students from different schools.

Lopez Obrador, who also goes by the nickname AMLO, will assume office in December. He secured 53.1 percent of the vote, double the total of his closest rival Ricardo Anaya.

Forty-three students, that were training to be teachers at the College of Ayotzinapa, went missing on September 26, 2014 after being detained by police in Iguala, a town in the state of Guerrero. An independent investigation released in December 2014, stated that the Federal Police were involved in the disappearances, handing the students over to local gang members. The allegations of political and police corruption have led to mass protests throughout the country.

The remains of only two of the 43 missing students, Alexander Mora and Jhosivani Guerrero de la Cruz, have been identified so far.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
Pool for subscribers only
01:35
USA: Biden and Harris officially sworn in as president and vice-president in DC ceremonyUSA: Biden and Harris officially sworn in as president and vice-president in DC ceremony
January 20, 2021 at 17:02 GMT +00:00
01:31
Italy: Huge whale carcass towed to Naples for autopsy after discovery near SorrentoItaly: Huge whale carcass towed to Naples for autopsy after discovery near Sorrento
January 20, 2021 at 23:24 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:27
Origami doves adorn Washington Cathedral as it tolls its bell 400 times for COVID victimsOrigami doves adorn Washington Cathedral as it tolls its bell 400 times for COVID victims
January 20, 2021 at 07:11 GMT +00:00
02:43
USA: 'We will be back in some form' - Trump makes farewell speech before heading to FloridaUSA: 'We will be back in some form' - Trump makes farewell speech before heading to Florida
January 21, 2021 at 00:13 GMT +00:00
01:31
USA: Security personnel out in force as Biden inauguration wraps up in DCUSA: Security personnel out in force as Biden inauguration wraps up in DC
January 20, 2021 at 20:18 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:38
Spain: Aerial images capture aftermath of deadly Madrid blastSpain: Aerial images capture aftermath of deadly Madrid blast
January 20, 2021 at 17:29 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:43
USA: 'I will fire you on the spot' - Biden warns appointees to treat others with respect during virtual swearing-in ceremonyUSA: 'I will fire you on the spot' - Biden warns appointees to treat others with respect during virtual swearing-in ceremony
January 21, 2021 at 00:36 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:47
USA: Biden and Harris call for unity as they address nation during inaugural celebrationUSA: Biden and Harris call for unity as they address nation during inaugural celebration
January 21, 2021 at 04:23 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:34
USA: Obama, Bush, Clinton wish Biden success during joint inaugural celebration appearanceUSA: Obama, Bush, Clinton wish Biden success during joint inaugural celebration appearance
January 21, 2021 at 04:35 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:30
USA: 'Democracy has prevailed' - President Biden in inauguration speechUSA: 'Democracy has prevailed' - President Biden in inauguration speech
January 20, 2021 at 17:19 GMT +00:00
03:17
Iraq: Dozens killed in double suicide attack in Baghdad *GRAPHIC CONTENT*Iraq: Dozens killed in double suicide attack in Baghdad *GRAPHIC CONTENT*
January 21, 2021 at 11:03 GMT +00:00
01:34
Syria: Thousands of IDPs from Afrin demonstrate on 3rd anniv of Turkish military operationSyria: Thousands of IDPs from Afrin demonstrate on 3rd anniv of Turkish military operation
January 21, 2021 at 01:01 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:41
USA: Biden rejoins Paris climate accord with first round of executive ordersUSA: Biden rejoins Paris climate accord with first round of executive orders
January 20, 2021 at 23:01 GMT +00:00
04:57
Netherlands: Nefertiti bust made from honey beeswax displayed in AmsterdamNetherlands: Nefertiti bust made from honey beeswax displayed in Amsterdam
January 20, 2021 at 16:10 GMT +00:00
02:55
Brazil: 107 y/o woman gets COVID vaccine as indigenous inoculation campaign begins in Sao Paulo regionBrazil: 107 y/o woman gets COVID vaccine as indigenous inoculation campaign begins in Sao Paulo region
January 21, 2021 at 05:46 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:42
USA: ‘We must end this uncivil war’ says Biden at inauguration speech in DCUSA: ‘We must end this uncivil war’ says Biden at inauguration speech in DC
January 20, 2021 at 18:21 GMT +00:00
01:17
USA: Dozens of antifa protesters rally outside California's state capitol in Sacramento on inauguration dayUSA: Dozens of antifa protesters rally outside California's state capitol in Sacramento on inauguration day
January 21, 2021 at 03:03 GMT +00:00
02:09
USA: Tensions as Inauguration Day protesters vandalise Oregon’s Democratic headquartersUSA: Tensions as Inauguration Day protesters vandalise Oregon’s Democratic headquarters
January 21, 2021 at 09:29 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:39
USA: Biden and Harris lay wreath at Arlington National CemeteryUSA: Biden and Harris lay wreath at Arlington National Cemetery
January 21, 2021 at 05:19 GMT +00:00
03:03
Spain: Firefighters continue working on building destroyed by gas explosion in Madrid Spain: Firefighters continue working on building destroyed by gas explosion in Madrid
January 20, 2021 at 23:30 GMT +00:00
05:01
India: Villagers celebrate in Kamala Harris's ancestral home as she becomes new US vice presidentIndia: Villagers celebrate in Kamala Harris's ancestral home as she becomes new US vice president
January 21, 2021 at 03:01 GMT +00:00
01:02
Spain: Emergency operations ongoing after gas explosion at Madrid building kills 4Spain: Emergency operations ongoing after gas explosion at Madrid building kills 4
January 21, 2021 at 07:52 GMT +00:00
03:59
Spain: 'The whole building was shaking' - neighbours describe Madrid explosion Spain: 'The whole building was shaking' - neighbours describe Madrid explosion
January 20, 2021 at 18:56 GMT +00:00
View all videos