President Enrique Peña Nieto acknowledged on Wednesday that the disappearance of 43 students attacked nearly three weeks ago by the police and drug traffickers is a “proof” for the Mexican state.
“These unfortunate events are a time of trial for the Mexican institutions and the whole society,” Pena Nieto said during a speech on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of women’s suffrage in Mexico.
Speaking to the mothers of the missing students, the president reiterated that “there will not be impunity” for those responsible of the crime.
“Rest assured that the government agencies of the Republic are working to locate them,” said Peña Nieto, who has deployed about 900 policemn, soldiers and researchers in the area.
Students disappeared the night of September 26 in the city of Iguala, the Guerrero state, after being shot by local policemen and drug traffickers of the cartel Guerreros Unidos, when mobilizing in buses. (AFP)