Briefing: What's next for Mexico in case of missing students

The search for 43 college students who vanished in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, has dragged on for more than a month. How the crisis is resolved will have a profound impact on confidence in President Peña Nieto.

By , Staff writer

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The search for 43 college students who vanished in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, has dragged on for more than a month, capturing national and international attention. Dismay has intensified amid evidence that local politicians, police, and organized crime groups worked together to orchestrate the kidnapping. As Mexico tries to balance international aspirations with national expectations – including basic safety and human rights – how the crisis is resolved could affect confidence in the government, and shape concerns about violence and international investment.