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José Ángel Navarrete González

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Jan Nimmo

JoseAngelNavaretteGon Yo, Jan Nimmo, Glasgow, Escocia, quiero saber dónde está José Ángel Navarrete González. Digital Collage: Jan Nimmo ©

Emiliano Navarrete Victoriano was working away in the US when his son, José Ángel Navarrete González was born. He remembers the phone call from his wife back in Mexico. He describes the birth of his son as the best day of his life.

José Ángel, or “Pepe” likes playing football but his dad instilled in him that it was important to study too. His parents didn’t have money to send him to a private school so their only option was to get him a place in a Normalista School so he went to study in Ayotzinapa.

His father recalls an exchange with his son, two days before he disappeared, “I gave him a big hug and told him that I loved him. I said – I’m so proud of you son, I like the way you conduct yourself. Wherever you are I will always…

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3 responses »

  1. @Jan Nimmo – of course! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art depicting the missing students of Ayotzinapa. You are doing much to keep their stories alive. Thinking of their families as the Caravana 43 travels through the U.S.

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  2. Indeed, my thoughts are with the families – they are so strong, dignified and courageous.

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