Iguala mayor, wife arrested: Found in Mexico City.

Mayor and Wife Suspected in Student Disappearances Arrested in Mexico City

Mayor and Wife Suspected in Student Disappearances Arrested in Mexico City

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Nov. 4 2014 10:15 AM

Mayor and Wife Suspected in Student Disappearances Arrested in Mexico City

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Jose Luis Abarca in 2013.

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The mayor of the Mexican town of Iguala and his wife—suspected of conspiring with a drug gang in the September disappearance of 43 student protesters—have been found and arrested in Mexico City. From Reuters:

A government official said the pair were caught early on Tuesday and were being questioned by prosecutors.
The couple was arrested by federal security forces in a house in the eastern district of Iztapalapa, Mexican media reported, one of the most violent parts of the capital where they had been hiding out for several weeks.
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Reuters' story suggests that the students, who attended a nearby teachers' college, were planning to "disrupt" a political event in Iguala. Past reports have indicated the teachers were traveling to Iguala to raise money and protest education reforms.