The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, received on Monday the relatives of the 43 students missing from Ayotzinapa in the National Palace. A gesture unusual of a president to the victims. A symbol of the new times, one powerful. The received to see how he signed the decree by which is created a commission on the truth for the case, deadly wound of the previous Government.
it Is a time of symbols in Mexico, to paint the walls of the new Government to come. One of the main objectives of the new president is to distance himself from his predecessor in form and substance. Because right now, recently premiered its mandate, are as important proposals and initiatives as the way they are counted.
that's why the staging of this Monday. Lopez Obrador was the victim in the presidium, together with the secretary of the Interior, and the secretaries of Defense and Navy. Away from all pomp and solemnity, the families of the students placed their banners in the same table: "Alive were taken, alive we want". And of course no one said anything.
Read the details of the decree, after which one of the parents of the 43 take the word, came the turn of the president. "We are starting to meet," said López Obrador, with tone serious, restrained. "With this decree orders the Government to provide all the support to the commission to get to the truth. I assure you that there will not be impunity, or in this case, so sad, painful, or in any other".
The commission, which will start to operate this week, will integrate high-level officials of the secretariats of the Interior, Finance and Foreign Affairs, and representatives of relatives of the 43 agencies and international organisations, such as the High Commissioner of United Nations for Human Rights. Your task will be to oversee the official investigation and try to get it once and for all, a truth acceptable: What happened to the students missing?
To do this, the decree provides that the prosecutor's office create a special office to investigate the case, integrating the researches of his predecessors, but on the whole the results of the report Youwin submitted last week to the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC. So what has been explained to the responsible future of the commission, Alejandro Encinas, secretary of Human Rights of the ministry of the Interior. "We must understand that the elucidation of the case is the start of a policy that positioned in the middle of the victims," said Holm. "Know the facts will strengthen the institutions rather than weaken it. As a society we have the rights to truth and justice".
for months, the official investigation is at a standstill. One of the last performances of the researchers, the arrest of one of the alleged perpetrators of the disappearance of the 43, was nothing when the CNDH showed that it had been confused person. Erick Sandoval, detained in march, he remained in prison ten months because of the negligence of the prosecution.
The case Sandoval illustrates the errors of the researchers in these four years, since the fateful September 26, 2014. The hunting of the students at the hands of a group of cops and criminals put in check the Government, then in the hands of the PRI. Making use of testimonies obtained through torture, a fact that would prove subsequently the United Nations and the CNDH, the federal prosecutor's office presented a version of the facts questioned from the beginning, based on the murder and cremation of the students in a garbage dump. Neither the families nor the researchers who came to the case of independently believed this version.
The new truth commission will try to fill the hole of mistrust between families and the Government. To do this, the Executive has placed on them in the center of it all, by ordering any governmental agency to collaborate, to turn over any information that may help in the investigation; pointing out that it is not possible to reserve information on this case, keep it hidden. "This is a matter of state, it is a matter of great interest to all mexicans," said Lopez Obrador.
Conscious, perhaps, the credibility that is played with the good work of the commission, the president concluded: "to Have confidence. The people is the sovereign, that I respect, and loyalty. There will not be obstacles to get to the truth, to know everything that happened."