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‘The Disappeared’



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The Disappeared

Fault Lines travels to Mexico to examine the ongoing humanitarian crisis of disappearances of Mexican citizens—and its impact on families searching for their loved ones.



Families with loved ones who have vanished stand in front of a stadium in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, where the marines have set up a provisional base. All of these people believe security forces—the marines, army and/or the federal police—are responsible for the disappearance of their relatives.
Víctor Tadashi Suárez for Al Jazeera America

Tens of thousands of innocent Mexican civilians have disappeared as the government's violent war on cartels rages on. 

The kidnappings are compounded by an institutional failure to investigate crimes and provide justice. For families of the victims, a missing loved one is a fate worse than death, rife with uncertainty over not knowing if their relatives are alive or dead.

As more people in Mexico disappear every day, Fault Lines investigates what is being done by the country's new administration to end one of the worst humanitarian crises in the Americas. 


CREDITS:
Executive Producer: Mathieu Skene, Senior Producers: Reem Akkad @reemakkad, Laila Al-Arian @LailaAlarian, Correspondent: Teresa Bo @TeresaBo, Producer: Kavitha Chekuru @kavichek, Director of Photography: Victor Suarez @tadashi_lives, Editors: Kris Kral, Adrienne Haspell @AdiHaspel, Production Manager: Dana Merwin @dana_merwin, Digital Producer: Nikhil Swaminathan @sw4mi, Translation and transcription: Gabriela Duran, Viktorija Mickute @VikVicariously, Lucia He @LuciaWeiHe, Kavitha Chekuru, Production Assistance: Lauren Rosenfeld @lollymr, Special thanks to Jose Fernandez, Anais Palacios, Raymundo Ramos, Federico Mastrogiovanni @fedemast

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