February 1, 2022

Machinery of Corruption and Impunity

Maria and Julio are joined by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, senior reporter and producer at Reveal, and Kate Doyle, senior analyst at the National Security Archive. They discuss Reveal’s new podcast series “After Ayotzinapa”, a three-part investigation into the disappearance of 43 students from a Mexican teacher’s college in 2014. They also unpack the role of the U.S. in Mexico’s drug war, and the human consequences of corruption.

You can listen to the full series here. 

ITT Staff Picks

  • “It was evident from the beginning that state violence, including enforced disappearances, was a feature, not a bug, of this new war,” writes journalist Ryan Devereaux in this June 2021 piece for The Intercept on Mexico’s unsolved disappearances.

  • Reporter Jeremy Kryt unpacks how collusion between police and organized crime led to the disappearances of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa in this piece for The Daily Beast from October 2021.

  • This episode of Latino USA from 2016 dives into the context and immediate aftermath of the students’ disappearances in Mexico.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Claudio Cruz, File