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NMSU students, faculty to discuss current political crisis in Mexico

In September 2014, 43 students from the Raul Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico disappeared after organizing a protest against the Mexican government. It is widely believed that these students were taken into custody by local police and killed.

New Mexico State University?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will present ?ĦQue vivan los estudiantes!: a roundtable discussion of the current political crisis in Mexico.? The talk will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

?The fact that 43 students in Ayotzninapa, Mexico have been kidnapped and disappeared is a major human rights crisis that harkens back to the worst years of dictatorship and state terror in Latin America,? said Inigo Garcia-Bryce, director of the center, who will also participate in the discussion. ?The roundtable is intended to inform the NMSU community and the general public about the significance and implications of this event.?

In addition to Garcia-Bryce, Neil Harvey, department head and professor of government and Camilo Perez-Bustillos, a professor in the criminal justice department, both in the College of Arts and Sciences, will join the panel along with Molly Molloy of the NMSU Library and NMSU history major Alan Dicker, a member of the Student Association for Latin American Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anja Hansen at anjah@nmsu.edu.