Mass Graves Discovered in Mexico, Families of 43 Ayotzinapa Students Want Answers

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Over the past 10 months, 60 unmarked graves and the remains of 129 people have been discovered in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. After the disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa students last year, their families were hoping the discoveries would provide some answers.

But Mexico’s attorney general’s office doesn’t believe the mass graves are connected to the Ayotzinapa students.

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Prosecutors believe the students were turned over to a drug gang that killed them and burned their bodies.

Of the 129 remains found in the mass graves, 92 men and 20 women were found. Seventeen are “undetermined.”

Only 16 of the remains have been identified as of July 13. None are in connection to the 43 missing students.

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On Sunday, the parents of the missing students marched in Mexico City to call for justice.

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READ: Parents of 43 Missing Students Rally in the U.S.

Demonstrations have been held on the 26th of each month since the disappearance of the 43 students.

The protests will continue until families get a definitive answer. Earlier this year, independent security analyst Alejandro Hope told the BBC: “The government has provided a narrative of what happened but hasn’t yet provided an explanation. In the absence of a detailed version of why, this case will not be closed.”

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