43 A Horror story

 

 -The fate of 43 missing Mexican students remains a mystery days after they vanished amida police shooting: A survivor saw dozens bundled into patrol cars but authorities say theymay be hiding. The teachers-in-training disappeared after a weekend of violence that leftsix people dead and 25 wounded in Iguala, a town surrounded by thick forests in the crime-plagued southern state of Guerrero.


- Authorities unearthed on Saturday unmarked graves containing a number of bodies on theoutskirts of a southern Mexico town where 43 students disappeared after a deadly policeshooting last week. The chief prosecutor for the violence-plagued state of Guerrero, said itwas too early to say how many bodies were buried in the pits outside Iguala, 200 kilometers(125 miles) south of Mexico City.

 

-Mexican federal forces disarmed the southern city's entire police corps and took oversecurity Monday after officers were accused of colluding with a gang in violence that left 43students missing.

 


-Thousands of people protested around the country amid fears the students were executedby a gang working with crooked police.

 

-Some of the bodies found in mass graves in southern Mexico do not correspond to any ofthe 43 students who went missing after an attack by gang-linked police, officials reported.


- housands of people protested around the country.


- Foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that the students

abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill.


-Now a year has passed we know nothing.

 

 

 

 

View of the bedroom of the students of the first year, where they lived 14 of the 43 missing students inside of the Raul Isidro Burgos Rural Normal School in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero State, Mexico on 12 March 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage. 

Blanca Alejandra Gonzalez wife of Jose Angel Campos Cantor one of the 43 missing students sample the last photo I take her husband and his daughter America 8 years on his mobile phone, a week before the disappearance in Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico on 11 March 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage. 

Martha Patolzin aunt of Julio Cesar Lopez Patolzin one of the 43 missing students cooking at home in Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico on 11 March 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students,In the last days Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.



Cleaning supplies of Julio Cesar Lopez, her family buy these items for he day that the disappeared, yet kept them hoping that Julio Cesar reuse them in Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico on 11 March 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students in the last days Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

Cornelio Bartolo, Alma Bartolo and Maria de Jesus Tlatempan Family of Jose Eduardo Bartolo Tlatempan one of the 43 missing students in his house in Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico on 11 March 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

View of the mountains in the area of Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico on 15 August 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

Clemente Rodriguez father of Christian Alfonso Rodriguez Telumbre shows the number 43 in his everyday Hat at his house in Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico on 14 August 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage. 

View inside the camp mounted by teachers and students with a painted on the wall which reads "Ayotzinapa lives" at the main square in Chilpancingo Guerrero State, Mexico on 14 August 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

Notebook and photography of Julio Cesar Lopez one of the missing students in Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico on 11 March 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students in the last days Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

View of the farmlands of the of the Raul Isidro Burgos Rural Normal School in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero State, Mexico on 12 March 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

Alejandro Rojas a student who survived the attack, talk their testimony in her bedroom in the of the Raul Isidro Burgos Rural Normal School in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero State, Mexico on 15 August 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

A man walks inside the camp mounted by teachers and students at the main square in Chilpancingo Guerrero State, Mexico on 14 August 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

Rests of food remain in the place where the 43 missing teachers and students had their meals in their camp in the main square of Chilpancingo, Guerrero State, Mexico on August 14, 2015. Next September 26 will mark the first anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students from Ayotzinapa. In the last days, independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that the students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill.

Altar with religious images that relatives and neighbors have placed in the home of the family of Julio Cesar Lopez Patolzin one of the 43 missing students in Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico on 11 March 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students  in the last days Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

View of the farmlands of the of the Raul Isidro Burgos Rural Normal School in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero State, Mexico on 12 March 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

Altar with religious images and the Che Guevara image that relatives and neighbors have placed in the home of the family of Christian Alfonso Rodriguez Telumbre in Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico on 14 August 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

View a burning car inside the camp mounted by teachers and students at the main square in Chilpancingo Guerrero State, Mexico on 14 August 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.

View of the camp mounted by teachers and students at the main square in Chilpancingo Guerrero State, Mexico on 14 August 2015. The next September 26 a year is fulfilled the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, In the last days, Independent foreign investigators refuted the Mexican government's conclusion that students abducted last year were incinerated in a landfill, tearing apart the official probe into a case that caused international outrage.


"This  project is meant to serve as an homage to the 43 students who disapeared. Through photographing their families, their homes, their common aspirations and dreams in a personal and intimate way, my attempt is to restore the identity of those who have been forgotten."

By Hector Guerrero