Photographer(s): Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
Designer(s): Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
Publisher(s): RM Mexico DF, Mexico, Nazraeli, UK
Size: 16,5 x 23 cm
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Mexico, 2014
The students had gone to Iguala (Mexico) to boycott a local political event, then it transpired that some of the boys had links to a criminal group opposed to the one in power in Iguala. The most credible hypothesis today is that they unknowingly threatened part of the commercial logistics of the local criminal network: the buses. Criminals in Iguala used buses to send heroin to the northern United States
Almost eight years after the enforced disappearance of 43 students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa (Mexico), the murder of three others, and the torture and persecution of the students, the Mexican authorities have shown progress in investigating the cover-up policy of the government of Enrique Peña Nieto, under which a 'historical truth' has been constructed, i.e. an investigation plagued by irregularities, human rights violations and other crimes, with an absolute determination to conceal the facts instead of guaranteeing truth, justice and reparation to the victims and their families.