Mexico is facing a “big political crisis,” following the disappearance of 43 students, according to the country’s Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora.
“It is a big political crisis for Mexico. We are all outraged by these brutal events and the only feeling that we can have is to share this sorrow and pain from the parents”, he said.
In what was the first interview a Mexican government official has given to the international media since the students’ disappearance on September 26, Medina Mora maintained that the government is facing this crisis “with every single tool at our reach in order to impede this to happen again.”
“We have 10,000 people deployed on the terrain as we speak, searching for these students actively. We have a very clear path of investigation. We have hypothesis that actually shows that it might be the case that they are dead, they have been killed.”
The all-male group of students from a teaching college were about to stage a protest in the town of Iguala, in the south western state of Guerrero, before they were kidnapped by the police and subsequently handed over to a local gang.
Medina Mora acknowledged that the case “is a wake-up call for all of us in the shortcomings of our institutional advancement, particularly in states like Guerrero.”
Medina Mora, who was Mexico’s former Attorney General from 2006 to 2009, recognized the need “to review the distribution of powers between the federation, state and municipalities.”
(Source: CNN News)