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Fugitive Mexican Mayor Suspected in Missing-Students Case Is Arrested

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The mayor of the Mexican city of Iguala who is suspected of ordering an attack on dozens of college students was reportedly arrested Tuesday in Mexico City.

José Luis Abarca had been the target of a manhunt for weeks since he took a leave of absence in late September and subsequently disappeared, according to the Los Angeles Times, which cited a tweet about the capture by federal police spokesman José Ramón Salinas. In the days before Abarca left, 43 students had disappeared in a confrontation with local police over possible plans to disrupt a speech by his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, who was also detained Tuesday.

Authorities have found about three down bodies in hidden graves, but none have been identified as any of the missing students.

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

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