Mexican President apologises for the 43 Ayotzinapa students
Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that in the coming days the authorities will issue arrest warrants against military personnel involved in the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students.
Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said: "I offer my personal apology as well as an apology on behalf of the state because we are facing a great injustice committed by the Mexican state. This is a matter of state, and that is why the government has to repair the damage and to establish what happened to the 43 Ayotzinapa students."
López Obrador said during a meeting with the families at the National Palace. The Undersecretary of Humans Rights Alejandro Encinas reported that from March to date, 34 new people related to the students' disappearance have been arrested, including members of criminal groups, police officers, and agents of the Public Ministry.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Public Defense has handed over information on the 27th and 35th Battalions in Iguala, Guerrero, and its possible participation in the Ayotzinapa students' case. Since the investigations began, a total of 80 arrests have been carried out.
The authorities also apologized for the decisions of some judges to release alleged criminals related to the disappearance of the 43 students. This considering that the Special Investigation and Litigation Unit for the Ayotzinapa case has concluded that the so-called “historical truth” was built by hiding information during the previous administration.
Moreover, the Mexican President guaranteed that if the participation of the military is verified, there will be "zero impunity" with them.