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Federal Officials Take Over Mexican City

Mexico sent federal agents to take over security in Iguala, a city in southern Guerrero state, after authorities discovered a mass grave amid allegatons that local police conspired with a criminal gang to kill and disappear students. The newly established preventative unit of the federal police was given the task of keeping order in the city and helping search for the 43 students still missing following an attack on Sept. 26. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who previously had been silent on the apparent massacre, sent the federal team to find out what happened, calling the deaths “outrageous, painful, and unacceptable.”