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A Year Has Passed Since the Ayotzinapa 43 Went Missing, and These People Are Still Marching the Streets of Mexico

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It’s been a year since 43 college students were kidnapped in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and Mexicans are still looking for answers from their government. All the Mexican government has been able to offer the grieving families and friends are denials about their involvement in the tragedy. One year later, people continue to march in the streets, demanding more from their government.

Thousands took to the street on the one-year anniversary of the Ayotzinapa 43 kidnapping demanding answers and action.

Menciones #mexicourbano. Fotografía por @feerguz7: A un año de #ayotzinapa “Día de la indignación” // CDMX

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Grieving parents held portraits of their missing children.

READ: Parents of 43 Missing Students Rally in the U.S.

Mexican youths are pleading with the government for justice.

A year later, an entire country remains in mourning.

Un año #Ayotzinapa #GDL

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Mexicans have united in the cause to bring the 43 students back home.

Their sorrow has become a daily, visible scar they have to carry.

Fountains throughout the country have been turned red to symbolize the blood of the missing.

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Sangre sacrifical

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Some artists have remixed “missing student” posters with photos of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s wife and children.

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The posters ask: “If I was taken alive would you want me back alive?” Many Mexicans are outraged at what they believe is the mishandling of the case and the indifference shown by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

College students throughout Mexico are outraged at the injustice.

READ: Mass Graves Discovered in Mexico, Families of 43 Ayotzinapa Students Want Answers

Mexican nationals feel betrayed by their government’s indifference.

Too many, the president’s attitude to the missing 43 is like a stab in the back.

Some people have erected memorials for the students.

A Un Año Faltan #⃣4⃣3⃣ #ayotzinapa ??

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Empty school desks sit as a troubling reminder that these students may never come home again.

En la Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia #Ayotzinapa.

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Protestors are asking for the government officials to consider their loved ones missing.

#Repost @eltropicu ・・・ ?????????????????????????????? "¿Y si hubieran sido tus hijos…?" #43 #Ayotzinapa

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And at the end, all the people want is justice for Mexico and for Ayotzinapa.

Hasta la madre dice basta #Ayotzinapa

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How this Adorable Cooking Nun Became a Mexican Pop Culture Icon

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How this Adorable Cooking Nun Became a Mexican Pop Culture Icon

Hermana Flor is a nun on a mission… to win a reality show. But it’s not to become a celebrity, it’s to win the cash prize for her convent.

Say hola to Hermana Flor. She’s currently one of the top five contestants of Master Chef Mexico.

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She’s also a nun of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ.

In case you didn’t know, she’s kind of a big deal.

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Like, most of her public appearances look like this.

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“¡Hermana Flor! ¡Hermana Flor!”


READ: 13 Adorable Photos of Abuelitos and Abuelitas that’ll Make You Believe in True Love

For real, though. People love this woman.

Why? Because she’s humble, adorable and best of all, SHE CAN COOK.

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Watching her on the show is like watching your abuelita. How can you not root for her? Some of the Master Chef judges have even joked that Hermana Flor’s food is so good, she must have made a pact with the devil.

She’s even built a loyal following on social media.

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Hermana Flor beat out 295 contestants to make it to the final five.

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Wait? What?! Nearly 300 people?

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Apparently, it’s her chili sauces that have gotten her so far in the competition.

She is in it to win 1 million pesos (about $60k US).

If she wins, Hermana Flor wants to use the money to pay back some of the convent’s debt, which stands at 7 million pesos.


READ: Abuelitas Know Better: Try these Beauty Secrets Now

Hermana Flor’s convent is in debt after taking out loans to build, expand and renovate schools near their area.

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Lots of people want Hermana Flor to take home the prize.

“¡Sí se puede!”

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