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Ayotzinapa Case/Families of Trapped Miners

By Karin Dilge | Fri, 08/26/2022 - 11:29

Ayotzinapa Case. The Undersecretary of the Interior Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez defended the new “Report of the Truth” and Access to Justice Commission of the Ayotzinapa Case. He said that the so-called “historical truth” given by the past administration´s Attorney General's Office (PGR) is completely false.

Moreover, Encinas Rodríguez detailed the main differences between the new report that explains the disappearance of the 43 students and the “historical truth” given by past authorities in 2014.

According to Encinas Rodríguez, the “historical truth” is based on the fact that the students went to Iguala to boycott the briefing of the President of the National System for Integral Family Development (DIF) of that municipality. Nonetheless, Encinas said that the mission of the students was to take over some buses and when they arrived in Iguala the president’s event had already finished. Encinas Rodríguez reported that the students were never together and that there was a special operative dispersing the students in different regions of Iguala. In addition, he said that there was cooperation between the United Warriors Cartel and the security forces of the federal, state and municipal level to ultimately disappear the students.

In 2014, during president Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration, 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero and the government reported they were murdered by the United Warriors Cartel in Cocula. According to the past administration, it was the Iguala police who handed over the students to the criminal group. Nevertheless, since the reopening of the case, new findings incriminating Enrique Peña Nieto’s government are popping up. The Truth and Access to Justice Commission concluded that the event was a state crime in which authorities of all levels were involved, including the Army.

Families of Trapped Mine Workers. The National Coordination of Civil Protection (CNPC) informed that the rescue could take between 6 to 11 months which the families are claiming is too long. Currently, the relatives of the victims have complained about the lack of transparency and progress made by the authorities.

President López Obrador made the commitment to rescue the 10 trapped mine workers, who have been trapped for over two weeks.

On August 3, 15 miners were working at a depth of 60m in the coal mine located in Sabinas, Coahuila, when the walls of the tunnels collapsed, flooding the three pits. For weeks, authorities have been carrying out rescue efforts to get the miners out, whose health status remains unknown. At the time of the accident, five of the 15 mine workers managed to escape

Minister of Health Greets Parents of Children with Cancer. President López Obrador said that the Minister of Health Jorge Alcocer will receive and take care of the parents with children that have cancer, who have seen themselves forced to pay for expensive medicine due to the lack of resources in public institutions.

After almost four years of complaining about the shortage of medicines for cancer treatment, parents have planned to march to the National Palace considered the government´s headquarters on Saturday. People from Michoacán, Oaxaca, Tijuana, Puebla, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, State of México and Mexico City are expected to participate. 

 

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The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Milenio, Joaquín López Doriga, MBN
Karin Dilge Karin Dilge Journalist and Industry Analyst