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Author Hern©Łndez, Anabel, author.

Title A massacre in Mexico : the true story behind the missing forty-three students / Anabel Hern©Łndez ; translated with an introduction by John Washington.

Publication Info. London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    364.1323 HER    Available
Description xxviii, 404 pages : map ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "First published as La verdadera noche de Iguala. La historia que el gobierno quiso ocultar, 2017 ℗♭Vintage Espanol" -- title page verso.
Includes index.
Contents Red dawn -- The week before : the key days -- Ayotzinapa -- The first cover-up -- The story of the Abarcas -- Manufacturing guilty parties -- The "historical falsehood" -- The killing hours -- The last breath -- The dark hours -- The true night of Iguala.
Summary "The definitive account of the mass disappearance of 43 Mexican students and the government that tried to cover it up On September 26, 2014, 43 male students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. According to official reports, the students commandeered several buses to travel to Mexico City to commemorate the anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre. During the journey, local police intercepted the students and a confrontation ensued. By the morning, they had disappeared without a trace. Hern©Łndez reconstructs almost minute-by-minute the events of those nights in late September 2014, giving us what is surely the most complete picture available: her sources are unparalleled, since she has secured access to internal government documents that have not been made public, and to video surveillance footage the government has tried to hide and destroy. Hern©Łndez demolishes the Mexican state's official version, which the Pe©ła Nieto government cynically dubbed the "historic truth." State officials at all levels, from police and prosecutors to the upper echelons of the PRI administration, conspired to put together a fake case, concealing or manipulating evidence, and arresting and torturing dozens of "suspects" who then obliged with full "confessions" that matched the official lie. In the wake of the students' disappearances, protestors in Mexico took up the slogan "Fue el estado"-"It was the state." Hern©Łndez's book is the one that gives most precision and credibility to the claim: by following the role of the various Mexican state agencies through the events in such remarkable detail, she allows to see exactly which parts of the state are responsible for which component of this monumental crime"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Translated from the Spanish.
Subject Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa -- Students -- Crimes against.
Kidnapping -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia.
Disappeared persons -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia -- History -- 21st century.
Victims of state-sponsored terrorism -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia -- 21st century.
State-sponsored terrorism -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia.
Students -- Crimes against -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia -- History -- 21st century.
Violence -- Mexico -- History -- 21st century.
Disappeared persons -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia -- 2014.
Crime -- Mexico.
Rural schools -- Mexico.
Mass murder -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia.
Political persecution -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia.
College students -- Crimes against -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia.
Serial murders -- Mexico -- Guerrero (State).
Missing persons -- Mexico -- Guerrero (State).
Murder victims -- Mexico -- Guerrero (State).
Political corruption -- Mexico -- Guerrero (State).
Guerrero (Mexico : State) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Iguala de la Independencia (Mexico).
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 2000-
Iguala de la Independencia (Mexico) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Guerrero (Mexico : State) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Added Author Washington, John (Translator)
Added Title Verdadera noche de Iguala. English
ISBN 9781788731485 hardcover $26.95
1788731484 hardcover $26.95

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