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Ayotzinapa 43 and I Love Being Black

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Ayotzinapa 43:

It s been nine months since police attacked five busloads of students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College in Iguala, Mexico. They on their way home from protesting a conference on education reforms held by the mayor s wife when police attacked and detained dozens of people. 43 students went missing after the attack. One of the students was found several days later ” murdered with his facial skin and eyes removed. Some believe the police handed the students over to the Guerrero cartel for torture and execution, others are hopeful that the remaining students are still alive.

Thoughout Mexico, people are continuing to protest to demand the return of the students who were taken alive, justice for those who were murdered, and answers about the attack.


Debora Poo Soto, student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a photojournalist who has been documenting the struggle of the families of the Ayotzinapa 43.


I Love Being Black: Kumi Rauf

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