18 | MAR | 2019
Catala spoke about the case after a meeting with the President of the Mexican Senate. (Photo: EFE/Mario Guzmán)

Mexico is taking the 'appropriate steps' in Ayotzinapa case: Catala

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The Spanish Minister of Justice said that the case has shaken the world.

The Minister of Justice of Spain, Rafael Catala, considered today that Mexico is taking the "appropriate steps" in the investigation about the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students in Iguala, and positively evaluated the involvement of the Office of the Attorney General (PGR) and the Organization of American States (OAS).

"I'm sure (the authorities) are taking the appropriate steps in this matter that has rocked in a relevant manner the world's public opinion and in particular the Mexican's", expressed Catala in an interview after meeting with the President of the Mexican Senate, Roberto Gil.

Catala also said that he was certain that the PGR has the "maximum commitment on clarifying these facts".

"I know that the PGR is very much involved and that the Organization of American States (OAS) has also assumed the case and is conducting a research," he said.

Catala, who will meet with Mexico's Attorney General, Arely Gómez, explained that he will offer support to the PGR in the "general context" of the bilateral relations, although not in this case "of internal, very important order," unless specifically requested.

September 26 marks the first anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students from the Rural Teachers School in Ayotzinapa in the municipality of Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero, after being arrested by corrupt police officers and then handed to the Guerreros Unidos cartel, who killed and incinerated them in a garbage dump, according to the Mexican official version.

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