Mexicans Want a ‘Change Election.’ Can the Political Class Deliver?

Relatives of the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College march while holding pictures of their loved ones during a protest, Mexico City, Dec. 26, 2015 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).
Relatives of the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College march while holding pictures of their loved ones during a protest, Mexico City, Dec. 26, 2015 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).
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MEXICO CITY—For the past three years, protesters have staged a monthly demonstration outside the office of Mexico’s attorney general. The participants, most of them impoverished farmers from the southern coastal state of Guerrero, include the parents and loved ones of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College who, in September 2014, were abducted after they hijacked buses for a political protest in the city of Iguala. Mexican authorities have said the abductions were carried out by corrupt municipal police officers who handed the students over to drug traffickers. But the case is still mired in controversy, with families […]

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