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An Act of Pure Unadulterated Evil

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva (@rivefuentes), Head of Research, Oxfam

Seventeen years ago, in 1997, as a young university student in Mexico, I was preparing for my first trip abroad – I moved to Montreal with an exchange scholarship at the University of Montreal. I was quite excited and afraid at the same time. It was a big move for me. Just as I was getting ready, the news from Chiapas, the southern Mexican state, came. Forty-five people – many children and women- were murdered in the rural town of Acteal while they were praying.

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