José Luís Abarca
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.
crime & drugs
Mexico Captures Fugitive Police Official Allegedly Linked to Missing Students Case
The former deputy police chief in Iguala was allegedly on the payroll of an organized crime group and has been on the lam since the 43 students vanished last September.
The Executioners: What the Government Hasn’t Revealed About the Mexico Student Massacre
Cartel members interrogated by authorities claim dozens of people — more than authorities admit — were attacked and killed because the cartel believed a rival gang was attempting to enter Iguala.
Melissa del Pozo, Hans-Maximo Musielik, and Rafael Castillo
Mexican Ex-Mayor's Wife Facing Organized Crime Charges Related to the Missing Students
Maria de los Angeles Pineda allegedly paid off the drug gang Guerreros Unidos using funds from inside city hall in Iguala, Guerrero, in a sign of the depth of collusion between crime and local officials that exists in many regions of Mexico.
Discovering a Mass Grave: Mexico's Disappeared Students (Excerpt)
In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Daniel Hernández travels with a volunteer search party in Guerrero, as they uncover a mass grave.
The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students (Extra Scene)
In this extra scene, VICE News travels with students protesting the 43 disappeared students to the Palo Blanco toll booths, as they commandeer the booths in order to raise funds for future protests.
The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students (Full Length)
VICE News follows the disappearance of 43 students from Guerrero, Mexico, as the parents of the missing and the community demand answers from increasingly suspicious authorities.
The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students (Part 3)
In the final part of our three-part series, VICE News travels to Cocula, where another mass grave has been found, and to Mexico City, where protests against the president and government have reached boiling point.
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.
The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students (Part 2)
In part two of a three-part series, VICE News travels with a volunteer search party in Iguala continuing the search for the missing 43 students, while the parents of the disappeared students demand answers.
The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students (Part 1)
In part one of a three-part series, VICE News travels to the Ayotzinapa Normal School in Guerrero, Mexico, following the disappearance of 43 students.
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