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Tue Oct 28, 2014, 09:54 PM

The Protests in Mexico today -

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When tens of thousands of people poured into downtown Mexico City on Wednesday, they came not only to join the ongoing protests about the disappearance of 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero - allegedly at the hands of local police tied to a drug gang. They also demonstrated against the corruption and impunity that many believe allowed the crime to happen. Fusion was on the streets with the protesters and captured three voices - Michel Guadalupe Hernandez Cabrera, a college student, Barrera Mendoza Jimenez, a mother, and Alejandro Solalinde, a priest and leading Mexican human rights activist.

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Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:56 AM

1. More on this - coverage on Al Jazeera

‘The Disappeared’
October 28, 2014

‘Fault Lines’ travels to Mexico to examine the disappearances of thousands of Mexican citizens


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Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:47 PM

2. Mass Graves, Mass Deportations and Blossoming of Big Hope in América

Mass Graves, Mass Deportations and Blossoming of Big Hope in América

Ever since machine-gun-wielding members of the Mexican military kidnapped, raped and then beheaded her daughter, forcing several members of her family to migrate, my friend Ana María (name changed to protect her) understands all too intimately the deep connection between mass immigration from Mexico and the mass graves that reside there.

Yet, more than most, Ana María is a source of old-fashioned hope. Threatened by her own government and hunted down by drug cartels aligned to that very same government, she was intrepid enough to disguise herself and sneak into a military installation to interrogate a military officer suspected of being involved in the disappearance. She fights on, for the love of her daughter. Ana María’s is the spirit that transforms policies and topples governments, the spirit of América the beautiful, América the borderless.

When I read, mostly in Spanish (US media is failing us on Mexico), about mass graves and Mexican migrants, I often think of her ...

More here: http://www.latinorebels.com/2014/10/28/mass-graves-mass-deportations-and-blossoming-of-big-hope-in-america/

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