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... that the government is in their pockets, they owe the drug cartel, so it is easier to cover up crime to innocent people with fabricated lies, or even just ignore it. Felipe de la Cruz Sandoval, a father of one of the missing forty-three, and a graduate of the Ayotzinapa school sums it up best in the Missing 43, by stating that, “To us the state and municipal government represent the face and crime of cruelty” (Vice News, 2014). During a meeting at Los Pinos (Presidential Palace), the parents of the missing students asked President Peña Nieto to sign a guarantee that he would not close the investigation and the government would continue looking for their sons alive and not as remains of the dead or step down like the governor did. The president signed the document. They shouted to him, “Because you took them alive, we want them back alive” (Vice News, 2014).
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