• Urgent Action


February 14, 2024

The investigation of the 43 students’ disappearance on September 26, 2014, remains ongoing. Their relatives and the organizations that support them have requested on several occasions the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to ensure that the Armed Forces deliver 800 documents that are crucial for the investigations. We urge the Mexican state to provide all the documents regarding the disappearance of the 43 students, so that relatives of the victims know the truth and those responsible are prosecuted.  

take action:

  • Write a letter in your own words or using the sample below as a guide to one or both government officials listed. You can also email, fax, call or Tweet them.
  • Click here to let us know the actions you took on Urgent Action 10.24. It’s important to report because we share the total number with the officials we are trying to persuade and the people we are trying to help.

contact information:

Presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Palacio Nacional, edificio 10, planta baja,

Colonia Centro. C.P. 06060, alcaldía Cuauhtémoc

Ciudad de México, México

E-mail: [email protected]

Twitter: @lopezobrador_   

Mexican Embassy in the United States

Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma Barragán

1911 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20006

Phone: (202) 728-1600

Email: [email protected]

sample letter:

Dear President, 

I’m writing to express my deep concern about the refusal of the Ministry of Interior (SEGOB) and the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) to provide crucial information regarding the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher Training College students in Iguala, Guerrero, which occurred on September 26, 2014. Secretary of National Defense (SEDENA), led by your government, has not provided the ministries 800 essential documents for the investigation of the 43 students’ disappearance, including one about the transfer of 17 students from the Barandilla municipal police station to the outskirts of Iguala.

I am also concerned about the public attacks from your government toward the organizations that support the relatives of the 43 students. These attacks stigmatize the organizations and impact the families’ search for the students. According to the UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, families of disappeared people have the right to the truth about the circumstances of a disappearance and the fate of the disappeared person. 

Therefore, I urge you to take all necessary measures to ensure that SEDENA provides the 800 documents requested by the relatives of the 43 Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher Training College, and the organizations that supported them as soon as possible, and that international independent experts that participated in the investigations review these documents. 

Yours sincerely,