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FBI Helping Mexican Government Investigate Mass Murder of 43 Students, Caused by Political Corruption

January 3, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp
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The FBI is providing help to Mexican authorities investigating the case of 43 teaching students who federal authorities say were kidnapped and killed, according to a new report.

The U.S. agency is assisting in DNA evidence testing at the behest of the Mexican government, according to NBC News.

Meanwhile, new questions arose about whether Mexico’s federal government was aware that local police and politicians were involved in the abduction and assassinations of the students in the country’s Guerreros state.

“The government knew exactly what was happening,” said Anabel Hernandez, an investigative journalist who says she has seen thousands of pages documenting the state’s investigation, the network reported.

Only one body has been identified as the remains of a student.

Federal prosecutors have said the students’ remains were so incinerated it may be impossible to identify them, even with DNA testing.

The rural college students were kidnapped on Sept. 26 after a series of demonstrations.

The mayor of Iguala, Jose Luis Abarca, has been charged, along with his wife, of ordering the kidnappings and killings.

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Several local police officers have also been arrested and accused of carrying out the abductions and then handing the victims to the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel, whose members killed and incinerated the students, authorities said.

From the NY Daily News

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