19 May




In June 2009 a fire at a government-sponsored day-care centre in Hermosillo in northern Mexico killed 49 infants.

Almost seven years on, no one has been held accountable ; not the supervisors, not the regulatory authorities and certainly not the owners of the business, one of whom was distantly related to Margarita Zavala, the wife of the then president of Mexico who is now active in Mexican politics.

Successive administrations have made a string of promises – and left them unfulfilled.
Meanwhile the parents, some of whom were not even told their children were already dead when they arrived at the scene, have not given up their demand for answers to how the fire started and why the building had inadequate smoke and fire alarms and why two of the three exits were locked.

In the run up to events planned to mark the seventh anniversary of the fire…

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