Lauren Markham is the author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life and a Contributing Editor at VQR. (September 2019)


The Missing 43: Five Years Later

Posters of missing students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College hanging in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero State, Mexico, October 2014

Faces of the Disappeared: Ayotzinapa: A Chronicle of Injustice

by Tryno Maldonado, translated from the Spanish by Chandler Thompson

A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story Behind the Missing Forty-Three Students

by Anabel Hernández, translated from the Spanish and with an introduction by John Washington
Anywhere you go in Mexico, from southern Chiapas to the well-to-do neighborhoods of Mexico City, you may see scrawled on the wall of a building, the back of a bus, or a bathroom stall the words nos faltan 43—we’re missing 43. The slogan refers to the forty-three students from a …