SPECIAL EVENT: The parents of missing Mexican students speak out

April 3
2 pm
MCALC room 2201

The “Ayotzinapa parents” will hold a question and answer session on Friday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m. in MCALC 2201

It has now been half a year since 43 college students in Iguala, Mexico were detained by local police officers and then handed over to a drug cartel, who presumably killed them all. Although the Mexican government has arrested suspects and overall made the investigation a high priority, many parents of the missing students believe prosecutors have pulled punches because of the tight relationships between crime organizations and local politicians in Mexico.

We are very fortunate that some of these parents will be at VCU to help explain the interplay of drug cartels and local political organizations in Mexico, and why they think the Mexican government has not gone far enough in investigating this tragedy.