Alexander Mora Venancio, was 19 years old and was studying at the Normalista School “Raul Isidro Burgos”, in Ayotzinapa when he was disappeared on 26th September alongside another 42 students. Alexander likes to play football for his local team in El Pericón and was well thought of in his community. He is described as a boy who was polite and respectful of his elders. He is from a poor family and he desperately wanted to become a teacher.
Alexander is from Pericón, in the municipality of Tecoanapa, Guerrero. One of his brothers works as an agricultural worker on a vineyard in Sonora. He had three brothers and his mother died two years ago. His father, Ezequiel Mora, is a taxi driver.
His nickname is “la Roca” because of his perseverance and determination.
“They have taken everything from me and I don’t want other people to suffer the same and I will continue to fight, so that this miserable government does everything possible, and because there are so many “disappeared” people and no-one does anything about it”, said Ezequiel Mora, Alexander’s father to Mexican newspaper El Proceso.