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English


On September 26, 2014, 43 students from the Rural Teachers' College of Ayotzinapa were disappeared outside of Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, after being attacked by local police. They were on their way to peacefully protest education policy in Mexico. Parents of the students will be touring the USA, as Caravana 43, to speak not only of their loss but also of the systemic violence and impunity committed by the Mexican government and its police. Another goal, just as important is to shed light on the connection between US foreign policy and the socioeconomic conditions and violence in Mexico since US funding equips and trains Mexican military and police through the Merida or Mexico Plan just like it did in collaboration with the government of Colombia with similarly disastrous results. They also deeply feel there is a very strong connection between the people of Mexico and USA on the issue of the systemic violence from the police against its citizens. They are still seeking justice.


Sponsored by:

Latino Association of Student Organizations (LASO)
Tech DREAMers
NAACP at Virginia Tech 
United Students Against Sweatshops - Virginia Tech (USAS)
Coalition for Justice
Sociology Department, Virginia Tech
Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO)
Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, Virginia Tech
Students Helping Honduras
Womanspace at Virginia Tech
Cranwell International Center, Virginia Tech


Spanish


El 26 de septiembre, 2014, 43 estudiantes de la Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa fueron desaparecidos en Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico cuando los atacaron policías locales. Estuvieron en camino a una protesta pacifica sobre la política de educación en Mexico. Padres de los estudiantes estarán viajando por los Estados Unidos, como Caravana 43, para hablar no solo de su perdida sino de la violencia e impunidad sistemática cometida por el gobierno mexicano y sus policías. Otra meta de igual importancia es crear conciencia sobre la conexión entre la política exterior estadounidense y las condiciones socioeconómicas y violencia en Mexico, como financiamiento de los EUA equipa y entrena militares y policías mexicanos a través del Plan Merida así como lo hizo en colaboración con el gobierno de Colombia con consecuencias similarmente desastrosas. También sientes que hay una conexión muy fuerte entre la gente de México y los EUA por la cuestión de la violencia sistemática de los policías contra sus ciudadanos. Siguen exigiendo justicia.


Apoyado por:

Latino Association of Student Organizations (LASO)
Tech DREAMers
NAACP at Virginia Tech 
United Students Against Sweatshops - Virginia Tech (USAS)
Coalition for Justice
Sociology Department, Virginia Tech
Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO)
Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, Virginia Tech
Students Helping Honduras
Womanspace at Virginia Tech
Cranwell International Center, Virginia Tech