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Two Mass Kidnappings in Mexico’s Most Violent State End With the Victims Being Released

The first kidnapping involved 22 men abducted on their way to a wedding and the second five teachers taken from their school.
Andalusia Knoll
crime & drugs

There's a Spike in Violence in Mexico's Most Violent State

The wave of armed attacks, abductions and general violence in the last couple of weeks highlights the failure of multiple security operations in the last year.
Gabriela Gorbea

Ayotzinapa: A Timeline of the Mass Disappearance That Has Shaken Mexico

VICE News has closely followed the case of 43 missing teaching students in Mexico's Guerrero state. To help readers unfamiliar with this story, here is what we know so far.

Guerrero, a State Without a Governor, Sees More Protests on Anniversary of Missing 43

The state congress was in session on Monday to appoint a governor, while parents and fellow classmates of the missing 43 students demonstrated to mark seven months since the disappearances.
Andrea Noel and Melissa del Pozo

Loophole Means Governor Who Resigned Over Missing Students Could Return to Office

Angel Aguirre stepped down six months ago after mounting protests over the missing 43. Now, in a political loophole, he could return to office on Friday night.
Melissa del Pozo

In Photos: The Ayotzinapa Normal School, Before and After the Disappearance of 43 Students

The lives led by Ayotzinapa teaching students changed irrevocably after 43 of their peers were "disappeared" in September. These photos documents the reality of their day-to-day since then.
Hans-Maximo Musielik

Protesters In Mexico Vow to Burn 43 More Buildings Over Missing Students

Angry demonstrators attacked government buildings as protests over the Ayotzinapa student murders spread.
Melissa del Pozo

Officials Say the 43 Students Missing In Mexico Were Incinerated

Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said Friday the 43 students were likely executed and burned for hours in a dump near the town where they disappeared.
Daniel Hernandez

Mexico Crisis Deepens as Governor Resigns Over Disappeared Students

A massacre of civilians in Guerrero led to Angel Aguirre's first stint as the state's governor, and now another potential massacre has led to his downfall.
Daniel Hernandez

Survivors Describe Police Attack in Mexico: 'If You Moved, They Fired. If You Yelled, They Fired'

In exclusive interviews with VICE News, students from the Ayotzinapa school in Iguala described a massacre at the hands of local police and a group of armed men.
Melissa del Pozo

Inside the Mexican College Where 43 Students Vanished After a Violent Encounter With Police

VICE News visited the leftist college in Guerrero attended by students who are believed to have been massacred and buried in mass graves by corrupt cops working for a local drug cartel.
Melissa del Pozo