Iguala


Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
La Secretaria de la Defensa Nacional, reticente a informar sobre la actuacion del 27 Batallon de Infanteria tras los ataques a los estudiantes de Ayotzinapa en Iguala, en septiembre de 2014, tampoco respondio con toda la verdad al cuestionario que le envio la Comision Nacional de los Derechos Humanos.
A dos anos de la desaparicion de los 43 normalistas de Ayotzinapa en Iguala la noche del 26 de septiembre, se ha iniciado un replanteamiento sobre las investigaciones del caso que conduzcan a un resultado de certeza que deje convencidos a los deudos de los estudiantes y termine con la zozobra en que ha vivido todo este tiempo.
The Iguala mass kidnapping, which occurred in the country's Guerrero state, remains a tragic topic for families of the missing men, who are all presumed dead, and a sore one for the Mexican government, which has been accused of mishandling the case.
MEXICO CITY (CyHAN)- The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called on the government of Mexico to ensure effective follow-up to the case of the enforced disappearance in Iguala, in Guerrero State, of 43 students from a teacher-training college, and the killing of six others in 2014.
National security commissioner Renato Sales says the suspects belong to an organized crime group that authorities say received the students after they were taken by police in Iguala, Guerrero state.
8 inches) of rainfall was recorded in Iguala, which is about 22 kilometers (13 miles) from Cocula, between 1 a.
Miguel Angel Jimenez Blanco (above) headed a community effort to scour the countryside around Iguala for the missing students, leading search parties that uncovered grim evidence of dozens of other disappearances and killings.
HACE UN ANO desaparecieron 43 estudiantes en el municipio de Iguala, Guerrero.
But the Iguala attacks caused far more outrage because they targeted students, the police were on the front line, and they were close to the capital.
The crematorium is 211 km from the town of Iguala, where 43 students were kidnapped and murdered in September 2014.
The Iguala case has sparked protests and turned into the biggest challenge of President Enrique Pena Nieto's two-year-old administration.
The former mayor of the southwestern city of Iguala has been charged with last year's kidnapping of 43 students who are feared to have been killed, a top security official said on Tuesday.