Updated 07:11 PM EST, Fri, Jan 15, 2021

Mexico's 43 Missing Students Update: Government Orders New Investigation Weeks Before Release of New Documentary

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Almost a year after 43 students in Mexico mysteriously disappeared, a new report on the incident revealed that the claim of the Mexican government that these students were burned to death has not enough evidence.

According to Huffington Post, the report was released by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights on Sunday noting that the government's explanation on the abduction of the students "is hopelessly marred and has no basis in forensic science."

This new breakthrough on the case reportedly discredits the investigation of the government which banked on false public statements and even led to the torture of key witnesses on the case.

It was also explained in the Huffington Post report that the update has found the possible motive why Mexican security forces attacked the students.

And this was not close to the explanations offered by the administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. His government earlier claimed that the police attacked the students to prevent them from participating in a protest. They also said that the students could have been thought to be members of a rival gang.

Now, Huffington Post said the IACHR panel suggests that "the students might have unknowingly commandeered one or more buses carrying heroin or drug money."

Fox News Latino said a new investigation is under way which is timely to the release of the documentary on the disappearances

Dubbed "43," the documentary is set to premiere this coming October 9 in El Paso, Texas.

According to Santa Fe New Mexican, the findings of the panel pushed Peña Nieto to start another independent investigation on the matter while the group which released the findings was also allowed to stay in the country to proceed with its investigation.

This new report also sparked hope for the parents of the 43 students. Cristina Bustamente told Santa Fe New Mexican that she and other parents thought that they were just going to settle with the explanations of the government on the disappearance of their children.

"We thought, 'The entire country is going to believe what he just said and we will be left alone, no one will go out to the streets and protest anymore,'" Bustamente added.

But aside from the hope, fear has also haunted the parents upon knowing that their children are still missing, spending their lives somewhere undisclosed.

"I spend my days thinking that he is just missing, and that at any moment they might come and tell us, 'We found them; here they are,' " said another parent, Ernestina Jacinto in the Santa Fe New Mexican report.

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