Marta and the Missing
"The authorities know who the killers are, and nothing's being done about it. We have two issues here: people who are getting away with murder and ...authorities who have become accomplices, and so this has become crimes of the state."The protagonists of this novella are Marta and Pepito, a dog with a strong sense of ethics and humor, are visited by Alma, a ghost of the disappeared, who leads them to sites where violence is about to occur.
Marta & the Missing opens and closes with oil portraits of some of the actual girls and women involved in the atrocities, depicted as they were before becoming victims, as seen in snapshots posted on the Internet. The intimate and upbeat portraits are meant to celebrate the women's memories and increase awareness of the beauty and humanity being lost as a result of such violence.