Guerrero

MEXICALIA

The Mexican Town That Fist Fights to Summon Rain

Indigenous people in La Esperanza, Guerrero, have the very lovely tradition of beating the shit out of each other in order to ask the gods for a good rainy season.
VICE Staff
6.5.15
The Outta My Way, I’m Walking Here Issue

A Mexican School Grapples with the Disappearance of 43 Students

Founded in 1926, the Ayotzinapa school is one of only a few all-male rural teachers' colleges still operating in Mexico. They are grossly neglected by federal and state authorities and sometimes face direct threats from the government.
Daniel Hernandez
1.6.15
VICE News

The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students (Full Length)

When police forces intercepted students from the Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in Mexico en route to a protest in Iguala, six students were fatally shot and 43 were abducted.
VICE Staff
11.29.14
VICE News

The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students - Part 2

VICE News went to Guerrero, Mexico, to report on the protests that have erupted since the high-profile disappearance of 43 students who are now presumed dead.
VICE Staff
11.24.14
VICE News

The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students - Part 1

VICE News went to Guerrero, Mexico, to report on the protests that have erupted since the high-profile disappearance of 43 students who are now presumed dead.
VICE Staff
11.21.14
Stuff

Missing Students in Mexico Have Inspired a Wave of Protest Art

In reaction to the disappearances of the 43 Ayotzinapa Normal School students, exciting new protest art has emerged, drawing attention the oppression of young and poor progressives in Mexico.
Barbara Calderón-Douglass
11.6.14
The Grievous Sins Issue

The Warrior State

Kidnappings are common in Guerrero—the state, just south of Mexico City, is one of the poorest in the country and the site of the worst violence in the battle between the drug cartels and Mexican authorities. As a result of the violence, hundreds of...
Bernardo Loyola and Laura Woldenberg
4.15.13