Mexico president seeks truth on missing students

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto made his first official statement about 43 students who went missing last month after clashing with police.

Mexico president seeks truth on missing students

World Bulletin / News Desk

There will be no impunity for those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students in the city of Iguala, President Enrique Peña Nieto asserted Monday.

It was Nieto’s first official statement about the case that has garnered international attention since the students went missing Sept. 26 in the state of Guerrero.

A mass grave was found Saturday near where the students from a local teachers college clashed with police shortly before they disappeared. Authorities have not yet confirmed the identities of the bodies but many suspect the grave holds at least some of the missing students.

“I am deeply shocked and dismayed at the information we have met this weekend,” Nieto during a special three-minute message to the media at the National Palace. “Mexican society and the families of the missing youths are demanding the elucidation of the facts and justice. They’re demanding the responsible be found and no impunity for the case,” he added.

Nieto said that the government will continue to cooperate and collaborate with the security agencies of Guerrero and that he ordered the Security Cabinet to help clarify the facts and find those responsible.

“We must know the truth and ensure that the law is enforced against those responsible for these outrageous, painful and unacceptable acts,” he said. “The rule of law does not fit the minimum gap for impunity. Through public security instances, my government will keep the society informed about the research we do to find those responsible for these acts.”

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Ekim 2014, 11:23