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NEW FROM VERSO: A MASSACRE IN MEXICO

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NEW FROM VERSO

A MASSACRE IN MEXICO

The True Story Behind the Missing Forty-Three Students

by Anabel Hernández

Translated by John Washington

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The definitive account of the disappearance of forty-three Mexican students.

On September 26, 2014, a party of students from the Ayotzinapa Rural
Teachers’ College were en route to a protest when intercepted by local
police. A confrontation ensued. Come the morning, the students were
nowhere to be found. The crime that had transpired and the resultant
cover-up brought the profound depths of corruption in the Mexican
government and police force—as well as the vulnerability of ordinary
Mexicans—into stark relief.

Investigative reporter Anabel Hernández reconstructs the terrible
events of that night and its aftermath, giving us the most complete
picture available. Her sources are unparalleled. In researching this
book, she secured access to internal government documents that have
not been made public and to surveillance footage the government has
tried to hide and destroy. Hernández demolishes the Mexican state’s
official version of events, which the Peña Nieto government cynically
dubbed the “historic truth.” As her research shows, state officials at
all levels, from police and prosecutors to the upper echelons of
government, conspired to put together a fake case, concealing and
manipulating evidence, and arresting and torturing dozens of
“suspects,” procuring forced confessions to back up the official lie.
By following the role of the various Mexican state agencies through
the events in such remarkable detail, A Massacre in Mexico shows with
exacting precision precisely who is responsible for this monumental
crime and who needs to be held accountable.

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Reviews

“Her storytelling becomes a way of revealing an entire world.”

– Roberto Saviano

“A Massacre in Mexico is a harrowing inquisition in to the fate of
forty-three missing Mexican students and the governmental cover-up …
This is sure to be a controversial, significant work, one that might
anger more than a few powerful people in Mexico. Anabel Hernandez
valiantly risks her safety to uncover a crime that the world shouldn’t
forget.”

– Mya Alexice

“It is the most comprehensive account of what is known about the
attack—and about the astonishingly corrupt government investigation
that followed… A Massacre in Mexico presents an overwhelming case that
federal government investigators working for the administration of
Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto created a false narrative of
local culpability and sought to close the case before an investigation
could reveal the involvement of federal officials.”

– Christy Thornton, Jacobin

“A harrowing inquisition into the fate of forty-three missing Mexican
students and the governmental cover-up … Hernandez delves deep into
the corruption and violence despite threats against her life.”

– Foreword Reviews

“Brilliant … a masterful piece of journalism which counteracts the
narrative of the state.”

– Matt Williams, Medium

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Hardback :  October 2018 / 9781788731485 / £16.99 / $26.95 / $35.99 (CAN)

A MASSACRE IN MEXICO is available to buy on the Verso website at 50% off:
https://www.versobooks.com/books/2835-a-massacre-in-mexico

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