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Mayor of Mexican Town Charged in Connection with Student Murders

The mayor of Iguala—the town in Mexico where 43 student protestors disappeared in September—has been formally charged. Prosecutors charged Jose Luis Abarca with “aggravated homicide against six people” and “attempted murder of others.” It’s the latest development in a truly gruesome story.

The group of college students was apprehended by police on Sept. 26 while on their way to demonstrate at a speech being made by the mayors wife. Six were killed in the confrontation, and the rest were handed to over members of a drug gang. Since then, several of the suspected gang confessed of massacring the dozens of student teachers. Police have said that they have recovered some of the burned remains of the students …

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