Around 50 Mexican students go missing
- On 26 September 2014, around 50 Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher's College's male students from Iguala went missing.
- The students had been protesting against the disparity in the hiring system. The protest had been at a conference led by the mayor's wife.
- 6 students were shot and the rest were allegedly abducted and then handed over to the crime syndicate Guerreros Unidos and murdered.
14 of the missing students accounted
- While the search for the missing students continued, the police said that the number of the missing students had come down to 43.
- 14 students who had been reported missing reappeared and said that they had been lying low because of fear and had later contacted friends.
- The majority of students however remained unaccounted for and were most likely dead.
Mass graves with charred bodies surface
- On 5 October 2014, a mass grave containing 28 charred bodies was found near Iguala. The reports suggested the bodies had been tortured before getting burnt.
- On 14 October 2014, police said the forensic-tests showed the graves weren't of the missing students.
- On the same day four more graves were discovered.
- Following this, eight more cartels were arrested in connection with the missing students.
Mayor and his wife arrested, charged
- After the news of the mass graves surfaced, the mayor of Iguala Jose Luis Abarca and his wife went missing.
- On 4 November 2014, the couple were found hiding by the Federal Police.
- The next day the mayor was transferred to a high-security prison "for his pending homicide charge, organized crime, and forced disappearance charges".
Mexican protest reaches Nobel prize ceremony
A Mexican protestor interrupted Malala Yousoufzai's 'Nobel' moment by coming in with the Mexican flag in protest of the 43 missing students.
Parents demand forensic probe, refute Karam's claims
- On 7 November 2014, the family members of the missing students met with Attorney General of Mexico Jesus Murillo Karam.
- Karam revealed a video re-enactment of how the bodies were transported, and then subsequently murdered. He also said that the DNA findings were difficult as the bodies had been burnt.
- However, the parents demanded an international forensic probe.
Beginning of closure for parents
On 6 December 2014, forensic specialists from the University of Innsbruck confirmed the death of first of the 43 missing students, Alexander Mora Venancio (aged 19).
Independent report says Mexican version impossible
- An official government report on the abduction of 43 students proved that the Mexican government's story was "scientifically impossible"
- The six-month investigation by independent experts also highlighted various other suspicions about the government's account of events surrounding the episode.
- The report hinted towards Mexican government's efforts to put a lid on the issue and was based on the account of the detainees.
Parents of dead Mexican students demand fresh probe
- Parents of the 43 Mexican students abducted and allegedly massacred in 2014 asked the government to carry out a fresh probe into the case.
- They further accused President Enrique Pena Nieto of ignoring their requests to find the truth.
- The families want a new internationally supervised investigation to review Mexico's findings on this incident which they believe were far removed from the truth.