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Ground Truth Briefing: Missing Students: How Mexico Has Been Tested

The disappearance of 43 students after clashes with police in Iguala, Mexico has left Mexicans horrified and outraged, and has led to nationwide protests. Join us by phone for a discussion of these events, the response by the government and by society, and the impact on Mexico’s international image with two experts on the ground.

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Nov. 6, 2014
3:00pm – 4:00pm
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Ground Truth Briefing: Missing Students: How Mexico Has Been Tested

In September 2014, a group of students from a teachers college in the Mexican state of Guerrero travelled to Iguala to protest discriminatory hiring practices. On the way to the protest, police intercepted the group, clashing with the students. As a result, 6 people were killed and 43 students disappeared. During the search, multiple mass graves have been found and none of the bodies belong to the missing students.

These discoveries have left Mexicans horrified and outraged, and have led to nationwide protests. International observers are increasingly referring to the situation in Iguala as representative of the problem of narco-influence in local government and the ongoing challenges of weak institutions at state and local levels in Mexico.

Join us BY PHONE for a discussion of these events, the response by the government and by society, and the impact on Mexico’s international image with two experts on the ground.

Toll Free #: 888-947-9018
Conference #: 1-517-308-9006
Conference Passcode: 13304
 


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The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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