Mexico's Military in the Eye of Ayotzinapa Storm

Ted Lewis
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Troubling Questions on Role of Military in Ayotzinapa Case as National Crisis Builds:

When Iguala, Guerrero municipal police and masked men in unmarked black uniforms opened fire on unarmed students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college last September, killing six people and kidnapping 43 students, they lit the fuse of a national crisis.

The atrocity triggered outrage because it illuminated the shadowy collaboration between local police, political bosses, militarized criminal gangs, and other state actors. It also raised deeply troubling questions about the role of Mexico's armed forces that remain unanswered.