Shannon Speed is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, and a public voices fellow with The OpEd Project. She is currently writing a book on violence and the criminality of the Mexican state. Rosalva Aída Hernández is a Senior Professor in the Center for Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology in Mexico City. She has done research in military violence and human rights in the Mexican state of Guerrero.
From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson: Through an Eye Socket Darkly
The identified body of one of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown in the U.S. reveal deep similarities between the two countries' political classes.
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