DOS DE OCTUBRE DEMONSTRATION MARRED BY CLASHES

Every year on October 2, thousands march from la plaza de las tres culturas (square of three cultures) in Tlatelolco to the zócalo in the historic centre of Mexico City.  The march commemorates the victims of a student massacre in 1968.  The committee of 1968 led the march followed by parents of the missing, presumed dead,... Continue Reading →

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DISAPPEARANCE OF AYOTZINAPA 43: ONE YEAR ON

September 26 2015 marked one year since the disappearance of the 43 teaching students from the Rural Normal School at Ayotzinapa.  Thousands of people, led by the families of the disappeared, took to the streets of the Mexican capital in a mass demonstration.  Under grey skies and drizzle which grew gradually heavier, the march progressed... Continue Reading →

MURALISTS GET POLITICAL IN MÉXICO DF

The streets of Mexico City are jam packed with street art, everything from messy tags to stencil work to wacky sculptures to large and bold murals.  Of course Mexico has a long and proud history of muralism exemplified especially by the ´big three´ Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.  During the first... Continue Reading →

MEXICO ON THE STREETS

¨They were taken alive, we want them alive¨ ¨Why do they murder them if they are the future of Latin America?¨ ¨The struggle goes on,goes on¨ There was another very big protest today in Mexico City demanding the appearance of the 43 young teaching students who ¨were disappeared¨ in Guerrero state on September 26.  I heard... Continue Reading →

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