Democracy and Society

From Tlatelolco to Ayotzinapa: October 2 March

Escrito por  |  5 / October / 2015
Ayotzinapa students follow members of the Committee of '68, survivors of the massacre. Behind march  the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Rural Teachers Colleges, the University of Mexico City, UAM, barrio and worker organizations and others. (NR)

Americas Program’s photojournalism report from Friday’s October 2nd March in Mexico City.

Uniting Struggles, Pursuing Justice

Escrito por  |  2 / October / 2015
El Angel

On Saturday, Sept. 26, which marked the first anniversary of the disappearances, at least fifteen thousand supporters representing a broad cross-section of Mexican society marched in the capital demanding justice for the students. Marching in contingents, organizations including student collectives, teachers’ unions, indigenous organizations, leftwing political parties and Zapatista supporters showed their support for the families of the disappeared.

From #YoSoy132 to Ayotzinapa: The Criminalization of Youth Under Enrique Peña Nieto

Escrito por  |  1 / October / 2015
Photo: Nicole Rothwell

Mexican youth has born the brunt of state violence and over the past three years hundreds have been arbitrarily arrested, assassinated and, like in the case of the students from Ayotzinapa, disappeared.

Photo Series: Ayotz1napa Global March

Escrito por  |  28 / September / 2015
Photo: Nicole Rothwell

The Americas Program joined thousands this past Saturday, September 26 to march in solidarity with the families and peers of Ayotzinapa. Check out our photo series of the march.

“This is Just Beginning”

Escrito por  |  21 / September / 2015

The corruption that was revealed has been known for decades and has deepened over the last few governments. But what had to come together for a change of this magnitude to occur?

CIP Americas Program Statement on the Experts’ Ayotzinapa Report

Escrito por  |  11 / September / 2015

The report of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) charged with investigating the assassinations of six people and the forced disappearance of 43 students of the Raul Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College in Ayotzinapa concludes that the version of events presented by the Mexican government is false.

Justice for the Martyr of Migration?

Escrito por  |  10 / September / 2015
Nohemi Alvarez Quillay

On the official front, a flurry of activity surrounding Nohemi’s death has unfolded in several nations.