Decriminalization of the poppy trade in Mexico's Guerrero state may alleviate the catastrophic violence related to drug cartels vying for territory. But some say the plan does not have the best interests of poppy growers at heart.
An independent group of human rights experts say it has found no evidence to support the story by Mexican officials that 43 students were burned to death and discarded. The students went missing nearly a year ago and the remains of only one student has been identified. An embarrassed President Enrique Pena Nieto will have to reopen its investigation.
It’s been six months since 43 Mexican students vanished from the city of Iguala in Guerrero, Mexico. But some parents and families of the students say there are unanswered questions about what happened that fateful night, and that their ordeal is not over.
It's been two months since 43 students went missing in Mexico, and demonstrators are still in the streets demanding accountability. But the protesters are also angry over Mexico's "national chaos," and are demonstrating for both answers and change.
Mexican police have captured and arrested a former mayor and his wife for their alleged role in the disappearance of 43 students. Jose Luís Abarca and his wife are accused of ordering police to abduct the students after they had participated in anti-government protests in late September.
Iguala, Mexico is a place that's hostile to outsiders and heavily controlled by drug cartels. That makes it an extremely difficult — and dangerous — place to look for the 43 missing students who were allegedly abducted by the local police force.
Six months after Tropical Storm Manuel devastated Acapulco, the resort's tourist areas are back to normal. But it's a different story behind the scenes: local residents say the government prefers to move them than build new climate defenses.
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