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  • Rogelio Ortega (C), former secretary-general of the Autonomous University of Guerrero, was appointed by the City Congress as the acting governor for Guerrero after former governor Angel Aguirre, took a leave of absence following the disappearance of Ayotzinapa students. (Photo: Reuters).

    Rogelio Ortega (C), former secretary-general of the Autonomous University of Guerrero, was appointed by the City Congress as the acting governor for Guerrero after former governor Angel Aguirre, took a leave of absence following the disappearance of Ayotzinapa students. (Photo: Reuters).

Published 27 October 2014

After his inauguration, the interim governor of Guerrero proposed the creation of a Truth Commission to determine what happened to the disappeared students of Ayotzinapa.

​In his first address after being appointed interim governor of the troubled Mexican state of Guerrero, Rogelio Ortega Martinez announced his intention to create a Truth Commission to investigate the case of 43 missing students.

Speaking to the state legislature Monday, the governor affirmed that his administration's priority is to seek justice in the Iguala case.

"This is so we can search for the truth and for justice to be applied, not carry out lynchings," he explained. "We cannot move forward with our heads held high if we do not find the perpetrators and masterminds of this genocide."

Ortega Martinez also called on those who have the 43 students, who disappeared over a month ago, to return them alive.

He also assured the population of Guerrero that, “we are working towards the reconstruction of Guerrero, peace and harmony.”

Meanwhile the Attorney General's office issued a statement regarding the arrest warrant for the mayor of Igual, Jose Luis Abarca Velazquez. In the statement, Mexican officials say the former Mayor is wanted “for his alleged responsibility in the commission of the crime of aggravated homicide of six people and attempted murder.”

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