By H. Nelson Goodson
October 14, 2014
Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico - Thousands of students from around Mexico will not attend classes for two days beginning on Tuesday and numerous universities and colleges will close operations for 48 hours in solidarity with the Raúl Isidro Burgos school. The student will stand in solidarity with the Burgos school, which has reported 43 students missing since the September 27 police massacre of students.
More than 100 students from the Burgos school while in buses were attacked by corrupt Iguala municipal police officers and members of the Guerreros Unidos, a criminal organization. More than 50 suspects have been arrested including 22 municipal police officers and nearly 40 suspects have been charged with 35 homicides including 32 students.
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, killed and their bodies burned. Abarca Velázquez, Pineda Villa and Flores Velázquez have been implicated in the students murders. At least nine clandestine graves have been discovered and 28 bodies have been recovered.
43 students remained missing and students from around Mexico are pushing for authorities to locate those who are unaccounted for since late September.