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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors attend a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestor covered in blood colour lays on the ground during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors walk through tear gas thrown by security forces during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors hit the door of a building during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: A molotov cocktail is thrown by demonstrators during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors walk through tear gas thrown by security forces during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Tear gas is thrown to protesters during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors attend a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors attend a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors attend a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors attend a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors clash with security forces during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestor covered in blood color attends a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestor wearing Guy Fawkes mask attends a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors attend a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestor wearing Guy Fawkes mask attends a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors hold torches during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors walk through tear gas thrown by security forces during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors clash with security forces during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors clash with security forces during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Firefighters try to extinguish burning vehicles in front of the state congress building after protesting teachers torched them in the state capital city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014. Violent protests over the disappearance of 43 college students continue and are now threatening tourism in the nearby resort city of Acapulco ahead of a major holiday weekend when Mexicans traditionally flock to the beach, business leaders said Wednesday. Investigators say the 43 students from a rural teachers college were rounded up by local police, turned over to a drug gang and apparently killed, their corpses charred into ash and dumped into a river. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
Cars burn in front of the state congress building after protesting teachers torched them in the state capital city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014. Violent protests over the disappearance of 43 college students continue and are now threatening tourism in the nearby resort city of Acapulco ahead of a major holiday weekend when Mexicans traditionally flock to the beach, business leaders said Wednesday. Investigators say the 43 students from a rural teachers college were rounded up by local police, turned over to a drug gang and apparently killed, their corpses charred into ash and dumped into a river. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
Burnt documents lie outside of the state comptroller's building after protesters torched the building in the state capital city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014. Violent protests over the disappearance of 43 college students continue and are now threatening tourism in the nearby resort city of Acapulco ahead of a major holiday weekend when Mexicans traditionally flock to the beach, business leaders said Wednesday. Investigators say the 43 students from a rural teachers college were rounded up by local police, turned over to a drug gang and apparently killed, their corpses charred into ash and dumped into a river. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
Masked teachers detain a police officer during clashes in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero state, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Supporters of 43 missing college rural students, refusing to believe they are dead, have kept up the protests that have blocked major highways and set government buildings ablaze in recent weeks. The students disappeared at the hands of a city police force on Sept. 26 in the town of Iguala. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
Teachers flip a vehicle during a clash with riot police in Chilpancingo, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Supporters of the missing 43 college rural students, refusing to believe they are dead, have kept up the protests that have blocked major highways and set government buildings ablaze in recent weeks. The students disappeared at the hands of a city police force on Sept. 26 in the town of Iguala. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
Firefighters arrive to try to extinguish several burning vehicles in front of the state congress building after protesting teachers torched them in the state capital city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014. Violent protests over the disappearance of 43 college students continue and are now threatening tourism in the nearby resort city of Acapulco ahead of a major holiday weekend when Mexicans traditionally flock to the beach, business leaders said Wednesday. Investigators say the 43 students from a rural teachers college were rounded up by local police, turned over to a drug gang and apparently killed, their corpses charred into ash and dumped into a river. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators try to knock down the door of National Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators knock down the barricade of National Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators shout slogans agains the government outside the National Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators try to knock down the door of Mexico's Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators shout slogans agains the government outside the National Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: A demonstrator walks in front of Mexico's Government Palace holding a Mexican flag during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators try to knock down the door of Mexico's Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators try set fire to the door of Mexico's Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators pain using an aerosol the door of Mexico's Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
A firefighter works to put out a burning vehicle set on fire by rural college students, outside the Governor's Palace in Guerrero's state capital, Chilpancingo, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Suspects in the disappearance of the 43 Raul Isidro Burgos rural college students have confessed to loading the youths onto dump trucks, murdering them at a landfill, then burning the bodies and dumping the ashen remains into a river, Mexican authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
Vehicles set to fire by rural college students, with a message on one that reads in Spanish; "We want justice," burn outside the entrance of the Governor's Palace in Guerrero's state capital, Chilpancingo, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Suspects in the disappearance of the 43 Raul Isidro Burgos rural college students have confessed to loading the youths onto dump trucks, murdering them at a landfill, then burning the bodies and dumping the ashen remains into a river, Mexican authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
Vehicles set to fire by rural college students, burn outside the entrance of the Governor's Palace in Guerrero's state capital, Chilpancingo, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Suspects in the disappearance of the 43 Raul Isidro Burgos rural college students have confessed to loading the youths onto dump trucks, murdering them at a landfill, then burning the bodies and dumping the ashen remains into a river, Mexican authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
A firefighter works to put out burning vehicles set on fire by rural college students, outside the Governor's Palace in Guerrero's state capital, Chilpancingo, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Suspects in the disappearance of the 43 Raul Isidro Burgos rural college students have confessed to loading the youths onto dump trucks, murdering them at a landfill, then burning the bodies and dumping the ashen remains into a river, Mexican authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
