Unfortunate events in Iguala, Guerrero

David Manuel Preciado Juárez Mexican Consul Little Rock, AR The Mexican government categorically condemns the unfortunate events in the city of Iguala, Guerrero State. Faced with these acts of violence that have occurred, there will not be the slightest loophole for impunity. These are outrageous acts of violence, sorrowful, unacceptable and are not deserved by Mexico.

The Mexican Government, through the agencies which make the Security Cabinet, will participate in the process to clarify the facts, finding those responsible and strictly applied the law, based on the authority entitled to.

Mexico’s federal government sent the Army personnel, Federal Police and the Gendarmerie to the municipality of Iguala to regain control of this area. The Gendarmerie assumed the duties of public security in this municipality. Also, this corporation will conduct surveillance work in various entrances to the municipality of Iguala and will have security check points in the vicinity with a view towards prevention and the protection of public. The Attorney General’s Office (Procuraduria General de la Republica, PGR) formed a special task force to assist in the investigation.

The Attorney General’s Office, Jesús Murillo Karam, has met with the families of the missing people. He has offered full support of the Government of Mexico to clarify these actions. In addition to the first 22 arrested, in the last hours 4 people more have been investigated. Equally, 117 policemen of the municipality of Iguala are subjected to Testing of Confidence.

All municipal’s police weapons have been seized and are been subject to ballistics examinations to check whether they are official and regulated weapons. The federal authority strengthened its team of forensic experts, criminologists and specialists in various branches of the investigation, who collaborate integrating the investigation.

Also, Argentine experts are collaborating in the investigations of this case. Elements of the Departments of National Defense and the Navy as well as the federal police and the Center for Research and National Security (CISEN, for its acronym in Spanish) perform intelligence work in the area.

For more information contact the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas located at 3500 S. University Avenue, Tel 501-372-6933 Fax 501-372-6109 or by email, consulmexlir@comcast.net

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