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Mexico: Lorena Velázquez, 2015. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Artist book addressing the human rights tragedy of the 43 disappeared, kidnapped, and murdered Mexican students in Iguala, Guerrero State, Mexico. According to "official reports," the students commandeered several buses to travel to Mexico City to commemorate the anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre. During the journey, local police intercepted them and a confrontation ensued. Details of what happened during and after the clash remain unclear, but the official investigation concluded that once the students were in custody, they were handed over to the local Guerreros Unidos ("United Warriors") crime syndicate and presumably killed. Mexican authorities claimed Iguala's mayor, José Luis Abarca Velázquez (es), and his wife María de los Ángeles Pineda Villa, masterminded the abduction. To this day, only 2 of the students bodies were positively identified, although the authorities recovered several remains. [Wikipedia] Designed to confront and educate on corruption and violence in Mexico by government and police. Fine. Item #9248 Constructed in concertina (accordion) fold artist book, printed on black paper with reinforced cloth edging, mixed printing technique; interventions with acrylic ink and serigraphy, half-flap cover with punched and sewn red thread ties, back board with a braille pastedown. Black and white portrait photographs, text in Spanish and English. 43 pp., edition of 43, this being copy ____.
Price: $1,500.00     Item #9248
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