On September 26, 2014, 43 students were disappeared by Mexican police in collaboration with organized crime. To this day, their families are waiting for justice.
Here we have collected our previous coverage of the infamous Ayotzinapa massacre and its aftermath. These essays look at the tragic event from different angles; from Mexico’s history of political killings and the history of state repression in Guerrero to the social movements demanding justice that rose up in the wake of the killings.
The return of the nightmare in Mexico (or, was it ever gone?)
October 23, 2014
Political assassinations appear to be back on the agenda in Peña Nieto’s Mexico, as protesters demand information on the fate of 43 missing students.
Ayotzinapa protests awaken Mexico from a nightmare
Maggie Blanca & Jeremy Crowlesmith
November 7, 2014
The disappearance of 43 students whirls Mexico into a political crisis, but the social movement that has risen up in response could change it forever.
A history of state repression in Guerrero, Mexico
December 12, 2014
The recent massacre of 43 students shocked the world, but was only the latest act in a long history of state repression in Mexico’s Guerrero region.
Ayotzinapa: the aftermath of a drama
Merel de Buck
February 3, 2015
The shock of the Ayotzinapa drama still reverberates months later. Social movements are battling to make use of the space for action that opened up.
After Ayotzinapa: building autonomy in a civil war
January 5, 2016
Confronted with the escalating violence of state-supported narco-capitalism, ordinary Mexicans are increasingly taking matters into their own hands.
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