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'Weeping Women' remember Mexico's missing students


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'Weeping Women' remember Mexico's missing students

A group of 43 women dressed to depict “La Llorona” or “The Weeping Woman” took part in a street theatre performance in Mexico City on Saturday, designed to act as a poignant reminder of a tragic event.

The fate of 43 students from a southern Mexican town who disappeared in 2014 is still unknown.

In Hispanic culture, the “Weeping Woman” is the ghost of a woman who cries and looks for her children after losing them.

The student teachers were abducted in Iguala in Guerrero state from buses in which they planned to go to a protest in Mexico City.

The government’s theory was that local policemen had turned them over to a heroin-trafficking gang.

International investigators found various degrees of complicity at all levels of administration. Relatives of the missing students have denounced a prosecutor’s review of its handling of the case as part of a cover-up.

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