Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will be hosted by US President Barack Obama on January 5 and January 6, 2015, when both leaders are holding official meetings.
Peña Nieto will also be the main target of loud and creative demonstrations condemning the role of both Mexican and US governments in the killing and disappearance of student teachers in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.
The protests will take place in many cities across the country, including Washington D. C. and Los Angeles.
In LA, members of the Latin American Coalition in Solidarity With Ayotzinapa and the Independence Collective will visit the offices of US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to deliver a letter requesting them to support the Leahy Amendment, a law that prohibits the US Department of State and the Department of Defense from providing assistance to governments that violate human rights with impunity. This action will take place on Monday.
On Tuesday, dozens of demonstrators will gather in front of the Mexican Consulate where a group of activists will perform a parody, which compares Peña Nieto with old Porfirio Díaz (a dictator in Mexico before the Mexican Revolution).
This protest is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. at the Mexican Consulate located at the corner of 6th Street and Park View, near McArthur Park.
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