Mexico's Supreme Court Delivers Another Blow to 'Dirty War' Investigations

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Efforts to probe Mexico's so-called dirty war suffered another setback this week as the country's Supreme Court denied a request to reopen an investigation into a 1971 attack by pro-government forces that left 12 students dead.

In a 7-to-3 decision on Monday, the justices ruled that investigations into the case had been concluded and should not be pursued further. Mexico City officials had asked the court to allow a new investigation after a judge rejected their 2005 arrest warrant for Luis Echeverría, who was Mexico's president at the time of the killings. The warrant had been rejected on the grounds that the statute of limitations on the charges had expired.

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