Vehicles set to fire by rural college students, burn at the Governor's Palace in Guerrero's state capital, Chilpancingo, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Suspects in the disappearance of the 43 Raul Isidro Burgos rural college students have confessed to loading the youths onto dump trucks, murdering them at a landfill, then burning the bodies and dumping the ashen remains into a river, Mexican authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto stands at attention as the national anthem of the UK and Mexico is played during an official visit by Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, at the National Palace in Mexico City. According to a report by a leading Mexican journalist, the private home of President Pena Nieto was built and is registered under the name of a company connected to a controversial high-speed rail contract that he abruptly canceled last week. The article did not specify what laws if any are broken by the president using a house registered under another name. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
Demostrators set fire the door of the main entrance of te Mexican National Palace during a demostration in Mexico City on November 8, 2014, demanding justice from the Mexican goverment in the massacre of 43 missing students. Mexico was confronted with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering the students and dumping their charred remains in a river. The case has revulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked the young men in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing. AFP PHOTO/Antonio Nava (Photo credit should read ANTONIO NAVA/AFP/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators try to knock down the door of National Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators shout slogans agains the government outside the National Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators knock down the barricade of National Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators shout slogans agains the government outside the National Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators shout slogans agains the government outside the National Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
A demostrator waves a Mexican flag at the main entrance of the Mexican National Palace at the Main Square (Zocalo) during a demostration in Mexico City on November 8, 2014, demanding justice from the Mexican goverment in the massacre of 43 missing students. Mexico was confronted with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering the students and dumping their charred remains in a river. The case has revulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked the young men in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing. AFP PHOTO/Omar Torres (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
A demostrator Spray-paints the main entrance of the Mexican National Palace at the Main Square (Zocalo) during a demostration in Mexico City on November 8, 2014, demanding justice from the Mexican goverment in the massacre of 43 missing students. Mexico was confronted with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering the students and dumping their charred remains in a river. The case has revulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked the young men in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing. AFP PHOTO/Omar Torres (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
Demostrators lie down in the floor simulated the missing students in front of the main entrance of the Mexican National Palace at the Main Square (Zocalo) during a demostration in Mexico City on November 8, 2014, demanding justice from the Mexican goverment in the massacre of 43 missing students. Mexico was confronted with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering the students and dumping their charred remains in a river. The case has revulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked the young men in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing. AFP PHOTO/Omar Torres (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
A group of students try to tear down the main entrance of the National Palace at the Main Square (Zocalo) during a demostration in Mexico City on November 8, 2014, demanding justice from the Mexican goverment in the massacre of 43 missing students. Mexico was confronted with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering the students and dumping their charred remains in a river. The case has revulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked the young men in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing. AFP PHOTO/Omar Torres (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
A demostrator tries to tear down the main entrance of the National Palace at the Main Square (Zocalo) during a demostration in Mexico City on November 8, 2014, demanding justice from the Mexican goverment in the massacre of 43 missing students. Mexico was confronted with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering the students and dumping their charred remains in a river. The case has revulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked the young men in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing. AFP PHOTO/Omar Torres (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
A demostrator tries to tear down the main entrance of the National Palace at the Main Square (Zocalo) during a demostration in Mexico City on November 8, 2014, demanding justice from the Mexican goverment in the massacre of 43 missing students. Mexico was confronted with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering the students and dumping their charred remains in a river. The case has revulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked the young men in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing. AFP PHOTO/Omar Torres (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
Demostrators tear down the barricades in front of the main entrance of the Mexican National Palace at the Main Square (Zocalo) during a demostration in Mexico City on November 8, 2014, demanding justice from the Mexican goverment in the massacre of 43 missing students. Mexico was confronted with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering the students and dumping their charred remains in a river. The case has revulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked the young men in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing. AFP PHOTO/Omar Torres (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
A demostrator Spray-paints the main entrance of the Mexican National Palace at the Main Square (Zocalo) during a demostration in Mexico City on November 8, 2014, demanding justice from the Mexican goverment in the massacre of 43 missing students. Mexico was confronted with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering the students and dumping their charred remains in a river. The case has revulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked the young men in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing. AFP PHOTO/Omar Torres (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
A group of students try to tear down the main entrance of the National Palace at the Main Square (Zocalo) during a demostration in Mexico City on November 8, 2014, demanding justice from the Mexican goverment in the massacre of 43 missing students. Mexico was confronted with one of the grisliest massacres in years of drug violence after gang suspects confessed to slaughtering the students and dumping their charred remains in a river. The case has revulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked the young men in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing. AFP PHOTO/Omar Torres (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators try set fire to the door of Mexico's Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators try set fire to the door of Mexico's Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: A man sets fire outside the Mexico's Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators try set fire to the door of Mexico's Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: A man sets fire at the door of Mexican Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators try to knock down the door of Mexico's Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: Demonstrators try to knock down the door of Mexico's Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 08: A man poses for a photo as the door of Mexico's Government Palace burns during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico's government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
