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OTTAWA — The mother of a missing Mexican student — one of 43 who disappeared last fall in a high-profile case — wants Canada to pressure Mexico for answers.

Hilda Legideno Vargas’s 20 year-old-son is one of 43 students who disappeared in Mexico, likely at the hands of drug cartels, in a case that human rights groups say the Mexican government is covering up.

She was in Ottawa today for a meeting with Foreign Affairs officials.

She wants the government to pressure the Mexicans to find answers in the case so she can get justice for her son.

Her son was among the 43 students who disappeared Sept. 26 from the Ayotzinapa Teachers’ College in the city of Inguala.

The Mexican government says it wants to bring the killers to justice, but Legideno Vargas doesn’t believe them, and questions whether the local authorities were somehow complicit in the attack.

The Canadian Press

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