October 24, 2014
(TheAntiMedia) In the latest development on the aftermath of the student massacre in Iguala, Mexico, the Attorney General of Mexico issued a warrant for the arrest of the Mayor of Iguala, his wife, and the former Iguala chief of police.
Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said arrest warrants have been issued for the mayor Jose Luis Abarca, his wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda, and the Iguala chief of police Felipe Flores, calling them criminal masterminds.
Karam says Abarca was angered by previous protests, and alleges that he and his wife played leading roles in the gang Guerreros Unidos.
Several people have come out and testified against the mayor and his wife, including the incarcerated alleged leader of the Guerreros Unidos gang and fellow police officers.
Arrested last week, the alleged gang leader Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado said Ms. Pineda was “the main operator of criminal activities in Iguala”.
The incarcerated gangster even admitted that the mayor bribed Iguala officers to let the gang kill and act with impunity, and that he allowed gang members to infiltrate the police force.
Murillo Karam said the incarcerated gangster described in detail how the students were handed over to the gang by police, and how they were ordered to kill the students and take them to Pueblo Viejo on a pickup truck to be buried.
A total of 52 people now have been arrested in this tragic incident.
The Mexican people have taken powerful, bold initiatives to ensure this does not happen again, with thousands marching in the streets of Mexico City yesterday on October 22nd to show that they will not tolerate this bloodshed and corruption. Hundreds of thousands of people across Mexico have been spending precious time and effort opposing this corruption, and their efforts are paying off.
The City Hall of Iguala was burned down last week in response to all of this, and the Mexican people continue to stand strong and vocally call for justice in aftermath of this massacre.
The development of this story parallels the feelings expressed by protestors in Ferguson, though clearly this incident is unfathomably worse, and it seems in October 2014 there is a continuing trend of vocal opposition to authorities abusing power and causing unnecessary suffering, a trend continuing in several different places at once.
Please share this with as many people as possible, especially people who have been active in protesting American police brutality, as there is just so much to learn from this. There is a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to protesting abusive authorities, and that light is becoming more evident with every incident like this, be it in Mexico or America.
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