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 →
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 →
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 →
On the streets of central Mexico City - 5 months since the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa teaching students.
This article is translated from the Spanish original written by J. Jesus Esquivel, Marco Appel and Yetlaneci Alcaraz. It appeared in the weekly investigative journalism magazine Proceso in October 2014. The first part of the article can be found online here. This week president Peña Nieto stated that Mexico needs to move on from the... Continue Reading →
Here in Mexico City there was another mega-march yesterday in solidarity with the families of the 43 disappeared Mexican students. The march marked 4 months since their disappearance on September 26 2014 in the city of Iguala in the state of Guerrero. The families of the missing along with many thousands, if not millions, of... Continue Reading →
Video and photos from the march for the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students in Mexico City on November 20 2014.
Wake up people! Death is knocking at your door. Day of the dead (Día de muertos) happened over the weekend. In case you didn´t know it´s the day to celebrate or commemorate those who have moved on into the afterlife. Altars, usually very colourful, with offerings to the deceased are set up in homes... Continue Reading →
¨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 →