One Year Anniversary of the Disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico

Written by Rachel Wissner and Sarah Merrigan, translated into Spanish by Daniel Garcia

This past weekend was the one year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico. On September 26th, 2014, 43 students of the Teacher’s College Rural Ayotzinapa Went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. The Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher’s College is part of a network of schools designed to give impoverished students to secular education and Provide Them With the skills and toolsets to Become teachers in rural farm areas. These students at the schools go on to be social justice advocates and leaders. , According to official reports, the students Were abducted by the local corrupt police force on their way to protest at the higher of Iguala’s conference. The largest of Iguala and his wife Were arrested on suspicion for Being complicit in the abduction. However, the details surrounding the abduction Remained unclear.

On Sunday, September 6, a report published by a group of international experts Refuted the Official Account of What Happened to the students. Appointed by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IAHCR) expert group challenged the key findings from the Attorney General’s Office and pointed to flaws in the handling of the investigation.


Este fin de semana pasado fue el aniversario de la desaparición de 43 estudiantes en Iguala, México. En el septiembre 26 de 2014, 43 estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa fueron desparecidos en Iguala, México. Es parte del sistema de escuelas normales rurales concebidas para provenir una educación secular y habilidades  para ser maestros en áreas rurales. Estos estudiantes se convierten en líderes y defensores sociales. Según informes oficiales, los estudiantes fueron secuestrados por la policía local cuando eran en camino a protestar una conferencia del alcalde de Iguala.

En el septiembre 6 de 2015, casi un año después del secuestro, el versión oficial del gobierno mexicano sobre el caso de los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos en Ayotzinapa ha sido fuertemente cuestionado por un grupo de expertos comandados por la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH).