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Iguala's fugitive mayor a symbol of Mexico's ills
Iguala's fugitive mayor a symbol of Mexico's ills

You can't sit down and talk with the mayor of Iguala these days. He's on the lam. Implicated in the possible massacre of 43 college students, Jose Luis Abarca took a leave of absence as the atrocity came to light, walked out the back door of City Hall and hasn't been heard from since. But the connections he apparently had to drug gangs who infiltrated the police and have been terrorizing this violent region of Guerrero state, just south of Mexico City, are increasingly clear. In fact, they were there to be seen for years, if anyone bothered to notice. Abarca is the embodiment of so many things wrong in Mexico. He used his position of power to coddle the gangs, to...

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