(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — IGUALA, MEXICO—The previous elected mayor is in jail, and the new one wants to “turn the page” on the ugliest chapter in the history of this southern Mexican city.
Fifteen months ago, when 43 rural college students disappeared at the hands of local police and cartel thugs, Iguala became the symbol of Mexico’s narco-brutality. Now, federal police are in charge of security, the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party controls city hall — and Mayor Esteban Albarran Mendoza wants to move forward.
“Ask the businesspeople, ask the cab drivers, the housewives, those who live daily here in the city, what they are enduring right now,” Albarran said. “There is anxiety. There is not peace. There is not security. We want to turn the page on all these kinds of things.”
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