27 Oct 2022 23:40 GMT
The president himself filed the complaint, after which the undersecretary of the Interior, Alejandro Encinas, rejected the “disqualification campaign” against the report of the Commission for Truth and Access to Justice.
The Mexican government asserted this Thursday that there is a campaign to try to distort the official investigation into the disappearance of the 43 normalista students from Ayotzinapa, which occurred between September 26 and 27, 2014 in Iguala, state of Guerrero.
“I maintain, here I have said it, that they wanted to blow up our investigation so that we would not act“, said the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in the framework of his morning press conference.
Without going into further details, the president said that officials from the “prosecutor’s office” were responsible for blowing up the investigation. He did not specify, however, whether his complaint referred to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) or to the Special Investigation and Litigation Unit for the Ayotzinapa case.
On August 19, a judge ruled 83 arrest warrants against 20 military; five administrative and judicial authorities from Guerrero; 26 policemen from Huitzuco, six from Iguala and one from Cocula; 11 state agents from Guerrero and 14 members of the Guerreros Unidos criminal group. However, the FGR later ordered the cancellation of 21 of those orders, which involved 16 military elements.
“Without taking the report into account, they added more officials, thinking that with that we were no longer going to be able to make the decision, because if instead of six soldiers there were 20, then we were no longer going to be able to act,” explained López Obrador.
For his part, the Undersecretary of the Interior, Alejandro Encinas, who is also the head of the Commission for Truth and Access to Justice (Covaj) in the Ayotzinapa case, spoke about the “inertia, resistance and obstacles of the old regime” that the authorities had to face to “be able to open the investigation”.
As part of the Covaj-Ayotzinapa investigation, Encinas explained, certain officials leaked “documents” and an “untested report” to the press, in order to “hinder the work and alert those responsible.”
“followed a campaign of disqualifications to the reportto our people, to all the work carried out,” he said.