Against the Grain

Political Violence in Mexico

In 2017, the so-called drug war in Mexico has had its bloodiest year yet. And it shows no sign of abating. Lost in the gruesome headlines is any sense of what’s driving the violence — and the role that the Mexican state plays in it. Mexico-based journalist John Gibler talks about the forces underlying the slaughter there, including the political attack upon and disappearance of leftwing student teachers in the state of Guerrero.


John Gibler, I Couldn’t Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa City Lights Books, 201

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