Ayotzinapa is still being treated as an isolated incident. It is not regarded critically, and the conversation is therefore often heated and shortsighted. The debate does not tackle the event's legacy, but rather its immediate consequences.
Innocent people may have been jailed, and guilty ones may go free.
Sept. 26 marks the two-year anniversary of the students' disappearance.
Allegations of torture have bogged down the investigation into 43 students who went missing in 2014.
The U.S congressional briefing to be held on May 25th with the Group of Experts tasked with accompanying the case of the 43 disappeared Mexican students could not come at a more crucial time.
Mexico’s Torture-Marred Investigation May Not Be Enough To Convict Anyone In Missing 43 Students Case
Some of the 123 suspects may have been tortured into confessing, making it even more difficult to know what really happened.
Violence will continue to plague Mexico and Central America until the United States and is neighbors abandon the discredited drug war strategy that was started by Richard Nixon 45 years ago -- and that continues to drive international policy today.
The missing 43 students and escape of "El Chapo" Guzmán may partly explain why the U.S. is slashing aid to Mexico.
An international jury of independent human rights experts and advocates has found Mexico, the US and key countries of origin of migrants in transit jointly responsible for widespread human rights violations in Mexico, based on hearings held at New York University in September 2015.
The people who broke into my home took a framed picture of my children that had been tucked away out of view and put it face down out in the open. This incident occurred as I'm carrying out an investigative reporting project into Mexico's most high-profile human rights crime.
A visit to Mexico, with places like Ayotzinapa and Ciudad Juárez as backdrop, will challenge Pope Francis to re-articulate a vision of the common good dramatically at odds with the reality of contemporary Mexico, and to offer hope to a people weighed down by near hopelessness.