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Day of the Dead logo

© Maxine Young / Guadalajara Centre
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© Maxine Young / Guadalajara Centre

Day of the Dead logo

Poster designed for PEN International’s Day of the Dead by the Guadalajara Centre, with artwork by Maxine Young. On 2 November 2011, members of the public, members of staff from PEN International and English PEN, students from the Kings College PEN group, and assorted translators met outside the Mexican Embassy in London to hold a vigil for the persecuted, murdered and missing journalists of Mexico – casualties of the ‘war on drugs’. Since then PEN International has continued to used the Dia de Muertos period traditionally celebrated in Mexico – late October to early November – to commemorate journalists and writers who are killed or disappeared as a result of their work.

Day of the Dead logo

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Logo del Día de los Muertos

Cartel diseñado para el Día de los Muertos de PEN Internacional's Day del Centro de Guadalajara, con una ilustración de Maxine Young. El 2 de noviembre de 2011, miembros del público, empleados de PEN Internacional y del Centro Inglés, estudiantes del grupo PEN de King's College y traductores, se reunieron al exterior de la Embajada Mexicana de Londres para hacer una vigía a los periodistas perseguidos, asesinados y desaparecidos en México, víctimas de la «guerra contra las drogas». Desde entonces, PEN Internacional ha seguido usando la tradición mexicana del Día de los Muertos - celebrada a finales de octubre y principios de noviembre - para conmemorar a periodistas y escritores que han sido asesinados o han desaparecido por haber ejercido su profesión.

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01/01/2011

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Maxine Young / Guadalajara Centre

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