The missing 43

On September 26, 2014, 43 students from Mexico disappeared. All of them were males, and they were studying to become teachers in the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa.

The day they disappeared, they had gone to Iguala, a close city, to held a protest against the Mexican government. They were arrested by the police and once in custody, they were handed over to the local “Guerreros Unidos”, a crime syndicate.

When families started to miss their kids, people began to worry; and as days went by, this problem became more and more known in Mexico and over the world.

Now, two months after, the situation in Mexico is pretty bad.

The government found 39 bodies, but after examining them, they concluded that none of them were the missing students.Then, they found remains of bones. However, these bones were so burned that they could not tell who they belonged to. Because of that, they sent the bones to a specialized laboratory in Austria, to determine the DNA. They haven’t announced anything yet, but people has already assumed that the students were burned. Newspapers around the world have even explained how all the process happened.

It’s hard to believe that such a thing could happen nowadays, in the 21st century.

Mexicans have started their own revolution. Millions of young and old people have started invading the streets with protests in Mexico, and not only there, but also all around the world.

They protest against corruption, against the government. They are tired of how politicians treat the country. They all agree that they are only there for money, and not for the people.

‘Ya me cansé’ (I’ve had enough) has become a rallying call for anger. These words started to appear in walls, graffitis, people started to say and shout them, and they also became trending topic in influent social media sites, such as twitter.

There is a big problem: 43 boys are missing. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg–there is a bigger problem in Mexico, and it has a name; it’s called corruption. For Mexicans, the 43 missing students issue is the straw that broke the camel’s back. They want a better future, and they are going to fight for it. Their revolution has already started.


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