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Breakthroughs in the Ayotzinapa Case/Presidential Abroad Trip

By Paloma Duran | Thu, 05/05/2022 - 11:47

A man involved in the Ayotzinapa case is arrested. Deputy Minister of Security Ricardo Mejía reported that Salvador N, who was allegedly involved in the disappearance of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa was arrested. He is linked to the forced disappearance of Ayotzinapa students.

In 2014, during former 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 with new findings incriminating Enrique Peña Nieto’s government are popping up.

Salvador N is also part of the Guerreros Unidos group and an extortion and kidnapping network in Guerrero, for which he previously had an arrest warrant.

AMLO seeks to have closer relations with Central America and Caribbean countries. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stressed that although economic resources are lacking in Mexico, , solidarity must be shared with other countries in the region. Consequently, López Obrador emphasized that during his tour he will seek to strengthen ties and generate agreements with Central American and Caribbean countries.  “Our expression of solidarity with our neighbors in Central America and the Caribbean is a top priority. Our policy is to maintain good relations with all peoples and governments.”

López Obrador is expected to travel for four days. The president will visit Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize and Cuba and meet with his counterparts and hold meetings on immigration, cooperation for development and economic integration. In addition, López Obrador stressed that he will promote the implementation of his Sowing Life program, which seeks to attack the main roots of migration.

Texas Governor attacks Mexican migrants. López Obrador criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott for attacking Mexican migrants in the US saying that most of them are dangerous invaders of the US. López Obrador said that although he respects the US government, it is shameful that Abbott is using migrants for electoral purposes. “The statements by the Governor of Texas are an exaggeration. He is very dishonest. I get that he wants the votes, but the comments are not true. We are not going to allow him to offend Mexicans who have arrived to the US to live and work honestly.

Following the US government’s announcement that it will suspend the Title 42 policy in May, US authorities expect an increase in the arrival of migrants to the US-Mexico border.  Consequently, Abbott announced the implementation of new immigration measures. One of the measures is to thoroughly check trailers coming from Mexico to make sure there are no hidden people trying to cross the border. The measure has been widely criticized because it has increased traffic on the border, causing economic losses to Mexican companies. In addition, this week Abbot said that the arrival of Mexican migrants is considered an invasion to the US, for which he could invoke powers to have greater control on the Texas-Mexico border.

 

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Gobierno de México, Milenio
Photo by:   Gobierno de México
Paloma Duran Paloma Duran Journalist and Industry Analyst