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‘Grito de Guerra’, a Cumbia Composed to Fund the Family of #Ayotzinapa Victims

Categories: Latin America, Mexico, Citizen Media, Human Rights

Mexican artist Michelle Solano [1] has composed “Grito de Guerra,” a song set to the rhythm of cumbia that intends to raise funds to support the family of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa Normal School students, who disappeared on September 26 in Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico.

According to TV network CNN [2], the students were intercepted and taken away by police forces at the behest of the local mayor [3], and had set members of the Guerreros Unidos cartel on the abducted students. In the ensuing clash, six people were killed and 25 were injured, with 43 others remain missing.

Global Voices has dedicated special coverage [4] to the Ayotzinapa case.