Venezuelan journalist based in San Jose, California. 15 years of experience as a reporter, editor and alliance builder in Latin America and the US. Worked with Efe News, BBC, Terra.com, El Nuevo Herald, and others. Co-founded Venezuela Decoded. Follow me @Avilesm
Latest posts by Mary Aviles from December, 2014
According to the protester's brother, he was hoping to draw attention to the disappearance and presumed mass murder of 42 Ayotzinapa school students in Mexico.
Using the hashtags #HeForShe, #DiaNoViolenciaContraLaMujer (#NoViolenceAgainstWomenDay), #PorLasMujeres (#ForTheWomen), and #NiConElPetaloDeUnaRosa (#NotEvenWithThePetalOfARose), Twitter users joined the campaign.
Forensic experts identified the remains found in a garbage dump in the town of Cocula were of Alexander Mora Venancio, 21, one of Mexico's 43 missing students.
Mexican artist Michelle Solano composed a cumbia, "Grito de Guerra", to raise funds to support the family of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa.