After more than two months since the disappearance of 43 students, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto finally visited Guerrero state where the kidnapping occured.
However, he did not visited Iguala, where the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training Rural College students were kidnapped by the local police. Instead, he went to the port city of Acapulco and to the small town of Coyuca de Benitez, where he inaugurated a bridge.
The decision to not visit Iguala prompted a wave of criticism towards Peña Nieto, who said it “was time to overcome pain” caused by the disappearance of the missing 43.
The Tweet reads: “The impunity script. Enrique Peña Nieto calls (on people) to “overcome” #Ayotzinapa, forgetting justice.”
The Coyuca bridge is expected to make it easier for the thousands of tourists that travel every weekend to Acapulco - one of the most touristic cities of Mexico, and the economic capital of Guerrero.
President Peña Nieto also presented his economic plan for Guerrero, called Nuevo Guerrero or New Guerrero, which includes several economic measures, like tax exemptions to reactivate tourism.
He made the announcements after tens of thousands of people have been marching all over the country to demand he resign and an end to impunity, corruption and criminal organizations.
The marches erupted after the September 26 kidnappings when Iguala police shot at several buses taken by the Ayotzinapa students, killing three of them and another three civilians. According to authorities, the police then “arrested” 43 students and handed them over to the local criminal cartel ‘Guerreros Unidos.’
That gang, according to the Mexican attorney general, is controlled by the former mayor of Iguala and his wife, who were recently captured by the police. They are accused of being the masterminds behind the students disappearance.
Also Thursday, after the #YaMeCanse (#I’mTired) hashtag spent 25 days at the top of Mexico’s trending topics, thousands of Twitter users used the #YaMeCanse2 hashtag to criticise Peña Nieto.
The reason for the change was that, all of a sudden, #YaMeCanse disappeared from Twitter. Several people have blamed the Mexican government for it.
Mexican demonstrators began the hashtag after Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam refused to answer more questions during a press conference about the 43 students, explaining he was tired.