Understanding Ayotzinapa: Conflicting theories surround attack on students

More than four months on from the forced disappearance of 43 student protesters in southern Mexico, there is still intense debate about the motivation for the attack.

The Mexican government has placed new emphasis on a theory that could explain why police and cartel hitmen kidnapped and probably massacred the unarmed group in Iguala, Guerrero state, last September.

Captured members of the Guerreros Unidos (United Warriors) cartel have testified that they viewed the student’s presence in Iguala as an aggression because they mistakenly believed members of a rival gang Los Rojos (The Reds) were among those traveling through town that night.

The theory was repeated by Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam during a press conference on January 27.

Read the complete article at Latin Correspondent.

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