Mexican Army Allegedly Involved in Disappearance of 43 Students

An independent newspaper has made the shocking allegation that Mexican soldiers handed the kidnapped students over to cartel narcos - Image Source: Wikimedia

THE MEXICAN army was involved in the infamous disappearance of 43 students in 2014 according to a witness.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s President, has confirmed that a witness to the disappearance of 43 students in 2014 has stated that the country’s powerful army was involved in the crime that made international headlines.


This week the Mexican newspaper Reforma reported that a witness, known as “Juan”, had stated that he saw soldiers detaining a group of the students. He claims that he witnessed soldiers interrogating the students before handing them over to a local drug cartel.

In his grisly testimony, Juan claims members of the Guerreros Unidos cartel used machetes to cut up students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College. Their remains were taken to a gang-controlled crematorium, while some were dissolved in acid in one of Mexico’s most shocking atrocities in recent memory. President López Obrador confirmed on Thursday that “what Reforma published is in the prosecutor’s file. I don’t know how they got it, but it’s real.”

Mexico’s former defense minister, Salvador Cienfuegos long refused to allow investigators to access a military base nearby to the alleged massacre. He has recently been returned to Mexico in a controversial back-room deal after he was arrested in Los Angeles on charges of narco-trafficking.


The horrific case has highlighted Mexico’s endemic problems of organised crime, political corruption, military power, and horrific violence often used on innocent citizens.


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Oisin Sweeney

Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...

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