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The disappearance and probable massacre of 43 student teachers after they were attacked and arrested by Iguala’s municipal police two months ago has focused world attention on the horror of Mexico’s drug violence – and the official corruption that allows much of it to happen.

A wave of protests triggered by the massacre put President Enrique Peña Nieto under acute political pressure.

But the incident has also lifted the lid on the open secret of Mexico’s many other disappeared: amid the drug-fuelled violence of recent years, some 20,000 people have simply vanished.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/26/mexico-missing-students-thousands-vanished-grave-diggers

2 thoughts on “Bringing up the bodies: Mexico’s missing students draw attention to 20,000 ‘vanished’ others

  1. If there was a visual memorial for all the people who have disappeared, it would probably be very shocking.

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