Monday, January 08, 2007
Louder than words
Louder than words, this photo speaks of the criminal stupidity of the Basque terrorist organization ETA and their death squads in Spain.
It shows the family of Carlos Alonso Palate mourning after his body arrived in the poor Ecuatorian village of Picaihua, which he had left as a teenager a few years ago in search of work and of a dignified future in Spain.
Carlos Palate was one of the two young Ecuatorian workers who died when ETA blew up a huge bomb in one of Madrid's air terminals on 30 December.
If Goya had been a contemporary photographer, and not a painter two centuries ago, he may well have taken this photo.