On Friday evening I passed Plaza Santo Domingo, just a couple of blocks from where I live, and encountered a veritable tent city. Hundreds of teachers had set up camp all across the plaza which is located directly opposite the headquarters of the Secretariat of Public Education. Teachers from some of Mexico´s poorest states had... 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 →
Campesinos from the state of Veracruz are in Mexico City and taking off their clothes, as they frequently do, to bring attention to their grievances. Their anger is primarily directed at federal member of parliament Miguel Ángel Yunes of the National Action Party (PAN) who they accuse of embezzling funds from the Institute for Social... Continue Reading →
Video and photos from the march for the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students in Mexico City on November 20 2014.
¨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 →
Street demonstrations in Mexico City are almost as ubiquitous as taco vendors. Some are mass protests - thousands of people marching down major boulevards of the city often culminating in 'el zocalo', Mexico City's central square situated in front of the Federal Government's National Palace. Others are much, much smaller - maybe just a handful... Continue Reading →