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Against Kidnappings and Corruption in Mexico

Si estas consultando esta página es que eres uno más de los mexicanos agraviados por la delincuencia y que crees que todavía  podemos hacer algo. Por eso te invitamos a sumarte a este gran esfuerzo nacional de expresión ciudadana.”

So reads the call to action on Iluminemos Mexico’s homepage. The grassroots organization has called for an international silent march against kidnapping and corruption this Saturday, August 30th, which includes U.S. cities such Houston, San Jose, and Chicago. The march, which will be rooted in the Mexico’s capital with an expected crowd of 1 million people, is a stand against the ruthless, daily kidnappings plaguing the country. Mexican citizens, fed up with crime and the overwhelming corruption among authorities, have decided to take matters into their own hands. You can participate by marching at one of the following sites:

San Jose, California at 5:00 p.m.

Plaza Cesar Chavez

Market and Park Ave.

San Jose, CA 95113


Chicago, Illinois at 6 p.m.

Plaza Benito Juarez (at Benito Juarez High School)

2150 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60608


Houston, Texas at 8:30 p.m.

Herman Square (in front of City Hall)

900 Smith Street

Houston, TX 77002

To view international cities participating, or for more information, visit Iluminemos Mexico’s website.