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 two men have been held at a maximum-security penitentiary in Iguala, Guerrero state, on fabricated drug charges.
The charges against Montiel and Cabrera, although filled with inconsistencies and contradictions, have been sufficient to send the two OCESPCC members to the federal penitentiary in Iguala, Guerrero state, pending a felony trial.
There was no mention of the Iguala incident in the statement that followed Pena Nieto's meeting with the US president on Jan.
Those officials are former Iguala mayor Jose Luis Abarca, said to be responsible for the disappearances (SourceMex, Oct.
The crisis in Guerrero has claimed two political casualties already, Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and Gov.
4, federal police arrested former Iguala mayor Jose Luis Abarca, a member of the PRD, and his wife Marfa de los Angeles Pineda in Mexico City.
The Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) recently confirmed reports that former Iguala mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Marfa de los Angeles Pineda Villa were the intellectual authors of the disappearance and suspected murder of 43 students from a teachers college (Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa Raul Isidro Burgos).
The students were reported missing after violent confrontations with police in the city of Iguala on Sept.
Several polls have the PRD retaining control of the statehouse and the mayoral seats in the largest cities, including Acapulco, Iguala, Zihuatanejo, Taxco, and Chilpancingo.
The PRD also won the mayoral elections in the tourist-oriented cities of Iguala and Zihuatanejo.
On September 26, 2014, in the nearby city of Iguala, 43 of the school's students were arrested by police and have not been seen since then.
The fate of the students remains a big, unanswered question despite statements from government officials insisting that the "historic truth" is that a drug cartel kidnapped and murdered the students in Iguala and burned their bodies at a garbage dump in the nearby community of Cocula (SourceMex, Jan.