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Mexico accused of stonewalling missing students probe

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 01:06

Family members of 43 missing Mexican students accuse the government of hampering an independent inquiry into the fate of their loved ones. Natasha Howitt reports.

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The families of 43 missing students say they will not stop in their fight for truth and justice, after an independent panel accused the Mexican government of obstructing their investigation. The panel released a report on Sunday saying they had been stonewalled by authorities and could not reach the truth. They are now preparing to leave the country. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SANTIAGO AGUIRRE, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP "MIGUEL AGUSTIN PRO," SAYING: "Today we know from the second report that that the inter-disciplinary group did not have the conditions to do its work." The students are believed to have been massacred in 2014. Authorities have been accused of withholding and planting evidence. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FELIPE DE LA CRUZ, SPOKESPERSON FOR FAMILIES OF MISSING STUDENTS, SAYING: "Today we can say that (President) Enrique Pena Nieto lies, that (former Attorney General Jesus) Murillo Karam lies, that (Attorney General) Arely Gomez lies, that the entire justice system in our country lies. Despite this, we're going to continue to move forward. We can't stop until we find the truth and justice can be done." The case has drawn international attention, and stirred protests and outrage in Mexico.

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Mexico accused of stonewalling missing students probe

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 01:06