Mexico’s president backs Ayotzinapa commission head after complaints lodged

By Murphy Woodhouse
Published: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 5:04pm

The head of a commission investigating the 2014 mass disappearance of education students in Mexico is getting more heat for his handling of the case.

Attorneys representing soldiers accused of participating in the disappearance of 43 education students have alleged to the Attorney General’s Office that truth commission head Alejandro Encinas fabricated evidence. This comes after serious doubts were raised about the authenticity of text message screenshots that Encinas himself acknowledged to the New York Times could not be confirmed.

On Wednesday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador defended the embattled sub secretary.

López Obrador said that the allegations were an indication that the investigation was actually proceeding well and that Encinas still enjoys the full support of his administration.

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