Friday, October 24, 2014

Ángel Heladio Aguirre Rivero, Governor Of Guerrero Resigns During Protests Over 43 Missing Students

Ángel Heladio Aguirre Rivero

Rivero resigned of Thursday after weeks of unrest, protests and marches seeking justice for the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 24, 2014

Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico - On Thursday, Governor Ángel Heladio Aguirre Rivero, 58, of Guerrero during a press conference announced his resignation after weeks of protests and marches in the state and Mexico seeking justice for the missing 43 students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotzinapa. Rivero was accused of being involved in the disappearance of the students on September 26 in Iguala.
Rivero's PRD political party was moving forward to oust Rivero in wake of unrest, protests and his alleged implication in the disappearance of the students. He has not been charged yet in connection with the September  26 murder of 6 people including students in Iguala. 
Mexico's federal Attorney General's Office on Monday reported that a reward of $4.7M ($64.5M pesos) has been offered for any information leading to the whereabouts of the missing students.
So far, more than 50 suspects have been detained including 14 municipal police officers from Cocula, 22 municipal police officers from Iguala, 16 members of the Guerreros Unidos, a criminal organization including several of its leaders, Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado and Salomón Pineda, aka, "El Molón."
Cocula Mayor César Miguel Peñaloza was also arrested in connection with the missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos school in Ayotzinapa.
The federal and state attorney general's office are searching for Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda and Felipe Flores Velázquez, Iguala's Public Security Director who have disappeared and went into hiding after the students were kidnapped and some were brutally tortured and killed. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in multiple murders.

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