The Mayor of the city of Iguala, José Luis Abarca, and his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda, are accused of being part of the masterminds behind the disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico, in complicity with a group of organized crime.
The Federal Prosecutor, Jesus Murillo, said yesterday that both would have wanted to prevent the mobilization of students, on September 26, interfering with an act of Pineda while he was giving a report.
The couple, who presumably worked in collusion with the group called Guerreros Unidos and the local police, which would have also been involved, ordered to stop students who came down a road towards Iguala, in the Guerrero state, after taking buses to raise money for the rural school where they studied.
The General’s Attorney Office issued an arrest warrant against the Mayor, his wife, and the chiefs of the Iguala and Cocula police, Murillo said. Their whereabouts are currently unknown.