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'Weeping Women' remember Mexico's missing students

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'Weeping Women' remember Mexico's missing students

<p>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.</p> <p>The fate of 43 students from a southern Mexican town who disappeared in 2014 is <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/25/world/americas/missing-mexican-students-suffered-a-night-of-terror-investigators-say.html?_r=0">still unknown</a>.</p> <p>In Hispanic culture, the “Weeping Woman” is the ghost of a woman who cries and looks for her children after losing them.</p> <p>The student teachers were abducted in Iguala in Guerrero state from buses in which they planned to go to a protest in Mexico City.</p> <p>The government’s theory was that local policemen had turned them over to a heroin-trafficking gang.</p> <p>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.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Mexico’s approach to fighting violence isn’t one of fear…but of complicity.” <a href="https://twitter.com/PacoGoldman"><code>PacoGoldman</a>'s latest on Ayotzinapa. <a href="https://t.co/N3jL0rMbPQ">https://t.co/N3jL0rMbPQ</a></p>— Adam Goodman (</code>adamsigoodman) <a href="https://twitter.com/adamsigoodman/status/837294497012805634">March 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>