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This Saturday marks the year and a half anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa. The Undersecretary of Human Rights of the Ministry of the Interior, Roberto Campa Cifrián, concluded that many individuals who have been impacted by this case deserve assistance, protection, and reparation from the state for the damages this has caused, and a diagnosis of the care needed should be made by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI). The GIEI was created two months after the disappearance of the 43 students and has been investigating their case since November 2014.Read more: El Universal, Jornada, Animal Politico, Proceso, El Universal, Reforma, Milenio
Kate del Castillo, a Mexican born actress living in the United States discusses her fears and concerns for herself after being investigated for her participation in the interview of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán with Sean Penn. She states that she does not fear the cartels in her country, she fears the Mexican government and their control on society.Read more: El Universal, CNN Expansión, Jornada, El Universal, Milenio
The Mexican military found 79 steel drums in Veracruz with cocaine, as the war against drugs continues. Each drum could contain 200 liters each, leading to around 15,800 liters allegedly being contaminated and testing positive for cocaine. This was accomplished through an operation of the Mexican Navy and the Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT).Read more: Jornada, El Universal, Proceso, Milenio
Easter celebrations have begun in Mexico with Semana Santa. In Iztapalapa, the 173rd recreation of the Passion of the Christ has taken to the streets bringing in neighbors and tourists.
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