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Mexican city rocked by disappearance of students and corruption




Mexicans marines escort a truck with dead bodies leaving from a mass grave in Pueblo Viejo in the outskirts of Iguala, Guerrero on October 4, 2014. Authorities unearthed on Saturday unmarked graves containing a number of bodies on the outskirts of a southern Mexico town where 43 students disappeared after a deadly police shooting last week.
Mexicans marines escort a truck with dead bodies leaving from a mass grave in Pueblo Viejo in the outskirts of Iguala, Guerrero on October 4, 2014. Authorities unearthed on Saturday unmarked graves containing a number of bodies on the outskirts of a southern Mexico town where 43 students disappeared after a deadly police shooting last week.
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Late last month, more than 40 university students disappeared in the Mexican City of Iguala. 

Since then, things have gone from bad to worse. Authorities recently discovered more than two dozen bodies in shallow graves, the mayor has gone missing and the federal government has removed the entire local force, which was corrupt. 

Reporter Tracy Wilkinson with the LA Times recently traveled to the region and says there has been a range of reactions among residents. Some residents are upset about the mayor's corruption, while supporters believe he's improved the city by fixing the roads.