Friday, October 31, 2014

México: Again, 43 Missing Student Teachers Evolving into National Disgrace

According to The Latin American Tribune, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has given a positive response to the proposal of a second meeting with the families of 43 students who disappeared in the southern state of Guerrero, presidential spokesperson Eduardo Sánchez said.

It would be the second such meeting after one on Wednesday (October 29) when some 70 students and family members of the victims met with Peña Nieto at the presidential residence.

“Those who were there asked the president for a second meeting next week and the president said “of course that there will be a second meeting” and without setting a date, proposed that it will happen when new information is available,” Sánchez said Thursday (October 30).

COMMENT: As with most national leaders, the Mexican president seemingly has been outraged by Texas Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) efforts to prevent illegal aliens from entering Texas. Strange.

Yet, seemingly the Mexican president somehow finds it perfectly acceptable that tens of thousands of illegals stream into the US with the tacit approval of US president Barack Obama.

Criminal Investigation Agency chief, Thomas Zerón, said that in the 25 days that the Attorney General has taken charge of the investigation into the case, extensive ground searches had been conducted in Guerrero, along with 143 reconnaissance flights and more than 20,000 flyers have been distributed.

Notwithstanding, divers and speleologists had joined the search that includes nine helicopters, five aircraft, eight boats, eight ambulances, four laboratories and even the use of Mexican satellites.

Despite this formidable deployment of resources, it is interesting to point out that the six individuals that the Mexican government seemingly cannot find is the Iguala former mayor and his wife, who reportedly led the corruption scandal as well as a handful of cartel members, all of whom are fugitives from justice.

It is noteworthy to point out that the President’s spokesman has not yet commented on the Thursday (October 30) meeting in Washington, DC insofar as the IACHR meeting is concerned nor has Peña Nieto commented on efforts thus far to take into custody the Iguala mayor and his wife, the latter of whom reportedly was a leader in the couple’s corruption scandal.

Most interesting is the Mexican president going out of his way to quantify México’s exhaustive efforts to find the 43 missing students. Yet, interestingly the entirety of the Mexican government is seemingly incapable of producing cartel members or the former mayor of Iguala and his wife, the latter of whom was a key leader in the state-level corruption scandal.

The 43 students went missing on September 26 after an altercation with local police in Guerrero’s town of Iguala, in which six people were shot and killed and another 25 wounded.

Such a reality occurring in a climate of significant law enforcement illegal overreach and scandalous behavior by the leadership of a small town mayor and his culpable wife is unforgivable.

Following the violence, witnesses said the students were led away by police and they have not been seen since.

Zerón said that a permanent team had been established involving all federal agencies gathering intelligence around the clock to support the search parties in Guerrero and other sites, made up of students, family and federal forces.

He said that there have been 56 arrests, most of them police officers from the towns of Iguala and Cocula and members of a local crime cartel, including its leader, Sidronio Casarrubias.

Yet, in a country known worldwide for its extraordinary police abuses, none of those arrested can provide even one useful piece of evidence to make arrests?

Twenty-six arrest warrants have also been issued, including that of former Iguala Mayor, José Luís Abarca and his reportedly culpable wife, yet no one is talking?

Zerón also noted that 38 bodies that have been recovered from clandestine graves which were transferred to prosecution facilities for forensic analysis.

Please consider the significance of such a statement? The Mexican government has admitted that 38 bodies have found that belong to families that loved them…and this is viewed as “normal”?

Why have the Mexicans asked Buenos Aires for criminalistics expertise, when superior expertise is readily available in Europe, the US, Japan and other credible nations?

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