A Museum In Mexico City Is Hanging Shoes To Honor Thousands Of Missing People

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A museum in Mexico City is displaying over 60 pairs of shoes that belong to the relatives of missing people.

En los zapatos tenemos los pasos de la esperanza, que nos permite encontrar el camino". #HuellasdelaMemoria

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Sixty pairs of shoes, including heels, boots and kids’ shoes, were donated by relatives of the disappeared to remind everyone how much they’ve walked in the search of their loved ones. “These shoes symbolize the fight for the truth and the denunciation against the state-sponsored crime that are disappearances,” said Jorge Galvez, director of the Casa de la Memoria Indomita museum.

Each pair of shoe has a special note engraved under, like “We will never stop looking for you” and “We love you.”

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“People react differently to the exhibit,” Galvez said. “Some are sad and cry; others come out with a better understanding of the issue, and some become outraged.”

Artist Alfredo Lopez Casanova and his team of organizers hope to tour Mexico and the United States to bring to awareness to these issues.

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Although organizers remain optimistic, families of the 43 students who went missing in 2014 are still waiting their remains to be found. The exhibition will go on until June 26.

Read more about this exhibition here

READ: Mexican Government Said To Have Blocked The Investigation Of The 43 Missing Students

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From Machete To High School Principal: Why Danny Trejo Should Run Your School


From Machete To High School Principal: Why Danny Trejo Should Run Your School


Don’t trifle with Danny Trejo. As we previously reported, Badass himself had some choice words for school administrators after a 40-person brawl broke out at a California high school. Seeing Trejo step up like that begs the question: What would it be like if he were to take on a “Stand And Deliver”-style approach to running his own school? If the characters he’s played in movies are any indication, Trejo’s first day as principal would bring about an unorthodox, but effective style of principaling.

Day 1: Principal Trejo pulls up to his assigned parking spot. Sees someone else is parked in it.

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You just f*cked with the wrong principal.

Trejo’s teacher’s lounge relaxes its policy on certain things.

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Drinking is encouraged. Shirts are optional.

Trejo finds the drunkest, most washed up teacher he can find and makes an example out of him. 

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Happy Birthday to my Friend #StevenSeagal! #Badass

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Teachers begin to get ink, showing their allegiance to Principal Trejo.

Principal Trejo looks at the school’s finances. He sees that too much money is devoted to their baseball program.

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Hi. You're Rick, right? I'm Machete @thewalkingdeadamc

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Trejo sells the baseball bats to local vigilantes and uses the money to fund after-school programs.

Trejo deputizes his hall monitors. They stop wearing sashes in favor of bandoliers full of school supplies.

They function like pocket protectors, but more badass.

Problem students no longer get the paddle.


Principal Trejo has other tools at his disposal.

Defiant student punks Trejo. Says Danny doesn’t have the huevos to use that machete.

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Principal Trejo tells the student body he’ll teach them simple subtraction techniques, all of which involve cutting off the offending student’s body parts.

Another student pulls out a phone and begins live tweeting the exchange between Principal Trejo and the problem student. 


Trejo doesn’t text, and neither will you.

Under Principal Trejo’s authority, parent-teacher conferences begin to yield results. 

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The school’s GPA is raised by an entire letter grade.

To show their respect for Principal Trejo, students and faculty throw him a surprise party. 

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Thanks for all the Birthday Wishes

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Happy 72nd birthday, Principal Trejo!

READ: Danny Trejo Is Running For Office And Here’s Why You Should Vote For Him

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