Mexico: AMLO Meets Parents of Ayotzinapa’s Missing 43 Students

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and relatives of 43 students of Ayotzinapa College Raul Isidro Burgos during a meeting in Mexico City, Mexico. September 26, 2018. | Photo: Reuters The president-elect met with relatives of the victims on the fourth anniversary of their disappearance.

Relatives of Mexico’s 43 missing Ayotzinapa students have held a private meeting with president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who reaffirmed his commitment to create a truth commission to investigate the disappearance.

Both parties had met during the president-elect’s campaign, reaching historical agreements, and Lopez Obrador’s team confirmed they would meet again on the fourth anniversary of the incident.

“We have been trying to open doors for four years,” said Maria Elena, mother of one of the missing students. “We’re very happy this door opened by itself.”

The meeting was held Wednesday at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City between Lopez Obrador, members of his future cabinet, the parents and their lawyers.

Social organizations and supporters outside the museum held signs saying ‘Four years of the disappearance, of lies and impunity. 43 alive!’

Lopez Obrador committed to three main points: pressuring institutions for the creation of a truth commission ; creating it himself by decree if this has not been achieved by December 1, the day of his swearing-in ceremony; and letting international organizations play a decisive role in the investigation.A local tribunal in Tamaulipas recently ordered the creation of the truth commission but the demand was dismissed by the outgoing federal government. Relatives and friends of […]


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