Mexico: feds probe “forced disappearance” of leftist militants

The Mexican Government Secretary (Segob) announced that the Prosecutor General of the Republic (PGR) is pursuing an investigation “without any limits” into the “forced disappearance” of Edmundo Reyes Amaya and Alberto Cruz, presumed militants of the Popular Revolutionary Army (EPR). Segob also called upon the EPR and the government-appointed Mediation Commission to work to establish conditions for a peace dialogue. (El Financiero, Aug. 14) But the Mediation Commission announced it is temporarily suspending its activities, citing lack of good will on the part of the government. The Commission said the admission of the “forced disappearance” was a “positive” move, but insufficient. At a press conference, Commission member Carlos Montemayor protested lack of access to PGR files on the case. (Milenio, Aug. 14)

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