When tragedy strikes, people band together. And in light of terror attacks in Paris, people from all over the world have paid tributes to the victims of this tragedy. Though the media has focused disproportionately on Paris, there have also been attacks in other parts of the world that did not get as much attention. On Thursday, there was an attack in Beirut that killed more than 40 people, and the Paris attacks have been compared to an April attack in Kenya that killed more people and went mostly ignored.
In the wake of the attacks, there has been an outpouring of tributes to the people in Paris, Garissa, and Beirut. Check out 12 powerful messages from Latin America below:
President-elect Jimmy Morales and about 70 others gathered at the French embassy in Guatemala, Prensa Libre reports. Morales gave his condolences to ambassador Jean-Hughes Simon-Michel. There was a minute of silence, and people honored the more than 120 people killed in the attacks with a vigil.
The Christ the Redeemer statue and the Planalto Palace in Brasilia were in white, blue, and red to stand in solidarity with France.
In Mexico City, both El Angel and the Senate building were in blue, red, and white.
At the French embassy in Colombia, people gathered to pay tribute. Jean-Marc Laforêt thanked Colombia for their support. “Terrorists want to create fear in democratic country, and we aren’t going to allow it,” he said. “All the countries are on high alert, and we thank Colombia for their support.”
El Salvador held one minute of silence at the French embassy.
Salma Hayek wrote about the Paris attacks, but said it was important to remember other people who were also victims and forgotten about.
A symbol for Beirut
The Eiffel Towerl-peace sign hybrid was transformed to pay Beirut tribute.
Edy Ganem tried her best not to exclude anyone.