Mexico reopens probe into disappearance of 43 students

Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is congratulated by former President Enrique Pena Nieto during his inauguration ceremony in congress, Mexico City, Mexico in this Dec. 1, 2018 file photo. REUTERS
Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is congratulated by former President Enrique Pena Nieto during his inauguration ceremony in congress, Mexico City, Mexico in this Dec. 1, 2018 file photo. REUTERS

MEXICO CITY – Mexico will open a new investigation into the 2014 disappearance and apparent massacre of 43 students, authorities said on Wednesday, a controversial case that caused a crisis for the previous government and drew international criticism.

“We’re going to start again,” Omar Gomez, a special prosecutor appointed to oversee the reexamination of the case, said in a statement.

The alleged abduction and suspected massacre of the 43 student teachers in the southwestern city of Iguala by corrupt police working with a violent drug gang precipitated one of the worst crises of former President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government. (Reuters)

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