Amnesty urges end to impunity over 40-year-old Mexico massacre

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Amnesty International appealed to Mexico's President Felipe Calderon Thursday to establish the truth behind a deadly clampdown on student protesters 40 years ago and punish the perpetrators.

The failure to confront the massacre on Oct. 2, 1968, when security forces opened fire on students gathered in the Tlatelolco square in the capital Mexico City, had left a "deep scar" in Mexican society, the rights group said.

The details of that day remain unclear, even the number of those killed: international media and the US Central Intelligence Agency said about 300 people died. The then president Gustavo Diaz Ordaz put the number at between 30 and 40.

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