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Mexico’s missing students: Relatives demand meeting with president

Mexico’s missing students: Relatives demand meeting with president

October 26, 2014

GUERRERO, Oct 26 — Desperate relatives of 43 missing university students have demanded a meeting with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, after nearly a month of searching that has yielded no trace of their loved ones. Federal prosecutors have searched in vain for clues to the whereabouts of the teacher trainees, who disappeared on September 26 in the city of Iguala. The students were said to have been rounded up by police with alleged drug-gang ties accused of killing six of... Read more

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A Brazilian lunch party of 11 fell ill after eating a poisonous pufferfish that was a gift from a relative who works as a fisherman. — Reuters Read More