Congressman Lowenthal Floor Speech On Two-Year Anniversary Of Disappearance of 43 Mexican Students

September 26, 2016
Speech and Floor Statement
Congressman Lowenthal today delivered the following House of Representatives floor statement on the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico:

"Today marks the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers' School in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. 

"Sadly, Mexican authorities have yet to secure any criminal convictions or uncover the whereabouts of the disappeared students. 

"I strongly urge the Mexican authorities to continue to search for the students, bring to justice those responsible for the disappearance, and investigate the possible obstruction of justice by public officials. 

"Two years is too long. Too long for the students' grieving families and too long for those of us who care about justice and human rights in Mexico.

"Let's not let another anniversary pass without answers."