VERACRUZ, XALAPA, MEXICO - 2014/11/05: In the contingent were joined called Black Block, with torches and some of its members came to the front door of the Government Palace of Veracruz and set it on fire. (Photo by Raul Mendez Velazquez/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
VERACRUZ, XALAPA, MEXICO - 2014/11/05: In the contingent were joined called Black Block, with torches and some of its members came to the front door of the Government Palace of Veracruz and set it on fire. (Photo by Raul Mendez Velazquez/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
VERACRUZ, XALAPA, MEXICO - 2014/11/05: In the contingent were joined called Black Block, with torches and some of its members came to the front door of the Government Palace of Veracruz and set it on fire. (Photo by Raul Mendez Velazquez/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
VERACRUZ, XALAPA, MEXICO - 2014/11/05: In the contingent were joined called Black Block, with torches and some of its members came to the front door of the Government Palace of Veracruz and set it on fire. (Photo by Raul Mendez Velazquez/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: A molotov cocktail is thrown by demonstrators during a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Mexican protestors attend a rally against President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration on the second anniversary of his term in office in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 01, 2014. Peña Nieto has been under growing pressure from protesters over government's handling of the case of 43 missing students. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Tear gas is thrown to protesters during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Riot police police blocks the way to protesters during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Riot police arrest protesters during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Protesters clash with riot police during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Riot policemen walk to protesters during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Riot police arrest protesters during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Protester in the downtown throws a petrol bomb during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Riot police take position during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Protester raises his fist in the downtown streets during a massive protest rally two years after Pe–na Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Riot police police blocks the way to protesters during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: A woman holds banners during a massive protest rally against Mexican president Enrique Pen–a Nieto at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: A man holds banner against president Enrique Pe–na Nieto during a massive protest rally at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: People shout slogans during a massive protest rally against Mexican president Enrique Pen–a Nieto at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: People shout slogans during a massive protest rally against Mexican president Enrique Pen–a Nieto at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Protester throws a gas bomb into subway facilities during a massive protest rally two years after Pena Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: A student shouts slogans during a massive protest rally against Mexican president Enrique Pen–a Nieto at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: A woman holds up a banner that reads in spanish Mexico Screams during a massive protest rally against Mexican president Enrique Pe–na Nieto at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity) Nude people march during a massive protest rally against Mexican president Enrique Pen–a Nieto at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: A man dressed as mexican president perfumes during a massive protest rally against president Enrique Pe–na Nieto at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: People march during a massive protest rally against Mexican president Enrique Pe–na Nieto at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: A man holds banner against president Enrique Pe–na Nieto during a massive protest rally at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
CHILPANCINGO, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01 : People gather in the second-largest city of the state of Guerrero, Chilpancingo to protest against the second anniversary of President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration and demand justice for the 43 missing students in Mexico on December 01, 2014. (Photo by Eric Chavelas Hernandez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHILPANCINGO, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01 : People gather in the second-largest city of the state of Guerrero, Chilpancingo to protest against the second anniversary of President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration and demand justice for the 43 missing students in Mexico on December 01, 2014. (Photo by Eric Chavelas Hernandez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHILPANCINGO, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01 : People gather in the second-largest city of the state of Guerrero, Chilpancingo to protest against the second anniversary of President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration and demand justice for the 43 missing students in Mexico on December 01, 2014. (Photo by Eric Chavelas Hernandez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHILPANCINGO, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01 : Mexican guards are seen as people gather in the second-largest city of the state of Guerrero, Chilpancingo to protest against the second anniversary of President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration and demand justice for the 43 missing students in Mexico on December 01, 2014. (Photo by Eric Chavelas Hernandez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Protesters walk in the downtown streets during a massive protest rally two years after Pen–a Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: People shout slogans during a massive protest rally against Mexican president Enrique Pe–na Nieto at reforma avenue on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
CHILPANCINGO, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01 : People gather in the second-largest city of the state of Guerrero, Chilpancingo to protest against the second anniversary of President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration and demand justice for the 43 missing students in Mexico on December 01, 2014. (Photo by Eric Chavelas Hernandez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Protesters shout slogans in the downtown streets during a massive protest rally two years after Pen–a Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Protesters walk in the downtown streets during a massive protest rally two years after Pen–a Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
CHILPANCINGO, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01 : A MExican security guard is seen as people gather in the second-largest city of the state of Guerrero, Chilpancingo to protest against the second anniversary of President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration and demand justice for the 43 missing students in Mexico on December 01, 2014. (Photo by Eric Chavelas Hernandez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 01: Protesters walk in the downtown streets during a massive protest rally two years after Pen–a Nieto took office at Mexico City downtown on December 01, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Violent protests over the disappearance of 43 college students have squelched tourism in Acapulco ahead of a major holiday weekend when Mexicans traditionally flock to the beach, business leaders said Wednesday.

