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Background Readings

Essays, Cases & Background Reading 

How disappearance became a global weapon of psychological control (2023). Essay in the conversation marking the 50th anniversary of the Chilean coup of September 11. 

Searching with the Mothers of Mexico’s Disappeared (2020). Essay in New Yorker interviewing mothers of the disappeared.

Picturing the Surreality of Grief for Mexico's Disappeared (2021) Essay in New Yorker looking at the photography of Yael Martinez. 

How They Did It: Investigating a Country with 2000 Clandestine Graves (2019). Marcela Turati and her team discuss the searching for the disappeared. 

The Enforced Disappearance of the Ayotzinapa Students (2017). Forensic Architecture investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico in 2014. 

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