Many thanks to Billy Briggs for caring enough to write about this story. Published in the Sunday Mail (Scotland) 30/05/15. Portraits to date here and more to come over July and August. #NoHayOlvido
I made this piece if work on Friday but haven’t managed to post it till now. It is part of an ongoing series of works I am making for #IlustradoresConAyotzinapa, in support of the 43 disappeared Normalista students from the “Raul Isidro Burgos” School in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero Mexico. Today I awoke to the awful news that Alexander Mora Venancio’s remains were identified by the Argentinian forensic scientists, who have been examining charred human remains in a riverside rubbish dump in Cocula. All that was left to identify Alexander by was a fragment of bone and tooth.
Alexander, was a native of El Pericón,Tecuanapa in southern Guerrero.
I am so sad for Alexander’s family, friends and compañeros and I want them to know that today, in this small corner of Scotland, someone shed tears for Alexander and for Mexico; a country in mourning.
UPDATE – 2017 – This evidence has now been discredited.