The governor of a state in southern Mexico says he’s stepping aside while an investigation continues nearly a month after 43 students disappeared and six people were killed in an attack that has implicated local police and politicians in the city of Iguala.
Guerrero state Governor Angel Aguirre Rivero said Thursday that he is putting his duties aside and will let the state’s lawmakers decide who should lead Guerrero.
On September 26, students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa traveled to Iguala to solicit donations.
Mexico’s federal attorney general said Wednesday that the mayor of Iguala told his police force to intercept the students. Later they were allegedly turned over to members of the criminal gang Guerreros Unidos.
Aguirre had been a target of protesters anger since the incident.