Iguala massacre: Mexico says 43 students were murdered on cartel orders

January 28, 2015 6:03 AM

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Iguala massacre: Mexico says 43 students were murdered on cartel orders

The 43 Mexican students who disappeared four months ago were murdered on the orders of a drug cartel who mistook them for members of a rival gang, the government said on Tuesday, finally confirming the deaths of the trainee teachers.

Their disappearance on the night of Sept. 26 in the southwestern city of Iguala led to massive street protests in Mexico and international condemnation of its security situation, embarrassing President Enrique Pena Nieto and plunging his administration into its biggest crisis.

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