Iguala


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Iguala

(ēgwä`lə) or

Iguala de la Independencia

(ēgwä`lə thā lä ēn'dāpĕndĕn`syä), city (1990 pop. 83,412), Guerrero state, S Mexico, on the Cocula River. It is the communications, distribution, and processing center of the surrounding mining and agricultural region. There are frequent earthquakes. The city is famous historically as the place where Agustín de Iturbide, with the acquiescence of the guerrilla leader Vicente Guerrero, proclaimed the Plan of Iguala on Feb. 24, 1821. The plan's Three Guarantees provided for Roman Catholicism as Mexico's sole religion (thus confirming clerical privileges), absolute independence from Spain (preferably under a constitutional monarchy headed by Ferdinand VII or another member of the reigning Spanish family), and racial equality (the right of any person to hold office). The plan was discarded when Iturbide made himself emperor.
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The couple had been hiding in a small, cement-colored house with a dusty courtyard, far from their opulent life in Iguala, where Abarca owned jewelry stores and his wife allegedly ran local operations for the Guerreros Unidos drug gang.
The country is in a furor over the disappearance of 43 teachers and college students in the southern state of Guerrero after a confrontation with police in Iguala in late September.
Guerrero State Prosecutor Inaky Blanco said the grave site was on the outskirts of Iguala, a town about 120 miles south of Mexico City.
The protesters on Monday traveled to Iguala, in the Southern state of Guerrero, to demand to search the barracks because they believe the missing young men may have been hidden there, AFP reported.
The high-profile disappearance of 43 students and the murder of six people in Iguala, Guerrero state, in September has opened up debate on two issues.
The students went missing in the town of Iguala and the mass grave was located in the nearby town of Cocula, prosecutors said.
Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last month.