“Desperate search for 43 Mexican students shakes up small town of Iguala” @LatAmLENS

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In a recent article for Fox News Latino, Mexico City based analyst and writer recounted that on October 22 in Iguala he saw several thousand protesters marching toward the center of Iguala, “some spray-painted on signs and walls messages such as ‘Murderers of students,’ ‘Cowards,’ and ‘The death of the students is a state crime.'” In the article Parish explains that although the protest was sparked by the disappearance of the 43 normalistas it also reflects longstanding frustrations with rural poverty and a lack in investment in rural education.

In the article Parish explains “Guerrero is Mexico’s second poorest state and most small-town governments have limited resources. Eight out of ten residents work in informal jobs washing car windows, selling tacos in the street, or working in subsistence agriculture. Most don’t pay taxes and they expect to receive little in terms of government services.

But the “normalistas” students, among them…

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