Mexican mayor Jose Luis Abarca charged over kidnapping of 43 students feared dead

January 14, 2015 7:14 AM

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The former mayor of the Mexican city of Iguala, Jose Luis Abarca, has been charged with last year's kidnapping of 43 students who are feared to have been killed.

Tomas Zeron, director of criminal investigations at the federal attorney-general's office, said prosecutors had obtained an arrest warrant for Abarca and 44 other people on charges of kidnapping the students.

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