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Mexican Municipal Police Forces Suspected of Organized Crime Links

October 12, 2016
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The Mexican federal police have taken control of 13 towns in southern Mexico in the latest chapter of the missing students’ saga. The 13 towns all lie within a 125-mile radius of the city of Iguala, the site of the initial protest that led to the disappearance of 43 students.

Entre la Amabilidad y las Violencias

October 11, 2016
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Para muchos extranjeros, las formas amables de los mexicanos son una hipérbole curiosa y entrañable que, en muy pocas ocasiones, puede resultar molesta. Un amigo catalán se burlaba del barroquismo con el que pedimos la cuenta en un restaurante: “Disculpe, le podría encargar la cuenta de favor, ¡muchas gracias!”.

Hasta que Todos lo Quitemos: Antimonumento +43 en el Paseo de la Reforma

October 10, 2016
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“Tenemos que hacerlo, no hay paso atrás”. Con esas palabras contundentes, una comisión de padres de los normalistas desaparecidos de Ayotzinapa dio la aprobación final a la instalación del Antimonumento +43. Después de meses de planeación y trabajo, a los integrantes de la llamada Comisión +43 sólo le restaba lo más difícil, instalarlo.

External Investigatory Commissions Get Results in Central America

October 4, 2016
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On September 3, 2015, the president of Guatemala resigned after being charged with fraud, illicit association and corruption.1 Less than a week later, in Mexico, the government account of what happened to 43 missing students was discredited, calling into question the integrity of everyone from Mexico’s military to the president himself.2 Neither of these things could have happened without a key element of the investigations: two external investigatory commissions, organized by the UN and the OAS respectively, which turned out reports negating the validity of

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