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State Behind the Murders of Students from Mexican Teacher College

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 10th October, 2014 | 2 Comments

thirdThe story about the violent police abduction of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College and the subsequent discovery of at least four mass graves with dozens of bodies in Guerrero, Mexico seems to turn worse with every news cycle. The cold pre-meditated nature of the crime is enough to render any of us speechless, but we cannot remain silent.
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Women’s Equality and Food Sovereignty: Solutions Found in Chiapas, Mexico

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico on 2nd April, 2014 | 1 Comment

WomensDayQuoteIn the second of our Women Around the World Inspiring Change’ blog series, we chronicle the great work of DESMI (translated as Social and Economic Development for Indigenous Mexicans). Lead by María Estela Barco Huerta, a powerful woman working to promote food sovereignty, DESMI provides workshops on sustainable agriculture, environmental education, and ecological management of livestock, through a lens of gender equality and women’s rights. Global Exchange will honor the work of María Estela Barco Huerta at the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards on May 8 in San Francisco, CA.
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A Call for Justice on Day of the Victim

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 27th March, 2014 | No Comments

March28_supportOn March 28th 2014, organizers in Mexico are marking the third anniversary of the murder of Juan Francisco Sicilia and six friends, the tragic event that catalyzed the movement of drug war victims known as the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD).
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Two Crucial Issues for the Three Amigos Summit

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 25th February, 2014 | No Comments

TedWhen President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto meet at a summit in Mexico next week, the three North American leaders should tackle a number of critically important and interrelated issues facing their peoples. Unfortunately, the track record of eight previous “three amigos” summits since 2005 has rarely been one of candor or politically courageous action.
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War on Drugs, War on Women

Posted by in Guest Posts, Mexico, World News & Events on 23rd December, 2013 | 1 Comment

Araceli and Laura (both right) at the Drug Policy Alliance conferenceAs part of the Voices of Victims tour, foreign policy writer Laura Carlsen and member of the Victims Platform of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity and human rights defender Araceli Rodríguez paired up for a Southwest tour through Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, October 23-November 5, 2013. Laura’s chronicle of the women’s part of the Voices of Victims tour is here.
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Voices of Victims Tour Wraps Up, Here Are Highlights

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico on 22nd November, 2013 | No Comments

SiciliaAlexanderThe Voices of Victims tour led by Mexican drug war victims ended last week after headlining events in 11 U.S. and Canadian cities spotlighting the human costs of violent prohibition and mass incarceration strategies — and the urgent need for sensible alternatives.
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On the Road with the Voices of Victims

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 6th November, 2013 | 1 Comment

VoicesTourFor the past two weeks, the Voices of Victims tour has zigzagged across North America building a groundswell of support for re-imagining the War on Drugs that has killed over 70,000 people in Mexico.
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“Voices of the Victims” Tour Starts Today Calling for an End to Drug War in Mexico

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 23rd October, 2013 | 1 Comment

VoicesTourThe “Voices of the Victims” tour is calling for an end to a drug war that has killed over 70,000 people in Mexico since 2006. The tour begins an 11 city bi-national tour starting in Denver at the Drug Policy Alliance meeting on October 23rd. Here’s more about it.
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Voices of Victims Tour

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico on 1st October, 2013 | No Comments

VoicesTourThis fall, we’re launching an 11-city Voices of Victims tour of North America, once again featuring Javier Sicilia, along with drug war victims, Mexican opinion leaders, and members of Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD).
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¡Trayvon and Juan Francisco, Presente!

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 17th July, 2013 | 4 Comments

TrayvonIf Trayvon Martin were a young white boy with a bag of skittles and an iced tea he’d still be alive today. He would not have been seen as “suspicious” in a gated community, his clothing wouldn’t be a marker of being “up to no good” and his skin color wouldn’t signal “danger” and provide a culturally, and in Florida, a legal justification for fear.
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