Mexico wants Canada to turn over former top cop wanted in alleged cover-up of missing Indigenous students

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The father of one of the 43 Indigenous students whose unsolved disappearance continues to haunt Mexico wants the Canadian government to act swiftly on an extradition request for a former top law enforcement official now accused of involvement in the event’s cover up. Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard said during a news conference Friday that Tomás Zerón, the country’s former head of criminal investigations, was in Canada. Ebrard, responding to a question about a separate extradition case involving the U.S., said the Mexican government was seeking Zerón’s extradition for his role in allegedly covering up the disappearance of the students known as the Ayotzinapa 43, in reference to the hometown of their teachers’ college in southern Guerrero state.