Since Mexico City was the birthplace of Mexican independence and the signing of the Mexican Constitution in 1917, the city has been a hotspot for migration and political activism. On September 26, 2019, as part of movements to demand justice for migrants who have disappeared in the country, migrants marched through the city in ranks of thousands.
This march is part of an ongoing initiative called “Ni Una Menos” (Not One Less). The stated goal of this movement is to bring attention to the disappearances of migrants in Mexico and to demand that authorities take action to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Migrants have been disappearing in Mexico for centuries, and the phenomenon has become particularly acute in the years since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As a result, the disappearance of migrants has become a common occurrence in Mexico, and it is estimated that up to 1,500 migrants have been disappearances per year.
The disappearance of migrants has also lead to a significant increase in the number of unaccompanied minors who are crossing the Mexican-US border. As a result of the growing gang violence in the country and the lack of alternatives for young migrants, the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border has spiked.
In 2019, the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Mexican-US border was more than triple the number in 2018.
In order to bring attention to the disappearances of migrants and to demand that authorities take action to solve the problem, “Ni Una Menos” has put together a petition to be presented at the Mexican Supreme Court. The petition demands that the Supreme Court take action to protect the rights of migrants and to provide them with a better life.
The march through Mexico City was a successes in terms of reaching a wider audience, and it is hoped that this type of activism will continue to grow in the months and years ahead.
1. “Migrants march through Mexico in demand for justice”
Thousands of Central American migrants are currently marching through Mexico, on their way to the United States. The journey, which covers over 4,000km, is extremely dangerous and pregnant with possibilities of violence, robbery, or arrest. Despite the uncertainty, the migrants have no choice but to continue forward, as they seek a better future for themselves and their families.
The march is a protest against the harsh conditions and lack of justice they face, which they hope will draw attention to their plight. Many of the migrants are fleeing the violence and corruption in their home countries, where they are being persecuted for their political beliefs or association with criminal gangs. Others are seeking better economic opportunities for themselves and their families, knowing that the odds are stacked against them in their home countries.
- Some background information about the march:
- – It began on January 15, 2020, in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula.
- – The marchers come from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
- – Their final destination is the United States, where they hope to be granted asylum.
- – The Mexican authorities have promised to provide protection along the way, but the migrants are still facing numerous challenges.
The migrants have been greeted with both support and hostility along the way, as their march has drawn international attention. Protesters have raised their voices in solidarity with the migrants, drawing attention to the difficult journey they are making. At the same time, others have criticized the migrants, accusing them of being illegal aliens and a threat to national security. Regardless of the criticisms, the migrants continue to push forward, holding on to hope that their journey will lead to a better future.
2. “Migrants demand rights for rights’ renewed demand for deliverance from racism and poverty
Migrants have always been an integral and essential part of the global society, but unfortunately, they are also subjected to discrimination, racism, and hostility. Buoyed by their renewed demand for deliverance from these evils, migrants are now pushing for greater recognition and respect for their basic human rights. Their demand for dignity and respect is a noble one and should be embraced by all as a universal human aspiration.
The renewed demand for migrant rights is not only about improving lives but also about reducing poverty and addressing inequality. The growth of the global economy has been fueled by the hard work and contribution of migrant workers. They have played a critical role in raising the living standards of millions of people, but their labor and efforts are often underappreciated and undervalued. By standing up for their rights, migrants are not just fighting for themselves but for everyone who is struggling to make a decent living. It’s time to recognize the invaluable contribution of migrants, end racism, and poverty, and give them the respect and dignity they deserve.
- The renewed demand for migrant rights is:
- A push to end discrimination, racism, and hostility towards migrants.
- A universal human aspiration for dignity and respect.
- Migrants are pushing for greater recognition and respect for their basic human rights to:
- Improve their lives and reduce poverty.
- Address inequality and undervalue of their contribution to the global economy.
3. “Migrants demand medical attention for wounds suffered in P festivals
Recently, several reports of migrants being injured during P festivals have been surfacing from different parts of the world. The migrants claim that they have been targeted by drunken revelers, and they are now demanding medical attention for the wounds they have suffered.
The P festival is an annual event celebrated in many parts of the world where people throw coloured powder and water at each other. It is a popular festival, and many people from different parts of the world travel to join the celebrations. However, the migrants who have come to celebrate the festival claim that they have been targeted because of their ethnicity, and they have suffered injuries, including cuts, bruises, and burns from the chemicals in the coloured powder. They are now calling on the authorities to provide medical assistance to them.
- Many of the migrants have suffered deep cuts and bruises that require immediate medical attention.
- The chemicals in the coloured powder used in the P festival have also caused burns on their skin, and they need medical assistance to treat the burns.
- The migrants have formed a group to demand justice and medical attention for the injuries they have suffered during the festival.
The P festival is supposed to be a fun event, but the incidents of violence against migrants during the celebrations have tarnished its reputation. The authorities need to take action to ensure that all festival-goers feel safe and secure, and that incidents of violence are dealt with promptly. The migrants are calling on the authorities to take their complaints seriously and provide them with the necessary medical attention so that they can heal and return home.
4. “Migrants demand their rights in the media
As the world continues to grapple with the effects of large scale migration, migrants themselves are growing increasingly vocal about their demands for equal treatment and representation in the media. In the face of politicized rhetoric and false stereotypes that portray them as criminals or job-stealers, they are calling upon journalists, editors, and other media industry leaders to recognize and address their rights.
Whether through town hall meetings, advocacy campaigns, or social media campaigns, migrants are pushing for more diverse and accurate reporting on migration-related issues, as well as greater access to media platforms to share their own stories and perspectives. They are calling for reporters to go beyond the surface level symptoms of migration problems and provide more in-depth coverage of the root causes of displacement and migration, including conflict, poverty, and climate change. Additionally, they are demanding that journalists confront and challenge prejudice and hate speech against migrants, and ensure that their voices are heard and their stories are told with dignity and respect.
- Migrants are demanding:
- In-depth coverage of the root causes of displacement and migration
- More accurate, diverse, and representative reporting on migration-related issues
- Greater access to media platforms to share their stories and perspectives
- The challenge and confrontation of prejudice and hate speech against migrants
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto responds to the migrant marches
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Since 2018, a migrant caravan of more than 1,000 individuals, many from Honduras and El Salvador, has made its way from central Mexico to the United States, calling for better treatment of their respective countries’ populations.
While Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has spoken positively about the caravan and called on the Trump administration to provide more support to Mexico, some are now urging him to listen to the demands of the migrants.
In response to the recent marches, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto called on the Trump administration to do more to help the Mexicans living in the United States.
“Instead of tearing the country apart, we need to find ways to put people back together,” he said.
While the Trump administration has yet to comment on the migrant marches,Republican members of Congress have already called for a clampdown on the influx of immigrants into the United States.