As Mexico prepares to commemorate its 1910 revolution Monday, hotels in the Pacific resort city have seen a wave of cancellations after demonstrators temporarily shut down the airport, blocked highways and attacked government and political offices in the southern state of Guerrero.

Acapulco hotel occupancy rates are currently at 20 percent, well short of the 85 percent expected for this time of year, said Joaquin Badillo, president of the Employers' Association for Guerrero state.

More cancellations have been registered for Christmas week, the busiest time of the year for Acapulco tourism, and Badillo said one company that operates 10 hotels has cut about 200 temporary jobs in recent weeks.

"Seasonal employment in tourism is really being hurt," Badillo said. "We're talking about cleaning workers, security, bartenders."

President Enrique Pena Nieto has tried to keep the violence issue in Mexico separate from his focus on the economy, but now the two are converging in Guerrero as homicide rates in the state have soared in recent years.

Up until 2011, some 180 cruise ships a year docked in Acapulco. So far in 2014 just five have made port calls, according to statistics from local business people.

Security concerns have also affected other sectors.

Juvenal Becerra, head of a pharmacy trade association, said there has been $3.8 million in lost business over the last month in the area around Iguala, where the students went missing after a confrontation with police on Sept. 26.

"Some pharmacies have cut hours. They open later and close earlier," Becerra said. Organized gangs that dominate the area "never stopped charging extortion or kidnapping or assaults, but since the students disappeared in September, clients leave home less often."

Investigators say the 43 students from a rural teachers college were rounded up by local police, turned over to a drug gang and apparently killed, their corpses charred into ash and dumped into a river.

Authorities have yet to confirm that any human remains found during the search for the missing youths belong to the students, and officially they are still considered missing.

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