The Guardian view on Mexico’s missing students: justice indefinitely deferred

4/29/2016 The Guardian

Mexico is supposed to be a modern country, a democracy, a society under the rule of law. That is certainly what it aspires to be, and when President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in 2012 promising to aggressively tackle the violence that has disfigured Mexico in recent years, the hope was that those aspirations would be more fully realised than in the past. How then can it also be a country where the disappearance and presumed murder of 43 college students, whose only crime appears to have been that they hijacked some buses to attend a protest meeting, is still a mystery more than 18 months after it occurred? And not only a mystery, but one that the Mexican government seems determined will remain unsolved.

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