By Maria Verza
The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers’ college who have been missing since Sept. 26.
The government ran full-page ads in Mexican newspapers with pictures of the 43 young men. The government also offered 1.5 million pesos for information on those who had abducted or killed the students.
The government says it still does not know what happened to the students of the radical teachers’ college, after they were rounded up by local police and allegedly handed over to gunmen from a drug cartel.
About 50 people have been arrested or detained in the case, including police officers and suspected members of the Guerreros Unidos cartel.
Analyses of remains found in mass graves have so far not matched the students.