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Numbers:

42 was the meaning of life.

43 was death – for the 43 Mexican students forcibly disappeared in one go, and for the 43 people in Venezuela killed during rightwing barricades.

11 (April, 2002) was coups and the will of the Venezuelan people trampled on

13 was overcoming defeat. It was when the Venezuelan people rescued their president from that coup.

The numbers were arbitrary. What mattered was how life, death, repression, and collective hope was created and snatched away so quickly.

-Tamara Pearson, author of The Butterfly Prison

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