Published On: Mon, Dec 15th, 2014

Peña Nieto Praises Government Actions on the Ayotzinapa Case

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Despite the national and international criticism, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said that the investigation on the forced disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students has been conducted according to the legal competence of his government and with full transparency.

Before the Senate, during the presentation of the answers to the questions regarding his second yearly government report, Peña Nieto said that in the face of the “regretable events” of September 26 in Iguala, Guerrero, his government has conducted actions to locate the students, support the victims and bring justice.

The President mentioned in particular the deployment of more than 1,776 members of the federal police in the area.

“Among other works, they are engaging in continuous search labors, both in specialized groups as in brigades along with the relatives of the missing students. It is important to point out that four search and localization brigades have been formed with parents, officers from the Federal Public Ministry and Federal Police,” he said.

Students prepare a banner next to relatives of their killed and missing peers in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero state, Mexico on Oct. 5, 2014.

Also, there are 16 intelligence teams in the area, 16 K-9 units, 15 mounted units, two helicopters, 2 recognizance airplanes, six frogmen, four mobile labs and geo radars helping in the search work.

Peña Nieto expressed that the authorities are working with the Inter American Human Rights Commission, which requested precautionary measures in favor of the relatives of the students, as well as frequent reports on the investigations.

“Also, Mexico has requested such commission to go along the investigations in our country, as a complement, not a substitute, of the actions undertaken by the government of Mexico in order to clarify the facts and enforce the law”, expressed Peña Nieto.


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