Los 43: Case of Missing Mexican Students Resurfaces

MEXICO MISSING STUDENTS
A man holds up a photograph of a missing student with a caption reading "We are missing 43," during a press conference by the parents of missing teachers college students in response to a report issued Sunday by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights expert group in Mexico City, Monday, April 25, 2016. There is strong evidence that Mexican police tortured some of the key suspects arrested in the disappearance of 43 students, according to the report. The group also complained the government was slow to deliver some of the evidence it had asked for and criticized government prosecutor's investigations as flawed and incomplete. AP Photo
MEXICO MISSING STUDENTS
A man holds up a photograph of a missing student with a caption reading "We are missing 43," during a press conference by the parents of missing teachers college students in response to a report issued Sunday by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights expert group in Mexico City, Monday, April 25, 2016. There is strong evidence that Mexican police tortured some of the key suspects arrested in the disappearance of 43 students, according to the report. The group also complained the government was slow to deliver some of the evidence it had asked for and criticized government prosecutor's investigations as flawed and incomplete. AP Photo

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.