New report released on 43 missing students, as official version raises doubts
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New report released on 43 missing students, as official version raises doubts

An independent report dismantles the Mexican government’s investigation into last year’s disappearance of 43 college students, asserting that the giant funeral pyre in which the attorney general said they were burned to ash never happened.

While the government said the September 26 attack was a case of mistaken identity, the report says the violent reaction to the students, who were hijacking buses for transportation to a demonstration, may have been linked to them unknowingly interfering with a drug shipment.

Iguala, the city in Guerrero state where the attacks occurred, is a transport hub for heroin going to the U.S., some of it by bus, according to the report released Sunday.

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It was compiled by experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights after doubts about the government’s official version.

Associated Press