September 25, 2023

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised when he was elected in 2018 to determine the truth about one of the country’s most infamous unresolved atrocities: the 2014 kidnapping and enforced disappearance of 43 student teachers.

Instead, he has allowed his allies in the military to obstruct the investigation by hiding key evidence that experts believe could contain clues about what happened to the students.

President López Obrador should use his authority to make the army release the evidence it has from the night the students disappeared.

And Mexico's friends and allies should urge the president to keep his word and ensure there is a credible investigation into the students' disappearance.

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