A mural on a wall in Mexico that has been painted over is now the focus of a campaign that aims to highlight the plight of slave labour in the country.
The mural, created by a group of young people, has been installed in the centre of the city of Cancun, near the US border.
It depicts a group sitting on a bench, surrounded by a large image of a man holding a small stick in his hand, as if he were saying: ‘This is mine, you take it or leave it.’
It was painted in 2012 and was meant to symbolise the plight that slave labour faced.
The campaign, called Make Our Mural, aims to raise awareness of the plight facing the migrant labour community in Mexico.
“It’s a simple message, but it’s something that we hope will help people to think about the plight they face,” said Carlos Hernandez, a member of Make Our Murals.
“What we are trying to do is raise awareness.
A number of people have been taken from their homes, they’re living in squalid conditions, they are not allowed to speak the language, and we’re not getting paid enough. “
And it is the poor people who have the most problems with it.”
A number of people have been taken from their homes, they’re living in squalid conditions, they are not allowed to speak the language, and we’re not getting paid enough.
The group of six people is part of a new generation of muralists in Mexico who started working with the migrants and then came to the US. “
We want to make this mural a symbol of hope.”
The group of six people is part of a new generation of muralists in Mexico who started working with the migrants and then came to the US.
The group has also been inspired by other Mexican muralists.
“I am not an artist, I am not a muralist, I have never painted before,” said Juan Rodriguez, a mural artist from Tulum who is part the campaign.
“When you see a mural, you know something about the world.” “
A mural is the work of an artist and a mural is a visual image, it is a representation of what is happening in our world,” he added.
“When you see a mural, you know something about the world.”
The campaign has raised more than $300,000 to date.
“Make Our Mula” is a collaboration between a group called Make Your Mural that has already raised $300k, and a group that has set up a website, mural.mexico.org, to support the mural.
The website describes the mural as a “visualisation of the migrant community, their daily lives and the struggles they face”.
The mural is being painted over by a team of three people, a group who are all working with migrants to paint the mural, and another group of people who are also working on the project.
“This is a mural that is a symbol that Mexico is changing and the Mexican people are changing,” said Javier Gomez, the president of the Mural.
“Mexico is a great country and it is changing, it’s becoming a country of peace, freedom and prosperity.”