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Author Hernández, Anabel, author.

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

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

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  HV6322.3.M6 H4713 2018    AVAILABLE
 River Valley DL Adult Non-Fiction - RVLG-7  363.1323 HERNA    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 Espano 2017"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Contents Introduction / by John Washington -- Preface -- Red dawn -- The week before : the key days -- Ayotzinapa -- The first cover-up -- The story of the Abarcas -- Manufacturing guilty parties -- The "historical falsehood" -- In Mexico's dungeons -- The killing hours -- The last breath -- The dark hours -- The true night of Iguala -- Epilogue.
Summary Examines the disappearance and presumed murder of forty-three students in Iguala, Mexico, in 2014.
"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. Hernández 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. Hernández demolishes the Mexican state's official version, which the Peña 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." Hernández'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.
Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa. (OCoLC)fst01688803
Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa -- Students -- Crimes against.
Chronological Term Since 1900
Subject Kidnapping -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia.
Mass murder -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia.
State-sponsored terrorism -- 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)
Rural schools -- Mexico.
Crime -- Mexico.
Disappeared persons -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia -- 2014.
Violence -- Mexico -- History -- 21st century.
Students -- Crimes against -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia -- History -- 21st century.
Victims of state-sponsored terrorism -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia -- 21st century.
Disappeared persons -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia -- History -- 21st century.
Violence -- Mexico -- History -- 21st century.
Kidnapping -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Corruption & Misconduct.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- World -- Caribbean & Latin American.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
College students -- Crimes against. (OCoLC)fst00867992
Crime. (OCoLC)fst00882984
Disappeared persons. (OCoLC)fst00894675
Kidnapping. (OCoLC)fst00987322
Mass murder. (OCoLC)fst01011417
Missing persons. (OCoLC)fst01023702
Murder victims. (OCoLC)fst01029809
Political corruption. (OCoLC)fst01069240
Political persecution. (OCoLC)fst01069448
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Rural schools. (OCoLC)fst01101819
Serial murders. (OCoLC)fst01113115
State-sponsored terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01131965
Students -- Crimes against. (OCoLC)fst01136059
Victims of state-sponsored terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01166343
Violence. (OCoLC)fst01167224
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 2000-
Victims of state-sponsored terrorism -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia -- History -- 21st century.
Disappeared persons -- Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia -- History -- 21st century.
Violence -- Mexico -- History -- 21st century.
Students -- 21st century.
Iguala de la Independencia (Students)
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.
Mexico. (OCoLC)fst01211700
Mexico -- Guerrero (State) (OCoLC)fst01330184
Mexico -- Iguala de la Independencia. (OCoLC)fst01269543
Guerrero (Mexico : State) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Iguala de la Independencia (Mexico) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Washington, John (Translator), translator, writer of introduction.
Added Title Verdadera noche de Iguala. English
Other Form: Online version: Hernández, Anabel. Massacre in Mexico the true story behind the missing forty-three students. London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2018 9781788731508 (DLC) 2018033961
ISBN 9781788731485 (hardcover)
1788731484 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40028606910
99978921382
ISBN 1788735366
9781788735360

 
    
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