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MEXICO CITY 1) Clandestine graves containing several bodies were found by the authorities.

Saturday near a southern


Mexico town where students at a teachers college clashed with the police a week ago, leaving several people dead and
up to 43 students missing. 2) Witnesses said some students were carried by officers.
A tip led the authorities to the spot near a hill outside Iguala, about 100 miles south of Mexico City in Guerrero State, one
of the poorest and most violence-prone in the country as organized crime groups have battled for power.
State officials speaking to reporters Saturday night declined to say how many bodies were found or whether they were
the missing students, but they said 3) a DNA analysis to identify the remains is been conducting by some researchers.
Officials were bracing for the prospect of one of the largest massacres in recent years of convulsive violence mostly
related to drugs or organized crime.
The students disappeared after a chaotic bout of violence, in which local police officers opened fire on them as,
depending on the account, they either collected donations for school or sought to hijack buses, as they have commonly
done for transportation.
4) Six people were killed by somebody, including three students and three bystanders, and

5) more than 30
people, nearly two dozen of police officers, were detained by the state prosecutors office in relation to the shooting,
which the federal interior minister, Miguel Osorio Chong, called an incredible display of excessive force.

But students and family members said they could not account for 43 students after the clashes, and witnesses said they
saw police officers taking away several of them.
A reliable local police investigation was all but impossible: The governor of the state, ngel Aguirre Rivero, said the
6)Iguala force and several others in his state had been corrupted by organized crime. Many of the officers in Iguala
belonged to a gang called Guerreros Unidos, he said.
The relatives of the missing fought to be heard in a week when unrelated student demonstrations in Mexico City
preoccupied the news media, and coming after the revelation that 7) three soldiers were charged with homicide by
someone related to the shooting deaths of 22 people captured in a confrontation in June.
Still, after a group of students, relatives and human rights representatives met with federal Interior Ministry officials
Friday, they received a pledge that more federal officers and members of the military would join the search. About 24
hours later, the graves were found.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/world/americas/bodies-are-found-close-to-where-missing-students-clashed-withpolice-inmexico.html?action=click&contentCollection=Americas&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

Activities:
I.
Look up the meanings of these noun words:
a) Violence- prone, hijack, bystanders, clashes, gang, bout , and, pledge.
Zona propensa a vioencia, secuestro express, testigos, conflicto, banda, periodo de tiempo, promesa
II.

Look up the meaning and the conjugation of the next verbs:


a) lead, brace, search, belong, clash

led, braced, searched, belonged, clased

III.

Change this sentences into Passive voice.


1. The authorities found clandestine graves containing several bodies.
Clandestine graves containing several bodies were found by the authorities

2. Officers carried off some students.


some students were carried by officers

3. Some researchers are conducting a DNA analysis to identify the remains.


a DNA analysis to identify the remains is been conducting by some researchers

4. Somebody killed six people.


Six people were killed by somebody

5. The state prosecutors office detained more than 30 people, nearly two dozen of police officers.
more than 30 people, nearly two dozen of police officers, were detained by the state prosecutors office

6. Organized crime groups had corrupted Iguala force and several others in his state.
Iguala force and several others in his state had been corrupted by organized crime

7. Someone charged three soldiers with homicide.


three soldiers were charged with homicide by someone

IV. Use the seven sentences (from above) to complete the missing spaces in the Reading.
1. How did the authorities arrived to the spot? Someone led them.
2. What does this phrase mean: Officials were bracing for the prospect of (paragraph 4)That they were
prepared to do something.

3. What does the phrase: depending on the account want to express? (paragraph 5)That something depends of
other thing.

4. Whats your opinion about this?I think we should have enough information about these problems in
our country.