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What happened to the 43 Mexican students?

What happened to the 43 Mexican students?

What happened to them? The first official investigation – carried out under the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto – found that the 43 were seized by corrupt municipal police officers who handed them over to members of local drugs gang Guerreros Unidos (United Warriors).

Why did Ayotzinapa happen?

The 43 students from the rural teachers college at Ayotzinapa in the southern state of Guerrero were abducted by corrupt local police in the town of Iguala. They were then allegedly turned over to a local gang that killed them and purportedly burned their bodies.

What are Normalistas in Mexico?

The ‘normalistas’ make up one of the best-organized movements among Mexico’s student collectives. The ‘normalista’ schools, the educational centers that provide professional teachers with an undergraduate education, were born during the Mexican Revolution of 1910 when the country was still mostly made up of farmers.

Why were the students killed in Mexico?

The students had made the deadly mistake of commandeering several buses in order to drive to Mexico City for a protest. It now seems clear that those buses were part of a drug-running operation that would carry a huge cargo of heroin across the U.S. border—and the students had accidentally stolen the load.

What is a Normalista school?

The ‘normalista’ schools, the educational centers that provide professional teachers with an undergraduate education, were born during the Mexican Revolution of 1910 when the country was still mostly made up of farmers.

What does Normalista mean?

student teacher
The ‘normalistas’ make up one of the best-organized movements among Mexico’s student collectives. It describes itself as an institution “shaping free, well-rounded people, dignified representatives of the teaching profession.” The definition of a ‘normalista’ is nothing other than student teacher.