A Mother’s Love Insists On Answers to Mexico’s Missing Students

5/8/2016 NBC News 


One Mexican woman says that justice for some human rights issues can best be pushed through the conviction, determination and love of a mother.

“Even though we are farmers and we come from indigenous villages, we have to demand that the government return our children alive,” said Cristina Bautista Salvador, the mother of Benjamín Ascencio Bautista, one of the 43 teacher’s college students who disappeared in Mexico over 19 months ago. She is still holding out hope her son is alive and she will be able to see him again.

The Ayotzinapa families maintain that their sons are still being held captive by Mexican police and military. A recent report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights challenges the Mexican government’s investigation—which concluded that the students were murdered by a drug gang and later incinerated in a garbage dump—pointing to evidence that key suspects in the case had been tortured for testimonies.

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