Ayotzinapa 43: Portraits in the Scottish Press

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. #NoHayOlvidoWe are Missing 43

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Abel García Hernández and Alexander Mora Venancio

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Yo, Jan Nimmo, Glasgow, Escocia, quiero saber dónde está Abel García Hernández. Digital Collage: Jan Nimmo ©

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.

Yo Cristian Garrido, quiero saber donde está Alexander Mora. Illustration: Cristian Garrido.

Yo Cristian Garrido, quiero saber donde está Alexander Mora. Illustration: Cristian Garrido.