Shortly after the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico I started collecting Mexican newspapers and removing any news I found from the United States. These ‘cut-out papers’ reveal the influence of the U.S. in Mexico. The form itself echoes the disappearances of the students.
I then compiled the various found materials I’d collected into a booklet, supplementing it with the information I felt was lacking. I produced a stack of these booklets and ‘planted’ them at newsstands inside of Wall Street Journal newspapers in NYC.
This project aims to reveal the Mexican newspaper’s complicity in diverting attention away from atrocities such as the one that happened in Iguala. It also points to the influence of the United States in Mexican culture and news.