AMLO announces military arrests for culpability in the Ayotzinapa 43 students case

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Chivis note: A Narcomanta
from “Los Tlacos” was discovered today in Iguala.  It attributes responsibility to “Guerreros
Unidos” for the kidnapping and massacre of the 43 (there were 44 as one
named Julio Cesar Mondragon was skinned and left at the scene) The manta was hung
on the bridge of the road to Taxco. At bottom of this post read further.

Six years after the Ayotzinapa
case, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced arrest warrants against
elements of the Army and offered an apology.

“I want you to know, arrest
warrants have been issued against the military that are going to be
executed,” he told the parents of the 43 disappeared normalistas.

The President warned that there
will be zero impunity.

“Whoever has participated
and is revealed, will be brought to justice.”

López Obrador said that the
Ayotzinapa case is painful.

“It is an important,
transcendent and at the same time sorrowful because we are remembering acts of
injustice, of atrocities that were committed against young people, your
children, it is a regrettable and painful fact,” he said.

Likewise, it reaffirmed the
commitment to clarify the facts.

“That the truth, the real
truth, is known, that is the commitment and of course that we know the
whereabouts of the young people, at the same time that those responsible are
punished, in short, that there is justice, reparation of the year.”

Before parents, he promised that
they will succeed and asked them not lose to hope.

“For one, we are authorities
that emerged from the people, no vested interest groups imposed on us, I am not
here for the potentates, I am not here for organized crime or white collar corruption,”
he said.

In the same way, the President
demanded that the judges act with rectitude and not release those involved in
the case.

“It is required that the
judges help to advance in the Judicial Power, because there is a huge issue there
when alleged perpetrators are released,” he said.

Chivis note: A Narcomanta
from “Los Tlacos”was discovered today in Iguala.  It attributes responsibility to “Guerreros
Unidos” for the kidnapping and massacre of the 43 (there were 44 as one
named Julio Cesar Mondragon was skinned and left on an Iguala street) The manta was hung
on the bridge of the road to Taxco. 

In BB early reporting we surmised
the military was an integral component of the crime.  Reports from the ground indicated the
military surrounded the city blocking entry and exit.

Pepe and I wrote extensively from
the first day and before it became a huge global story.   We concluded that it was most likely the
military that transported the majority of the bodies to a military crematory.  The crematory in Iguala was no longer in
operation however apx 1.5 hrs away in Morelos there are two facilities in that state.  This would have been the easiest most efficient
way to depose of that number of bodies, leaving no bones, or evidence.

Those arrested in the case have
largely been quietly released over the years.  

The court cites various reasons for the releases including the ‘go to’
favorite in narco cases; human rights violations or illegal process procedures.  

AMLO is referring to these releases in his
speech to the normalistas parents. 
Normalistas are student teachers in school studying to become teachers in the
rural indigenous territories.

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