The Iguala Massacre: Why Were 43 Mexican Students Disappeared?

Traces of Reality
October 22, 2014


Mexico Iguala Massacre Students Disappeared“The Iguala Massacre: Why Were 43 Mexican Students Disappeared?” with Andalusia Knoll

On this edition of Demanufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by freelance journalist Andalusia Knoll. We discuss the suspected massacre of students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

Andalusia clears up much of the misinformation within the US and international press on what actually took place, and explains the potential reasons why police and drug cartel members would collude to target, ambush, and kidnap these students.

We also discuss the corrupt ties between drug cartels in the region and Iguala city officials, including the mayor and police chief, and how this incident fits in to the larger picture of Mexico’s US-led drug war.

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Show Notes:

Mexican Police Accused of Brazen Attacks on Buses Carrying Students and Soccer Players

Anatomy of a Mexican Student Massacre

Massacred Democracy in Mexico

Mexico’s Deadly Narco-Politics

Protesters Burn State Building in Southern Mexico

Mexican Hit Men Confess to Murder of 17 Missing Students

Guerreros Unidos Leader Commits Suicide in Clash Avoiding Arrest in Normalistas Case

Mexican cartel leader kills self; bodies in grave not missing students

Video: MIL of Iguala’s fugitive mayor, tells of Narco links to government in interrogation video

Woman witnesses teen daughter killed by army, one of 22 who were killed after surrendering

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