The Aftermath of a Disappearance


On September 26, 2014, at Guerrero state, 43 students of the Ayotzinapa teaching school were kidnapped by municipal police in the city of Iguala and then delivered to a group of organized crime linked with the local mayor José Luis Abarca, a drug cartel called "Guerreros Unidos" to be killed and incinerated, according to the authorities of the Mexican government.

According to experts from the CIDH, the government's version of the facts about what happened with the students is wrong and may have included plantation of evidence, torture to the detained and a clear cover-up from the highest levels in the government.

By the end of 2017, more than 234,000 people have lost their lives and more than 32,000 persons are missing as consequence of the violence in Mexico since 2007, more civilian deaths than the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan together and more disappeared than any military dictatorship in Latin America.

Funded by Art Works Projects through the Emerging Lens Award. 

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