Mexican politics in disarray amid case of kidnapped students

By Joshua Partlow, November 19, 2014

MEXICO CITY — One governor resigned. A state prosecutor stepped down. A mayor and his wife have been arrested, and a police chief is on the lam.

It has been seven weeks since 43 teachers college students vanished in rural Guerrero state, but there has been no end to the political fallout. With university strikes, protest marches, roadblocks and outbreaks of vandalism, the public outrage has thrown Mexican politics — from the presidential palace to tiny town halls — into disarray.

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