Solidarity with the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico

Have postponed today’s drawing to do this piece of work first – in solidarity with the Mexican illustrators and artists who are raising awareness about the the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero who were “disappeared’ last month in Iguala. The idea is for artists to focus on missing individuals rather than their just being a nameless statistic. I have chosen Jorge Aníbal Cruz Mendoza, who is only 19 years old. I’m asking for JUSTICE for the students, their families and for all the other unidentified victims of forced disappearances and for those buried in clandestine graves in the hills that surround Iguala.

JorgeAnibalCruzMendoza

Yo, Jan Nimmo, Glasgow, Escocia, quiero saber dónde está Jorge Aníbal Cruz Mendoza! Digital collage: Jan Nimmo ©

Love and Solidarity from Scotland.

Yo, Jan Nimmo, Glasgow, Escocia, quiero saber dónde está Giovanni Galindes Guerrero. Digital Art: Jan Nimmo ©

 

Jan Nimmo 27th October 2014 ©

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11 thoughts on “Solidarity with the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico

    • Hi Morven – there are more portraits being added all the time so if you fancy tackling one… I’m arranging a wee 20 min vigil on Sat at the park gates here – have sent the details to Gerry via a Facebook event… at 4.30pm – we’ll bring photos of the 43 students and are asking folk to bring a candle and a message or something visual, if they have time, and we can take photos to send in solidarity to the various net works in Mexico….The portraits so far at the link below. Catch up soon. xxx
      http://ilustradoresconayotzinapa.tumblr.com/

    • Hace años viaje mucho por Mexico, país lindo y increíble, por su gente y por su arte. Conocí algunos de los pueblos de Guerrero; Iguala, Chilpancingo, Olinalå, Temalacatzingo, Zitlala, Ometepec, Xochistlahuaca, Cuajinicuilapa, San Nicolás, Cuatepec…..no es que no hubiera entonces problemas de pobreza y violaciones de derechos entonces pero cuando veo la tragedia que se está revelando hoy me parte el corazón. Lo único que podemos ofrecer es nuestra solidaridad y sepan que aquí, en este rincón de Escocia, estamos pensando en las familias y los amigos de los 43 desparecidos y los 3 que asesinaron. El sábado vamos a hacer una pequeña vigilada por ellos. Un abrazo solidaria.

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