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Council supports Ayotzinapa Caravan

Friday, March 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

On Thursday, City Council Member Greg Casar sponsored a resolution supporting the families of 43 missing students from the Rural Teachers College in Ayotzinapa, in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. As part of a national tour, the families are visiting Austin to raise awareness of the ongoing human rights crisis in Mexico. During March 18-20, members of the “Caravana 43,” which includes relatives of the missing students, will be in Austin to tell their story. The disappearance of the students five months ago has caused international outrage. In a statement to the media, Casar said, “This resolution shows that Austin supports these families and organizers fighting against human rights violations. … Iguala is no further from Austin than Atlanta. This is a crisis near our home.” Council passed the resolution unanimously. For more information on the Caravana 43, follow Austin with Ayotzinapa on Facebook. The group is slated to speak at a news conference March 19 at Austin City Hall.

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