Protesters in the state capital of Guerrero, Mexico held a massive rally on Wednesday and shut down highways demanding answers amid the discovery of a mass grave in Iguala and the disappearance of 43 teachers and students from a rural teachers college. According to authorities, local security officials are suspected of conspiring with gang members to kill the students.
In Washington, D.C., the Mexican Ambassador met with Hispanic journalists on Wednesday and outlined the government's steps in the investigation. Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora stated the government "categorically condemns these deplorable acts" and said federal police and the Army have assumed responsibility of Iguala's public security.
Authorities have not identified the 28 bodies found in the mass grave over the weekend nor have they linked linked it to the students who disappeared after two attacks allegedly involving police in which six people were killed and at least 25 wounded. The state has arrested 22 Iguala police officers, who have been replaced temporarily by a special federal police unit. Iguala's mayor is being considered a fugitive.
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--The Associated Press contributed to this report.