Emboldened by Iguala case, relatives of Mexico's missing search for their loved ones

December 3, 2014 4:00 AM

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Emboldened by Iguala case, relatives of Mexico's missing search for their loved ones

In this Nov. 29, 2014 photo, a woman with a shirt that reads in Spanish "Son, if I have not buried you, I will keep looking for you," walks on a hill searching for his family on the outskirts of Iguala, Mexico. More than 22,300 people have gone missing in Mexico in the past eight years by the government’s count, a number that human rights activists believe to be much higher given the expanses of the country controlled by organized crime. Among the disappeared are the 43 students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa, who were taken by Iguala police Sept. 26 and allegedly turned over to members of the Guerreros Unidos drug gang that rules over much of the state. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) (The Associated Press)

In this Nov. 29, 2014 photo, a flag marks the place where a possible clandestine grave might be located, on the outskirts of Iguala, Mexico. After 43 students vanished, searches around Iguala turned up at least 10 secret graves. None of the remains found in those mounds proved to be the students, bu...

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