The Government 's Involvement With The Brutal Killing Of Twenty Three Ayotzinapa College Students

2036 Words Sep 19th, 2016 9 Pages
When studying areas of conflict, other deviant acts often coincide such as corruption, lack of law, violence, etc . Corruption can be seen as a part of the long equation which equals conflict throughout Mexico. The corruption that occurs in Mexico is related to massive kidnappings and killings, drug violence, and its treacherous government. The Merriam Webster defines corruption as a dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers); the act of corrupting someone or something; something that has been changed from its original form. All three of these definitions describe the Mexican government 's involvement with the tragic killing of forty-three Ayotzinapa college students. In 2015, over twenty thousand people were reported “missing” since 2006. This report is only a snapshot of the agony which the nation endures. There are thousands of people who go “disappeared” each year and appear in mass graves, which were never filed. The war on drugs has been active since Mexico’s former president Felipe Calderon’s regime. Since then, mass “disappearances” have been of the the country’s largest issues for current president Enrique Pena Nieto and his administration (Bonello). On September 23, 2014, students from Raul Isidro Burgos Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College were on their way to a protest to Mexico City, when municipal police began shooting at their busses and apprehended forty-three students and sent them to their…

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