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  • Osorio Chong Denies Extra Time for Ayotzinapa Probe, Hints at Federal Troop Withdrawals

  • Hints at which states could see troop withdrawals

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29 of March 2016 16:18:20

The Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, affirmed that he had not considered an extension for the group of independent experts who are investigating the disappearance of 43 young teachers from Ayotzinapa. He also made statements regarding the retirement of federal forces from certain states.“The experts have to finish their work in April and that’s how it’s going to be, it’s definitive,” said Osorio Chong in a radio interview.Earlier this month, representatives from the group of parents of the Ayotzinapa 43 asked the government to give investigators six more months to continue their work.The official said that the federal government has given the group all the resources it needs to do its work and insisted that beyond discussions of making the group a permanent fixture, the investigations had to advance given that “they only have one month left.”

“The experts have to finish their work in April and that’s how it’s going to be, it’s definitive."-Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong
The official said that the work of the group hasn’t discovered anything different than what has been presented by the Federal Attorney General, which indicated that “we need a conclusion, we need those new theories that they told me about. We haven’t discovered anything different than what the Attorney General has suggested.” 


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