We want them alive but the 43 of Ayotzinapa will not return.

We want them alive but the 43 of Ayotzinapa will not return.

On September 26, 2014, he witnessed the enforced disappearance of 43 students from the Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.


While many mark the date as the before and after the struggle for human rights, the truth is that more than 100,000 people have gone missing since Mexico 1964. that is, with smartphones, fast communication, security cameras, social networks and other developments, 97,000 people disappeared in the eyes and patience of the authorities or under their watch. By López Obrador.

Normalista Schools, of which 43 missing students belong, was born as a political-cultural project designed and developed largely as a replica of the French teacher training system. Mexico, unlike other countries, has entrusted the training of a large part of its primary and secondary teachers to the Escuela Normal Superior de México.

Schools were a form of subsidized education promoted by the Mexican State after the Mexican Revolution became a government; a type of education to reach rural areas of the country and provide an education and/or employment option for peasant children. Over the years, the emergence of the Federación de Estudiantes Campesinos Socialistas de México, which openly shared the anti-imperialist political and ideological position of the Soviet Union, would shed light on the types of teachers emerging from their classrooms.

Some of the Regular Schools gradually disappeared due to budget cuts. While there are stories of gasoline theft, disputes over the use of trucks, and more, 43 days before his disappearance, nothing can justify the violence and social decay Mexico attained in those days.

In a country where economic growth does not go hand in hand with social development, where organized crime is more organized than the state, and where drug trafficking is directly related to the power of the day, the worst disasters may occur. Disasters that left traces, directly affected generations, deepened the separation between them, and paved the way for more dictators and populists to come to power.

The latest investigations, which have once again made headlines in the Ayotzinapa case, are backed by President López Obrador, and their findings can be summed up as follows: The Army is ordered to follow the students, elements of the Ministry of Defense have been infiltrated. The school did not share information that the Armed Forces could have prevented 43 deaths, the Army conducted investigations parallel to the official investigations, and if that wasn’t enough, the Secretary of the Navy manipulated the scene. Colula dump.

The detainees in the 43 case detailed the gruesome plan to eliminate the students. Fuel, trees, tires, and a garbage dump so terrible a fire broke out that only three bodies have been identified so far. The direct communication and know-how between organized crime groups and political leaders ended the lives of 43 people. Their children, wives and mothers will continue to demand justice until their last days.

Why open another column on the subject? What’s the point of saying “we want it alive” if it’s clear that they won’t come back? Why should we devote energy to more research?

Because if there is no memory, we are condemned to make the same mistakes, because with indifference we silence those affected by this State crime, because all efforts to put an end to half-assed social development count.

43 will not return, but every day is an opportunity to reflect on the absence of absolute truths and the necessity of tolerance within the framework of respect for those who think differently. And when thinking about politicians, it is only possible to remember the popular saying “power is temporary”.

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