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Iguala 43 : The Truth and Challenge of Mexico's Disappeared Students (Paperback) (Sergio Gonzu00e1lez
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On the night of September 26th, 2014, a group of student protestors was attacked by policemen in the Mexican town of Iguala. Forty-three of these students were then kidnapped and turned over to criminals who allegedly tortured and murdered them, and then burned their corpses. The families of the victims refused to accept the official story, which placed all blame on local actors and absolved the federal government of any culpability. The anger provoked by this atrocity, one of the most barbaric acts in recent times, divided Mexican society in two: on one side were those who unwaveringly supported the cause of the students and on the other those who accepted the government's "historic truth."
Written in memory of the 43 students, this well-researched and devastatingly argued book uncovers the agents, causes, and factors responsible for this atrocity. It suggests a reading of these events that overcomes the artificial opposition between good and evil, between rulers and insurgents, and tries instead to understand the cruelty that normalizes atrocity and makes the extermination of human life inevitable in that space between the lines of the world order's universal rules.
González Rodríguez warns us that "this story has been repeated around the world, but we refuse to see it. If anyone doubts or denies this, then I challenge them to finish this book. When faced with the acceptance of horror, we must recover our lucidity and exercise our freedom to transform this tragic reality."