Deep anger over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers has plunged Mexico`s Enrique Pena Nieto into his worst crisis as president, but with no credible opposition in sight, mass protests look unlikely to force him from power.
A former deputy police chief and suspected member of the Guerreros Unidos ("United Warriors") drug cartel, that allegedly, is involved in the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico earlier this year, has been arrested, official sources said.
A former police chief in Cocula, the Mexican town where witnesses say 43 missing students were massacred, was arrested for allegedly participating in handing the young men over to a criminal gang, prosecutors said on Friday.
Mexico prepared on Thursday for a national day of protest and marches for 43 missing students culminating in the arrival of the three bus convoys that have been travelling across the country demanding justice for the parents of the disappeared youths.
Family members of 43 missing students apparently murdered by a criminal gang have set out on a week-long protest tour of Mexico. The government admits the country will suffer economically because of the case.