Los 43: Case of Missing Mexican Students Resurfaces
In 2014, 43 male students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College were kidnapped in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. The mystery and cover up surrounding the students’ disappearances led to an international scandal that forever marked the legacy of outgoing president Enrique Pena Nieto. It's been almost four years and no major strides have been made in terms of solving the case. In June of this year, a historic ruling was made by a federal court in Mexico. The First Collegiate Tribunal of the 19th Circuit ordered the government to investigate the enforced disappearances again, under the recommendation that case be supervised by a truth and justice commission that will be led by human rights experts and by the parents of the victims. Mexico’s president elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, promised that he would follow up with the investigation during his campaign tour. Joining us to discuss the historic ruling in the Ayotzinapa case and whether or not the Obrador Administration can follow through on his campaign promises are Maria Luisa Aguilar, a collaborator in the international unit at the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Centro Prodh), the organization that legally represents the families of the victims, and Milena Ang, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago who specializes in comparative politics.