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U.N. rights experts regret Mexico's Pena Nieto's stance linked with findings in disappearance of 43 students

4 September 2018

Nearly four years after the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in the southern Mexican state, human rights experts rejected Mexican President Pena Nieto's stance linked to the case on Monday.

Mexico's next government will discuss a potential new investigation of that case with human rights experts. The abduction and suspected massacre of the trainee teachers in the southwestern state of Guerrero precipitated one of the worst crises of President Pena Nieto's government.

The administration concluded the bodies of the missing were incinerated in a garbage dump, but experts said that account was riddled with errors. That conclusion was widely questioned by domestic and international human rights experts. The IACHR's Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts said the investigation was flawed, including the torture of witnesses.