Citizens take on their own investigation in Mexico | WBEZ
Skip to main content


Citizens take on their own investigation in Mexico

Protesters in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero state, clashed with police this week. The protesters were organizing a concert in support of the 43 students who went missing more than two months ago. Frustrations among the families of the missing students remain high and many accuse the government of impunity. Ernesto Schwartz Marin felt it was time that Mexican citizens get some justice. He is the co-founder of Citizen-Led Forensics, an independent web registry that lets Mexican citizens report the disappearances of people without the involvement of police. Citizens can also help gather evidence, including DNA evidence, that is analysed outside of Mexico. Ernesto Schwartz-Marin joins us to discuss the project. (photo: Images of the missing 43 rural college students hang on the front gate of the Mexican attorney general's office in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo))

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.