Four years on and there is still little clarity about the kidnapping of “Los 43.”
The disappearance of a bus full of students in the Guerrero town of Ayotzinapa sparked international attention and a massive protest movement that continues in Mexico.
With few human remains recovered and many suspects at large, rumors abound, and public pressure on the government to bring the perpetrators to justice has resulted in … errors.
This includes the sad case of Erick Sandoval Rodriguez, a teacher who was jailed as one of the presumed massacre’s masterminds.
His and his wife’s assertion that it is a case of mistaken identity has been vindicated by the national human-rights commission; nevertheless, lawyers have been unable to procure his release.
Errors of this sort have spurred incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to call for an independent truth commission to pursue the complete story, which is widely understood to include local-government complicity.
Source: El País (Spain)