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PREMIERING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Mexico's Disappeared

As Mexico reels over the disappearance of 43 students, Fault Lines unravels the years of impunity and the thousands of missing people that led up to the tragedy.



Kavitha Chekuru for Al Jazeera America

On September 26th, 2014, 43 college students were kidnapped and disappeared by local police and cartel members in Mexico's violent southern state of Guerrero.

Since then, outrage and indignation has spilled onto the streets, as people across Mexico ask how the government could not only let something like this happen—but also be complicit in these human rights crimes.

The disappearance of the 43 students became the highest profile example of the country's entrenched corruption in recent years, something that—until now—the government was able to ignore.

Fault Lines travels to Mexico to examine the scope of the unchecked criminal activity, investigate the case of the disappeared students and meet families of those that have gone missing across the country as they try to find out what happened to their loved ones.


CREDITS:
Executive Producer: Mathieu Skene, Senior Producer: Reem Akkad @reemakkad, Correspondent: Teresa Bo @TeresaBo, Producer: Kavitha Chekuru @kavichek, Guerrero Field Producer: Daniel Fernandez, Director of Photography: Victor Tadashi Suárez @tadashi_lives, Additional Photography: Cinthya Chavez, Joel Van Haren @joelvanharen, Editor: Adrienne Haspel @adihaspel, Additional Editing: Kris Kral, Production Manager: Dana Merwin @dana_merwin, Digital Producer: Nikhil Swaminathan @sw4mi, Production Assistance: Nicole Salazar @nicolesalazar, Translation: Gabriela Duran

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We live in a world run through with Fault Lines. Al Jazeera's Fault Lines takes you beyond the headlines and holds the powerful to account, as we examine the US' role in the world.


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