On Sept. 26, the first anniversary of the forced disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, thousands marched in the streets in Mexico to demand answers and justice. The students are seen to represent the more than 100,000 people who have been killed and 25,000 “disappeared” since 2006, under the narco-friendly Peña Nieto government. As usual, the U.S. government not only supports but also funds these neoliberal assassins throughout Latin America.
In San Francisco in the U.S., people also went into the streets, holding a rally and a march in the Mission District in solidarity with the parents and supporters of the missing students. The disappearance of the Mexican students is only the tip of the iceberg of injustices, assassinations and repression throughout Latin America. Part of the Ayotzinapa struggle is building unity in the U.S. with Latin America.