Mexican judge releases key Ayotzinapa suspect
A Mexican judge has released key suspect "El Gil" over the disappearance of 43 students.
A Mexican judge has acquitted Gilberto López Astudillo, alias "El Gil," for lack of sufficient evidence.
The victims' lawyer, Santiago Aguirre, explains the decision is due to irregularities committed by Peña Nieto's government during the investigation.
Although the prosecution presented over 100 pieces of evidence, most of them were declared illegal due to being obtained through arbitrary detentions or torture.
"El Gil" is considered to be one of the key suspects in the crime of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa. The crime stunned Mexico and the world in 2014.
The indictment has alleged that corrupt police officers arrested and turned the youth over to the criminal group Guerreros Unidos—whose regional faction was led by "El Gil" -—who murdered the students and hid the corpses.
Mexico’s Deputy Interior Minister, Alejandro Encinas, who is responsible for human rights, condemns the court's decision. Encinas says Wednesday the judge’s release of a main suspect in the disappearance of 43 students in 2014 will be subject to a federal investigation.
170 premature babies die in Peru due to lack of life support
Due to a lack of incubators and other life support equipment, 170 premature babies have died in Peru in 2019
Trujillo hospital head of Neo-natology Betty Zeballos has reported the deaths of 37 newborns on Monday and asked President Martín Vizcarra's government to increase the health budget.
At the Carmen hospital in Huancayo, in the north of the country, 40 babies were also reported to have died due to a lack of specialized equipment.
Mauro Sayritupa, head of Neonatology at a Hospital in Arequipa, reported the death of 63 babies so far this year due to the same deficiencies.
Likewise, in the Lamba-yeque Hospital, in northwestern Peru, 30 premature babies died in 2019, also due to the lack of incubators.