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Protests Plague Mexico's Peña Nieto During Argentina Visit

IN PICTURES: Mexico's historically most-hated president visited his neoliberal colleague, President Mauricio Macri, amid strong solidarity protests.

Argentina's emblematic Playa del Mayo was flooded with demonstrators in protest of Mexicoan President Enrique Peña Nieto's visit to the country. 

The protesters lambasted the Mexican president's human rights record and demanded action for the missing 42 Ayotzinapa student teachers and the 11 killed during teacher protests in the southern state of Oaxaca.

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Argentine President Mauricio Macri (R) and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto attend a bilateral agreement signing ceremony at the Casa Rosada government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina July 29, 2016.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri (R) and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto attend a bilateral agreement signing ceremony at the Casa Rosada government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina July 29, 2016. Photo:Reuters
The protest was called for by multiple organizations including those that command a base of Mexicans residing in Argentina.
The protest was called for by multiple organizations including those that command a base of Mexicans residing in Argentina. Photo:Twitter
Demonstrators sit next to a graffiti that reads "43 (for the missing students of Ayotzinapa College) - Mexico disappears" outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by Mexico
Demonstrators sit next to a graffiti that reads "43 (for the missing students of Ayotzinapa College) - Mexico disappears" outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 29, 2016. Photo:Reuters
A woman holds up a sign with portraits of Mexico
A woman holds up a sign with portraits of Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto that reads "Pena Nieto, get out - Argentina repudiates you" outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by the Mexican President in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 29, 2016. Photo:Reuters
Argentine President Mauricio Macri (R) and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto embrace each other after signing a bilateral agreement at the Casa Rosada government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina July 29, 2016.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri (R) and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto embrace each other after signing a bilateral agreement at the Casa Rosada government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina July 29, 2016. Photo:Reuters
Argentine policemen stand behind a fence with a sign placed on it that reads "Pena Nieto assassin", outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by Mexico
Argentine policemen stand behind a fence with a sign placed on it that reads "Pena Nieto assassin", outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 29, 2016. Photo:Reuters
A man holds up a sign that reads "43 (for the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College) outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by Mexico
A man holds up a sign that reads "43 (for the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College) outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 29, 2016. The sign in the back reads "Pena Nieto, get out of Argentina. Assassin of Mexican teachers and students." Photo:Reuters
A woman holds up a sign that reads "Ayotzinapa lives - 43 are missing" next to pictures of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College on a police fence outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by Mexico
A woman holds up a sign that reads "Ayotzinapa lives - 43 are missing" next to pictures of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College on a police fence outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 29, 2016. Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators stand next to pictures of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College on a police fence outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by Mexico
Demonstrators stand next to pictures of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College on a police fence outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace during a protest against the visit to Argentina by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 29, 2016. Photo:Reuters
Ayotzinapa has now become a symbolic case of Mexican government human rights abuses, extrajudicial murders and forced disappearances. Activists point to the most recent case in which federal police are accused of extrajudicial murder of 12 protesters in Nochixtlan, Oaxaca on July 19th, 2016.
Ayotzinapa has now become a symbolic case of Mexican government human rights abuses, extrajudicial murders and forced disappearances. Activists point to the most recent case in which federal police are accused of extrajudicial murder of 12 protesters in Nochixtlan, Oaxaca on July 19th, 2016. Photo:EFE
The need for truth, justice and locating the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students continues to galvanize other social movement to express their solidarity as well as continue to issue demands on behalf of their own struggles.
The need for truth, justice and locating the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students continues to galvanize other social movement to express their solidarity as well as continue to issue demands on behalf of their own struggles. Photo:EFE
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It's been 22 months since police in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico attacked and disappeared 43 students from the Raul Isidro Burgos Ayotzinapa Teachers’ Training College, and protests have broken out worldwide in reaction to a crime widely attributed to the state. Photo:AFP
Many Argentinians fear that Macri could be capable of similar human rights abuses.
Many Argentinians fear that Macri could be capable of similar human rights abuses. Photo:AFP
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