On September 26, 2014,
43 male students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College went missing in Iguala, in the Guerrero, Mexico.
They were kidnapped and the official investigation concluded that once the students were in “custody” of the municipal police, they were handed over to the local Guerreros Unidos ("United Warriors") organized crime group and presumably killed, as they were never seen again.
This photo essay was shot on assignment for L’Espresso in the Guerrero state, in Mexico.